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U of Arizona CoP reasons for not admitting people.

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by sle3pyguii, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. 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 candidate’s 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).
     
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  3. KellyBean

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    Someone on SDN got an interview with a PCAT less than 50%.
     
  4. Shadowstar

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    It says on that list pcat chemistry score, not composite score...
     
  5. KellyBean

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    ohh...thanks!! I did not see that. I wonder why they only pick Chemistry. Interesting. This school seems to be very specific in what they want.
     
  6. Trackster

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    That is very true because I got a 99% on my chemistry but it was on the January PCAT exam. I got interviewed but not accepted with a 3.8 Gpa. So I'm just going to review my application again,apply for next year and to a lot of schools too.
     
  7. littlebug

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    I was actually accepted this year to UofA and I had no experience in a pharmacy setting. All my experience was in undergrad research and a 10 week internship at a pharmaceutical company, so I think it depends....
     
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    I'm confused. Doesn't that disprove that they care that much about chemistry? Or do you mean the score they already had was much lower?
     
  9. Trackster

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    I wouldn't know, I think my previous score of 67 Chem was not good enough or because of the fact that the new scores was not taken into consideration. Really I don't know.At this point, I don't know why but I will for sure find out before the next admission cycle.
     
  10. I think what they did was that they took the average statistics from the interviewed/accepted students and just made it a type of benchmark.
     

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