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Accelerated Science Courses

Institute of Science (IoS)

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Now for a limited time, We are now offering special pricing on accelerated science courses for Summer 2016!

Now all courses are only $450 per unit (lowered from $481 plus books, coat, goggles, and fees). This new pricing includes EVERYTHING! No additional costs.

 

This means you can take a 4-unit course at just $1,800! (a potential savings of $500 per class) Imagine completing up to 16 widely accepted science units before the upcoming Fall term! It's not to late to enroll. New courses are available every 4 weeks!

Our accelerated science courses are ideal for students interested in completing science courses in an expedited and convenient way.

As a WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accredited university, SCU offers accelerated sciences courses that are designed for students who want to accomplish their goals with a high-quality education, affordable tuition, and course flexibility while accommodating personal, family, and professional commitments.

 

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Program Highlights

  • All accelerated science courses are held on the SCU campus in Whittier
  • SCU is WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accredited since 1993
  • SCU has offered accelerated science courses since 2008
  • Accelerated science courses offered by SCU have been accepted as transfer credit by prestigious colleges and universities for years
  • Transcripts for all courses are issued by SCU and attest that your course was taught at a WASC accredited institution
  • Saturday/Sunday course schedule: 4 weekends plus one Wednesday evening, 4 units including lab
  • Friday/Saturday course schedule: 5 weekends, 4 units including lab
  • Low student to faculty ratio
  • Financial aid may be available. Please contact our financial aid office at (562) 947-8755 ext. 766 for details

 

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View our uninterrupted schedule of accelerated science courses below

 

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Additional sections of a course maybe added to the schedule upon request, provided there is sufficient student interest

No classes on Easter weekend
No classes on Thanksgiving weekend

 

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To learn more about our accelerated science courses or our open houses, please call (562) 902-3309.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is happening with ISP courses at SCU?
  2. Will there be any changes to the course offerings for accelerated science students?
  3. Is SCU accredited?
  4. What factors are most important in selecting accelerated science courses to gain acceptance of these courses at other institutions?
  5. Are SCU’s accelerated science classes transferrable to the college/university of my choice?
  6. I verified transferability of courses I took at SCU prior to March 4, 2016.  What about courses I plan to take at SCU after March 4, 2016.  Are they transferrable?
  7. What about my transcript?
  8. Will the price of SCU accelerated science courses go up this year?
  9. Are there financial aid or scholarship opportunities available for SCU accelerated sciences courses?
  10. When are courses offered?
  11. How many SCU accelerated science courses can I take at a time?
  12. What are the general admissions requirements to take SCU accelerated sciences coursework?
  13. For what will SCU’s accelerated science courses help me prepare?
  14. What is the average class for SCU accelerated science courses?
  15. Who teaches SCU accelerated science courses?
  16. Does SCU offer academic programs beyond accelerated science courses?
  17. Why will ISP courses no longer be offered through SCU?

 

What is happening with ISP courses at SCU?
After March 4, 2016, ISP was discontinued at SCU, however, we continue to offer accelerated science courses, in all the same subjects, on the same safe and convenient campus in Whittier, CA using SCU’s Institute of Science (IoS) curriculum.  We will continue to deliver the same quality education to which our students are accustomed.

SCU no longer offers courses in Hayward, CA at the Hayward Adult School (HAS). Hayward students are welcome to take accelerated science courses on our Whittier campus. Please contact SCU admissions at (562) 902-3309 to discuss your accelerated science course options.

 

Will there be any changes to the course offerings for accelerated science students?
There will be no interruptions to the course schedules or course offerings. While the course materials are improved, the underlying content and objectives are essentially the same.  All of SCU’s accelerated science courses will be taught by the same great faculty who have been teaching these courses at SCU for years. Additionally, the schedule of courses will be expanded to offer more options for students.

 

Is SCU accredited?
Yes. SCU is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and has been since 1993. Regional accreditation is essential in the transfer of accelerated science course credits. 

  

What factors are most important in selecting accelerated science courses to gain acceptance of these courses at other institutions?
The main things to look for are: regional accreditation of the offering institution, an established record of transferability, and verification of acceptance by the receiving school.  SCU is regionally accredited, and has a strong record of transferability of accelerated science courses since 2008. For more information about transferability, contact SCU’s transcript evaluation specialist and articulation coordinator, Rose Towers, at (562) 947-8755 x482.

