Menu Icon Search
Close Search

About the ads

*~*Official 2011-2012 PharmCAS Thread!*~*

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by delano2000, 05.20.11.


  1. Thanks to Crack the PCAT
  1. angeleyesoasis

    angeleyesoasis

    Joined:
    07.22.11
    Messages:
    39
    SDN 2+ Year Member

    SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads)
    so if the grades on my transcript are already letters (A, A-, A+, B-, C, etc)...I don't really have to convert my grades right? Under the Pharmcas Grade, I just click on the corresponding letter that is on my university transcript?
  2. angeleyesoasis

    angeleyesoasis

    Joined:
    07.22.11
    Messages:
    39
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Does anyone who goes to UCI know whether the upper division lab course apply as both LAB and LECTURE?

    Since some of the lab courses require us to take 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of lab...so does that mean the class is both a lab and a lecture?
  3. moose pharm

    moose pharm

    Joined:
    01.30.10
    Messages:
    41
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    How long does it take for PharmCAS to receive transcript? I don't mean to process them but to receive them. Do they at least notify us that they have received it? I sent mine last Monday, and it has yet to say any updates.
  4. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    No, since it is not the same course repeated.
  5. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    The PharmCAS Grade should autopopulate based on your Grade input.

    That sounds like a lab (only).
  6. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Probably a little over a week since it'll take a few days at the registar, a few days in the mail, and a few days for PharmCAS to input it into the system. I don't think you will get a notification, but it should show up under the appropriate status section.
  7. sinoirilax

    sinoirilax

    Joined:
    02.06.07
    Messages:
    27
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    Question regarding coursework:

    I graduated from a university last fall and hold a degree. Would my current academic status be a Graduate or Post BA for all of the colleges/universities I attended?
  8. HopefulDreamer

    HopefulDreamer

    Joined:
    07.11.11
    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    California
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    I was in an honors fraternity in college and I'm wondering how to input this into pharmcas.

    Name of award: Name of Fraternity
    Organization: Name of Fraternity

    Thanks for the help!
  9. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Please explain... Did you take additional coursework after graduating? Then it's Post Bacc if you weren't in graduate school.
  10. sinoirilax

    sinoirilax

    Joined:
    02.06.07
    Messages:
    27
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    Yeah I am taking some classes at a community college right now, but I got my degree from a university last fall. So would I choose "Post Bac" on both schools? Thanks for your help buddy.
  11. DriftaX

    DriftaX

    Joined:
    11.20.08
    Messages:
    23
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I am taking the PCAT in September 2011 along with Microbio, Organic 2, AP2, and microecon. I got an A in Organic 1 this summer.

    My essays and LORs are done. I am just waiting on my summer transcript. Should I go ahead and apply and let them just wait for the Sept PCAT?

    Please let me know what I should do.
  12. JenAthay

    JenAthay JenAthay SDN Advisor

    Joined:
    03.25.08
    Messages:
    195
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    You could enter it under honors or under extra-curricular activities. You have more spaces under extra-curricular activities...
  13. JenAthay

    JenAthay JenAthay SDN Advisor

    Joined:
    03.25.08
    Messages:
    195
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    You can choose post-bac, but the course level will have to be Lower division (Fr/So) because the courses were taken at a community college.
  14. JenAthay

    JenAthay JenAthay SDN Advisor

    Joined:
    03.25.08
    Messages:
    195
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    If you want your summer grades included now, you should wait to submit until you have your summer grades. Your Sept PCAT will be added 5 to 6 weeks after you take the exam, just make sure that you enter it as planned.

    If you submit now, you will have to wait until Academic Update opens on Dec 15 to add your summer grades.
  15. DriftaX

    DriftaX

    Joined:
    11.20.08
    Messages:
    23
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    My summer grades will be posted at the end of the week, then I can just give the transcript request to the school. So after I give the request should I then submit the application?
  16. JenAthay

    JenAthay JenAthay SDN Advisor

    Joined:
    03.25.08
    Messages:
    195
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Once you have your summer grades entered then yes, you can submit the application.
  17. number1phan

    number1phan

    Joined:
    06.18.11
    Messages:
    63
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    My employer wrote a LOR for me, but there are 2 minor mistakes. Instead of putting "an" he put "a" and instead of putting "well" he put "will" How bad is this? I don't want to bother him since he's a doctor + professor + head of GI department, he's super busy. Should I just let it be?
  18. checksta

    checksta

    Joined:
    07.26.11
    Messages:
    4
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    Hi!

