Published Jul 26, 2009
I have done all the research, read the entire ISU thread (part 1 & 2), emailed the school, met with TCN... basically done it all. When I met with TCN, they gave me the list of all the courses I'd need to take or test out of, which has been helpful since I've decided to take the majority of them at a CC to save money. Then I ran across a thread saying that ISU's website took off the TCN affiliation and are now working with Ivy Tech CC in Indiana. I looked up the classes needed, and it seems the 3 phases have changed a bit...
What I was told, was that for Phase 1 you needed college algebra. On the site it says differently, Math 118 at Ivy Tech. Which is math concepts. So, my question, did they lower the math requirement? Because that would be fantastic if they did :)
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I would not go by what College Network says.Please google all College Network threads. I would call ISU directly and get clarification on the math requirement. Stay away from College Network because you will pay too much money with their overpriced modules.
Oh trust me, I have no intentions of using them at all. Like I said, Ive done my research. I mearly met with them to see what class I'd need to take because I was having a very difficult time getting any information from the school directly.
I know how you feel to be frustrated and not be able to get the information. Can you look up the math 118 at Ivy state and see what it compares to at your community college.
I'm pretty sure I know which equivalent math class to take. Its one less math class, which is super exciting since I hate math. I was just curious to see if anyone else had noticed the requirement change or if it was this way from the beginning and TCN lied to me lol
LPN's in Maryland are asking the Attorney General Office to investigate TCN and ISU for unethical trade practices and violations of consumer protection laws. Be very leary , ISU makes you buy 4 CSM modules through TCN so you have no choice but to do businesss with them and their high interest no matter what your credit score is.
The ISU website says that IF you fail the exam you must buy the TCN guides to retake it. You are not obligated to buy them right away. Also, just a little devils advocate here, but how is ISU telling you to buy a text from TCN any different than a college telling you that you must buy a specific textbook? Granted I know you can buy a lot of textbooks from other than the publisher, but some schools do insist you buy books through the bookstore, particularly if you have any grant or loan money. Just my two cents!
This post was specifically referencing the continued affiliation between the two parties, not just where you buy your books. You have to go to the original post
i am taking the 4 csm's now. i have completed nursing 106. i am taking nursing 224 next week. isu does not- i repeat not require you to purchase the tcn modules at about $500.00 per course.
if you fail an exam, then you must purchase them. i am using the syllabus that is provided and using my own resources. i have not had a problem. it is an option ( which some may push heavily)
in fact, i was advised to go ahead and proceed without them. i am not getting into another publishing house contract after using rue at over $5 grand... then using nothing but their textbooks!
I have a meeting with the TCN guy on Thursday. I am wondering if I should skip it then?? Did you meet with TCN? How well written are the syllabi? Also if anyone knows, does ISU accept Excelsior exam credits? I need to take microbiology and I am wondering if I should take it locally or do the excelsior exam for speed! Any advice would be great!
Once again the post in reply referenced the statement that ISU no longer conducted business with TCN the last few responses proved this statement untrue. There is still some type of affiliation as stated.
There is still an affiliation but it isn't a must that you use TCN. I believe that's a change from before. I am just torn about meeting with the guy (with all the bad publicity) I am not signing anything on the spot, that's for sure!
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