Wilkes University School of Pharmacy requires NO application fee.
No. Students who are accepted into the School of Pharmacy are automatically accepted
into the University.
At present the curriculum is designed only for full-time students.
Students wishing to transfer from another school of pharmacy must present an official
transcript showing that the Wilkes University School of Pharmacy pre-requisites have
been completed. As class size is limited, transfer is also dependent upon space being
Graduates of foreign schools of pharmacy who wish to pursue a Pharm.D. at Wilkes must
make formal application and provide evidence that they meet all of the pre-professional
course requirements by having their foreign transcripts evaluated by World Education
Services. Scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) also must be
All prerequisite courses should be completed by the end of Spring semester before
fall entry into the professional program with a grade of 2.0 or better.
Two semesters (8 credits) of General Chemistry with labs
4 credits of CHM-235 Essentials of Organic Chemistry, and CHM-237 Essentials of Organic Chemistry lab, at Wilkes University OR Two semesters (8 credits)
of Organic Chemistry I/II with Organic Chemistry I/II labs
Two semesters (8 credits) of General Biology with labs
One semester (4 credits) of General Physics with lab
One semester (4 credits) of Calculus
One semester (3 credits) of Statistics
One semester (3 credits) of Microeconomics
One semester (3 credits) of Oral Communications
If you do not hold a minimum of bachelor’s degree from another institution, you are
required to also complete the Wilkes University General Education requirements
We will accept the higher score for calculating the pre-requisite GPA.
The entering class size each year is 62.
The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy reserves 50% of open seats for non-Wilkes students
applying to the professional program.
Please submit no more than three letters.
No, candidates who do not work in a pharmacy must independently research the pharmacy
The University Admissions Office, assisted by academic departments, does the review
of your transcripts for their equivalence to Wilkes University courses. If you have
any questions contact: Ms. Karen Atiyeh, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,
18766; telephone: 570-408-4298.
Admission procedures emphasize academic ability, leadership, work experience and breadth
of life experiences. The Committee evaluates applicants’ potential to succeed in and
profit from the pharmacy program and to develop as a leader. In addition, the Committee
seeks to create a body of students who will bring unique contributions from their
diverse backgrounds and who will actively participate in the School of Pharmacy program
Please consult our tuition and costs page. Specific questions may be directed to the
Student Service Center at 570-408-2000.
Pharmacy students should be particularly aware of the following situations and contact
the Financial Aid Office for more specific information.
A pharmacy student who has not already completed a baccalaureate degree is considered
an undergraduate student for the first two years (P-1 and P-2) of the professional
program, and a graduate student for the professional program.
Entering freshmen are eligible to receive full financial aid package during their
pre-pharmacy years and through the second year of the professional program.
Students transferring into the professional program with a previous academic degree
(seeking a second degree) are only eligible for the federally funded Stafford Loan
or the PLUS Loan.
The third and fourth year of the professional program (fifth or sixth cumulative year)
is considered professional/graduate level for financial aid purposes. These students
are only eligible for subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Those students will
not qualify for any federal, state or institutional grants or scholarships. However,
these students may qualify for scholarships granted by individuals or corporations
for students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy. Starting in the Fall of 2024, 3rd-
and 4th-year pharmacy students will maintain 30% of merit scholarships.
The Admissions Committee of the School of Pharmacy will notify you approximately 2
weeks after your interview. The process is usually completed by mid-May. However,
for various reasons some seats become available after this time and offers may be
made at a later date.
Application files are maintained for two years. Applicants reapplying within two years
of a prior application do not need to resubmit an entire application but must submit
updated transcripts and a request in writing to have their application re-activated.