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  1. Has anyone who has taken organic chemistry at Athabasca comment on the course's difficulty and structure compared to other universities? Background: I currently need to take organic chemistry 1 and physics 2 to apply to McGill (need to submit grades by jan 15th). I would have taken orgo there but it is scheduled at exactly the same time as physis 2 so I can't. If someone knows about other online options, that would be appreciated too!
  2. I’m taking Anth 436 and Biol 325 online this summer through Athabasca. I was wondering if anyone’s taking them or has taken them, please pm me if you have! thanks
  3. Hi everyone, I have contacted a few schools in the Caribbean about completing the prerequisites online with a home lab component. I have yet to hear back, however, does anyone know if this is a possibility? Athabasca University offers online prerequisites with a home lab component via distance education. I'm not sure if anyone has gone this route, or if it is even possible. Thanks for you help! Aaron
  4. In the last year of my biochem undergrad, my GPA was 3.3-3.5 but unfortunately, that was also my highest year. i was planning to take easy GPA booster classes at Athabasca so that queens and UWO will only look at my last undergrad year and the Athabasca year gpa. I also plan on doing a master's before applying, though i know UWO doesn't care about masters. has anyone ever done this and if so what was your experience? what are med schools' thoughts on Athabasca courses? i dont know much about Athabasca but i read on **DELETED** that there are certain courses that are not transferrable or that they may only transfer to a 1st or 2nd year course, does anyone know how transfer courses works?
  5. Hi there! I'm looking for courses to upgrade my GPA in case I don't get off a PT waitlist this year. 1. My undergrad university doesn't have the best selection of late summer courses, so I'd like to hear about Athabasca courses you'd recommend or that at least weren't a terrible experience! There's a bunch that interest me but I've heard mixed reviews about Athabasca in general, like just having to study a whole textbook on your own, lack of academic support from your tutor, etc. 2. Does it really matter what courses I take to upgrade? I know some PT schools want your upgrading courses to be 3000-4000 level, but if ORPAS does the calculation, will each PT school even see what courses you took? (Although we do have to send a transcript to each university, so...) 3. Can you take courses on Athabasca that you essentially already took at your undergrad uni? For example, taking undergrad stats at your uni and then taking Athabasca stats - because you already know the content. If you're allowed to retake courses, I don't see why you couldn't do this...I just don't know if that'd be seen as trying to be sneaky. Thanks in advance!
  6. Hi everyone, I applied to uOttawa this year and thankfully got an interview. However, IF I get accepted , I will need to have completed a pre-req from Athabasca University before June 30th to send my transcript to OMSAS. I was planning on doing my midterm and final exams in the upcoming months, but since all universities in my province have closed due to COVID-19 I will not be able to be invigilated (aka take my exams). Depending on how Athabasca deals witht the situation, I am unsure if I will be able to finish my pre-req before the OMSAS deadline. I know that everything is extremely uncertain at the moment, but does anyone have any idea of how pre-reqs will be handled by med schools in the event that unforeseeable circumstances like this one make it impossible for us to finish them before the deadline or, even worse, entering med school in the fall? Hope everyone is safe!
  7. Hello, I am currently enrolled in CHEM 301 at Athabasca U (a distance education university) and am looking to find some advice on how to approach this course. Since this course does not have a lecture component and is completely dependent on the provided textbook, I was hoping past students could give me insight into effectively studying the material. All of my previous coursework in engineering and other med school prerequisites were completed in-class with emphasis on lectures and corresponding notes - an easier method in developing an effective study plan. Thank you!
  8. For those of you who have taken (or are taking) ENGL 211 at Athabasca University, did you have Virginia Gillese as a tutor? If so, do you have any advice for me? What things does she look for etc. I would really appreciate your advice Thanks in advance.
  9. So, I did my undergrad in Kinesiology at Queen's, and took all of my prerequisites for Queens PT (I.e. Anatomy, Psych, Stats, Physiology) in my first 1-2 years. However, I didn't do so well, and so I will be re-taking all of my prerequisites, except at Athabasca U since I no longer live in Kingston. Is this allowed/standard practice? Can I simply take the Athabasca equivalents for the Queen's prerequisites (As listed on the Queen's site) and choose to submit my prerequisites from the Athabasca courses instead of my old Queen's courses? If it makes a difference, the Queen's courses will not be a part of my sGPA, as they were taken early on in my undergrad. Thank you to anyone who has either done this or knows enough to chime in!
