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Please help! i need some advice.

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by CaliforniaKid, Dec 6, 2008.

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    #1 CaliforniaKid, Dec 6, 2008
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  2. calisoca

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    UCD grad here as well. Had a 2.8 after my first year. Graduated as a 5th year: Got 4 interview requests and I'll be attending pharm school in the Fall of '09. Just depends on how much you want it.

    Sounds like your first 2 years are slappin' your nut sac. Retake the classes that are holding you down. Do not ever give up. Persistance is the key. Good luck.
     
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    Not to mention some programs offer grade forgiveness and/or will consider your higher grade if you retake a course.
     
  4. Thanks, thats great to know. I've heard of one program in nevada that does that. anyone know of any others? thanks
     
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    If you have a very high PCAT, Michigan typically takes in people who have other redeeming factors. One of my housemates had one of the lowest entering GPAs with a sub 3.0 - if you can write well and have inspiration to apply, you might consider Michigan. They also are aware of how competitive the UCs are (we have quite the influx from Berkeley/UCLA/the like).
     
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    Definitely repeat the courses and try to raise your GPA. Pharm schools place more emphasis on pre-req courses so doing a masters won't really be helpful. Do really well on the PCAT and the other parts of your app also. I haven't heard of any other programs that do grade forgiveness besides USN, but you could try the search function on the forum.
     

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