Post # 1
I am having a mini meltdown. I applied for my pharmacy tech clinical program last month. I was told they start reviewing them during the first week of May and then we get a letter in the mail if we’re accepted.
I don’t have a letter yet and I am freaking out. I realize it hasn’t been that long but I keep thinking “They can’t possibly have that many applicants, do they? Do they send out rejection letters or do they just leave rejects in the cold? Did I write my address down correctly? What will I do if I don’t get in?”
I knew that if there are too many applicants, they go by highest GPA, which I thought I had in the bag because I have all A’s….for this program. Then I realized that my GPA score from my last college carried over as well so I have a 3.6 cumulative. I screwed up when I pursued my last degree and just didn’t try very hard if I felt the class had nothing to do with my major so it’s speckled with a few C’s and B’s. If I could I would go back and punch my 18-20 yr old self. I really need this. I went back to school because I couldn’t find a job so I’m paying for everything myself – I can’t get financial aid outside of a loan. This is the most important thing in my life right now.
I’m just a natural worry wart so i have to get that out there and release some tension.
Post # 3
My Fiance went through this several times! He applied for a very competitive Physical Therapy Assistant program and was rejected a few times (he did receive wait list letters) and then applied last fall for Respiratory Therapy. We thought he’d get the letter in March, but he ended up getting it right in the first week of January!
I’m confused as to why they accept you into the program and then have a separate process for clinicals? My FI’s program has clinicals built in, so he does clinicals his last two semesters as scheduled/required classes.
Post # 4
@vorpalette: The school I’m in has us do one prerequisite semester. So I met my advisor and was accepted and enrolled in the pharm tech program and we do our basic health classes, then apply to the clinical program. Which means that if I don’t get accepted, I paid over $2000 and took all these health classes for nothing. It’s pretty scary. And it’s only once a year so if I get rejected and have to wait an entire year for another chance, I’m pretty certain I’ll cry.
Which is why I don’t entirely understand why they factor in my cumulative GPA from 4 years of a completely unrelated degree, and not just my program grades. Why have me prove myself through a prerequisite test semester and then base my competency skills on 30 other classes that are totally unrelated?
Post # 5
@harleyq: Bleh! Fiance did his prereqs a while ago except for a couple, back when he was trying for the PTA program, and then took the last few he still needed for the RCP program last fall. But you’re right, their scoring makes no sense. 🙁