Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy employs a holistic admissions philosophy, and the Admissions Committee considers all application materials submitted by the applicant.
Interested students should complete an undergraduate PC application for admission as well as a PharmDIRECT application by early February.
The academic rigor of the high school curriculum, performance in those courses, test scores, rank in class, student essays and short answers, student activities, community service, professional exploration, letters of recommendation, and interview scores are all considered when making admissions decisions.
High School Courses
Presbyterian College requires the completion of a four-year high school course of study, which includes the following courses:
4 units of English
4 units of Math
2 or more units of the same Foreign Language
2 or more units of Laboratory Science
3 or more units of History and/or Social Sciences
High School GPA
We recalculate your GPA on a 4.0 scale based on performance in core academic subjects.
Standardized Test Scores
Official scores are required. You may submit SAT or ACT scores or scores from both tests. If they are printed on your official high school transcript, you will not be required to have them sent directly from the testing service.
The Early Entry Pre-Pharmacy Program’s PharmDIRECT application includes questions about ways you have explored the pharmacy profession, including work experience, volunteering in pharmacy settings, and/or shadowing or interviewing pharmacists. As part of the application, you will be required to write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy, what you’ve done to prepare yourself for college and pharmacy school, and why you are interested in the early entry program.
Letters of Recommendation
The Admissions Committee considers letters of recommendation from others regarding your academic ability (e.g. high school teacher or counselor), character (e.g. coach, community leader, work supervisor), and/or professional experience and qualities (e.g. pharmacist). You should ask for at least two letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf.
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Both applications must be received by early March to be considered for the next Early Entry Pre-Pharmacy program. Accepted students who complete all requirements of the two-year Early Entry Pre-Pharmacy Program at PC will have a seat reserved for them and will start pharmacy school in the fall the following year. A non-refundable $400 advance deposit will be due by early May to reserve your seat for the Pre-Pharmacy program. Pre-Pharmacy candidates will not be required to pay an additional deposit to the Pharmacy School.