 

Are SCU’s accelerated science classes transferrable to the college/university of my choice?
Accelerated science courses offered by SCU have been accepted for transfer credit by prestigious colleges and universities for years.  The decision to accept coursework rests on the receiving institution.  Please check with the institution to which you hope to transfer credit to verify their transfer policy.  Institutions that have accepted SCU’s accelerated science course credits include:

  • California State University (Nursing and other majors, various campuses)
  • College of Eastern Medicine (Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
  • Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (Chiropractic)
  • Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health (Nursing)
  • Mt. Saint Mary’s College (Nursing)
  • Samuel Merritt University (Nursing, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy)
  • San Diego State University (Nursing)
  • Southern California College of Optometry
  • University of California Irvine (Medicine, Nursing)
  • University of California Los Angeles (Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry)
  • University of California San Francisco  (Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry)
  • University of Southern California (Dentistry)
  • University of Vermont (Medicine)
  • Western University of Health Sciences (Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing) 

 

I verified transferability of courses I took at SCU prior to March 4, 2016.  What about courses I plan to take at SCU after March 4, 2016.  Are they transferrable?
As noted above, whether or not courses are transferrable must be confirmed with the receiving institution.  Having said that, most institutions rely on the accreditation of the school where courses are taken to make this decision.  There has been no change to SCU’s accreditation status with WASC – we remain fully accredited as we have been since 1993. 

 

What about my transcript?
Transcripts for all courses are issued by SCU and attest that your course was taught at a WASC accredited institution. 

 

Will the price of SCU accelerated science courses go up this year?
No. 

 

Are there financial aid or scholarship opportunities available for SCU accelerated sciences courses?
Financial aid may be available.  Please contact our financial aid office at 562-947-8755 ext. 766 for details.

 

When are courses offered?
There are two course schedule options: Friday night and Saturday (4 units, 5 weekends), or Saturday and Sunday (4 units, 4 weekends plus one Wednesday night). 

 

How many SCU accelerated science courses can I take at a time?
Students may be enrolled in one SCU accelerated science course at a time (four or five weekends), and you may register for multiple courses to be taken sequentially (four or five weekends for course A, then another four or five weekends for course B, and so forth).  The average SCU accelerated science student takes three courses over a several month time period.

 

What are the general admissions requirements to take SCU accelerated sciences coursework?
Students are required to have an official high school diploma or equivalent, which must be submitted before the end of the first course.  If a course has pre-requisite college course work, students must provide a college transcript.

 

For what will SCU’s accelerated science courses help me prepare?
SCU’s accelerated science courses may help students meet the qualifications for several professional health fields including: medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, optometry, acupuncture and oriental medicine, veterinary medicine, and more.

 

What is the average class for SCU accelerated science courses?
Class size varies by course, but is generally between 20-30 students.

 

Who teaches SCU accelerated science courses?
SCU’s accelerated science courses are taught by the same great faculty who have been teaching here for years.  Many of SCU’s expert faculty hold science-oriented doctoral, masters, or medical degrees.

 

Does SCU offer academic programs beyond accelerated science courses?
Yes, founded in 1911, SCU has a rich history of health sciences programming, including first professional degrees in chiropractic, and acupuncture and Oriental medicine, a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences degree, several certificate programs, and is slated to launch a Master of Science: Physician Assistant program in September 2016 (pending ARC-PA approval).

 

Why will ISP courses no longer be offered through SCU?
The name ISP is owned by LEI, a company that provided bundled services, including marketing and administrative duties, for SCU in relation to ISP courses.  SCU’s association with LEI ended on March 4, 2016. 

 

 


 

 


We invite you to attend any of our 2016 accelerated sciences' open houses listed below.

 

Dates

  • May 21
  • June 11
  • July 16

 



Open house hours:

  •   10:00am – 11:15am  (Includes a campus tour at 11:00am)

 
Our campus is open daily, please stop by for a personal tour.

RSVP with Anita Marshall
(562) 947-8755 ext. 450
anitamarshall@scuhs.edu