To enter pharmacy school, you should complete the first two years in the pre-pharmacy curriculum. We recommend that you take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test during October of your sophomore year. To apply for pharmacy school, we recommend that you earn a minimum grade point average of 3.3 (on a 4-point scale). You should apply to the pharmacy school between January 1 and May 1 of your sophomore year.
Dual Acceptance Program (Chicago College of Pharmacy and Benedictine University) The Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) at Midwestern University and Benedictine University have an agreement for a Dual Acceptance Program. Under the provisions of the agreement, selected students who successfully complete the specified coursework at Benedictine University will be granted an early acceptance to CCP. The number of reserved seats is not predetermined and will vary year-to-year depending on the size and quality of the applicant pool. See the Pre-Pharmacy major sheet for more information. Successful applicants will be ensured a seat at CCP upon successful completion of the pre-pharmacy requirements at Benedictine University within two years; achievement of a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.20; and earning a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses. Students are not permitted to repeat courses for a higher grade. The PCAT is waived for students who successfully complete the pre-pharmacy program at Benedictine University and who are admitted to CCP via the Dual Acceptance Program. Any student who fails to complete the program can apply to CCP via the traditional route.
Interviews by, and recommendation letters from, the Health Science Recommendations Committee should be arranged for during the spring or fall semesters of the junior or senior years respectively.