All undergraduate prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better by the end of the summer semester prior to fall matriculation.
All applicants must complete their prerequisite courses within 5 years preceding admission. If a prerequisite course(s) was completed earlier, the applicant must satisfy one of the following options by the end of the summer semester prior to fall matriculation (the first summer semester is preferred):
Use the PharmCAS Course Subject List as a guide for science courses. Our preferences include science courses grouped within (1) Biology & Other Life Sciences, (2) Inorganic Chemistry, (3) Organic Chemistry, (4) Physics, (5) Biochemistry, (6) Microbiology, and (7) Other Biomedical or Pharmaceutical Sciences courses.
A GPA of around 3.0 in pre-pharmacy science and math courses is competitive.
Competitive applicants have around a 3.0 in science and math courses. Applicants with a lower GPA are still considered. All science and math courses are included in the GPA, including repeat courses. All courses must be completed with a grade equal to or greater than C-. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission if grades below C+ are received in multiple courses in the same terms during the fall, spring, or summer semesters prior to fall matriculation in the PharmD program.
Scores at or above the national average are considered highly competitive for entry.
Applicants are encouraged to take the Official PCAT Multiple Choice Practice Tests (examinees who take this usually score higher). We will not accept any test scores over three years old. We do accept the February and April PCAT even though PharmCAS will receive the scores after the deadline. For Early Decision (ED) applicants, we do accept the September PCAT. The PCAT is not required for Early Assurance students.
To expedite the review of your application, please scan and email a copy of your unofficial preliminary PCAT Score Report or other graduate standardized admissions exam* that you may have taken to email@example.com or fax it to 716-829-6568.
*If you have taken the GRE, MCAT, DAT, GMAT or LSAT within the last three years, we will accept those test scores in lieu of the PCAT. The PCAT is preferred. If you have not yet taken a graduate standardized admissions exam, you must take the PCAT.