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The "I got my scores" thread...

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by beccala33, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. beccala33

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    I haven't yet gotten my scores, but I would like to start a thread so that people can share when they get their scores and how they did. Anyone?
     
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    I live in SC and I received my scores this morning.

    Verbal - 75
    Biology - 77
    Reading Comp - 53
    Chemistry - 90
    Math - 68

    Composite - 78

    Not great but my school only wants a 75 to be competitive and I have a 4.0 science prereq and only studied two nights before with no verbal or reading comp involved, which obviously showed. Test is not that bad. I have just always done bad on any standardized test I have taken in relative terms compared to my GPA. I am one of those statistical anomalies in that respect. At least, I didnt hurt myself with the standardized test like usual. I am actually a little above. But, I do feel that if I would have studied properly I could have at least gotten in the upper 80's. But, I chose to do well in my classes instead. I know science GPA is my butter. Later and good luck to everyone and I hope everyone will get what score they need but I know that is not possible. But, there is always next time. Remember that to those that are disappointed. Peace!
     
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    Still no scores for central Florida. :(
     
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    Ok...So I am in Minnesota and I recieved my scores! Except they are BAD and I am very bummed... My composite is 55 what do you all think are my chances of being considered??? I am applying to U of Iowa, Creighton, U of Ill-Chicago, Midwestern-Glendale, and Nova...PLEASE HELP!!! :confused:
     
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    Oops, didn't mean to create a new thread... but I felt I had a weird situation (see my thread about "bad chem score").

    jlpolla, I know that Creighton likes to see an 80 Composite; don't be bummed though, take it in January as they do look at those scores. I believe UIC does too, and I don't know about the other schools. You know what to expect now, so you'll likely do better. :thumbup:
     
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    I did really well with 96 composite, but it included a Biology score of 62 which is kinda low I'm guessing. Will schools look closely at that? The thing is..at the time of the test I was only 6 weeks into Biology 1.
     
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    I just got my score in FL... 98! Yaa! (I'm a second timer though) :D
     
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    First time 93. I am super happy.
    I am in Fl
     
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    Wow, you guys are smokin'! :cool:
     
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    I just got my scores, 86th %...
    Don't know whether or not to be happy. I was hoping for higher because I don't have the strongest GPA...
    Should I register to take the jan. pcat.
     
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    Seriously, I wouldn't. Not unless the school(s) to which you are applying specifically state they prefer PCATs over 90. An 86 really is a good score. I didn't have the highest cumulative GPA, had an 84 PCAT, and had 3 interviews last year.
     
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    an 86 means out of an average 100 people, only 13 got a higher score than you overall.

    Congrats!
     
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    First timer also, 92 composite here. 77 in bio also dangit, but I have no idea how I did so bad. Im also very interested in knowing how much they stress biology.

    Applying to UF also.
     
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    Verbal (443) 95
    Biology (440) 94
    Reading (431) 90
    Quantitative (409) 68
    Chemistry (424) 84
    Composite (429) 92 :love:
    Writing 2 :(
    Overall, I am happy and suprised. I was opening the envelope just hoping for a 70. I am unsure what to do because my quant and writing are low. I had already signed up for the Jan test, I need advice. I didn't have enough time to finish chem and quant, and I was tired by the time I got to the writing.
     
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    scores are here in NC, my bf got his today, 91% :D
     
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    Glad to hear no scores in Central FL. I got a little worried as I drove down to W. Palm this AM that Harcort had my old address and my scores would have to be forwarded to my new address!!! As a second timer, I would like to know if I did better or bombed.


    I'm thinking tomorrow is the day!!! As I offered last year...all those in Central FL who get into UFL Orlando should meet up for a hearty malted beverage upon entrance!!! Hopefully that will include me this year!!! :D
     
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    :mad: :mad: :eek: I am so upset! I didn't get my scores today! UGH!! I am in Charleston SC, and I thought for sure I would get mine since someone else in SC got theirs! Hopefully tomorrow but this is killing me! I am just going to go into work late tomorrow and wait around for the mail! :scared:
     
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    I got mine. Composite was 88, but really did bad in chem and quant. I'm not sure if I should retake, or if the composite is good enough??
     
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    I took mine on November 12th, only 2 weeks ago and I'm killing myself and jealous that all of you have your scores already! Hopefully Harcourt will take into consideration and speed the process up!
     
