Information about Financial Aid for students in our Prerequisite courses
Tuition Assistance is available for prerequisite students through TMS (Tuition Management Systems). TMS allows you to split your payments: the first half due upon registration; the second half due by the end of the first month of the semester.
Note: TMS requires a $50.00 service fee per semester.
Q: What are "course vouchers?"
Vouchers are compensation provided by the IHP to employers when they provide clinical instruction for our students. A voucher can cover the cost of up to three credits.
If you work for one of these employers, you may be able to request vouchers to use for educational purposes such as taking an online prerequisite course!
You can reach out to the Assistant Registrar for Non-Degree Enrollment (617-643-2126) for further information about IHP Vouchers.
Q: What questions should I ask when deciding to take online prerequisites?
We get a lot of questions like this, so we’ve created our “5 Guides” series with answers to many common questions from students preparing for graduate school. Simply complete the form below to download any of the following guides
5 QUESTIONS About Enrolling in Online Prerequisites for the Health Professions • 5 QUESTIONS (and Answers!) About Taking Labs with an Online Course
5 STEPS To Prepare Financially For Graduate School In The Health Professions • 5 WAYS To Make Your Health Professions Graduate School Application Stand Out
Q: How do I know what courses I need to take in order to apply to a specific program, e.g., nursing or physician assistant studies, etc.?
To assist you in your planning, we have created “Comprehensive Course Grids” that list prerequisites for each of our professional programs.
Fill out this form to download any of our program-specific “Comprehensive Course Grids."
Note: Each school's requirements can be different so we advise you to check with all schools and programs to which you plan to apply about their specific prerequisites.
For OTHER schools, you should check directly with the program(s) to which you intend to apply about THEIR prerequisites, as requirements can differ from school to school of course.
Q: What support do you offer prerequisite students?
Orientation for Prerequisite Students: This orientation includes training in using our Learning Management System (D2L), as well as other information to help you get started at the IHP without ever having to come on campus.
Access to faculty, TAs: Each course includes a discussion board titled “Ask the Professor” where you can post questions. Instructors and lab TAs are also available by email and telephone.
Live Q&A: Many of our courses provide you with the opportunity to attend live Q&A sessions with the instructor.
Tutoring: The IHP provides students with up to 30 minutes of free tutoring each week with the approval of the instructor.
Technical support is available for all IHP students through our Help Desk.