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Question from a Texas Pharm Applicant

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by TittlemansCrest, Sep 13, 2017.

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  1. TittlemansCrest


    Sep 12, 2017
    So I just graduated from TCU with a degree in biochemistry and wasn't really sure what I wanted to do for a living except that I wanted to work in healthcare in some capacity. That being the case, I didn't know I was going to pharmacy school and didn't take anatomy, physiology, or any business courses.

    Anyway, I graduated with a 3.3 and scored in the 99th percentile on the PCAT. No pharm experience at the moment, but I have my Pharm Tech Trainee license and am applying for jobs right now. None of the Texas schools except one require the coursework I'm missing, but I was just wondering if anyone has an idea of whether or not out of state schools may be willing to waive a pre-req class or two with my PCAT score or grant financial aid if they don't require the classes I'm missing. Also any pointers on schools with reasonable out-of-state tuition would be greatly appreciated.

    Honestly I don't really know anyone that's been through the process so any advice or comforting words would be appreciated. Thanks a lot.
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  3. LoveWillSaveTheDay


    Apr 22, 2017
    Very very few schools if any will waive pre-reqs, even with a high pcat score. What they MIGHT do is accept you, but make you take those classes before you start. Emphasis on MIGHT, because A&P are the type of classes where many schools won't make an exception on. Now things like speech class, they'll waive if you have your degree. But all science pre-reqs and business classes must be completed before starting pharmacy school if it is listed on that schools requirement.

    I know this because an admin told me I have to take Econ even though I have my degree.
  4. howtobecool


    Apr 12, 2016
    BTW, texas tech does not need A&P
  5. PharmLifeWoot


    Sep 21, 2017
    Get some experience. Even if schools don't require it for admission, there is nothing worse than spending $100,000k on an education and getting a job that you truly dislike going to every day.

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