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  1. Hi there! Does anyone have any suggestions for an online non-degree neuroanatomy class? My local community colleges don't offer one and have been looking for an online one that would count for a pre-req, but still letting my travel to go home. My father is very sick and I help take care of him/visit and spend time, any suggestions would be very appreciated!
  2. Hi guys! I was accepted to NYU's on-campus program for Fall 2018, and am very seriously considering it. I'm an out-of field applicant, though, and right now I'm missing 4 prerequisites. I'm wondering -- do any of you know how their online prerequisite system works? Like, what is the structure of those courses? And would I have access to those courses during this summer, prior to starting the on-campus program? Any information would be much appreciated!
  3. Hello! I took a class on Biopsychology and it was listed as Psyc335. I have read that Biopsychology can fulfill the ASHA bio prereq, but I am not sure if mine will work because in the course name is Psychology, and not Biology. When I previously asked a representative from one of my schools about the chem prereq, she said that the course just has to have chem in the prefix, so I assume it is something similar for Biology. Does anyone have any experience with this? I am currently signed up for Human Genetics for the Spring, but it would be great if I didn't have to take that! Thanks!
  4. So I am going into my second year in a microbio PhD program, I never took biochem as an undergrad or in my masters program, my research project won't be biochem heavy. Turns out biochem is a prereq for the program, my advisor and I agree that I shouldn't take a biochemistry class (the undergrad class would take up too much time, and a grad level class would be out of my depth). A few potential solutions I've come up with are to do an independent reading and take an assessment at the end, enroll in an online class through coursera or edx and pay for the certificate, or have a biochemist on my candidacy exam committee. Does anyone have any experience with this situation? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  5. I am no longer in school and am currently working. I am considering applying for graduate programs in fields outside of my major, in which I may need to take prereqs for. However, it is not clear to me if I really need academic credit for something that may be a "soft" prereq. In my case, I'm a computer science major, and I may want to apply for a program in biomedical engineering or computational biology/bioinformatics (or maybe electrical/computer engineering). However, I don't have any biology courses on my transcript. Is that going to be an issue? Some schools don't mention if any prereqs are needed at all, while others seem to want most applicants to have some biology (or chemistry or physics) background, but isn't clear on how formal that has to be. I'd think med school would want formal credits, but do programs like PhD/MS engineering care about how you obtained your "background"? I am making a distinction between learning something, versus getting recognition for what I learned for the purposes of admission. I am comfortable with learning biology or some other subject through taking MOOCs, OpenCourseware, books, etc., and I believe I can learn as much as I would in a real life class, but will the admissions committee accept it? There are two ways to approach this: (1) Take MOOCs (Edx, Coursera, etc.) in the subject and mention somewhere in my application that this is where I got background from. If they can accept this, then does it matter if I pay for a verified certificate vs. taking it for free? Would it even be OK if I said I went through a course on OpenCourseware which doesn't come with a certificate, or read up something on my own? (2) Take a course for official academic credit. This will almost certainly have to be an online course. There is a local university near me, but they don't have evening/weekend courses that I need. If I have to do #2 then where do I take online courses then? My guess is to go to an online school like Athabasca University or Open University UK, but I know when graduate schools look at a transcript they want courses from a "top" school - so would credits from these schools be looked down upon? Maybe I could check places like Penn State World Campus or University of Maryland University College that may be more reputable, if they offer individual courses. I would prefer not having to pay a lot for this though (which is why I prefer #1 if it is possible). Does anyone know of an reputable/inexpensive online school that they can recommend? A caveat is that I can't do lab/experimental work with an online course - if grad schools expect that, then that's going to be pretty hard to resolve. Thanks for any advice.
  6. I have all my pre requisites done except for Intro Audiology. Does anyone know places I could take it online this fall (2016)?
  7. Wondering if anyone out there has taken the waiver examination to get out of the micro/macro intermediate economic requirement prior to starting at SAIS? I was accepted to the IDEV program and told I could take the test, but should I fail, I would be kicked out of the IDEV program and have to choose another path. Don't want to take this risk, but also was an economics major as an undergrad and took several econ classes. Just not sure what level the test is at.... Assuming I will play it safe and take the econ class in the pre-term, but wondering if anyone had any feedback? Likewise - looking for feedback on the language examination as well. What level of fluency is required?
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