Westcott's accelerated learning permits dental prerequisites to be completed quickly. Students can sign up any day of the year, start that same day, and finish as soon as they are able. We prefer students to work on their coursework for a minimum of four weeks, but waivers are available.
All of our courses are completely online, including labs. For example, we use the University of Wisconsin's school of medicine's open source videos for our Human Anatomy labs. We use the University of Oregon's online virtual chem laboratories for our Chemistry course.
Five months of access are provided to complete the course (with a 30 day extension at the end if needed), and most students finish the science courses in 4-8 weeks. Students who know the material and just need an updated transcript, usually finish the course in four weeks.
All coursework is done from home, and only the final exam is proctored. Students can use our approved online proctor for their final exam, so the entire dental prerequisite course can be completed online, from anywhere across the globe.
Our exclusive partner university is University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global). They are regionally accredited by WASC, and award an official transcript with semester credits for our courses.
Once a student finishes a dental prerequisite course, their grade is sent to UMass Global. Students then order their transcript from UMass Global's records office. Since Westcott Courses is the teacher, we don't appear on the transcript. The official transcript from UMass Global will show our course the same way it would show a traditional class taken on their campus; it doesn't say the course was completed online.
Each online dental prerequisite course is designed by a teacher from a California state university or community college who holds at least a master's degree in their field of study (or a related field).
Our teachers teach the exact same course at either a state university or community college campus. We work closely with UMass Global to create online curriculum that meets or exceeds college requirements for remedial and transferable courses. Our partnership allows you to transfer semester credits to your home university upon completing the course.
There are no application fees, just fill out the one page form and you will be enrolled in the course. Each course and lab is entirely online, and a free textbook is included. To enroll in an online course, use the "ENROLL NOW" link inside the pages below.
Please call 415-603-4088 for free academic advising or help enrolling.
Other courses you may need:
General Biology, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Introduction to Statistics and Probability, English Composition, Introduction to Psychology
Textbook prices are rising! Most publishers release new editions of textbooks that add little value, and each time a new edition comes out, colleges decide to use it, rendering the old edition useless. This adds an undue financial burden on students to purchase these new editions in order to complete mandatory credits. This also makes it next to impossible for students to save money by buying and selling used textbooks.
Because we want education to be accessible to all students, we have made it our mission to make as many of our courses as possible textbook-free. Meaning students will not be responsible for the purchase of textbooks for the majority of our courses.
All of our science courses use open source textbooks from Rice University, as well as open source materials for the laboratories. Thus, there are no textbook fees for our dental prerequisite or health-related online courses.
There are few remaining online college courses that require a textbook, but we are currently working on turning those textbook-free as well!