Prerequisite questions and answers
Does it matter how long ago I took my prerequisite courses? For example, do you accept courses taken more than 10 years ago?
All required courses must be completed within ten years of class matriculation.
I noticed on the Admission Requirements Checklist that prerequisite hour requirements are listed in semester credit hours. What if I attended an institution where college credit was awarded in quarter hours?
Semester credit hours and quarter hours are not equivalent credit hours. Please refer to the quarter hour to semester hour equivalency chart to calculate your hours. If your quarter hours do not equate to the required semester credit hours, that prerequisite will be considered lacking hours.
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Does it matter if I take my prerequisite courses at a two-year college instead of a four-year university?
- The GPA is calculated the same way, whether it was taken at a community college or a four-year university. No preference is given to courses taken at either institution.
- Vocational and/or technical courses will not satisfy the prerequisite requirements.
- Please note that some required courses may not be offered at two-year colleges due to the academic level of the curriculum.
Do you accept CLEP or AP courses for prerequisites?
We accept this type of credit as long as your courses have been recognized by your undergraduate institution and the credit is recorded on your undergraduate transcript.
What course can I take if my institution does not offer courses in “Human Anatomy” and “Human Physiology?”
If a combined Human Anatomy & Physiology course is taken, applicants must complete both Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II with the appropriate laboratories totaling eight semester credit hours. Neither Anatomy & Physiology I nor II, alone, satisfies the Anatomy and Physiology requirements.