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Portage or Straighterline?!

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by Zule Zule Member Pre-Student

Specializes in Aesthetic medical assistant, BSN student.

I’m between Portage and Straighterline for A&P 1 and A&P2, and Microbiology. what was your experience like? How long did it take you to finish? Thank you!

I'm thinking to do nutrition, pathophysiology through study.com

I'm halfway through A&P II with Portage. I also took A&P I with them and will also take Microbiology. I love it. The courses are self-paced so you have to be motivated to get your work done. I finished A&P I in 8 weeks, and I'm currently on-pace to finish II in the same amount of time. My only advice is to make sure your chosen school accepts online courses before starting!

Zule

Specializes in Aesthetic medical assistant, BSN student.

Thank you for sharing. Do you know which schools accept them?

It will vary from state to state and school to school which is why you'll have to ask around at the ones you are interested in. I will say that out of the 10+ nursing schools in my area, only 1 or 2 do not accept online prerequisites. It's just the way education is going these days, so I don't think you'll have trouble getting your courses accepted somewhere.

Zule

Specializes in Aesthetic medical assistant, BSN student.

I just hate how most of these schools will only evaluate if you have the official transcripts. My thing is-I’m not starting a course and paying for them if they aren’t going to be accepted LOL

the school that I am leaning towards to does accept them but their tuition is a little high so that’s when I reached out to Nevada state to see if they accept them and my community college and they said that they would have to have the official transcripts to evaluate them.

I really like straighterline’s learning format, I took college algebra and business statistics through them. Price is hard to beat. I’m doing their Chemistry 1 now, and using Aleks Chemistry as a supplement.

Portage learning has virtual labs going for it (my preference), but straighterline is about half the price. I’m torn in that one myself as my backup school would likely only accept portage. Still, $$$ is always a real consideration.

Zule

Specializes in Aesthetic medical assistant, BSN student.

Hi! Thank you for providing your experience.

yes that’s my thing, I read that For Straighterline You have to buy your own supplies for labs and it can be hard. Unlike Portage, labs are videos and it seems like more colleges accepts their credits but it’s the pricing where it makes me double think. Have you done A&P1, A&P2, and micro through Straighterline? If so, how was it?!

56 minutes ago, Zule said:

Hi! Thank you for providing your experience.

yes that’s my thing, I read that For Straighterline You have to buy your own supplies for labs and it can be hard. Unlike Portage, labs are videos and it seems like more colleges accepts their credits but it’s the pricing where it makes me double think. Have you done A&P1, A&P2, and micro through Straighterline? If so, how was it?!

I have done them yet. I’ve done business stats, college algebra, and I’m working on Chemistry now. I’m using Aleks as a supplement for the Chemistry knowledge just like I did for the math classes.

I should be working on A&P by next month if I choose to not use portage. Portage is tempting for the very reasons you mentioned though. Even with the military discount portage gives me I would be looking at $1382.40 (they give 10% for military), vs A&P I&II with labs, monthly membership, at least 1 discount code, and combined lab kit [$59x2,$49x2,-$50, $295] for a total of $561.

A difference of $821.40.

I’ve taken A&P 2 through portage. Very informative and not too hard.

Zule

Specializes in Aesthetic medical assistant, BSN student.

Awesome, how long did it take to complete each course?

Zule

Specializes in Aesthetic medical assistant, BSN student.

Has anyone transferred their Portage courses to a community college or a state college?

Yes to a community college and they had no problem accepting them.