I am confused. Help!!

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revolver282

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I've done weeks of research, and i am stumped on a few things. I have talked to counselors and i still can't find a solid answer to any of my questions. If you all would help me, i would be very grateful.

About me.
- High School Senior
- G.P.A of 2.9, ACT of 27 ( only have taken it once)

Questions.

- When is "too late" to start applying for Pharmacy Schools?
- If im not accepted to any pharmacy school anywhere, what do i do?
- I really want to go out of state to attend school, but with my credentials, is that even possible?
- Is one pharmacy school "easier" to get into then another one?
- I was a late bloomer, not really trying in school or knowing what i want to do; How can i improve my chances as an incoming freshman so that i can get accepted into a Pharmacy program right away?

-I feel i have done plenty of research, but i still feel mildly lost, I don't understand the flow of things. For example, what does a student who doesn't get accepted any where do?

- Pos/Neg of Public school vs Private

Any Guidance would be great!
 

gtpederson

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Questions.

- When is "too late" to start applying for Pharmacy Schools?
It's never 'too late' per se, only past the deadline for the year's Pharmcas application cycle, really.

- If im not accepted to any pharmacy school anywhere, what do i do?
Keep on with undergrad? Get more pharmacy experience?

- I really want to go out of state to attend school, but with my credentials, is that even possible?
Can't help you there, you'd be applying to 0-6 programs, but I think they're fairly competitive

- Is one pharmacy school "easier" to get into then another one?
As a general rule, your state university will be 'easier' since many of them tend to accept in-state applicants first. Not all of them play favorites though.

- I was a late bloomer, not really trying in school or knowing what i want to do; How can i improve my chances as an incoming freshman so that i can get accepted into a Pharmacy program right away?
Get A's in your prereqs, get good LORs from professions, find a pharmacist to blackmail/run errands for, etc.


-I feel i have done plenty of research, but i still feel mildly lost, I don't understand the flow of things. For example, what does a student who doesn't get accepted any where do?
Apply again next year if you're serious. Otherwise, a (lame) backup plan is always Medicine :laugh:

- Pos/Neg of Public school vs Private
Public is cheaper, but if you're out of state sometimes harder to get into.
Private is more expensive (to put it mildly) but does not discriminate based on residence (generally)



Judging from your post... you do realize that you need 2 or more years of undergrad to get accepted into a normal (non-0 to 6) Pharmacy school, yes?
 
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