Arizona's pre-pharmacy adviser sent us all this. Just for anyone who's interested in U of A's CoP. It's also on their Pharmacy website. Reasons Why A Candidate Is Not Admitted A candidate did not have a complete application if they: * failed to take the PCAT by the end of 2006. * failed to submit their application on time. * failed to pay application fee on time. * were missing letters of recommendation. * failed to take correct required courses. * had missing or incomplete information in their application. The Admissions Committee (AC) strictly enforces the deadlines. No exceptions are made. A candidate must have had the following to receive an interview invitation: 1. Science GPA ≥ 3.15 2. PCAT chemistry subscore ≥ 50 % 3. Experience in a pharmacy setting. While research is a unique/valuable experience, it is not acceptable as the only type of pharmacy experience. The AC expects to see at least 4-6 months of work or volunteer experience in a pharmacy setting at the time the application is submitted. This assures the committee that the student has an understanding of the profession. (Please email <[email protected]> if you have any questions or concerns about your particular experience.) 4. A B or higher in Organic Chemistry lecture 5. Strong letters of recommendations Please note: A candidate may have been deficient in more than one criterion listed above and not invited to interview. If a candidate received an invitation (and attended) the interview but was not accepted: * The Admissions Committee evaluates a candidates application holistically. For some candidates there may be one particular area that must be corrected to be competitive (i.e. unacceptable on-site essay score). For others, it is not one area, but a culmination of small details. Therefore, we recommend that every applicant do the following to increase their competitiveness: practice interview skills, gain quality pharmacy experience, involve yourself in organizations and community service, and be active in Prepharmacy Club (if there is one at your college or university).