While most students enter the professional pharmacy program through the preferred admission pathway, several come as postbaccalaureate students, having earned undergraduate degrees at other institutions. The school of pharmacy welcomes these students, viewing their diverse backgrounds as opportunities to enrich other pharmacy students through their experiences and perspectives.
Because class size is limited, admission is competitive. Primary criteria considered include the cumulative collegiate grade point average, PCAT scores, and an interview with the school of pharmacy. Additionally, students must complete the postbaccalaureate candidate prepharmacy requirements, earning a grade of "C" or better in each course.
To pursue admission to the professional pharmacy program as a postbaccalaureate student:
- Complete and submit the undergraduate application for admission, denoting yourself as a "postbaccalaureate student" and indicating pharmacy as your intended program of study.
- Take the PCAT and send your official scores (must be no more than 5 years old) to Pharmacy Admissions, Cedarville University, 251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314. Since these scores will be reviewed as a part of your application, plan to take the PCAT in July, September, or January prior to applying for admission. Candidates with composite scores at or above the 50th percentile are given priority consideration.
- Submit a recommendation from a practicing pharmacist or employer/supervisor who is not a full- or part-time faculty member of Cedarville University School of Pharmacy or your relative, using the Professional Recommendation Form provided.
- Complete and submit the postbaccalaureate professional program application for admission along with a copy of your résumé and the short essay requested. In addition to providing helpful information about you, this will help us track your application through the University admission process and provide feedback regarding any additional prerequisites you may need to complete.
When we learn of your admission to the University and receive your pharmacy application, we will contact you concerning your eligibility for an interview. The school of pharmacy operates on a rolling admission basis, typically starting interviews in February and then continuing until the class beginning the professional program in the fall is full.