@Ryan Sellahcs Good luck to you! Let’s keep in touch on the thread with our progress! @HowdyHowdy I’m taking the ICCC chem course now and it’s a good amount of work but the course does well in making sure students grasp the information. There is no lab component so that’s nice. The tests are proctored and the student is responsible for securing a proctor and submitting the paperwork to have their proctor approved. I recommend renting the book (it’s only available through ICCC bookstore) and there is a required $42 online homework subscription- just FYI. If you are a veteran or a military spouse, you will enjoy in-state tuition which is about half the cost of nonresident rates! In full disclosure, I heard back from the program director about this course and he wrote, “This course would work, but I would suggest to take a graduate level course in order to set yourself apart from other applicants and to make yourself more competitive.”
I’m taking my GRE at the end of the year and I plan to use Magoosh to prepare. I’ve heard great things about it!
-By the time I commission, I’ll have 16 months ICU time.
-I have a 4.0 BSN GPA and a 3.7(ish) science GPA. These are the two GPA’s I was asked to provide when I spoke with the program director about whether or not I am a competitive applicant.
-I was active duty army for 6 years and my husband is still on active duty. We are a military family through and through! My kids love telling dinner guests that they are “army brats”
-GRE is TBD
I plan on contacting a recruiter in January to get my packet started. I called my nearest AMEDD recruiter last month (August 2019) and he felt it was too early to get started. I agree with him but I wanted to plant a seed for when the time comes
p.s. We are stationed at Ft. Sill and my husband has been an instructor at DCC since it’s inception in 2016. If you have any questions about DCC, please ask! There are previous USAGPAN threads with a lot of information about what DCC is- I recommend starting there