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    I got my scores today! :) I'm in Alabama

    Verbal: 97
    Biology: 96
    Reading Comp: 85
    Quantitative Analysis: 92
    Chemistry: 96
    :clap: Composite: 97 :D

    I literally danced when I saw my score. :p
     
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    Got my score today in Tennessee...94 Composite!! I am so relieved and happy! :)
     
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    88 is a good and competitive score. :)
     
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    i dont know how this would sound but
    verbal 23
    biology 77
    reading 33
    quatitative 99
    chemistry 99
    composite 96

    Well English is my 4th language...
     
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    Got my scores in Chicago on friday. I've been out of school for almost 10 years and need about a semester to complete my degree. My GPA was poor (2.75). My scores are as follows:

    VA 432 90%
    Bio 435 91%
    RC 425 85%
    QA 414 75%
    Chem 428 87%
    Comp 427 91%

    Writing 4

    I am happiest with my QA score believe it or not, since I was guessing on what seemed to be half of the section just to finish. Overall I am very pleased with the composite, but given my situation, would I even be considered?? Any comments or suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    Still no scores. :mad: :scared:
     
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    I think the reason that schools list the minimum GPA considered as being a 2.0, 2.5 or 2.75 etc. is because of students just like you. Having a 90+ PCAT score is very good and makes you more competitive.
    I know of students who have been accepted with sub-3.0 GPA's. With your PCAT score, I think you will at least be offered an interview at a school whose minimum requirements you meet. Good luck! :luck:
    (I also thought I would BOMB QA and was pleasantly surprised with my score even though that section was my lowest of the 5)
     
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    Thanks ndearwater, hopefully I'll get interviewed somewhere. Taking this test was almost an afterthought. Don't get me wrong, I did study and I was very rusty at first as you can imagine. It's kind of weird/cool to be doing academic stuff after so long. I certainly appreciate it alot more this time around. To all you young whipper snappers, don't be lazy or you'll be trying to get into Pharm school in your 30's like me!!

    Just out of curiosity, does the writing section hold any weight?

    By the way, great job on your amazing score ndearwater!!
     
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    I'm worried about my scores... I keep seeing people with 97-99% composite scores but I'm not sure how my Pharm schools will look at mine...

    Verbal Ability 427 / 87%
    Biology 430 / 88%
    Reading Comprehension 419 / 79%
    Quantitative Ability 444 / 95%
    Chemistry 424 / 84%
    Composite 429 / 92%
    Writing: 4

    I already had my interview and I had applied as an early decision applicant but was deferred as a regular applicant (waiting for PCAT scores maybe) and I have had only 1 full year of college-prep work. Will the schools be "kind" to me maybe? I hadn't even taken Orgo yet...
     
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    What are you talking about? :rolleyes: Your scores are awesome. You have absolutely nothing to worry about. :p
     
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    I as about to say! If I get scores like that I would be flying high! I wouldn't worry at all! Your scores are well-rounded and that's what they like to see! I am still waiting on my Oct. scores and have a feeling I may have to re-take in Jan. We'll see!
    It's absolutely fantasic to be in the 90's, great to be in the 80's just fine to be in the 70's but under that I would re-take it. Given all the scores are above 50% in each sub-section, that is! :laugh:
     
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    Thanks PharmBoy!
    And inocenciotj, don't be crazy :wow: Your score is awesome!
     
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    Wow - I was so stressed because I was out of town for Thanksgiving, so had to wait until I got back to get scores. Then my husband took them out of the mailbox and hid them, so I was digging through a mound of catalogs and couldn't find them!! Finally, he gave them to me.

    VA 97
    BIO 98
    RC 85
    QA 72
    CHEM 99
    composite 98

    Needless to say, I am pretty ecstatic!
     
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    wow, you guys did so well. I didn't do as much as I have expected. What do you think my chances are for my following scores:

    Verbal - 29%
    Reading - 43%
    Biology - 57%
    Chemistry - 92%
    Math - 98%
    Composite - 80%
    Writing - 4
     
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    hey everyone please post your full scores, especially your scaled score on composite, thanks!!


    June:
    Verbal 418 78%
    Biology 385 29%
    Reading 463 99%
    Quantitative 407 65%
    Chemistry 385 28%
    Composite 412 73%

    Writing 5



    October:
    Verbal 416 75%
    Biology 412 71%
    Reading 438 94%
    Quantitative 411 72%
    Chemistry 414 74%
    Composite 418 82%

    Writing 3
     
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    90+ PCAT = Composite or 90+ in every section?
     
