mean GPA and deviation of accepted entry into BPharm 2020 via 2nd or 3rd year alternative entry category
This request has an unknown status. We're waiting for Alana Barns to read a recent response and update the status.
From: Alana Barns
Dear University of Otago,
If you could please provide the statistics regarding the average GPA (and standard deviation) of students admitted entry into BPharm via the alternative category of 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate study, beginning study 2020.
From: Manager Policy and Compliance
University of Otago
We acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.
To help us process your request and to provide you with the information you require, we need to get a better understanding of exactly what information you need.
Can you please clarify what you mean by the "alternative category of 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate study".
The University considers applications from candidates in the following categories:
1. University of Otago Health Sciences First Year category 2. 2 or more years of University study category 3. Graduate category 4. Alternative category
The Alternative Category and the 2 or more years of University Study Category are separate categories. Each of the 4 categories listed above are further detailed on the University's website, and can be seen at https://www.otago.ac.nz/healthsciences/s...
Applicants under the Alternative Category are relatively diverse, compared to the other categories. In many cases the candidate's GPA score is not relevant. For example, where such candidates have a Master's or PhD qualification. All applicants in the Alternative Category will be required to complete, to have completed, or be exempted from the papers prescribed for the Health Sciences First Year course and to have achieved a minimum academic standard to be determined by the Pharmacy Admissions Committee in any papers undertaken at University level. Selection of applicants who have met these criteria will be based on academic merit, a single programme preference for Pharmacy and a possible interview.
With regard to the 2 or more years of University Study Category, generally applicants require a minimum B- or 65% (GPA of 4) across all papers.
Can you please confirm what data you are specifically after and clarify your request. Also, please clarify whether the data is for candidates that the University made an offer or for those candidates who accepted offers.
Mayhaka Mendis • Manager, Policy and Compliance, Office of the Registrar • Deputy Privacy Officer • Te Whare Wânanga o Ôtâkou, University of Otago • P.O Box 56, Dunedin • Tel +64 3 479 8993