Originally Posted by Stilltrying1288
Well my app has been sent in, now I'm just waiting on my pcat scores to arrive. I have a few questions for those who are currently attending.
How is tuition? I keep hearing about 5% increases.
How well are you retaining the information?
How are tests?
How did you prepare for the interviews?
Lastly does FAFSA here work like in any other school now? I was reading through the questions on their SDN page and kept seeing that brought up, though it was a while ago.
It be nice to see their naplex passing rate along with job placement, hoping to hear a bit more about that later on in the process if I get an interview.
Tuition is 41k+ now (sorry I don't have an exact figure. To be honest, I prefer not to know. It scares me.). They told us day one to expect a 5% increase every year. They lived up to what they said for my P2 year when it increased by a few thousand dollars.
Yes, it's difficult to retain ALL of the information that you are tested on every other week. However, a lot of the important information is brought up over and over throughout the year so it tends to stick in your head. I think you'd be surprised with how much you actually remember come the end of year assessment.
Tests aren't that bad. I mean, yes, it can be a very stressful day for most because of the pressure on you to perform well (at least 90%), but if you committed yourself to your studies and prepared well for the assessment you will do just fine. I haven't had a hard time passing any of them.
You can take a look at some of the questions that have been asked previously (based off a survey done by SDN) to give you an idea as to what type of questions to expect. All questions are related to the 5 areas I mentioned earlier in this thread. Think ahead of time of situations where you showed good leadership, worked well in a team, used good problem solving skills, etc. Also, learn about the school (their website is a good start). So many students come to interviews without having much knowledge of the school or how the program works. Talk to current students or past students and get their opinion. Also, prepare a few questions to ask your interview panel. You don't want to come across as a "know-it-all".
You will fill out a FAFSA every year, just like to you did for undergrad. I haven't heard of anyone getting a pell grant or anything like that but through FAFSA is how you get your loans for school.
Yes, Rosemans NAPLEX passing rate is very high (98-99% passing rate). But something to keep in mind when looking at that figure; that refers to the P3 students who actually took the NAPLEX, meaning they made it through to the end. If they took the number of P1 students who started the program vs. actually taking and passing the NAPLEX, the percentage would be much lower.
Sorry so long, hopefully it answered your questions though.