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College of Pharmacy Admissions Process Anna Mraz ~ Admissions Coordinator mrazx002@umn.edu. Admissions Criteria. Academic Achievement (GPA, PCAT, course selection, courseload) Work Experience (pharmacy experience desired but not required)

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    1. College of Pharmacy Admissions ProcessAnna Mraz ~ Admissions Coordinatormrazx002@umn.edu

    2. Admissions Criteria • Academic Achievement (GPA, PCAT, course selection, courseload) • Work Experience (pharmacy experience desired but not required) • Community service, leadership, extracurricular activities • Recommendations • Application Essays • On-campus interview • Understanding of and commitment to the profession of pharmacy • Diversity factors to include: academic background, professional background, race / ethnicity, geographic diversity, first generation college student, challenging or disadvantaged background, and ability in multiple languages

    3. Pre-pharmacy Courses

    4. Early Decision Minimum GPA: 3.60 Deadline: September 1 High rate of acceptance

    5. International Applicants • Submit a U.S. evaluation of foreign courses to PharmCAS. • Foreign coursework is NOT included in the PharmCAS GPA – but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. • Submit a TOEFL test score (if English is not your primary language)

    6. A Complete Application Has: • An application form filed with PharmCAS • All transcripts submitted to PharmCAS • PharmCAS application fee • PCAT score • A supplemental application filed with the College of Pharmacy • 3 recommendations • Application fee • All application materials must be received by the application deadline!

    7. Application Deadlines • Early Admissions Applications: • September 1, 2005 • General Pool Applications: • February 1, 2005 • PCAT test dates for 2004-2005: • November 20, 2004 • January 22, 2005 (last test we’ll accept for 2005 applications) • June 25, 2005 (last test we’ll accept for 2006 early decision applications)

    8. Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is the job market for Pharmacists? A: Given the severe shortage of pharmacists, the outlook is very good. Q: Where should I take my pre-pharmacy courses? A: Pre-pharmacy courses may be taken at any accredited college. Q: Where can I get more exposure to pharmacy? A: Phar 1001, 1003, 5201 • Volunteer at a pharmacy • Job Shadow at a pharmacy • Pre-Pharmacy clubs – for U of MN students. Contact Tara Belter – belt0041@umn.edu

    9. 2004 Admissions Statistics • 582 applications • 200 applications could not be considered • 164 students accepted (Twin Cities and Duluth) • Average GPA = 3.57 • Range 3.08 – 4.00 • Average PCAT composite score: 82% • Average Age: 23 yrs. • Range 19 – 43 yrs. • 72% Minnesota residents • 68% female

    10. Financial Aid • 90% of college tuition is paid via student loans (subsidized & unsubsidized) • The college awards $250,000 in scholarships each year. Avg. scholarship amount is $1,200 • Avg. debt of 2004 graduates was $82,000 • All US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive US sponsored financial aid • Aid is not contingent upon the income of parents. • Call the Health Sciences Financial Aid Office at 612-624-4138 with any further questions.

    11. College of Pharmacy ~Office of Student Services (612)624-9490 5-110 Weaver-Densford Hall phaross@umn.edu