Having a total Meltdown

  1. So I finally got my A.A. degree from my community college and will be transferring to Valencia State College to try to get into their nursing program.

    I have all my pre reqs and teas score but the only problem is the anatomy I took at my school may or may not transfer. I really and I mean really don't want to take anatomy again and waste even more time.

    The one I took was 1085C/1086C while Valencia is 2093C/2094C. I'm scared and I don't know what to do, the advisors are completely useless. Has anyone ever had this experience before?
  2. Visit Horizons profile page

    About Horizons

    Joined: Aug '17; Posts: 5

    8 Comments

  3. by   MJT_BSN2B
    Did they tell you it definitely won't transfer, or do they not have an answer for you yet? I'm going to Keiser in FL and my A&P 1 and 2 are different course numbers from both of those. I just think schools sometimes use different numbering. Let them evaluate the course descriptions between the schools. I had the same thing happen with a math class and I did push a little bit, but in the end it was accepted. Thank god because I am definitely not a math person!
  4. by   Horizons
    They don't have an answer for me yet but I feel like it won't. I sent my transcripts and I have to wait for a couple days.
  5. by   Mergirlc
    I'm in California and our state has a website, specific for California community colleges, and both the CSU and UC universities systems, called ASSIST.org. This allows us to select our community college and see if a course articulates w/ a university. You should call up the school you want to transfer to OR look up "articulation agreements" in their website and see if they have anything like this.

    You can also just call up or email the nursing department and ask if they have an articulation sheet w/ the area's community colleges to see if your courses transfer.

    This is not something difficult to do. There are many avenues to figure out if something will transfer or not. If an advisor is not available, then the onus is on you to take the bulls by the horn and seek out the answer.
  6. by   Glucagon
    If they are both state colleges and it's the same courses, I would be a bit surprised if it didn't transfer. Different schools will have different course numbers for specific course, but they generally all have the same standards for them because they are regionally accredited.

    I wouldn't take them not telling you that they will transfer as an indication either way. From what I've gotten, advisors and admissions will never say that something will transfer even if they are like 99% sure it will. That's because there is always a possibility that it won't, especially if they didn't have all the information. So they aren't going to say it will, be wrong, and then have an angry student on their hands. At least, that's been the case with the universities and community college I've dealt with.
  7. by   Horizons
    The thing is I been searching to see if it was equivalent but we don't have a grounded system in Florida like you do in California.
  8. by   strawberryfields
    I did! I had to submit a form and give them proof of the descriptions of the class to compare it to their requirements.
  9. by   Christiewalker1217
    Most colleges have different course numbers, especially if you are going from a community college to a university. Trust me they aren't looking at the course number. They will look for the total credit hours you received for each course and if it meets their requirements, they will also look at the course description to see if it closely matches up to what they offer. A&P is pretty similar across most colleges, I think you'll be fine as long as it meets the credit requirement.
  10. by   Have Nurse
    Quote from Horizons
    So I finally got my A.A. degree from my community college and will be transferring to Valencia State College to try to get into their nursing program.

    I have all my pre reqs and teas score but the only problem is the anatomy I took at my school may or may not transfer. I really and I mean really don't want to take anatomy again and waste even more time.

    The one I took was 1085C/1086C while Valencia is 2093C/2094C. I'm scared and I don't know what to do, the advisors are completely useless. Has anyone ever had this experience before?
    So, to whom do the Advisors answer to? I'd call the Dean's office and get some answers. Don't spend the money until you are sure. There should be something in writing that they can show you.

close