If you don't want people to judge, don't give out extraneous info!Ok, So I graduated from college 2 and a half years ago with my bachelors degree in marketing. I literally just skated by assuming I would be rich one day for something I didn't work for. My GPA when I graduated was 2.39, so don't judge. I got a crappy office job and my parents cut me off. After about 6 months a friend who had graduated in the same semester as me convinced me to volunteer at the hospital once a week. With that said, I realized I was but on Earth to help people. I Started going back to school a year and a half ago and with my new found motivation, I have gotten a 4.0 In my past 39 credit hours (all my classes after graduating). Assuming this trend continues, and I do good on my PCAT, what are the chances of me getting into pharmacy school? Thanks
What's unique about this story? The OP admittedly slacked off while in college, and now wants a second chance. I get calls from people in this exact situation every day.I think your chances are good if you get a solid PCAT score. You have a unique story and you can use it to your advantage. I was in a similar situation with bad grades and even a medical withdrawal in my first two years of undergrad and then I realized I needed to shape up my act and got good grades for the next two years (I am currently a 2nd year pharmacy student btw).
Also I am assuming most of these recent good grades are in your pre-req classes so that IMO is the more important GPA opposed to your overall.
Agreed.What's unique about this story? The OP admittedly slacked off while in college, and now wants a second chance. I get calls from people in this exact situation every day.
No one can really tell you unless you tell us what "low" means. Your GPA seems fine & you have a degree, if you have some strong LORs, good PS, and some ECs or pharm experience, I'd apply.I have BS in bioinformatics a 3.22 GPA ,3.5 sGPA with a low PCAT score . should I be discorag from applying since I have a very low PCAT ?
I'm wondering the same thing. Sounds like SSDD to me I'm not saying don't go for it, but I certainly don't see it as an advantage at all. Basically you'll have to work extra hard to overcome crappy grades from your first degree.What's unique about this story? The OP admittedly slacked off while in college, and now wants a second chance. I get calls from people in this exact situation every day.