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How does going to back to community college to meet pharm school requirements work?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by dreamer122, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. dreamer122

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    I have already graduated from a 4 year school with a BS degree. However, I am going back to my local community college to take an anatomy class to meet pharmacy school requirement. How does that work? My community college requires that I need to choose my objective for readmission, and the four options are:

    1) Associates Degree
    2) Certificate
    3) Transfer to 4-year institution
    4) Non-Credit Program

    Should I choose the non-credit program? Because none of the others apply to me. But a non-credit program means I will receive a pass/no pass grade. Do pharmacy schools even accept a pass/no pass grade?
     
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  3. Saisri_PharmStdnt

    Saisri_PharmStdnt Class of 2023 Hopeful

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    One of the community colleges I attend suggested using the non-credit program. They sometimes used that to mean you weren't degree seeking with them.
     
  4. VictorOfHungerGames

    VictorOfHungerGames May the odds be ever in your favor

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    Highly doubt schools will accept non-credit classes but i would check with schools you're applying to.
     
  5. Amicable Angora

    Amicable Angora Lagomorpha
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    The appropriate approach is to apply for non matriculation status. This means that you are not formally accepted into any particular program or major path but are able to take a limited amount of courses for credit. You will then proceed to register for whatever courses (for credit) you need to transfer for pharmacy school.
     
  6. Saisri_PharmStdnt

    Saisri_PharmStdnt Class of 2023 Hopeful

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    dreamer122, just called the school and tell them you are non-degree seeking with them. They can advise you of their choice for that particular community college.

    The community college network I am in may refer to things differently. All my classes I have taken though have all their credits attached :)
     
  7. lalaland33

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    When I did classes at CC, I chose the "Associates Degree" option and took the classes I needed. You don't actually need to complete the degree (and they can't force you to lol), just the pre-req classes. So go with either option 1 or 3 :)
     
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    I got my bachelor's at a big university that is pretty well known. Then took 4 classes at a community college and it looks exactly like that....no one ever brought it up and I was excepted to 3 out of 3 schools I applied to. When I did my classes I selected "none degree seeking" and it was fine no meetings with school counselors or any delays on registering at the school I attended
     
  9. BidingMyTime

    BidingMyTime Lost Shaker Of Salt
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    I would think the matriculation to a 4-yr school would be the appropriate options. Because you will be matriculating to a higher level school, and while that is usually 4- yr, it really includes any higher degree institution.
     
  10. Modest_anteater

    Modest_anteater Austin, Texas, USA.

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    This is weird. I did lots of schooling at CC and it was just like à la carte I asked for the list of classes and said "this this this and this please" and paid the money for the classes. Tthat being said I love CC and think it's a great way to do pharmacy. Go to school for one year at CC and then a 3 year program so it should take you 4 years to get a pharmacy degree.
     
  11. Robbin

    Robbin Pharmacist

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    There are pre-classes available you can take that classes. Or why you worry about the requirement. One of the community colleges I attend suggested using the non-credit program. They sometimes used that to mean you weren't degree seeking with them.
     

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