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PCAT v GPA

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by jessicaholland1, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. jessicaholland1

    jessicaholland1 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew any schools that weight PCAT scores higher than GPA. My GPA is not very competitive, but my PCAT score is high. I've seen some people on here w/ acceptances and similar stats, so I plan to apply anyway, but I wanted to know if certain schools care more about PCATs. Is there a website that lists average PCAT score and average GPA of schools?
     
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  3. omnione

    omnione SDN Pharmoderator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    I was in a similar situation and I ended up getting into three schools with interview offers from four schools total.

    I don't know of a specific school that specifically looks at PCAT more favorably than the GPA by default, but your high PCAT should compensate for your relatively low GPA some for any school.

    Many schools list their incoming class profile on the school's website. That information includes the average PCAT score and the average GPA of entering students.
     
  4. KellyBean

    KellyBean 2+ Year Member

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    Don't quote me, but I don't think there is any school out there that weight the PCAT more than GPA. It's not that hard to get a good PCAT score, but it is however, harder to have and keep a good GPA. Besides, how can you weight something that someone does in one Saturday morning more than what that person's been doing for years?
     
  5. wbrown

    wbrown 2+ Year Member

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    At the interview A&M Kingsville told us they weight the PCAT and the GPA the same.
     
  6. Dr2011

    Dr2011 UF Class of 2011 Orlando 2+ Year Member

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    i took pcat 3 times and my score still sucks (my verbal score is really low b/c english is not my 1st language).. but i do have strong gpa.. when i was applying i was stressing out so much b/c my pcat score is low. but i did get in UF, NOVA n LECOM.. so i guess pcat is not everything, i wouldn't say gpa is everything too.. there are other factors tht play role during application process like LORs, experience, volunteer work, how many Ws you have on ur transcript and lists go on..


     
  7. HarcourtMonopol

    HarcourtMonopol 2+ Year Member

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    PCAT is the strongest predictor of NAPLEX performance, at least for Texas Tech pharm students. GPA is a good predictor too, though. I don't think any of us really know how schools weight them, but I think its safe to assume they're both important.
     

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