Pharmacy FAQs

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How do I apply?

Application instructions can be found on our Admissions Requirements page.

What is the cost of tuition?

For information on tuition, fees and billing visit the Bursar's Office.

Are scholarships available?

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy offers a small scholarship program. The Admissions Committee automatically notifies eligible students at the beginning of the fall semester. For additional financial aid information visit the Financial Aid Office.

Can I live on campus?

No, housing is not available on campus for School of Pharmacy students. For more information on alternative housing options, visit RentRochester.com.

Will the school provide transportation for me to my rotation sites?

No, students are required to have their own transportation as they will be traveling to different areas for their experiential training.

Is a lab component required for each science prerequisite course?

Yes, all science course prerequisites (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) must include a laboratory component. Advanced Placement courses are not accepted to fulfill science requirements.

Is an interview required?

Interviews are required for invited candidates only. Applicants will be emailed of phoned inviting them to interview. All invited candidates must appear in person to be considered.

Is there any benefit to having a bachelor’s degree?

A bachelor’s degree is not required for admission. Students are eligible to be considered for admission to the School of Pharmacy after completing the equivalent of two years of college coursework, including pharmacy prerequisite courses.

Is there any advantage if I matriculate to Fisher as an undergraduate student to work on prerequisites?

For purposes of admission into the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, we do not distinguish between currently enrolled St. John Fisher College students and transfer students.

Will Advanced Placement courses satisfy any of the prerequisite requirements?

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are accepted for non-science courses only with a grade of 3 or higher. An Advanced Placement Score Report must be provided to receive credit for AP courses.

Are prerequisite courses waived or substituted under any circumstances?

The Admissions Committee does not waive courses. Matriculated students can request a course substitution by submitting a written petition to the School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee for consideration.

If I do not complete all of the prerequisites by the March deadline, can I still apply?

Yes, prerequisite requirements must be completed prior to matriculation in the fall semester. Students lacking prerequisite courses are accepted on a conditional basis pending the completion of required courses.

What is the PCAT? How can I obtain more information?

The Pharmacy College Admissions Aptitude Test (PCAT) assesses one’s skills necessary to successfully complete the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. Applicants must take the PCAT on or before the January test date to be considered for fall admission. For information on exam dates and preparation, visit www.pcatweb.info.

How do I submit my PCAT scores to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy?

Students must arrange for Harcourt Assessment to send their PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. The reporting code is 104.

How many students are accepted into the program each year?

On average, 80 students are accepted into the program each year.

How long is the program?

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree is awarded after successful completion of four full-time years of study at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. The first three years of the curriculum include professional courses intended to provide both didactic and experiential learning. The fourth year consists of clinical rotation. For more detail visit our curriculum page.

Are students accepted into the Pharm.D. program during spring or summer semesters?

No, the School of Pharmacy accepts students for fall admission only.

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