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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by jun99, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. jun99

    jun99 2+ Year Member

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    So how much money have you guys spent on this whole application process...pharmCAS fees, supplemental app. fees, transcript fees, processing other documents fees, travel/hotel for interviews, deposits....I paid for everything one step at a time, but today I started totaling everything, and SHEEEESH! I never thought this whole ordeal would be so expensive! :eek:
     
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  3. Idesiretosling

    Idesiretosling 2+ Year Member

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    I think I spent about 325-350 total. I only applied to 2 schools though.
     
  4. jun99

    jun99 2+ Year Member

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    My PharmCAS alone was more than that :(
     
  5. aboveliquidice

    aboveliquidice No sacrifice - No victory Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    San Antonio, TX
    Applying to instate schools really does save you money... I applied to Pacific just like Idesiretosling, but ended up spending 750 (including new suit - I think).

    Regardless though - it was the best money I have ever spent...


    ~above~
     
  6. Idesiretosling

    Idesiretosling 2+ Year Member

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    O ya I forgot about buying the suit, alright I spent another 350 dollars I guess, so 700 total then. damn... I have already used he suit at a couple other functions, so should be useful throughout pharmacy school as long as i don't get too fat and grow out of it horizontally.
    Long hours of studying=pizza and trail mix mmmmm I'm actually eating both of those right now studying for physiology test hahaha.
     
  7. Farmercyst

    Farmercyst On with the Poodles already Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    A few more of those one-handed pushups should help. Just remember to switch every now and then so you're not lopsided:laugh: .

    So far I'm still under $1K, but that's because I only applied to one out of state school and still have two schools out of four that haven't replied yet.
     
  8. KellyBean

    KellyBean 2+ Year Member

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    In the middle of nowhere
    hahaha....I was thinking the same thing :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  9. crystalpink

    crystalpink Bunny lover 5+ Year Member

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    almost 1k >__>
     
  10. senzabee

    senzabee Member 10+ Year Member

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    Probably $1400 including app fees with just three interviews (although I submitted PharmCAS apps to another 4 schools, 2 of which I declined interviews, 1 where I didn't turn in the supplemental, and 1 school that's reviewing my app currently). It's a costly process, but worth it if you get accepted :)
     
  11. UCIGUY

    UCIGUY Dispensing Machine 10+ Year Member

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    Long Beach, CA
    Hmm, lets see, where my calculator?

    $695 for apps
    $300 for suit
    $50 for alterations on suit
    $1200 for three interviews

    grand total = $2200-ish

    i have to work more hrs at the pharmacy now to pay the bills :(
     
  12. pharmhopeful

    pharmhopeful 2+ Year Member

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    San Francisco, CA
    $335 PharmCAS
    $1043 Travel expenses (Live in SoCal. Have flown to Sacramento then had to get to Stockton for UOP and stay in a hotel, Have flown to Oakland and stayed with family for UCSF, Am flying to Spokane for a WSU interview...need a hotel for that, too)
    $380 Supplemental application fees
    $500 ACP deposit
    $35 or so on Transcripts

    So, around $2308 so far.

    Pricey Pricey!
     
  13. islandgirl

    islandgirl 2+ Year Member

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    $275 Pharmcas
    $90 application fee for non-pharmcas participating school
    $200 supp. app fees
    $160 suit/shoes
    ~$600 travel expenses to California

    TOTAL: $1325..:eek:
     
  14. PolarBear21

    PolarBear21 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    a million dollars..

    no but it seems like it, 75% of the money i have spent though was on my Touro deposit of a million dollars.. no its actually 2k, but wow did that hurt my financial circumstances..
     
  15. pharmhopeful

    pharmhopeful 2+ Year Member

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    I totally thought that the $500 Albany deposit was outrageous until I heard that Touro requires $2K! ....then I found out that most private schools require around $500 anyway and then it ($500) didn't seem quite as ridiculous. Congratulations on Touro, though! :) I have some friends interviewing there this month.
     
  16. sputnik25

    sputnik25 2+ Year Member

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    Pharmcas was a rip off the only school i needed it for was western and they denied me. Didn't buy a new suit just wore some dockers and a dress shirt. I also took the PCAT and registered late. Total $500 + or - $50. Would have been a lot more if I decided to go to hawaii for an interveiw but I decided I was very happy with LLUSP. Plus 500 bones to hold my spot
     
  17. JJRAZ

    JJRAZ 2+ Year Member

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    I spent quite a bit...
    New Suit and Shoes..$400
    Phramcas about $400
    UofA about $70
    Supp Apps about $300
    Transcripts about $70

    Minnesota 26th of Jan
    Plane ticket: $200
    Rental Car $150
    Food: $50
    Stayed with family

    Midwestern CPG 29th of Jan
    Gas $10

    University of Arizona 2nd of Feb
    Gas $50

    Midwestern CCP Feb 12th
    Plane Ticket $200
    Hotel for 2 nights $140
    Rental Car $140
    Food$ 50

    So I spent somewhere around $2200-2300, but but it was well worth it, got accepted to every school I interviewed at, canceled Iowa and Colorado Visits. Going to attend UofA
     
  18. smallkitty00

    smallkitty00 Member 5+ Year Member

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    If I get in, I do not mind spending more money or working longer hours.....SO SADDDDDDDDDDD NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. I check my missed calls and voice mail like every 5 mins or so just to see if Western or LLU have called....
     
  19. sputnik25

    sputnik25 2+ Year Member

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    When did you interveiw at LLU smallkitty00
     
  20. senzabee

    senzabee Member 10+ Year Member

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    To update my earlier tally, my last school I was waiting for invited me to an interview!!! But, it's going to cost me about $1000 ($600 flight + $400 hotel), so that'll bring my cost (if I go) to about $2500 :scared: . I have no idea if I should go now :( that's the exact same cost it was for me to go to my other THREE interviews! Geez, I don't know what to do...
     
  21. smallkitty00

    smallkitty00 Member 5+ Year Member

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    I've been waiting for LLU to call me for an interview......sorry for not being so clear. I only interviewed at USC back in November and was put on active consideration.

    Best of luck to you. :)
     
  22. TheHillCrew

    TheHillCrew 2+ Year Member

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    Pharmcas: 375
    Applications: 350
    Acceptance deposit: 500
    Plane Ticket: 250
    Total: 1475

    Maybe another 700 on another deposit because I am still deciding where I want to go. This would bring my total to 2175.
     
  23. pharmd4me@510

    [email protected] druggist_2_be 10+ Year Member

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    Pharmcas: $800
    Secondary Apps: $200
    Suit: $120

    Turning down pharmacy schools--priceless
     
  24. Pharmcat

    Pharmcat Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Amarillo, Texas
    Application fees $315
    Travel expense $300
    frantic last minute pantyhose purchase because I tried ironing my pantyhose $3.98 :laugh:
     
  25. PolarBear21

    PolarBear21 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Really? I am quite opposite.. if anyone remembers I even created a thread about it, I find it VERY VERY difficult to turn down a pharmacy school I've been accepted to.
     
  26. Pharmcat

    Pharmcat Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I agree. Although I didn't turn down any acceptance to Pharmacy school, I did turn down interview requests which was hard for me to do.
     

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