Pharmacy Early Assurance Program
Fisher offers a select group of incoming freshmen who enter Fisher directly from high school an opportunity to participate in the Pharmacy Early Assurance Program (PHEA).
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, provided they meet the following requirements.
To be eligible for consideration for this program, prospective students must meet the following criteria:
- Qualify for the top two tiers of merit-based scholarships at St. John Fisher College or earn a high school grade point average of at least 90 and an SAT of 1200 or greater or an ACT of 25 or greater.
- Select pre-pharmacy studies in addition to an academic major.
- Complete a mandatory interview* with Wegmans School of Pharmacy faculty and/or staff resulting in a recommendation of admission.
Applicants meeting these requirements will be invited to an interview with the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Interviews take place during the Spring semester of the senior year of high school; typically PHEA Applicant Visit Days are held in late January and early February of each year. You will be contacted by the Office of Freshman Admissions to schedule your interview. Following the interviews, selected students will be offered admission into the PHEA Program no later than April 1.
Students in the PHEA 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 Fisher 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 Wegmans School of Pharmacy.
- 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.
- Achieve minimum cumulative and science-only grade point averages of 3.20.
- Achieve minimum composite percentile score of 50 on the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) taken on or before the February test date.
Students in the PHEA Program who do not meet the above criteria are still eligible to apply for admission to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy 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 Wegmans School of Pharmacy curricular changes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.