@ Kiyla91 and Hongthi: did you call FAMU and ask them if they received your transcript, test scores, ect?
Because if you read the previous posts Famu is known to lose those things. So my advice to you is to make sure they still have your stuff, because you never know if they actually received (or lost) it. So call them and ask!
Yea I did have to call them at first the lady said I wasn't even in the system then I gave her my social and she found me and told me I was accepted she was really rude by the way my advice is to keep calling them and stay on top of all your paper work
I was lucky enough to not have any of my stuff lost but the wait was killer you gotta call the school though for EVERYTHING the campus is huge, a little older but I liked it and it's definitely a black college it was nice to be around so many African American students
I think if you get the chance absolutely visit it's cool to know where you'll be in a few months and not be totally lost
anyone like me coming from Tampa woot! lol
@hongthi: I sent my stuff in on Jan 5 and got my acceptance letter on March 25. It takes a while at FAMU. The worst thing about FAMU is that you can't check anything online; you always have to call. FAMU is "old-school,"so they like to do everything by paper.
These post are hilarous, but are so true! Also, just in case I missed it, WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU SEND IN, KEEP COPIES AND RECORDS OF EVERYTHING (and even during your ENTIRE time at FAMU)!!!! I will be graduating in Fall of this year, and I wouldn't trade FAMU for nothing in the WORLD! You may know a lot of people who go to FAMU, but its not about that, it about how many poeple do you know have survived FAMU and became a better individual....
I am SOOO FRUSTRATED!!!
I never got any information on the FAMmail...and i called the help desk and they gave me my username and password but the system is not logging me in!!!! I haven't even gotten any financial aid info from FAMU...and they told me i was supposed to already!
@cdames: Hey cdames, I'm going through the same dilemma you are or were in, I'm trying to decide whether to go to UF or FAMU for pharmacy school. FAMU gave me their full tuition and room and board scholarship over 4 years and UF gave me their presidential scholarship which is $8,000 over 4 years. I can afford either school because I have bright futures and florida prepaid and I feel more comfortable with the atmosphere @ UF but with FAMU I'm pretty much guaranteed acceptance into their PharmD program; however, college is 20% academic, 80% social and after visiting both campuses multiple times, I just seem to like everything about UF better than FAMU in terms of life outside the classroom (the only thing I like about FAMU is the pharmacy school). At UF I have to achieve a high PCAT and GPA and compete with many qualified and competitive applicants for a chance at a spot in their pharmacy school while at FAMU I'm in if I have at least a 2.75 GPA at the end of my first two years and do well on my interview because they do not require PCAT. The great thing about UF, however, is that there is so much more to do if I woke up one morning and said I don't want to be a pharmacist anymore. I wouldn't have even applied to FAMU if they didn't have the 0-6 pharmacy program. Also, I am not 100% sure I want to be a pharmacist. I'm about 75-80% but that's only from talking to pharmacists and not actually shadowing one. But then again, I do not want to go to UF and realize that pharmacy is my true passion and not be able to get into their college of pharmacy while I could have been in at FAMU all along. I've always wanted to be a Gator, as you can tell by the screen name, but FAMU's pharmacy program is tempting, how did you decide? Other people can give me feedback as well.
ALTHOUGH I pm'd you my answer to that specific question, I feel the need to post it here just in case someone else goes through the same dilemma as you. Here is my response:
The question you need to ask yourself is: What matters the most. You said in FAMU you can be a pharmacist at 24, while in UF you might not even be a pharmacist (pharmacy school is hard to get into)...YET you said that the area in FAMU is by far the worst you've seen, and in UF its great.
Therefore the way I see it is:
Education vs. Social life and environment.
Education being FAMU.
Great social life, and beautiful environment being UF
If you go to UF, you will have alot of pride because you are gator, and its a hard school to get into BUT is all that pride worth it, if you leave the school with no pharmacy degree?
Your going to college for one reason: to be a pharmacist.
And while UF is a GREAT and BEAUTIFUL school, what if you don't make it into their pharmacy school, or you graduate way later than planned?
Would you look back ten years from now and regret not going to FAMU? (Where you could of easily got into their pharmacy school, and became a pharmacist at 24). I mean do you think the risk of going to UF is worth it?
And then you have to factor in: what if you do get into UF's pharmacy program? But then again what if you don't.
@Gator2014 Hey, I wish money wasn’t an issue… I just found out that UF gave me a scholarship that was 12,000 over a four year period.. I do not have a full ride to FAMU (I need to increase my ACT score 2 points but I took it again and feel confident about it *crosses fingers) but even so they still provide me with more money and plus the school is cheaper. And as far as entrance to the pharmacy school that played a BIG role in my decision. UF does have a lot of social opportunities as well as academic opportunities.. If I decided I didn’t want to do pharmacy anymore I wouldn’t want to be at FAMU either I would be at UCF or FSU. My issue with UF is that the school is so large and there is SOOO many people I don’t want to have a class with 100+ people all of the time or be forced to take online courses. So to answer your question making my decision was based on money/scholarships, program, and lack of enormous class sizes at FAMU. Also I was worried about not meeting the requirements to enter UF’s pharmacy school.. And transferring to another school is too much work and causes too much stress. I feel like I have made a good choice. I would say go to FAMU lol but If you have such a passion for UF I think that is where you belong.