  10. Good Evening Everyone!! Happy Holidays! I am just wondering how ORPAS calculates your sGPA depending on terms (spring, winter, fall... the full year..?). I was calculating my sGPA wrong for Occupational Therapy applications. I am not applying next year but will be applying for 2019 entry. I am confused about which grades they will take. I plan on taking alot of courses through Athabasca as my grade in BIOL 235 was NOT good (67%/ 2.3) as i was taking care of some family health issues and it happened to fall almost directly in the middle of my 20 credits. I have looked through the forums and i am still a little confused about how they decide whether to take the course grade, the individual term average (ex: average of spring) or the whole year average (average of fall, winter, spring of year "X"). I know it is a very confusing path as i was on exchange, did courses at AU, was on co-op in the first few years (Winter 2015) and took a personal break to care for a family member. I appreciate anyone's input! I was very discouraged and almost gave up but decided that i wanted to try as hard as i can to get in because i will always wonder "what if i had tried harder" if not. With the BIOL 235 my average is above 3.7 but way too close for comfort for me. All of my other grades are 3.7-4.0 but the way that the calculation happens drops it into a 3.74 or so. Therefore i wanted to try to upgrade my sGPA as i have to wait to apply until next year anyways because my degree won't be completed by June 2018 due to my practicum. Anyways i am just wondering.... 1. What courses would they be calculating for the 20? I was planning on taking enough that it knocks out that BIOL 235 completely as it is worth 1.0. Would they still be taking that even though i have 20 in full semesters counting back to the S17 semester ? I had taken a leave of absence (not documented, just didn't take courses) fall/ winter of the Fall 2016/ Winter 2017 semester except for BIOL 235 which started in May 2016. 2. I started BIOL 235 in May 2016 and the Contract ended in May 2017. Would it count as Spring 2016 or Spring 2017? 3. Do Grad Universities care if you took Athabasca courses and therefore take other courses from before? Are there any courses that they WONT take? 4. Do the Grad universities care about course levels (ex: 100, 200 not taken over 300 level?) Notes: The red font courses were taken on exchange and BIOL 235 was taken at Athabasca (all passed, but exchange courses just say "pass" on my University Transcript). The other courses down below are what i have planned. I am doing my final internship of 560 hours at my school in Fall 2018 but it won't count towards my marks as it is a practicum. Thanks guys!!
  11. Anyone here by chance taking the bio 235 at Athabaca the coming summer? Plan on taking it and just wanted to get a study group of some sort going so we can all help each other out
  12. Hi all, I'm not sure if this has been posted before, or if the information can be found on the Athabasca site...but would anyone mind sharing what is the layout of the BIOL 235 midterms is like? Is it all multiple choice, fill in the blank, matching, short/long answers? How about the difficulty of the testing itself? Thank you in advance!
  13. Hi guys! (sorry in advance for the long-winded post). I'm planning to apply to Dalhousie for OT 2017 admission, however I have to take the physiology (6 credit hours) and anatomy (3 credit hours) pre-requisites in order to apply. I will also apply to a few other schools (U of T/Queens/McMaster) and UBC), however Dal is my top choice (just based on location). Thus, I'm stuck spending this semester (sept 2016) and next (Jan 2017) getting those pre-reqs! I am trying to decide from which online university I should take physiology, as I am having trouble getting into any UVic or Camosun Physiology classes because seats are offered to kinesiology students first and generally reach saturation. Has anyone taken Bio 230 (Human physiology - 6 CH) through Athabasca? Online reviews for Athabasca are awful, but when I look at the syllabus for Bio 230 it doesn't seem that demanding, plus I will have 8 months to work through the course. Please let me know if you've personally taken this course before, or recommend alternate online courses! I am going to try to enroll in my Anatomy pre-req here at UVic as it doesn't have the same kines restriction that the physiology ones do, and I *think* classroom learning is generally easier, although I do work 3 part-time jobs at the moment so flexibility is also key. *As a note, I have no physiology or anatomy background, but do have chemistry/physics/biology/math from my undergrad (though, that was over 6 years ago now). **As a second note, I did enroll in TRU's Bio 3701 Advanced Anatomy last year (because their intro anatomy was full) and completely bombed it, even though I am an anal A+ student generally. So, I really want to avoid a repeat experience and thousands of dollars down the drain. SO I guess on that note I do in fact have anatomy experience, although I think I've tried to black out most of it. THANKS SO MUCH! Chantele
  14. Hi, just a quick question for everyone out there. I'm a McGill Economics student and am struggling to complete all my med school prerequisites on time before I graduate. I'm thinking instead of taking an English course at McGill (which is hard and difficult to score in), I would take a second one from Athabasca University online. I've already taken one so far, which I've found to be pretty straight forward. I was just wondering if application officers would give more value to a course taken at McGill rather than an English course taken online. Also, is anyone here an Economics following the same path? Managing well so far with the basic sciences but worried about organic and biochem. Looking forward to hearing back!
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