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Graduated from UCLA with a Biochemistry degree in the spring with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 2.9. The only redeeming quality of my application is that I got a 99% on the PCAT. Can I get into at least one school in the US or would I be wasting my time and money applying? Thanks for your time
 
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Graduated from UCLA with a Biochemistry degree in the spring with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 2.9. The only redeeming quality of my application is that I got a 99% on the PCAT. Can I get into at least one school in the US or would I be wasting my time and money applying? Thanks for your time

the PCAT is high. So yes, just look at the newer schools, Why was your GPA so low?
 

iZodliquify

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Graduated from UCLA with a Biochemistry degree in the spring with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 2.9. The only redeeming quality of my application is that I got a 99% on the PCAT. Can I get into at least one school in the US or would I be wasting my time and money applying? Thanks for your time
If you have some Pharmacy relate ECs then yes. Plus you'll have a degree.
 

charfdorn

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Graduated from UCLA with a Biochemistry degree in the spring with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 2.9. The only redeeming quality of my application is that I got a 99% on the PCAT. Can I get into at least one school in the US or would I be wasting my time and money applying? Thanks for your time
You can definitely get in. Apply broadly and you'll get in to something with that PCAT, unless you blow the interview.
 

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Don't stress you can definitely get into pharmacy school.
You already have a degree.
PCAT is ridiculously high.
GPA really isn't that bad, I know quite a few people who got in with a 2.8-3.0 with a less than avg PCAT. I'd say if there is still time to squeeze in EC's or volunteer work, do it.
 

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Background: I have a 99% on the PCAT, a BA & MS in Chemistry (3.3/3.5), taught Gen Chem & Organic Chemistry, and almost 3 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

From personal experience, the non-PCAT schools on the West Coast (where my partner and I moving this spring after finding out where he's matching for residency) completely ignore the PCAT. I would think that your GPA is a little low for out-of-state pharmacy schools or pharmacy schools that ignore the PCAT.

You will surely get in somewhere, but I don't think that you will get in everywhere solely because of your GPA.