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PCAT Score Recipients

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by Prepharm1214, May 8, 2008.

  1. Prepharm1214

    Prepharm1214 10+ Year Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    I'm not exactly sure on which schools i wish to apply to for the upcoming this a huge issue when registering for the pcat right now? Currently I have select pharmcas as one recipient but i am unsure on who else to select. Will this cover myself for all of the schools using pharmcas?
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  3. andrewattheU

    andrewattheU 7+ Year Member

    May 17, 2007
    yes it should cover you for all pharmcas schools the only schools you would need to send your scores to directly would be non-pharmcas schools
  4. PearLBenzene

    PearLBenzene Accepted Pharmacy Student 2+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2008
    if you decide to apply to more schools later on you can always add the school to the recipient list of your PCAT score.

    I believe it's about $20 per additional school.
  5. tellsarah

    tellsarah 2+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    I did the opposite and put down the schools I wanted to recieve pcat scores but I failed to select Pharmcas as a recipient:mad: I just did not even see Pharmcas at the very top of the list. Now, I will have to pay the $20 to get a transcript sent to Pharmcas.

    What a silly mistake:rolleyes:
  6. fenixtnlfan

    fenixtnlfan P2 Wildcat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Moving to PCAT forum because of topic
  7. InternDoc

    InternDoc 2+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2008
    chicago to orlando soon
    Make that 2 of us. So can we just log back in to PCAT now and request it OR we have to wait after the exam ?
  8. tellsarah

    tellsarah 2+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    I think you can request a transcript to be sent now but the website states the request may not be processed until 2 weeks after the scores are recieved :rolleyes:

    I am beginning to think this whole application process is going to be one big headache!
  9. argon18

    argon18 7+ Year Member

    May 8, 2008
    when I registered for the PCAT I selected PharmCAS and ALL the schools I am applying (which use PharmCAS by the way) as my score recipients. I now realize that was not necessary. Will they penalize me for not following directions? What do you guys think will happen? :scared:
  10. omnione

    omnione SDN Pharmoderator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Nah, the schools will problem just trash those scores and just use the PharmCAS schools.
  11. MiszRuby

    MiszRuby 5+ Year Member

    May 19, 2007
    im still a little confused about how sending the score recipents work. Does sending scores to pharmcas mean that they will send my score to all the pharmcas schools? I plan on applying to LIU and St john's Fischer. Is it necessary to send my score to LIU, St. John's Fischer and Pharmcas? or sending it only to Pharmcas is good?
  12. omnione

    omnione SDN Pharmoderator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Yes, designating PharmCAS as a PCAT recipient will result in all of the PharmCAS schools you designate on your app getting your scores.

    I guess the codes for individual PharmCAS schools are there for safety purposes given that most PharmCAS schools accept scores directly from Pearson.
  13. MiszRuby

    MiszRuby 5+ Year Member

    May 19, 2007
    thank you Omnione, by any chance do you know where i go to change the score recipient section? b/c i did not put pharmcas as my score recipient?
  14. omnione

    omnione SDN Pharmoderator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    If you've already applied, then I believe that you can call PSE Customer Relations (1-800-622-3231 or 1-888-211-8276) and change it up until the Late Registration deadline for your test. If that deadline has passed, then I think that you're stuck with having to request another transcript mailed to PharmCAS.

    I will mention that some SDN member had a story where PharmCAS got the scores somehow when they weren't designated. I wouldn't cut corners and assume that this is the case though.
  15. bkiskadd

    bkiskadd 7+ Year Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    I'm a little confused after reading everything.

    I signed up for the June 21st PCAT and automatically put down the 3 schools I'm applying to for them to send my scores to. Was this wrong? Should I have picked PharmCAS only, instead? (They are all PharmCAS schools, btw.) I didn't realize this was an option or I was supposed to do this. From talking to other people I thought it would just automatically go to PharmCAS.

    Do I need to request another transcript be sent to PharmCAS now? I hope not.:(
  16. homeslice

    homeslice 7+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    I actually thought I was going to have this same problem, but I just talked to someone from Harcourt and she said that if you pick any PharmCAS school for your scores to be sent to, the score will automatically get sent to PharmCAS regardless of whether you specifically picked PharmCAS from the list.

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