I think you are making some wise choices. I know what you mean about all these schools wanting different pre reqs. What a pain. It might cost more for a private school, like Chamberlain. Have you gone to their open house yet? They have one coming up on Thursday the 22nd I believe at night (don't quote me, check out their web site or you can call over there. I went last year and I was impressed compared to COD but I really liked West Suburban too. I live so close to Chamberlain. I liked the people. I liked that the Gen ed classes are taught by DeVry. That's a pretty good school. I am in COD now and I don't feel like I have received the best education. It has been pretty easy for me. That's another reason to be scared I won't do as well at Chamberlain.
I am working at getting a syllabus from SIU from a math course I took in 1996 (WOW, hard to do). If I can't get it I am going to get the info from my adviser at Chamberlain and figure out how to test out or take some sort of math testing to get out of at least one of the math tests. Then in the beginning of June I should have this semester's grades in and I am going to send them to Chamberlain. They have the rest of them. At that point I can pick when to take the HESI test before the middle of July and apply for the Fall (October) semester. I think I am just going to do it. My adviser doesn't see any reason why I wouldn't get in again. I just have a few more classes done and a higher GPA. If I do get in I will just have to see what is the bottom line, money wise.
I think you will make the money working full time after graduation anywhere you work to pay back loans anywhere. I just get cold feet since I have my husband doing all the work for the 2 years. It feels weird, I'm used to working. I'll let you know what happens. If you know how to "friend me", do so. I am such a dope when it comes to computers. lol If not I will keep checking to see where you are.
That would be kind of fun if we both ended up at Chamberlain. I won't be a stranger to everyone.