Pharmacy Admissions Requirements
Pre-Professional Course Requirements
Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program requires the equivalent of two years, or 62 semester hours, of pre-professional education at an accredited college or university. Application may be made after completion of 30 semester hours of college coursework. Minimum specific prerequisite course requirements are:
General Course Requirements (24 semester hours):
- English/Literature - 6 semester hours. One course must be English writing/composition
- Speech - 3 semester hours (recommend Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications)
- Economics - 3 semester hours (recommend Microeconomics)
- Humanities and or Social/Behavioral Sciences - 12 semester hours
Science and Math (38 semester hours):
- Calculus - 3 semester hours
- Statistics - 3 semester hours
- General Chemistry - 8 semester hours (with lab)
- Organic Chemistry - 8 semester hours (with lab)
- Physics - 4 semester hours (with lab)
- Biology - 12 semester hours (with lab)
Grades below "C" cannot be accepted toward completion of these requirements. Minimum cumulative and science grade point averages of 2.75 are required to be considered for admission. All science courses (chemistry, biology, physics) must include a laboratory with each lecture. Advanced placement courses are not accepted for science courses. All pre-professional course work must be completed prior to matriculation into the School of Pharmacy.
Minimum cumulative and science grade point averages of 2.75 are required to be considered for admission. It should be noted that most students accepted to the program have performed at a much higher level.
The Pharmacy College Admissions Aptitude test assesses one’s skills necessary to complete the doctor of pharmacy curriculum. Students must arrange for Harcourt Assessment to send their PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. The reporting code is 104. Applicants must take the PCAT on or before the January test date to be considered for fall admission to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. For more information, visit www.pcatweb.info or call 1 (800) 622-3231.
Submit Application Through PharmCAS
Submit an online application to PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service), a centralized application service that offers the convenience of one general application for multiple Pharm.D. programs. Applications must be received by PharmCAS no later than March 1. Applicants are encouraged to complete the application process early. Incomplete applications will not be processed by PharmCAS or WSOP.
Your PharmCAS application, PharmCAS fee, PCAT scores, official transcripts from all previously attended institutions, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted directly to PharmCAS for verification.
Complete applications for admission to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy will be processed upon receipt. The Admissions Committee will identify and invite the most qualified candidates to campus for an interview. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee will notify applicants of a decision on a rolling basis. Early completion of the application process is recommended.
Special Instructions for International Applicants/Foreign Transcripts
WSOP requires TOEFL scores for non-native English speaking applicants. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 575 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based). Foreign transcripts must be sent to an evaluation service for a course-by course report. Send this report directly to PharmCAS. Please see www.pharmcas.org for a list of approved foreign evaluation services.
Criminal Background Check Requirements
Students accepted to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy are subject to criminal background checks. All accepted students are required to complete this procedure prior to matriculation into the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. It is the students responsibility to assume expenses related to this requirement. Students must follow procedures for completing a criminal background check as instructed by the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.
Read the entire Criminal Background Check (CBC) Policy [pdf]
- Additional Requirements for Curriculum Completion [pdf]
- Professional Standards for Graduation [pdf]
- Computer Requirements for Accepted Students [pdf]
St. John Fisher College
Office of Graduate Admissions
Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
(800) 444-4640 or (585) 385-8161