What does this mean (credit) - confused??

  1. So I transfered a few courses over to a new university I'm attending one of the most important courses I want transferred is stats. When my new university evaluated my old universities course outline for the stats course I took they didnt consider it equivalent to their Stats but transferred it to business stats.

    So I was looking at all the courses I have to do in my program and I noticed that in my program we have a Stats course and underneath it it says

    "This course may not be taken for credit if credit has been obtained in any statistics course, or in PSYC 211 or SOCI 210. Prerequisites: Pure Mathematics 30."

    So I already have credit in a STATs course so does this mean I have to take Stats all over again (one at my new university)? What does not being able to take it for credit even mean?
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  3. by   JillyPlot
    I'm not sure what that means, but I'm thinking the other courses are higher level than that one. The only way to know for sure whether you have to take it is contact the nursing program and ask.
  4. by   Cherry02
    It means that you can't take it (unless you audit the class or something) because you already have a stats course. I would definitely get some clarification from the nursing advisor or whoever that it is okay to use business stats in its place.
  5. by   Stephalump
    My guess would be you don't have to tske another stat class, but I'd definitely speak with your advisor about it to make sure you don't have to take it and audit it or something weird like that.
  6. by   morte
    I wouls say, you need to take the course, and won't get credit for it.
    I would ask for a reeval on the previous course, ie, Why is it not "good enough".
  7. by   Novo
    So I just talked to the nursing adviser in my program. She has no idea what I'm talking about (might be new?). I start again in Jan and I need to start to register I dont know who else to ask at this point. I'm just praying I dont have to take it again I hate Stats with a passion.
  8. by   maddiem
    I would contact your academic adviser or someone who would be qualified to answer this question asap so you can resolve the issue.
  9. by   Saysfaa
    The evaluators care whether the courses cover the same things in the same way. They don't care what things the nursing department wants in a stats class. Nursing is big on "evidence based practices" which requires you to be able to evaluate the results of research - to understand what the numbers/graphs are saying and to tell whether a study is well designed. So a basic plain old stats should is probably all they require.

    I looked up business stats and plain old stats here .... they cover the same things but in a different way. The business stats is calc based and the plain old stats is not. So, if your school has the same kind of business stats - you should not have to take stats again. And it probably does, which is why you can't take the stats if you have credit in any other stats class... it would be like getting credit in "basic math operations" when you already have credit in "college algebra". They don't really care that you wouldn't learn anything (my humble opinion based on how often people don't learn much in a class) but they probably need the credits spread across different catagories of classes for accredidation purposes. That doesn't really apply to you but it would in general, as stats is required in a lot of majors.

    The easiest way might be to talk to the people at the math department and get confirmation that your class covered all the required stats class does - it doesn't matter if it covered more than that. It would help to print out copies of the course descriptions and objectives of both classes to take with you. The math department people are more likely to undestand the differences in the classes than the nursing advisors. The nursing advisors will probably take the advice of the math department about this.

    Then talk to a nursing advisor that has the authority to waive requirements - or to sign off that you covered that class... whichever they want to do. You will probably have to start with a general advisor or general advisor who specializes in the nursing program - keep going up the ladder until you get to someone with the proper authority. You may need to leave your request with them to discuss with other nursing advisors. I'm cynical but with much reason. ) In my experience, advisors usually mean well but are only dependable about f.a.q.s, and distinctly not dependable about unusual situations.
  10. by   Novo

    Thank you very very much for this. I'll follow this advice.