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Dual Acceptance and Guaranteed Interview Programs with Midwestern University

Midwestern University DGOptometry and Pharmacy- Two dynamic universities have joined forces to provide dual admission programs for students who would like to be accepted into optometry or pharmacy school directly out of high school. The Dual Acceptance Program (DAP) permits students to complete their prerequisite requirements at Benedictine University, then transition into Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Optometry or Chicago College of Pharmacy to begin a doctoral  program at Midwestern University. These students are guaranteed a seat in the college if they continue to meet specific academic and extracurricular criteria.

College of Dental Medicine-Illinois- Benedictine University and Midwestern University partner to provide guaranteed admissions interviews for qualified students from Benedictine to attend Midwestern University's College of Dental Medicine- Illinois (CDMI). Pre-dental students meeting academic qualifications complete coursework and clinical experiences while at Benedictine, and are guaranteed an interview at CDMI to qualify for positions in the next dental school class.

College of Pharmacy

Qualifications:

  • High School unweighted GPA > 3.2.
  • SAT > 1190 or ACT > 24. Exam must include a writing component score.
  • Apply and be admitted to Benedictine University.
  • Apply for the Dual Acceptance Program (DAP) with Midwestern University by Nov 1st (early decision) or Feb 15th.
  • Current BenU students must apply to the Early Admission program no later than the spring of sophomore year.

Successful applicants will:

  • Benefit from receiving an excellent education at Benedictine University.
  • Ensure their seat at the Chicago College of Pharmacy upon successful completion of the DAP requirements.
  • Be waived from having to apply to PharmCAS and take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT).

Shadowing a pharmacist is strongly recommended.

Learn more about the Benedictine University-Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy here.


All students must apply to Benedicitne University and complete the DAP admission process at Midwestern.

College of Optometry

Qualifications:

  • SAT > 1250 or ACT > 28.
  • Apply and be admitted to Benedictine University.
  • Apply for the Dual Acceptance Program (DAP) with Midwestern University by May 1st.
  • Current BenU students must apply to the Early Admission program no later than the spring of sophomore year.

 

Successful applicants will:

  • Benefit from receiving an excellent education at Benedictine University.
  • Ensure their seat at the Chicago College of Optometry upon successful completion of the DAP requirements.
  • Be waived from having to apply to OptomCAS and take the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT).

Shadowing an optometrist is strongly recommended.

 


All students must apply to Benedicitne University and complete the DAP admission process at Midwestern.

College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

Qualifications:

  • Meet all CDMI admission requirements
  • Minimum GPA 3.2
  • DAT completed within 12 Mo of application
  • Patient contact experience demonstrating a discernment process to enter the dental profession

Successful applicants will:

  • Benefit from receiving an excellent education at Benedictine University.
  • Ensure an admissions interview at the Chicago College of Dental Medicine-Illinois upon successful completion of academic and experiential requirements.

Shadowing a dentist is strongly recommended.


All students must apply and be admitted to Benedicitne University to qualify for this opportunity at Midwestern University.

For all programs, applicants are expected to:

  • Demonstrate a people or service orientation through community service or extracurricular
    activities.
  • Demonstrate motivation for and commitment to the optometry profession as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer, or other life experiences.
  • Possess the oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and
    colleagues.

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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Email: trucker@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119