Bill_252001

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Overall Undergrad GPA 3.6,
Pre Pharmacy GPA 3.9
PCAT 93%.
6 months volunteer tutor
2 months ER volunteer
Plan to take Pharmacy Certification Exam on my own.
I currently do not have any pharmacy experience.

What are my chances?
Applying to:

Univ. of Illinois- Chicago
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Purude University
Univ. of Minnesota
 

beccala33

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Bill_252001 said:
Overall Undergrad GPA 3.6,
Pre Pharmacy GPA 3.9
PCAT 93%.
6 months volunteer tutor
2 months ER volunteer
Plan to take Pharmacy Certification Exam on my own.
I currently do not have any pharmacy experience.

What are my chances?
Applying to:

Univ. of Illinois- Chicago
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Purude University
Univ. of Minnesota
I'm sorry, I mean no offense by this, but is anyone else tired of hearing people with 3.9 gpas ask what their chances for acceptance are? YOU'RE FINE.
 

CatSpam

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Bill, you pathetic twit.

Shut Up Shut Up Shut Up Shut Up.

Prescribe a cyanide capsule for yourself and bite down really hard.
 
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Seveneighty

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Dude, 3.9 GPA?

Are you serious about this whole pharmacy thing? You'll never make it. Give it up while you're only slightly behind.
 

hitmenow

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beccala33 said:
I'm sorry, I mean no offense by this, but is anyone else tired of hearing people with 3.9 gpas ask what their chances for acceptance are? YOU'RE FINE.
I know! I need to stop comming to this forum, everyone has 90+ pcat and 3.5+ gpa and they think theyre underachieving.
 

Utterdevotion

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hitmenow said:
I know! I need to stop comming to this forum, everyone has 90+ pcat and 3.5+ gpa and they think theyre underachieving.
yea...this forum makes me feel like I won't get in anywhere!! :(
 

butterfly18

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Utterdevotion said:
yea...this forum makes me feel like I won't get in anywhere!! :(
I totally feel the same day...it is really depressing
 

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Bill_252001 said:
Overall Undergrad GPA 3.6,
Pre Pharmacy GPA 3.9
PCAT 93%.
6 months volunteer tutor
2 months ER volunteer
Plan to take Pharmacy Certification Exam on my own.
I currently do not have any pharmacy experience.

What are my chances?
Applying to:

Univ. of Illinois- Chicago
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Purude University
Univ. of Minnesota
Well it depends on if you are instate. My stats were better than those(a little higher GPA and same PCAT, and I was a certified tech for 1 year and had a bachelors degree) and I didn't even get an interview at UIC. I was considered out of state. You will have no problem with midwestern chicago.
Not sure about the other two but if they are like other state programs and you are out of state and you don't have a degree you might not be as competitive as others for the few spots for out of state people.
 
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Bill_252001

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I have a bachelors degree in Electrical engineering and I am from Illinois.
 

dirtyart

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museabuse said:
Well it depends on if you are instate. My stats were better than those(a little higher GPA and same PCAT, and I was a certified tech for 1 year and had a bachelors degree) and I didn't even get an interview at UIC. I was considered out of state. You will have no problem with midwestern chicago.
Not sure about the other two but if they are like other state programs and you are out of state and you don't have a degree you might not be as competitive as others for the few spots for out of state people.
Ouch... I better forget about UIC then. It was my #1 school, too :scared:
 

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You will be fine. I had a 3.16 GPA, PCAT 97%, no pharm experience, BS in engineering, did research and volunteering work. I was not an outstanding student, but showed improvement since I started college. They look at the big picture, not just GPA, PCAT...but if one is on the lower end, the other must be very high.

I got in both UIC and MWU-CCP...and yes, I picked MWU over UIC and don't regret that at all. :)
 

acetyl

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Bill_252001 said:
Overall Undergrad GPA 3.6,
Pre Pharmacy GPA 3.9
PCAT 93%.
6 months volunteer tutor
2 months ER volunteer
Plan to take Pharmacy Certification Exam on my own.
I currently do not have any pharmacy experience.

What are my chances?
Applying to:

Univ. of Illinois- Chicago
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Purude University
Univ. of Minnesota

I dunno, I have 4.0 GPA in Astrophysics/Biochemistry, 99% PCAT, Volunteered for 10 years (8 in hospital, 1 in South America, and 1 in the Amazon rain forest), 4 years retail experience, 3 years hospital experience, and I've been the lead author in 6 published research papers. I'm also applying to:

University of Illinois-Chicago
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Purude University
University of Minnesota

So you might have you're work cut out for you!

J/K :laugh:
 

ageldred

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acetyl said:
I dunno, I have 4.0 GPA in Astrophysics/Biochemistry, 99% PCAT, Volunteered for 10 years (8 in hospital, 1 in South America, and 1 in the Amazon rain forest), 4 years retail experience, 3 years hospital experience, and I've been the lead author in 6 published research papers. I'm also applying to:

University of Illinois-Chicago
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Purude University
University of Minnesota

So you might have you're work cut out for you!

J/K :laugh:
You forgot to mention how your parents are both alumni from those pharmacy schools and are big donors and your father is on the admissions board at at least two of them. ;)
 

acetyl

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that. My great great grandfather on my mother's side started the pharmacy school in Chicago, and my great great grandfather on my father's side started the school at Purdue. Both my mom and dad are on the admission committee, and my dad is the admission chair at Chicago. We're really close too, so if you send me some money in the mail, I might be able to put in a good word. :laugh:
 

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ageldred said:
You forgot to mention how your parents are both alumni from those pharmacy schools and are big donors and your father is on the admissions board at at least two of them. ;)

And that you sleep with someone on the admissions board (preferably, the guy who isn't your father).
 

acetyl

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qingywingy said:
You make me feel worthless.
Once Bill sends me some money, I'll send you a little bit too. ;)
 
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