I heard from some other people here that you can take a lot of the pre-reqs online or via a distance course in the DCCCD (Dallas County CC District).
I took a look at their website and the 100% distance catalog doesn't contain most of the pre-requisites, though it contains enough of them for me to get started.
Does anyone know of where I could take classes like chem or biology online? They'd have to be specific course numbers, i.e. chem 1405 and biology 1406 in the Texas common numbering system.
Also, has anyone ever tried to transfer college credit into the DCCCD system? I have a BA and I'd rather not take English all over again, and Spanish convo would be sort of a waste since I minored in Spanish in college and I can still speak it relatively fluently. I'm looking at Brookhaven's program because I've heard rotten things about El Centro...not about its reputation which is sterling, but about the instructors. (They require chem but not college algebra, though I intend to take both because I think Brookhaven will be my first choice but I plan to apply to both BH and EC.) Can I transfer my Comp I credit from UT with just credit? I didn't get a letter grade for it...just credit.
Has anyone who already has a degree done an ADN in the DCCCD? How rigid are they on assessment testing, and what exactly is the Texas Success Initiative? I'm pretty sure I'm exempt from the TSI since I was exempt from the TAKS and I have a degree but I don't really know. I'd like to go ahead and do college algebra which should be a cakewalk; I placed above it at UT so I never took it but I don't want to have to prove that I'm capable; it's difficult from here.
I'm currently in the UK but I'm a Texas native and we're moving back to the USA pretty soon, but not soon enough to start any spring 2007 classes on-campus. How flexible are summer courses for bio, chem, a&p, etc? Can any of them be taken online?
I was kind of depressed last week and letting things get on top of me; my grandmother died about 9 days ago and my pain was spilling over into here, so I'm sorry about being sort of rude with some of you.
I'm actually feeling excited and optimistic about this at the moment, and I'm itching to get started. I can't wait.