The School of Pharmacy utilizes Pharmacy College Admission System (PharmCAS) for application and enrollment management. Applicants should read the website for information on how to apply through PharmCAS.
The Admissions Committee reviews and proposes admission policies for requirements, standards and goals for admission to the SOP and uses a rolling admission process. PharmCAS verified complete applications will be continuously reviewed until the published deadline of the SOP for admission. PharmCAS verified complete applications that clearly fulfil admission requirements of the SOP are rank ordered based on academic achievements and other quality indicators. Based on the rank order, applicants will be invited for an onsite interview. The interview day activities include an interview with faculty and preceptors, group activities, essay writing and campus tour. Following the interview, the admissions committee make a holistic review taking into consideration the results from the interview day activities, academic accomplishment (e.g. GPAs, results from standardized tests, and course workload), recommendations, work and/or volunteer experience, among others and makes recommendations.
To qualify for consideration for admission to the School of Pharmacy, applicants are required to have completed the following pre-pharmacy courses:
|Specific Courses That Must Be Completed Prior To Matriculation||Quarter Credits||Semester Credits|
|General Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory||12||8|
|Organic Chemistry with Laboratory||12||8|
|General Biology with Laboratory||12||8|
|Microbiology with Laboratory||4||3|
|Human Anatomy with Laboratory||4||3|
|Human Physiology with Laboratory||4||3|
|Physics with Laboratory||4||3|
|Principles of Economics (Macro or Micro)||4||3|
|Psychology or Sociology||4||3|
|Other humanities and social/behavioral sciences (such as philosophy/history/anthropology/ethics/english literature/religion/political science)||8||6|
Student applicants must have received a grade of “C” or better in all pre-pharmacy courses. Admission to the SOP is competitive; therefore, meeting the above criteria will not automatically guarantee admission. There is no minimum GPA, however 2.5 is considered competitive. A baccalaureate degree is preferred for admissions. PCAT is not required but highly recommended. The SOP will also consider Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)scores as additional data point. International applicants whose native language is not English will be required to have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) composite Score of 80 (iBT) or 213 (CBT) unless they earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in the United States or other countries in which the native language is English. Transcripts in a foreign language must be translated. We recommend foreign transcripts be translated by World Educational Services (WES) and submitted to PharmCAS.