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  1. HamodyMZI

    HamodyMZI New Member

    Please what is the best online cheapest college for these pre req classes cuz I need them for my PA Physician Assistant next year and I need them ASAP.
    These are the classes


    • Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs
    • Microbiology with lab
    • General Chemistry with lab
    • Biochemistry without a lab or Organic Chemistry with lab
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • College Mathematics (statistics preferred)
    • Medical Terminology

    • any help will be great I’m just confused and not a good researcher. Thank you so much
     
  2. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    Which state are you in? Which schools have you applied to for your Bachelors? And which schools are you interested in applying to for the PA? I would suggest getting everything from the local community college if at all possible. They should be the cheapest. If you can't find them in your state, you can look at the usual players: Clovis, Luna, NMJC, these are all in the state of NM which offer pretty good courses for the cost.
     
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  3. HamodyMZI

    HamodyMZI New Member

    Hello Asian, I appreciate your response. I’m in Washington DC. I study at Everglades University. And will graduate around May next year. So, I spoke to few PA schools and all asked for these pre Req courses I need beside my BA in Alternative medicine. I’m looking for cheap online school fully accredited for my pre req.
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    AsianStew's right, community colleges are good for this sort of thing, and they have a lot more online courses than a lot of people think.
     
  5. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Some of those courses can be completed via credit-by-exam. Do you know, or can you find out, if your school will accept credit-by-exam?

    If so, that would save you time.
     
  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Another good place to search for such things--and to get help from other posters, is at degreeforum.net . Heavy focus on undergraduates earning college credits nontraditionally.
     
  7. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Straighterline has a number of those courses. That may be the fastest option, or second fastest if you already have the knowledge and can find credit-by-exam options like MC suggested. Now, whether your school will accept them or not is a different story as that's always up in the air, but there are reports of Nursing and Medical students having successfully transferred SL courses into their programs.
     
  8. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    ... of course, labs will have to be handled outside of credit-by-exam options.
     
  9. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Knowing that people usually have to apply to multiple schools since PA programs are competitive, it would be best to take graded prerequisite courses at a community college. Those will be accepted almost anywhere.

    There are Uexcels for some of those courses, but your grade will be based on one exam. What if you get a "C?" How will that affect your competitiveness?
     
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  10. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    That would be best, taking courses from a school that is self-contained and issues letter grades, but going the online aaaand cheap route as he/she wants leaves few options if a community college program won't match his/her schedule. On the other hand, his/her concept of cheap may be different than ours.

    That brings me to another important point: checking with the schools being applied to. I would ask what they will/won't accept and go from there before I do anything. Medical schools tend to be picky about prerequisites, and before COVID they very rarely accepted online or alternative credit sources so any of the suggestions we give here could work, but may not work at a specific school.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2021

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