    If I withdrew from a class, resulting in a "W" on my transcript, do I have to explain why withdrew in the background section of the application in PharmCAS?
  19. pharmerboi

    pharmerboi

    Joined:
    03.23.10
    Messages:
    30
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I am wondering if I can I still submit my application even though not all my reference have not send in their LOR and evaluation?
  20. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Yes you can.
  21. mitsubishi1m

    mitsubishi1m

    Joined:
    06.27.11
    Messages:
    59
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    Almost every school I've seen so far has a place on the supplemental app for explaining W's. I wouldn't worry about it on my PharmCAS app. Up to you though, I'd focus on why I'm a great choice and then let them know any circumstances with the supplemental.
  22. JenAthay

    JenAthay JenAthay SDN Advisor

    Joined:
    03.25.08
    Messages:
    195
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    No, but you might want to explain it in your essay, or ask one of your references to explain it in their letter if they are familiar with the situation.
  23. checksta

    checksta

    Joined:
    07.26.11
    Messages:
    4
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy

    Does it have to be a long paragraph or can it be short so that it does not take away from my personal statement? Can I explain it in the second essay of UOP's supplemental?
    Last edited: 07.27.11
  24. checksta

    checksta

    Joined:
    07.26.11
    Messages:
    4
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    When inputting AP classes into PharmCAS, do I select 0 credit hours?
  25. DedicationNSU11

    DedicationNSU11 P2

    Joined:
    08.13.08
    Messages:
    215
    Location:
    Davie, FL
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    Has anyone else checked their app on pharmcas? Mine says "mailed" :thumbup: :scared:
  26. owlegrad

    owlegrad Uncontrollable Sarcasm Machine Staff Member Administrator SDN Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    03.19.09
    Messages:
    16,735
    Location:
    Locked in the basement
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Pharmacist SDN Published Author hSDN Member SDN 5+ Year Member
    Good Luck! :luck:
  27. thesituation559

    thesituation559 Ready for whatever

    Joined:
    07.21.11
    Messages:
    259
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    On the pharmacy designations I see all the schools I want to apply to except the University of Southern Nevada?? I want to apply both to the Utah school and Nevada but I do not see there option??
  28. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    No, you should select the amount of credit your college awarded you for earning a particular exam score for a particular AP course subject.
  29. xNeenax

    xNeenax Delano's Minion

    Joined:
    04.19.11
    Messages:
    1,021
    Location:
    Chicago, MI
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I'm a little confused on how LORs work on pharmcas. Can someone explain it to me. I found somewhere (I have no idea where) that I'm suppose to give my professors a form or something and they can either submit it online or mail it to pharmcas....I'm not sure and I can't find that form anywhere. What do I need to do to send LORs?


    Also I got a scholarship because I was top 10% in high school so, it's listed on my university account as "top 10% scholarship" but I feel like that's not specific enough to write, should I put something like "High school top 10% scholarship??"
  30. VegasPartier

    VegasPartier

    Joined:
    07.16.11
    Messages:
    12
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    For classes that we PLAN to take....how would we add them onto our courselist?

    Like since we don't have the transcripts yet, we don't really know the COURSE PREFIX OR COURSE TITLE....

    ..do we just put whatever we thing is correct and fix it when our university/college posts it on our transcripts?
  31. xNeenax

    xNeenax Delano's Minion

    Joined:
    04.19.11
    Messages:
    1,021
    Location:
    Chicago, MI
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    What did you have to do to get an LOR? Do you have to give him a form to fill out and let him submit it on pharmcas??? I seriously don't understand the process. I clicked on the reference button on my pharmcas application and I'm wondering if I just fill that out and then get an LOR and mail the LOR myself to pharmacy schools......
  32. crazybob

    crazybob

    Joined:
    06.09.09
    Messages:
    7,411
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    If you can look up course schedules on your school's website, it will usually list the prefixes and the course titles. If it still doesn't show up, I would recommend calling the registrar's office at school and then see what they say.
  33. moose pharm

    moose pharm

    Joined:
    01.30.10
    Messages:
    41
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Okay, So it's been 10 days since I requested my transcript be sent to PharmCAS from my university and 7 since from my community college...Should I be worried? By now, I was hoping they would have received them at least.
  34. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    No, give it a few more business days.
  35. PharmOverload

    PharmOverload

    Joined:
    07.27.11
    Messages:
    26
    .
    Last edited: 07.07.13
  36. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=822915

    Yes. No tabs are allowed.
  37. number1phan

    number1phan

    Joined:
    06.18.11
    Messages:
    63
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy

