Dismiss Notice
Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.

List of schools that DON'T require the PCAT

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by TPMOH, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. TPMOH

    TPMOH Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2001
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone have a list of PharmD shools that DON'T require the PCAT? I have already taken the OAT & got in the 93-95% range back in 1997 & I have completed one year of Optometry school at Ohio State and had a 3.4 GPA. I am considering applying to Pharm school, but I don't want go thru the admissions test thing again if I don't have to. I think that my performance in a rigorous professional school should tell any adcom that I can handle the coursework in pharm school. Thanks.
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. VP_Pharm2004

    VP_Pharm2004 Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    112
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Well here's a list of all the schools that participate with PharmCAS and whether they require the PCAT or not. Note again, these are not all the pharmacy schools/colleges in the US, just the ones that participate w/ PharmCAS.

    http://www.pharmcas.org/applicants/AAGRequiredTestsT.htm


    The only thing the adcoms might question you on is your decision to change professions.
     
  4. michelleca4

    michelleca4 Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2003
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Worcester
    Boston
    Western
    UOP
    USC
    LLU
    UCSD
    UCSF
    Purdue
    Nevada
    Hawaii
    Albany
    U of Conn
    U of New Mexico
    Oregon State
    U of Pittsburg
    Samford
    WSU
    Hampton
    Idaho
    Long Island U
    Northeastern
    St. John's U
    Temple
    U of Louisiana
    U of Michigan
    U of South Carolina
    U of Toledo
    Ohio Nothern
    Flordia A & M
    U of Arkansas

    I hear the easiest PCAT schools to apply to: U of Maryalnd, MWU, Chicago and Creighton. My friend's knows a guy who guy accepted to Creighton with a 2.85 GPA and I know two people who are invited to the openhouse/interview in Chicago and they both have less than a 3.00 GPA.
     
  5. curious_georgie

    curious_georgie Monkeys!!!
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Try this site. I believe that it lists all pharmacy schools in the US & more. Just think about where you want to go and check to see if they require the PCAT. Emailing is also good [eek, fragment ^^].

    http://www.pharmacy.org/schools.html
     
  6. MNnaloxone

    MNnaloxone DY-NO-MITE!
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2003
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trying not to offend any Creighton students or grads, but their grads have a 'reputation' up here in the North Central.
     
  7. scuba_smitty

    scuba_smitty paintballer
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know one on michelleca4's list has changed, Samford did not require it for this years entering class but they do require it for next years entering class
     
  8. 28657

    28657 Smile like you mean it
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2003
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think you have to limit yourself to schools that don't require the PCAT. You obviously did very well on the OAT, and you'd most likely get a similar score on the PCAT. It's really not a hard test, nothing for you to be worried about!! :)
     
  9. ApothRM

    ApothRM Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2003
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    I second AmandaRx...The is not an extremely hard test..And considering you did so well on the OAT, you should definitely not limit your options. Assuming that your desicion on not taking the pcat is based on the lack on time to the next application, I wish u the best of luck in pursuing pharmacy..

    :thumbup:
     
  10. Willhappen

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    Yeah, except for california schools, more and more schools are starting to require the PCAT.

    Hey MNnaloxone, what do you mean a "reputation"?
     
  11. spshl k

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Dental Student
    asddfd
     
    #10 spshl k, Aug 23, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  12. pharmRxn

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    you are asking someone who posted this message 5 freaking years ago.
     

Share This Page