As I said, I had a bachelor's degree in biology. I started in Aug/Sept 2004 & finished in Aug 2008. I would have finished in Aug 2007 but I had a baby in Dec 2005 (right before I was initially to start clinicals). I started clinicals in Jan 2007. I was on track until I had my baby, meaning I didn't have a lot of extra classes. Because my sciences were too old, I had to retake them (A&P, micro, patho, etc). I know of students who have had fewer classes & were told they are to start clinicals such & such time (later than they want to start) & someone drops or whatever & an earlier slot opens up. I don't know how many classes you have to take prior to clinicals. But don't be surprised to be on a waiting list wherever you decide to go. I hope this info helps. Please feel free to ask me anything else.