benyben

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Hello.

Has anyone heard about USN changing - or wanting to change - their admission criteria (require a baccalaureate, pcat, and so on)?

I am hoping to apply for 2010, and it made me worried.

Thanks
 

etspinner

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Letters of recommendation, pharmacy experience or a prior degree are NOT required.The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) will be required for fall 2010 application (www.pcatweb.info).
That's on their website under Admissions Highlights.
 

RXsocal

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Hello.

Has anyone heard about USN changing - or wanting to change - their admission criteria (require a baccalaureate, pcat, and so on)?

I am hoping to apply for 2010, and it made me worried.

Thanks
The less they require, the higher the GPA must be. I've read a lot about the applicants who actually got accepted to USN and their GPA were generally 3.7 and above.
 
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bluesickle

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The less they require, the higher the GPA must be. I've read a lot about the applicants who actually got accepted to USN and their GPA were generally 3.7 and above.
I heard the GPA is high because they only look at the last XX units, so if you graduated with a 2.0 GPA in underwater basket weaving at your University but received straight A's at a community college, you'll be in the pool of applicants with a 4.0 GPA.

BTW, they don't require a single letter of recommendation? That comes as a surprise to me.
 

Isoprop

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I heard the GPA is high because they only look at the last XX units, so if you graduated with a 2.0 GPA in underwater basket weaving at your University but received straight A's at a community college, you'll be in the pool of applicants with a 4.0 GPA.

BTW, they don't require a single letter of recommendation? That comes as a surprise to me.
you can apply for academic forgiveness. they only consider the last 5 years of academic work. the flip side is that you have to complete all your prereqs within the last 5 years to apply.
 

bluesickle

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you can apply for academic forgiveness. they only consider the last 5 years of academic work. the flip side is that you have to complete all your prereqs within the last 5 years to apply.
Yes, that was it ... last 5 years of coursework. It's a shame that the schools that I've applied to doesn't do that.
 

calisoca

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you can apply for academic forgiveness. they only consider the last 5 years of academic work. the flip side is that you have to complete all your prereqs within the last 5 years to apply.
This must suck for the applicants that needed a decade to complete their pre-reqs.
 

Electrode

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This must suck for the applicants that needed a decade to complete their pre-reqs.
Yup...but at least, it is better than most other professional programs/schools that doesn't consider it...just bluesickle said. So, it's good enough as it is(i.e. if they really "forgive" them).
 
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