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REAPPLYING to UF, is acceptance likely?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by rosiered, May 4, 2007.

  1. rosiered

    rosiered 5+ Year Member

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    Hey guys, pharmcas for the 2008 cycle opens June 1, 2007. I applied to UF this year, and didn't get in. Is it likely for reapplicants to get in their second time around? Does anyone know what are the statistics? Thank you.
     
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  3. foraminal

    foraminal Member 7+ Year Member

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    If you were invited for the interview then you should apply for ED. Your stats must be competitive. Got nothing to lose but a couple of dollars. Apply early!!!!!!
     
  4. tricia

    tricia Member 5+ Year Member

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    I applied to UF two years ago and didnt get in. I retook a few courses, got some more pharmacy experience, and I just got in this year.
     
  5. gators14

    gators14 2+ Year Member

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    What is ED?
     
  6. cycloketocaine

    cycloketocaine 7+ Year Member

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    Early Decision. You submit your app sooner, so it's more like a first come first serve.
     
  7. Trancelucent1

    Trancelucent1 Gator Girl :) 7+ Year Member

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    problem is they don't even look at your apps until Mid-late January. No matter when you turn them in. At least that's how it was 2 years ago. I spoke with someone on the acceptance committee and they said they all come together and look at them over the course of a few months in no specific order. Really they give you so many points per thing (GPA, PCAT, experience, LOR) and you have to meet so many points just to be considered. Then they evaluate the apps. I know many schools look at them early but UF isn't one of them. When I got in, I applied in mid-late January and received my accepted the first week in February. I really don't think it matters, if they see something they like and you meet their criteria then you're in.
     
  8. masterdix

    masterdix 10+ Year Member

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    I applied last year and got into Nova, PBA, and Mercer but rejected from UF because I took my PCAT in 2004 and didn't realize that UF only took newer scores until after it was too late to take the January PCAT. I figured since the first time I took it I got a 92 composite that I didn't even have to think about it. So that stupid mistake on my part caused me to not get in last year. I debated a lot about just going to one of the other schools but money was a huge factor and I had my heart set on UF. I actually planned on going to another school but backed out in mid august right before orientation and decided to take the year off and apply again. I gained some more experience and got into UF this year! So, I don't think that they hold this years application against you and would say do what you have to do and try again next year.
     
  9. StringTheorist

    StringTheorist 5+ Year Member

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    it cant hurt to try again. maybe try to improve something on your application to justify them looking at it again.. raise your PCATs, get more experience, etc... a few dollars for application fees is worth thousands of dollars and a dream come true in the long run, right? :)
     
  10. Idesiretosling

    Idesiretosling 2+ Year Member

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    Well if you improve your application then there probably is a better chance of getting in but if not then I would say you would not get it.
     
  11. PharmDJH

    PharmDJH Member 5+ Year Member

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    I would say give it a shot you have nothing to lose. I was in your boat last year decided to take the PCAT again increased the score and applied early for this year and got in.

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  12. tmac01

    tmac01 5+ Year Member

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    For those of you that got into UF what were your credentials specifically?
    Score on PCAT?
    Cumulative GPA
    Bach degree?
    how many LORs and from who
    Pharm exp
    extracurric activities
     
  13. hpharm07

    hpharm07 Banned Banned

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    don't be fool by school asking you to reapply...damn those zerox-admission of director's letter, they don't know shi(*t...they should get a doctorate on student's apathy instead hahaha...like i said, don't let those rejection letter asking you to reapply, they don't like you period, what is new on your application? they only want your money and keep pharmcas' in business...maybe i am wrong, but if you get rejected again and gain, then learn the hard way!! good-luck! i really feel for you...:luck:
     
  14. jvillepharmd

    jvillepharmd 2+ Year Member

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    My stats.........maybe not so great, but o well

    PCAT: 75
    GPA: Science 3.9
    No Bachelors, just Associate's
    2 LOR's and both from chemistry professors (1 organic and 1 inorganic)
    No pharm. exp.
    2 yrs tutor experience

    Again my stats aren't so great. But its proof that u don't have to be a all around excellent student. Having said that, u need to be more well rounded meaning pharm exp., extracurric., and especially PCAT and GPA.

    Good luck to u and those applying next cycle.

