May I work while in the program?

Yes, the majority of the students are able to work while in the program, although the program recommends not working more hours than can be manageable (usually 20 to 24 hours per week).

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Are scholarships available?

Information on financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at (309) 796-5447.

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Will the PTA degree transfer toward a PT degree?

Students interested in pursuing a Master or Doctorate of Physical Therapy should contact the specific PT program for more information on transferable courses. Generally, only the biology and general education classes are transferable.

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Will applying early increase my chances of being accepted?

Yes, as the selection process is very competitive. Applications will be accepted starting September 1. Applications postmarked on or before October 31 will be granted an interview in February. Applications postmarked after October 31 will be notified of an interview if there are remaining spots available in the upcoming class.

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Is there a waiting list?

No. The program reviews the application pool every year and students not selected must re-apply to be considered for the next class.

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Are any classes online?

Presently, only general education courses may be offered online.

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What if I need academic assistance or tutoring when taking an online class?

Although you may be taking an online class, you may secure study skills assistance or live tutoring on either Black Hawk College campuses during scheduled hours or you may access our online tutoring service 24/7 through myBlackHawk, the college’s student portal.

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How might my disability affect my ability to learn online?

Visual impairments If you have a documented visual impairment, you are likely aware of what kinds of accessibility issues affect your ability to read or view images online. You may even utilize assistive technology already, such as Jaws, ZoomText, or a CCTV. Online courses sometimes create additional challenges because the technology used on an online […]

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Is online learning for me?

Many students think that taking an online course will be easier because it reduces the need to travel to campus, you can study at times that fit your personal or work schedule, and all course materials will be easily accessible online from home. However, learning online offers its own set of challenges. The following questions will […]

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Do I need to talk to an advisor about scheduling an online class?

It is always wise to consult with an advisor when selecting your courses for a new term. Once you have determined that you have the required prerequisite courses and that the online class you are interested in will count toward the degree or certificate you are pursuing, your advisor will assist you in making contact with […]

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