    I did everything electronically. I think that's the quickest and most efficient way. I clicked on references ->Add new entry-->filled out required information. Pharmcas will email your recipients and I think they should be able to take it from there. I received 3 of my LORs in a couple of days with no problem. You can check on pharmcas to see if its been completed or they're in the process of completion. Pharmcas will forward all the LORs to your designated pharmacy schools. You shouldnt have to mail them to each school yourself unless a specific school required additional LOR, but they'll let you know on the supplemental. (this is from my understanding, pleaase anyone, correct me if I'm wrong!) Hope that helped! GOODLUCK! :)
  38. xNeenax

    xNeenax Delano's Minion

    Joined:
    04.19.11
    Messages:
    1,021
    Location:
    Chicago, MI
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Thank you so much! You helped a lot :)
  39. xNeenax

    xNeenax Delano's Minion

    Joined:
    04.19.11
    Messages:
    1,021
    Location:
    Chicago, MI
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    When I was trying to register for the PCAT on the pharmacy school list there was "Pharmcas," if all the school I'm applying to use pharmcas can I just choose that or is it safe to choose Pharmcas and the pharmacy schools too.
    And I just want to get this straight. If I do choose pharmcas, the PCAT scores would be sent to pharmcas, so I can send my scores with my application. Is that the same for university Transcripts? As in I just mail it to pharmcas and they will send it to the pharmacy schools?
    Sorry for the stupid questions, this seems so weird to me and I think I just might screw something up.... :oops:
  40. tjchang1022

    tjchang1022

    Joined:
    07.29.11
    Messages:
    1
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    Hi ! I have a bachelor degree already and is currently taking pre-requisite courses at community colleges for fulfilling pharmacy schools. I have sent PharmCAS my transcript from my college where I got my BA degree. I am wondering when is the best time to send my community college transcripts to PharmCAS ? Do I need to send them EVERYTIME after I finish a semester/quarter ( That's going to be pricey for me :( ) or I can do it when I finish all the courses, which will be spring semester ? HELP !
  41. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    You need to send one now if you've already finished any CC course. You will need to send one after fall if you're participating in academic update. So up to two for PharmCAS. The school that you will attend will probably want at least one.
  42. delano2000

    delano2000 D-Mod likes to parTAY Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    07.26.09
    Messages:
    7,853
    Location:
    Georgia
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Pharmacist NCPA SDN 10+ Year Member
    Thread merged with the PharmCAS sticky.

    Most people hit the SPACE key to indent or the ENTER key to start a new paragraph. That's as good as it gets. I would also suggest typing up your PS in NOTEPAD or WORDPAD instead of Microsoft WORD due to formatting issues.
  43. orm82

    orm82

    Joined:
    03.19.11
    Messages:
    6

    When did you submit? I submitted mine July 14th and my GPA hasn't been calculated yet.
  44. chrispharm

    chrispharm

    Joined:
    11.17.10
    Messages:
    213
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member

    Mine was mailed also.
  45. moose pharm

    moose pharm

    Joined:
    01.30.10
    Messages:
    41
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    They received one of them today!
  46. HopefulDreamer

    HopefulDreamer

    Joined:
    07.11.11
    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    California
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    I have a question regarding my personal statement. I currently do not have indentations to begin my paragraphs because I need all the characters available for my essay. Will this be a problem? or will pharmcas automatically place indentations in the essay?
  47. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    No as long as it's easy to distinguish paragraphs. PharmCAS doesn't format or modify the text.
  48. HopefulDreamer

    HopefulDreamer

    Joined:
    07.11.11
    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    California
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    Thank you! I have spaces in between each paragraph to differentiate them. Did Pharmcas tell you that having no indentations is okay? I just want to be sure :)
  49. Project2015

    Project2015

    Joined:
    04.23.09
    Messages:
    823
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Nope, they didn't say anything. They don't care if you have spelling and/or grammar issues. :p The way it's set up doesn't allow tabs. If you add a bunch of spaces to indent the first paragraph, it removes it when you save the essay. (I guess that's an exception to it not being modified.)
  50. Ayuka001

    Ayuka001

    Joined:
    11.22.08
    Messages:
    544
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    1. when i pasted my ps into pharmcas it was just one big clump w/no indentations at the beginning of each new paragraph, it that okay?
    Also, when I pasted it it said 4498 characters, but after saving and going back to the ps section it said 4496 characters?

    2. for things like Golden Key, under "name of award/honor" do I put "Golden Key membership"?

    3. I got Dean's list for multiple quarters. Do I just list the date for one of those quarters since it says we should only list each award/honors once? Also, what should I put for "organization"?

    Thank you :) !
    Last edited: 07.30.11

// Share //

Style: SDN Universal