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What 0-6 pharmacy program can I get into?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by weiman, 07.29.08.


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  1. weiman

    weiman

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    I am going a high school senior this upcoming fall and I want to know which 0-6 programs i can get into. I really hoping for Pitt because I live in Pittsburgh, but I've heard its very hard to get in.
    Stats:
    i think 3.87 unweighted(one B-ap us history)
    4.27 weighted
    1370/1600 SAT
    1970/2400 best one score
    2020/2400 collectively best
    Mostly accelerated classes
    AP: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, US history, chem
    Taking this year AP: bio, physics, economics, statistics
    AP tests: 5 on calc bc, 4 on us history, 3 on chem
    770 sat math 2 probably willretake
    retaking sat but not until october

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    Volunteer around 130 hrs
    Place in some math competitions
    Asian

    Also wondering if anyone can give me information on what I can do toward job right now ( like should i do job shadowing)
    Can anyone tell me specific details on conditional admission to pitt (besides on website)
     
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    Ahahaha...I love your last extracirricular. Unless it was meant to be serious.
     
  3. bacillus1

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    You have good stats. You could probably get into most any 0-6 program as long as your essays and recommendations are good for the schools that require them. Your race isn't an EC :) (unless you were a part of an asian student association or something).

    Your 770 math will definitely stand out (pharmacy schools don't really care about verbal unless it's abysmal).

    I got into conditional Pitt, though I ultimately decided not to go there. Who knows if that was for the best or not. Here's what they told us at the open house: you have to keep over a 3.5 to be directly admitted after your second year. If you're between a 3.0 and a 3.5, you just go into the applicant pool and treated as all other applicants, pitt and non-Pitt. Under a 3.0 you're not competitive enough for their applicant pool. Trust me, a 3.5 in college is not so easy. I go to USP and about 20% of my class got over a 3.5 freshman year (based on ALD induction statistics).
     
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  4. lucky1011

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    Hey I'm going to be a senior and I'm looking at 0-6 schools too. Your stats are great. Better than mine. It seems like you have a good chance of getting in. What other schools are you looking at?

    bacillus1,

    How hard is it to get into USP?
     
  5. aznkukuboi

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    Wow 3.5? That's so high. UOP it's 2.70 math/science gpa to get into pharm school under the program. And, getting a 2.70 is pretty hard for the average person. I almost didn't make it, but I pulled it off.
     
  6. bacillus1

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    Not hard. With a 3.5 HS GPA and about a 1250 on your SATs, you're probably good to go. If yours are higher than that, you could try for the honors program. Their honors program gives scholarships for books (though I don't know that much about it since it is starting this year, so I can't get accepted into it anymore since I'm going to be a third year). You need a 2.7 (as long as they haven't raised it to 3.0) to stay in after 2nd year, which is not too bad.

    The school has its issues, but most 0-6 programs do.

    I might as well change my user title to 0-6 guru since I'm always asked about 0-6 programs.
     
  7. weiman

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    Is Pitt minimum for conditional 3.5, on the website it is 3.25, and in college is it really hard to maintain such grades, what are the harder classes
     
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    College is hard because it REALLLLLLLLLY IS EAAAAAAAY TO GET DISTRAAACTEDDDDDDDD... If you can time manage well and focus, you will find that maintaining good grades and having a healthy social life is doable (unless you are a bio major).
     
  9. bacillus1

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    Well maybe they changed? I believe what they told me was 3.5 guaranteed and you could probably still get in with 3.25 but you're put in with all the other applicants. I could be wrong tho. 3.25 isn't too bad, but I really don't think it's that low, or at least it wasn't a couple years back.

    EDIT: I read the site. At the end of your FIRST year you must have an overall GPA and a math/science GPA of 3.25. You better find out what the GPA must be at the end of your 2nd year...I'm still convinced it's 3.5, but who knows?
     
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  10. GatorRxGirl

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    I didn't know Asian was an EC. How do I join that club?
     
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    Here is the list of 0-6 schools just in case you haven't seen it before.
     
  12. weiman

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    I find out tommorrow what it is probably..I'm going to open house. What are the tougher classes in the pre-pharmacy. And if i was in a 2+4 program wouldn't i have to maintain a 3.5+ gpa anyway so is it really that hard?

    lucky- I looking at mainly any east coast 0-6 school.
     

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