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Virginia Borden Maier, Health Professions Advisor

Email: vmaier@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7394
Office: Skalny A-235A

Pharmacy Early Assurance Program

Effective Fall 2013 for Entering Freshman

Overview:

St. John Fisher College offers a select group of incoming freshmen who enter Fisher directly from high school an opportunity to participate in the Pharmacy Early Assurance Program. After a minimum of two years of pre-pharmacy coursework, students selected for this program have the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy (WSoP), provided they meet the following requirements.

Requirements:

To be eligible for consideration for this program, prospective students must meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve high school grade point average of at least 90.
  • Achieve SAT score of 1200 (math and critical reading combined) or ACT composite score of 26.

Students in the Pharmacy Early Assurance Program will be eligible to matriculate into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program by doing all of the following:

  • Successfully complete required 62 prerequisite credits of pre-professional education. Minimum grades of “C” are required for acceptance for all prerequisites. Once enrolled, the outstanding natural science courses must be completed at St. John Fisher College unless otherwise approved by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. AP credit will only be allowed for fulfillment of non-science prerequisite courses.
  • Successfully complete the Pharmacy Seminar I and Pharmacy Seminar II courses (ITDY courses). The Pharmacy Seminar I course must be taken in the fall of the student’s freshmen year, and the Pharmacy Seminar II course can be taken any spring semester prior to matriculation into the WSoP.
  • Submit an online application to PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service) no later than March 1 of the year that the student plans to enroll in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy (WSoP).
  • Achieve minimum cumulative and science-only grade point averages of 3.2.
  • Achieve minimum composite score of 65 on the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) taken on or before the January test date.
  • Complete mandatory interview with WSoP admissions committee members resulting in approval of admission.

Students in the Pharmacy Early Assurance Program who do not meet the above criteria are still eligible to apply for admission to the WSoP through PharmCAS provided they complete the prerequisite courses, achieve minimum cumulative and science-only grade point averages of 2.75, complete the PCAT on or before the January test date, and submit all required application materials to PharmCAS by March 1 of the intended year of entry.

* Program will be reviewed annually to consider undergraduate admissions and/or WSoP curricular changes.

Interested? Apply today!

All students who apply to the College and indicate that they are interested in pre-pharmacy on their application will automatically be considered for this program, should they meet the criteria above.

Selected students will be notified of their admission to the program at the time of their acceptance to the College.  If you would like more information, call the Office of Freshman Admissions at (585) 385-8064 or email us at admissions@sjfc.edu.

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