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Before I considered becoming a dr, I was considering nursing school and had called an advisor about it. I told her about my past classes and how I made a lot of "C"s in them and asked should I retake them. She said that if I made a passing grade in them I was not allowed, by law, to retake them. Is this true? I live in FL if that makes a difference.
 

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Velvette said:
Before I considered becoming a dr, I was considering nursing school and had called an advisor about it. I told her about my past classes and how I made a lot of "C"s in them and asked should I retake them. She said that if I made a passing grade in them I was not allowed, by law, to retake them. Is this true? I live in FL if that makes a difference.
Each school has their own weird policies...
 

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By law, meaning: against the law???? That is absolutely silly. I don't even see a school rejecting you because of it. They may look at it as unfavorable (unless you ace each one), but c'mon...by law, not being able to take them? I would love to see the documentation that suggests this. NOW, if they say that by re-taking a class you have already passed (and it was paid for by a state or federal scholarship) that another (or the same) scholarship will not re-pay for this class again...I can see this being a violation if it was funded twice. Sounds weird.
 
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Velvette said:
Before I considered becoming a dr, I was considering nursing school and had called an advisor about it. I told her about my past classes and how I made a lot of "C"s in them and asked should I retake them. She said that if I made a passing grade in them I was not allowed, by law, to retake them. Is this true? I live in FL if that makes a difference.[/QUOTE

Ask this "advisor" to see the University/College Catalog that states such.

I agree w/ JamieM. if you used a Stafford loan there may be some way to deny you money, but I have NEVER read or heard of an institution turning down MONEY. The feds # is 1-800-4-FED-AID.

Rule: If it does'nt make sense, ask someone else.

Good luck!!! :luck: :luck: :luck:

~~RRT, NREMT-P
 

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JamieMac said:
By law, meaning: against the law???? That is absolutely silly. I don't even see a school rejecting you because of it. They may look at it as unfavorable (unless you ace each one), but c'mon...by law, not being able to take them?
You'd be surprised. There are folks doing hard time for this. :laugh:

Actually, if you went to undergrad many years ago, advisors will sometimes advise you to retake all your prereqs, regardless of the grades. I don't see too many of these older nontrads folding laundry in Sing Sing.
But then again, the warden doesn't let me out much.
 

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Velvette said:
Before I considered becoming a dr, I was considering nursing school and had called an advisor about it. I told her about my past classes and how I made a lot of "C"s in them and asked should I retake them. She said that if I made a passing grade in them I was not allowed, by law, to retake them. Is this true? I live in FL if that makes a difference.
uhmm interesting, never heard such thing......ask her for documents that actually state that........
 
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JamieMac said:
By law, meaning: against the law???? That is absolutely silly. I don't even see a school rejecting you because of it. They may look at it as unfavorable (unless you ace each one), but c'mon...by law, not being able to take them? I would love to see the documentation that suggests this. NOW, if they say that by re-taking a class you have already passed (and it was paid for by a state or federal scholarship) that another (or the same) scholarship will not re-pay for this class again...I can see this being a violation if it was funded twice. Sounds weird.
Maybe she had her wires crossed or something. I'm glad I asked here :)
 
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RRT2MD said:
Velvette said:
Before I considered becoming a dr, I was considering nursing school and had called an advisor about it. I told her about my past classes and how I made a lot of "C"s in them and asked should I retake them. She said that if I made a passing grade in them I was not allowed, by law, to retake them. Is this true? I live in FL if that makes a difference.
Ask this "advisor" to see the University/College Catalog that states such.

I agree w/ JamieM. if you used a Stafford loan there may be some way to deny you money, but I have NEVER read or heard of an institution turning down MONEY. The feds # is 1-800-4-FED-AID.

Rule: If it does'nt make sense, ask someone else.

Good luck!!! :luck: :luck: :luck:

~~RRT, NREMT-P
I used my scholarship to pay for them the first time, but from here on out I'm paying out of pocket and using tuition reimbursement through my job. It still doesn't make much sense.
 
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Law2Doc said:
You'd be surprised. There are folks doing hard time for this. :laugh:

Actually, if you went to undergrad many years ago, advisors will sometimes advise you to retake all your prereqs, regardless of the grades. I don't see too many of these older nontrads folding laundry in Sing Sing.
But then again, the warden doesn't let me out much.


Its only been two years since I took my last class in college but my grades could have/should have been a lot better but I was dumb and let a stupid boy sidetrack me. I know for a fact I can ace the ones that are hurting me.
 
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