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Who is applying without a degree?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Smilescali, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Smilescali

    Smilescali Almost there...
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    Who out there is applying this year without a degree?

    I am trying this year because I figure "What the heck" might as well give it a shot. If I don't get in then I will continue my Biochemistry degree and transfer to UCSD or UCI. I have so many credits (because I switched my major from Political Science to Biochem) that I feel like I should have an honorary degree in SOMETHING! maybe Professional Student..... :laugh:
     
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  3. Shovingit

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    I am applying without a degree. I will be 12 credits short of a BS in Biology at the end of this year. I was accepted to Mercer, and will be going there next fall. I figured there wasn't much point to finishing my BS unless I planned on doing a joint degree program.
     
  4. GATOR Girl

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    Hey, if you don't mind me asking, what was your PCAT score? I'm thinking about applying to mercer.

    Thanks
     
  5. Shovingit

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    89 composite
     
  6. chuks_pharmD

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    nope because art and pharmacy not related
     
  8. meow004

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    Actually, being well-rounded is looked upon highly. In my opinion, most, if not all, admission committees like to see that you're good at other subjects aside from the sciences.
     
  9. kevintech

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    Not relevant. My friend has an english degree and she's @ UCSF school of pharmacy.
     
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    how come =\, i dont get it. if u like medicine u go to medical school, if u like pharmacy u study math and science..why study Art or English? so confusing!???
     
  11. GATOR Girl

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    I earned an AA with honors before I got my BS too. It's not an art degree though ;) I think as long as you have the prerequisites, you'll be fine.
     
  12. fairyofsong

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    I got 2 interviews and was accepted to 1 school when I applied last year. I received my Associates of Science after these interviews in the spring.
     
  13. Carboxilic774

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    I have a AS and I will have a AAS in chemical technolgy this May. I will have like 100 credits at the end of may because I switched from engineering to Pharmacy. I am taking Biology pre-reqs. now since engineering did not require it.
     
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    Waht GPA do you guys have?
     
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    I don't understand ... don't you require a bachelors degree before you can get your doctorate? or is a pharmD not a real doctorate? :confused:
     
  16. Shovingit

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    The PharmD is similar to an MD in that it doesn't REQUIRE a bachelors. However, nowadays, it's near unheard of for a MD program to accept someone without a bachelors. Thats the direction pharmacy is headed as well, with more and more pharmacy students already having other degrees.
     
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    I am applying to VCU w/o a bachelor's as well as a sophomore... But, it's tough, having to compete against many degree-holding applicants... i applied as an early decision applicant and got an interview but deferred me as a regular applicant... i dont think i did too well in the interview haha. but what can i do.. Thankfully I have 4.0 GPA to back me up (although that may go down this semester hehehe) and 92% composite, which I was told was pretty good... so keeping my fingers crossed...
     
  18. Smilescali

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    People also get accepted into law school without an undergraduate degree. It just depends on the school and how competitive you are on the other requirements.

    I also have a 4.0 GPA in the pre-req/sciences and a 3.98 cummulative. I was a Political science major before switching to Biochemistry, so I would have had my degree by now if I didn't switch my major. I feel that I am just as qualified as someone with a non-science degree because we all have to do the same pre-req's to get into pharmacy school (well majority of the classes are the same anyway :) ) However, if someone is applying with a science degree I do feel that they probably are more prepared because they have been exposed to more material while completing their classes.
     
  19. Vanessa

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    How do you feel about schols who are not fully accrediated yet?
    Would it be safe or would you assume that they will become accrediated?


     
  20. Smilescali

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    It really depends on the school and how they are going about getting their accreditation.
     
  21. Diamondeve21

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    I am applying to Pharm school w/o a bachelors... I completed all my pre-reqs at a couple of community colleges and hopefully, i have a shot at pharm school :(
     

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