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So it says to explain why a quarter load was below 14 units, but the unit max at the school is 16. So when I have 13 units it is difficult to find that one more course that is only 3 or less units, since it would have to be like a laboratory course. And it also seems a bit lopsided in favor for semester students who have max units at 18 or more and have longer sessions. I was wondering if it looks bad to have 13 unit classes per quarter and if I should try and fit some 3 unit classes (although i'm having trouble finding one at this time).

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I think you might want to rewrite that because its kind of hard to follow.

However I think you are asking is it ok to take 13 units.


Some pharmacy schools do prefer you take a heavy course load (16+ units). However my pre-med adviser says GPA>heavy courseload and has reccommended me to take 12/13 units and make it up by taking summer school. Only time will tell if they will still except me but my gpa is 3.88 and all my friends who take 16 units have gpas of around 3.3-3.5.


I'd like other people's insights as well. Has anyone been rejected because of not taking enough units?
 
I think you're going to be fine. One semester I took only 9 semester units but that was because I had severe family problems. Meaning, if you have good course loads throughout your record, then one low unit quarter/semester doesn't really matter. I mean, as long as you have an explanation. If I were you, I wouldn't worry. Everyone has ups and downs. ;)
 
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So it says to explain why a quarter load was below 14 units.

So, I am trying to fill this part of UOP's Supplemental and I have also taken 12 and 13 units throughout my college career (just enough for financial aid), although I did have a quarter with family issues, however, other than that I didn't realize that I had to take so many units...

I am just wondering if anyone who basically has taken a load under 14 units throughout their academic career and has been accepted to UOP can comment on my situation? :confused: Thanks.
 
I'd also like to know the answer to the question by the above poster.
Would 12-14 units per quarter look bad?

I've spread some of my coursework into the summer, so I can do more EC during the school year.
 
I'm currently only taking 10 units, but I'm also working full-time. I think some pharmacy schools will frown on that, others will understand that some people have to work full-time (I'm a midcareer student, 36 years old) or might have other extenuating circumstances.
 
I submitted my UOP app with explanations of why all my semesters were under 14 units. I never really had anything big to explain this with, one semester i had family issues, a couple others i worked alot but really i just didn't want to over due it. I got an interview still so i don't think they look down on it too much. I guess we will find out if i get eccepted or not.
 
So it says to explain why a quarter load was below 14 units, but the unit max at the school is 16. So when I have 13 units it is difficult to find that one more course that is only 3 or less units, since it would have to be like a laboratory course. And it also seems a bit lopsided in favor for semester students who have max units at 18 or more and have longer sessions. I was wondering if it looks bad to have 13 unit classes per quarter and if I should try and fit some 3 unit classes (although i'm having trouble finding one at this time).
I've spoke to some UOP graduates, and they said that the course work at UOP is more intense than other schools (since it's a 3 year program). So, they're probably looking for students who can handle the workload and still maintain a good GPA.
 
I had a hard time on this question as well. So I called admissions about it and the lady said not to worry so much trying to explain why you're under 14 units but rather discuss the positive aspects as to what you were doing during those quarters/semesters such as EC or work or traveling. But of course, if there's family issues/emergency issues, do bring it up as well.
 
Hey~
Did UOP send out interview letters yet? I was freakin' out cuz I accidently went to Pacific University's (in Oregon) thread. Some people there already got their interview AND rejection letters!
I made the second tier (application was sent 8/20) and I haven't gotten anything except for the evaluation checklist result. Those who made the second tier, plz let me know if you've heard from the school. I'm dying here!!:scared:
 
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