wow, 10 students from just the health assessment class? I think only one left during those 2 weeks, but it was for family reasons, he did pass the class. After the first semester, out of like 66 or something, we have lost about 5 I think. A couple were due to family reasons and the others were probably due to grades. You need to get a 75% in each class...
So, I was really, really... extremely worried about going into the program, passing all of my classes except 1 and having to do the traditional program or quit. And being out of all that money! But, it turns out that I was fairly prepared to do the coursework and had a really strong background in science and health stuff. It's not like freshman year of college when 1/2 of the straight-A-students from high school show up and say "I don't know how to study or pass these exams!!" I think that we were all very prepared, as we have already completed a bachelor's degree and passed some challenging pre-reqs. I'm not saying that I wouldn't worry about passing. Because if your work ethic slips, you might be out of the program. But for the most part, you can pass the classes if you put effort into them.
Any info about the program?
The biggest thing that I was unprepared for was the disorganization from the faculty/school. I was shocked at how disorganized the program was. It never got better, but I hear that a lot of accelerated programs (and nursing schools) are like that. Now I just rest knowing that no one knows what's going on :)
Study groups. Get in one with people who have the same work ethic as you do and that can work together well. Don't be the person that doesn't do any work and hopes that everyone sends you material and teaches you - that gets old, fast... and it won't work very well for the exams.
Laptops. Not sure if you have one, but get one. Some people have the little netbooks, those are pretty cheap and fit well in your backpack. They give out like 150 powerpoint slides/day, most of us just quit printing and bring our laptops for notes and stuff.
Any other questions, feel free to ask :)