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Friday, October 6, 2017

PCAT: A Better Question To Ask....

(Note: The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) was retired on January 10, 2024, NO PCAT testing dates will be offered during the 2024-25 admissions cycle or beyond.)

"What's the average admitted PCAT score?"

I HATE this question! In fact, it makes me cringe. Why? Because as soon as someone hears the answer, they immediately place a value on their own worth. If they are above the average, they feel good. If they are below the average, they feel inadequate.

Just once, I'd love to be asked "What's the range of PCAT scores you admitted?"  The answer would reflect the diverse spectrum of scores in the entering class, which is particularly helpful given the we do not have a minimum score requirement.

But in the spirit of transparency, we'll provide the average... but not without including the range (Thanks for indulging me! It's all about the range!

On a similar note, I hope you caught the earlier blog post about all those important characteristics we look for (but not captured from a PCAT score.)  Check it out here!

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