Early Assurance for High School Students

UB Pharmacy Students.

Our Early Assurance Program offers high school students the heightened advantage of securing a seat in our four-year PharmD degree after completing two years of prescribed undergraduate course work at UB and an interview.

Admission Requirements

Early Assurance offers a simplified application process—PCAT, recommendation letters, personal statement and experiences are NOT required.

Admission to the EA program is based on the University at Buffalo's First Year/Freshman Admission Criteria. There are no additional high school GPA or SAT/ACT requirements.

All accepted University at Buffalo first-year/freshman pharmacy students for fall, entering directly from high school, are automatically enrolled directly into our SPPS PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree through our prestigious EA program. This admission assures progression into the PharmD professional sequence as long as students maintain our prerequisite course GPA requirement, successfully complete an interview, and adhere to all program requirements.

Early Assurance offers a simplified application process—PCAT, recommendation letters, personal statement and experiences are NOT required.

EA is not the sole route into our PharmD program and ineligibility for EA does not imply that a student is not qualified for admission. All other applicants are considered through PharmCAS.

Please note: Calculus 2 is no longer a required prerequisite course

Benefits of our Early Assurance Program

Early Assurance Application Steps

Prepare Apply to UB Interview Submit PharmCAS International Students

As an international student, provide the following materials as electronic uploads in your sophomore year. Students will be able to submit them later when prompted. Please do not send any mail, unless instructed to do so.

  • A photocopy of your passport page
    Upload a photocopy of your passport (photo page).
  • Copy of current I-20 and visa
    If you are currently studying in the United States, you must upload a copy of your current I-20 and Visa.
  • International Applicant Financial Form and Bank Documents
    Accepted students need to submit the Financial Form, along with bank documents showing funding for the first year of academic study. (minus any scholarships you may be receiving).