Which schools accept science prerequisites older than 10 years?

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I know most schools do not and it will take forever to call every school to find out. I'd appreciate if you can kindly post the names of the schools you know that do not require science prerequisites completed within 10 years. Thanks a lot!

Thanks to all who are willing to share and help! Below are the responses we've got so far. I'll keep updating this and hope the thread can provide useful information.

Midwestern CPG for example will accept them but they say this:

"View with concern those applicants who include pre-pharmacy math and science coursework that was completed longer than 10 years ago. More recent (within five years) pre-pharmacy math and science coursework is preferred."
UCSF is one that accepts old prereqs.
if you have a good PCAT score and all the other requirements, older prereqs are not a problem at U of MN (at least in my case).
 
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I am sorry to say that you have to retake them.
That is not true. It depends on the school. Midwestern CPG for example will accept them but they say this:

"View with concern those applicants who include pre-pharmacy math and science coursework that was completed longer than 10 years ago. More recent (within five years) pre-pharmacy math and science coursework is preferred."

Now if you rocked your PCAT or had a career that involved lots of science, I'm sure they would have less concerns when viewing those old grades.
 

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UCSF is one that accepts old prereqs.
 
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I am sorry to say that you have to retake them.
Too bad.
That is not true. It depends on the school. Midwestern CPG for example will accept them but they say this:

"View with concern those applicants who include pre-pharmacy math and science coursework that was completed longer than 10 years ago. More recent (within five years) pre-pharmacy math and science coursework is preferred."

Now if you rocked your PCAT or had a career that involved lots of science, I'm sure they would have less concerns when viewing those old grades.
Thanks!
UCSF is one that accepts old prereqs.
Thanks!
 

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You might be better off making a list of schools you think you might be interested in and then contacting them directly. If you find their policies too restrictive, then expand your list. I don't think anyone here is going to give more than a few names.
 

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I know most schools do not and it will take forever to call every school to find out. I'd appreciate if you can kindly post the names of the schools you know that do not require science prerequisites completed within 10 years. Thanks a lot!
AKA: I'm too lazy to research my own pharmacy schools of interest--do it for me.

That's determination right there.
 

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My undergrad science courses (except for Microbio and Anatomy) were quite a bit older than 10 years and I have been accepted for fall '09 at U of MN. The admissions committee does like to see recent grades and the ability to handle a full course load. Again, if you have a good PCAT score and all the other requirements, older prereqs are not a problem at U of MN (at least in my case).
 

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AKA: I'm too lazy to research my own pharmacy schools of interest--do it for me.

That's determination right there.
This place is great, ain't it? Dozens of people who want to be babied, spoon-fed, butt-wiped and powdered. Don't want to do any of their own work,any of their own research, devise their own answers to common interview questions.... the list goes on and on.
 
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You might be better off making a list of schools you think you might be interested in and then contacting them directly. If you find their policies too restrictive, then expand your list. I don't think anyone here is going to give more than a few names.
Thank you very much for the advice! I have already contacted my top choice schools, which don't accept old science prerequisites. I only expect a few names anyway, so it's not a problem. You have been very helpful. Thank you again!
 

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AKA: I'm too lazy to research my own pharmacy schools of interest--do it for me.

That's determination right there.
I would classify this as doing research. In the real world, often it is easier and more efficient to go to a person who knows the answers than to look for everything yourself. When you are a pharmacist, are you going to scour the literature or ask the guy down the hall who can answer your question in thirty seconds? In this case, the OP came to a place where it is likely that people will know the information already and won't mind sharing. I'm sure if she finds the answers unsatisfactory, she will continue researching.
 

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I would classify this as doing research. In the real world, often it is easier and more efficient to go to a person who knows the answers than to look for everything yourself. When you are a pharmacist, are you going to scour the literature or ask the guy down the hall who can answer your question in thirty seconds? In this case, the OP came to a place where it is likely that people will know the information already and won't mind sharing. I'm sure if she finds the answers unsatisfactory, she will continue researching.
For once, I completely agree with you.

Shhhhhocking. :oops:
 

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AKA: I'm too lazy to research my own pharmacy schools of interest--do it for me.

That's determination right there.
As other people have already noted: you can check the web-site of every pharmacy school (since I assume the OP isn't too picky) and hope their pre-requisites section mentions explicitly what their policies are about old courses, OR you can start a new thread, which has a very clear title.

You should only go with the former if you have a low people-crapping-in-your-thread tolerance. :p
 
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AKA: I'm too lazy to research my own pharmacy schools of interest--do it for me.
That's determination right there.
Unfortunately, your logic is flawed.

First, posting a question here doesn't mean that I don't do my own research. I've contacted several, even though not all 120, pharmacy schools. This thread is simply another more efficient way of conducting the research.

Second, this is a public forum, so the answers are useful to everyone. I'm not just asking the question for myself. People have different schools of interest.
 
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Unfortunately, your logic is flawed.

First, posting a question here doesn't mean that I don't do my own research. I've contacted several, even though not all 120, pharmacy schools. This thread is simply another more efficient way of conducting the research.

Second, this is a public forum, so the answers are useful to everyone. I'm not just asking the question for myself. People have different schools of interest.
Very rarely do I see an OP who argues their logic and backs it up. I applaud you.
 

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Unfortunately, your logic is flawed.

First, posting a question here doesn't mean that I don't do my own research. I've contacted several, even though not all 120, pharmacy schools. This thread is simply another more efficient way of conducting the research.

Second, this is a public forum, so the answers are useful to everyone. I'm not just asking the question for myself. People have different schools of interest.
Well done.