Early Assurance (EA) Program Requirements

  • All science and math prerequisites are included in the EA GPA, including college courses permitted outside UB. Send official college transcripts to UB’s Undergraduate Admissions office (12 Capen Hall).
  • Earn a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA in all science and math prerequisites by the end of each of your second, third and fourth semesters (spring of first year, fall and spring of second year).
  • Complete ALL enrolled courses with a grade equal to or greater than C.  Repeat grades will not be used in computing the EA GPA.
  • Do not resign from any enrolled course. An R grade on your transcript disqualifies you from EA.
  • Grade changes must be submitted within 10 business days after the University’s first official day of grades posted for the semester.

Additional EA Program Requirements

To best prepare for our pre-pharmacy curriculum, high school students should take math courses and science courses including calculus, biology, chemistry and physics.

Our pre-pharmacy students benefit from many helpful opportunities including orientation, academic advising and our pre-pharmacy student association.

  • It is critical that all students possess the ability to communicate effectively using both the oral and written English language. All PharmD students must be interviewed in accordance with the American Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) Guidelines. The purpose of the interview process is to evaluate verbal communication skills, determine if the candidate has an understanding of the pharmacy profession, and commitment to patient care. Written communication skills will also be assessed in a standardized manner. Applicants will be invited to an interview by email. In preparation for the interview, take advantage of our Career Services Interviewing resources.
  • Satisfy the PharmD Technical Standards. The faculty of the UB SPPS have established Personal Attributes and Capabilities Essential for Admission, Progression, and Graduation (Technical Standards) for our doctor of pharmacy Degree.
  • See important information on student intern permits and pharmacy practice licensing requirements.
  • Learn about our Non-Discrimination Policy.
  • Candidates are strongly advised to pursue additional extracurricular activities beyond the traditional classroom setting and prerequisite coursework.  Pharmacy-specific exposure is suggested, though not required.
  • Early Assurance students are not required to take the PCAT.  

STUDENTS WHO DO NOT DEMONSTRATE THESE PROFICIENCIES AND ATTRIBUTES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION THROUGH THE EARLY ASSURANCE  PROGRAM.

Subject to revision without extensive notice.

As a competitive program, admission can be on a space available basis.