Admissions Pre-Pharmacy Courses

Courses Completed Outside the State of Utah

Equivalency of pre-professional courses completed at colleges or universities outside the state of Utah must be evaluated by the College of Pharmacy before your preferred admission date:

  • Early Assurance: October 3rd, 2017

  • Standard Admission: December 1st, 2017

  • Late Admission: February 1st, 2018

Submit complete course descriptions from the institution's general catalog to the College of Pharmacy prior to admission on PharmCAS. Courses accepted by the University of Utah are not automatically accepted by the College of Pharmacy in fulfillment of pharmacy pre-requisites.

Minimum Prerequisite Requirements

  • To meet the minimum requirement, prerequisite classes must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Students must complete the prerequisite courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.8 to be considered for admission. This is separate from the cumulative grade point average below. Historically, the average prerequisite grade point average of those accepted has been 3.5. If the applicant has repeated any of the prerequisite courses, the admissions committee will consider only the second grade for prerequisite GPA calculation (regardless of the number of times the course is retaken).
  • If the student is applying with a Bachelor's Degree, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is also required for admission. However, the Admissions Committee will review any application with a GPA between a 2.75 and a 3.0. If an applicant's GPA is below a 3.0 the final decision of acceptance will be made by the Graduate School. All prerequisite courses must be completed within 10 years prior to applying.

Outstanding Classes

  • No more than three (3) of the prerequisite courses may be outstanding, or in progress on January 1, 2018. If attending an institution with a quarter system, than no more than four (4) pending courses. Additional grades for course work completed after submission of your application are important to ensure that your application accurately reflects your current, complete academic record. It is the applicant's responsibility to update his/her information. This includes:

    1. Providing supplementary transcripts directly to the College of Pharmacy for courses completed after the initial submission of the application
    2. Notifying of changes in name, address, email, or telephone number; and
    3. Providing supplementary material that may affect your qualifications for admission into the professional program or as requested by the Admissions Committee.

  • Applicants who have not completed the pre-professional course requirements by December 31, 2017, may be conditionally accepted into the Professional Program if current registration indicates completion of the courses (maximum of 3) will be accomplished by July 1, 2018. A grade of C or better must be achieved for all pre-professional requirements that are outstanding at the time that a conditional acceptance is made. Such acceptances become final when all prerequisites for admission have been satisfied. Failure to do so will result in the offer of acceptance being rescinded.

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