Pharmacy Priority Admission applies to freshman entering Fall 2019 or later.

Students that complete their pre-pharmacy pre-requisites at Purdue University – West Lafayette campus with the intention of entering the PharmD program are eligible for Pharmacy Priority Admission status. This status assures the students of a PharmD admissions interview if they meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion and submission of the PharmCAS application by the deadline.
  • Cumulative GPA at Purdue University ≥ 3.25.
  • No grade less than C- and GPA ≥ 3.0 in the following critical pre-pharmacy courses:
  1. CHM 12901 (General Chemistry)
  2. BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) or BIOL 20300 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I)
  3. BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II) or BIOL 20400 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II)
  4. BIOL 20300 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I) or BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology 1 I) Consideration depends on the semester of enrollment.
  5. MA 16010 (Applied Calculus I)
  6. MCMP 204000 (Organic Chemistry I)
  7. MCMP 20500 (Organic Chemistry II)
  8. PHYS 22000 (General Physics) OR BIOL 22100 (Microbiology) Consideration of General Physics or Microbiology depends on the semester of enrollment.

Final decision on admission requires an in-person interview where the applicant will be evaluated on the criteria listed in the Admissions Decision Factors section and the extemporaneous writing and verbal exercises.

Students are no longer eligible for Pharmacy Priority Admission status after the student's review for PharmD admission during the spring semester of their second year at Purdue University.

Students unsuccessfully achieving Pharmacy Priority Admissions status for the professional pharmacy program will be considered for an admissions interview through the normal competitive PharmCAS application process.

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