    OHIO STATE = GATOR BAIT
    GO GATORS
     
  15. tricia

    tricia Member 5+ Year Member

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    My stats

    Pre-req GPA (the way UF calculates it): 3.19
    Overall GPA: 3.38
    PCAT: 90%
    2 years pharmacy experience
    Volunteer experience in animal hospital, grad research, and clubs
    BS in animal science
    2 LOR from pharmacists (UF grads)

    the first time i applied (and didnt get in) my stats were much worse. i had a higher pcat (94 but they added an essay and had to retake it), but my gpa was lower, i had crappy LOR's, no pharmacy experience, and hadn't quite finished my BS. I spent 2 years improving these things and it payed off, I got in.
     
  16. hpharm07

    hpharm07 Banned Banned

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    blah blah blah

    please get a paying job....because that's where "real" experience comes from, period
    volunteer = bs
     
  17. evilolive

    evilolive Member 5+ Year Member

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    Um, no? As long as you're knowledgeable about the field and have researched it thoroughly, you don't have to be a tech or a volunteer to make it in. You don't have to work several years in order to prove to the committee anything - if you're ready, you're ready now - and they'll see that. They'll recognize any research experience and value your future possible contributions to academia.
     
  18. StringTheorist

    StringTheorist 5+ Year Member

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    PCAT: 92
    GPA: prereq on PharmCAS: 3.2
    prereq as UF calculates it: 2.99
    overall GPA: 3.5
    AA degree
    3 LOR from 2 pharmacists I worked with, and 1 from an honors advisor/writing prof
    2.5 years pharm tech experience
    extracurriculars: historian of the prepharm society, ethnic organization involvement, honors org., gay straight alliance
     
  19. ladiejay187

    ladiejay187 2+ Year Member

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    Submit your application as early as possible... they do start looking at them as soon as possible... this year they only had like 10 complete applications in November- it would be good for yours to be one of those so you get more time on the table! Hope is all goes well!
     
  20. ageldred

    ageldred Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm pretty sure they had more than 10 complete in November. Perhaps 10 percent would be a good guess though. It can't hurt to get everything in early.
     
  21. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    There's a girl who used to post on here that was rejected two years in a row. She had a decent GPA and PCAT, too. You need to look at your application and see why you weren't accepted.

    Did you get an interview? If so, then maybe you need to brush up on interview skills.

    If you did not get an interview, look at your GPA, PCAT and personal statement. Retake any classes that can raise your GPA. Retake the PCAT if it is below the 85th percentile. Have someone read your personal statement. I believe all of these things are more important than the date that you apply.
     
  22. jvillepharmd

    jvillepharmd 2+ Year Member

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    I think the best advice I can give is to make sure your GPA balances with ur PCAT. So if u have just a decent PCAT, make sure ur GPA is really good. And also make sure the rest of ur application is filled with extracurricular activities and experience shadowing a pharmacist. Good Luck!
     
  23. sakigt

    sakigt Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I was under the impression you needed one LOR from a pharmacist. :confused:
     
  24. ForcedEntry

    ForcedEntry Lilo got stitched 2+ Year Member

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    Score on PCAT = 92
    Cumulative GPA = 4.0
    Bach degree = no
    how many LORs and from who = 2, VP of R&D for medical device manufacturer (my boss), and Bio professor
    Pharm exp = no (I tailored my PS to match my experience...R&D)
    extracurric activities = 7 yrs USMC/ Toys for Tots
     
  25. ladiejay187

    ladiejay187 2+ Year Member

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    No actually Dr. McKenzie told me personally they had 10 complete applications at that time. I was an officer in a club and he was the faculty advise so I spoke with him often.
     
  26. jmkraus

    jmkraus New Member 2+ Year Member

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    I think a LOR from a pharmacist helps a lot. The pharmacists I work with told me that everyone they've written letters for were accepted. And a LOR from a pharmacist usually goes hand in hand with pharmacy work experience, which also helps.
     
  27. ageldred

    ageldred Member 7+ Year Member

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    That's cool. :) Mine was complete on 11/28. My stats are lower so maybe that's why I didn't get an interview invite earlier....but it is tomorrow! I really hope that I get in and I can actually participate in the UF discussions on here.
     

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