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Pre-Pharmacy

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The White Coats Await.

Wilkes University's two-year, Pre-Pharmacy course sequence is designed to prepare you for the challenges of the School of Pharmacy's four-year Professional Pharmacy curriculum.


Admission to the Guaranteed Seat Pre-Pharmacy Program is very competitive.

Enrollment is limited to 80 students. Students may only enter the program as freshmen graduating from high school.

The application process for the program is as follows

  • Applicants must first complete a Wilkes University admission application.
  • Applicants who meet the SAT criteria (scores greater than 1000) (ACT composite score greater than 22) and class rank criteria (upper 50%) are forwarded an application for the School of Pharmacy. (Minimum 550 Math SAT score)
  • Students must also...

1) submit three recommendations;
2)  work in a pharmacy or have shadowed a pharmacist for a minimum of eight hours.

  • Applications are reviewed by the School of Pharmacy; top applicants are invited for a personal interview.
  • Final admission into the program is based on a thorough evaluation of each student that focuses on high school rank, SAT (ACT) scores, and the results of the personal interview.
  • Interviewed applicants not selected for immediate admission are placed on a waiting list and are offered seats in the Guaranteed Seat Pre-Pharmacy Program as they become available.
  • Enrollment is limited to 70 students. Students may only enter the program as freshmen graduating from high school. For interested parties who would not be entering directly from high school, call 570-408-4280 to discuss career goals and requirements for admission to the professional (Pharm.D.) program.

Applications for the Guaranteed Seat Pre-Pharmacy Program are accepted

starting in June of each year and must be completed by February 1. There are typically many more applicants than there are seats available in the program.

Since applicants are admitted on a rolling basis, all seats may be awarded before the February 1 deadline. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to complete the application process as early as possible.

The School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is fully accredited

by The American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

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