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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by CaliforniaKid, Dec 6, 2008.
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.
Not to mention some programs offer grade forgiveness and/or will consider your higher grade if you retake a course.
Thanks, thats great to know. I've heard of one program in nevada that does that. anyone know of any others? thanks
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).
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.