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    Congrats on improving your score! What did you do to increase your Bio and chem?
     
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    I feel a bit devastated.

    October 2004
    60 Verbal
    85 Biology
    86 Reading Comprehension
    44 Quantitative Ability
    79 Chemistry
    76 Composite

    October 2005
    75 Verbal Ability
    91 Biology
    71 Reading Comprehension
    64 Quantitative Ability
    44 Chemistry
    4 Writing Score
    75 Composite

    I'm getting my bachelors in molecular and microbiology next semester. I can't believe I got a 44 in the Chemistry section after all the courses I've taken. I'm getting an A in biochemistry for crying out loud. My top school target is UF... 3.6 overall GPA... maybe 3.3-3.4 prereq GPA. I'm practically in shock here. :( :scared:
     
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    Each is good. I think 80+ is a good composite and 70-80 is so-so. In the upper 60's the score may begin to become a liability.
     
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    I really need help improving my chemistry score, what did you do differently to make such an improvment?
     
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    By 90+ PCAT, I mean composite.
     
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    This fall I took General Biology and I retook Organic I, which I had about 3 years ago. Both classes helped a great deal as you can see, especially when you consider I did nothing else to prepare.

    I really need to review my math - I haven't had a math class in about 2 years and Gen Chem as it's been 4 years since I had it. I'll study both of those and work through the Kaplan, Peterson, and Baron books as much as possible for the Jan test.

    My goal is 90+ and I definitely feel it's attainable. The thing I was really disappointed in from the Oct test was the 25 point drop in my Reading score. If I had kept the Reading score from the June test, my scaled composite would have been another 5 points higher, making it a 423, and you only need 426 scaled composite for a 90%.
     
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    Excellent book suggestion. Follow the plan. I paid 16.95. you will see awesome results if you follow their timeline.
    5 Steps to a 5, AP CHemistry/McGraw-Hill by Dr JHohn T. Moore and Dr. Richard Langley.
     
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    So are you saying this book is good for Gen Chem review? I might consider getting it. Do you have a similar recommendation for Org Chem review? The Kaplan book was totally lacking in this area.
     
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    I am an organic chemist (actual medicinal chemist) so I am not going to endorse any Orgo books because I don't have the patience to go through them. Actually I get angry at how much useless concepts we have to learn, rather memorize. If one wants to actually learn organic chemistry, one should get to a lab and ruin some experiments first. Then you will know about DMF and Benzene and Ethyl Acetate and trying to do an Sn2 on a neopentyl chloride.
    You have to stare a structures for a few years before you see them as actual molecules that will have physical and chemical properties that will interact with your body.

    YOu are just jumping through hoops here, to get to your goal of being a Pharmd D. so I don't enjoy this. Actually I thought the organic questions where akward and useless on the PCAT.
    This is a very personal opinion, no ofense intended.
     
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    I am so glad I have all my requirements over with... I scored 96th composite, which is fine, I think. I wasnt planning on taking PCAT originally because I was only gonna apply to Cali schools but I decided to be safe.

    I was never worried about PCAT since I figured it only test first 2 years (sophomore-level exam). I had no idea what was going to be on this exam but I figured it'd be easy. What surprised me the most was how little time they gave you! Tricky bastards...

    Driving to the exam was a pain in the butt, I was almost late. It was raining, I almost got killed, ect... YAY for being done!
     
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    I have a BS in chemistry and got a 74 on the chemistry and 74 on biology sections (GULP)! I got an 83 composite. I'm blowing the dust off the g-chem book and going hard core for January. Also...I subscribed to dictionay.com's "word of the day" email so I can learn a new possible vocab word every day. Gotta do every little bit!!!
     
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    I've been trying to find something positive out of my results. :( It just seems strange to me how scoring better than 75% of the people that took the exam can be viewed as a negative. ugh, I've already scheduled to take it for the 3rd time in January. I guess I'll try the cliffnotes studying method this time around. PCATprofessor and the Kaplan book didn't work out so great.
     
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    Are your scores improving each time? Kaplan review book didn't work for me either. :(
     
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    Are your scores improving each time? Kaplan review book didn't work for me either. :(
     

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