As of January 2015, 30 pharmacy schools, including Florida A&M University, Idaho State University and Marshall University School of Pharmacy, do not require the PCAT, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. About 85 percent of pharmacy schools do require it.Know More
Pharmacy schools that do not require the PCAT evaluate applicants using other criteria. For example, the Loma Linda School of Pharmacy in California weighs an applicant's academic achievement, communication skills, pharmacy experience, extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and community service, while Oregon State University's College of Pharmacy requires students to complete several prerequisite courses before applying.
Some colleges, such as Touro College of Pharmacy, prefer students take the PCAT but may base admission decisions on an applicant's overall and science GPAs, while requiring him to take a number of prerequisites. Other colleges, such as Farleigh Dickinson University's School of Pharmacy in New Jersey, require students to take the PCAT or the Graduate Record Exam, along with meeting other admission requirements.
Other schools that do not require the PCAT include Northeastern University, Ohio Northern University, St. John's University, the University of Findlay, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Toledo, the University of Southern California and the University of Tennessee, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.Learn more about Colleges & Universities
The University of Phoenix, Colorado Technical University and Herzing University are reputable schools that offer programs for pharmacy assistants and pharmacy technicians, according to Learn.org. Highly ranked Monroe College, Robert Morris University and South Texas College also train students as pharmacy assistants, says Campus Explorer.Full Answer >
Pharmacy programs are available in almost every state, from St. John's University in New York to the University of Illinois at Chicago in Illinois to the University of Southern Calfornia in California. There are more than 130 accredited pharmacy schools in the United States.Full Answer >
Charter schools, universities, law schools, medical schools and graduate programs all generally require applications in order to be considered for admission. In addition, business schools and some private elementary, middle and high schools also require prospective students to apply, according to the Princeton Review.Full Answer >
Some colleges that offer American Sign Language programs are Augustana College, Bakersfield College, California State University, Goshen College and Idaho State University. Colleges with these programs offer bachelor's and associate degrees, and certificate options.Full Answer >