Hi, I'm orignally from Northern Ky and am currently in san diego due tomy husband's military career. I was at a community college last year and was told by my counselor that they lost their accredidation. So I am in the process of switching to Maric. I just tested and completed my entrance essay so I won't do anything else until January. We're moving away from san diego in 2011 so I had to talk to someone about my credits transferring for further education once I'm done and they told me yes, that they do. Maric is owned by Kaplan University and they are accredited. I hear a lot of people say they aren't. You have to have some kind of medical experience in order to get in. I was an EMT in Ky and also a CNA. Did you ever get your first responder cert? They very well may take that. I don't think they list it b/c CA isn't too big on first responders since they have the paramedics on staff at the larger cities. If you have any questions, I have all of my information sitting here so I can try to answer. BTW, they just quoted me as $42,000, and that's just having my English and Humanities to carry on.