6. University of Kentucky. A GPA is required of the approximately 132 students accepted each year. Students are only admitted in the Fall and must submit PCAT results and apply through PharmCAS. A list of prerequisite course requirements and application instructions are available at the University's website.
7. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. While applicants are required to submit PCAT results, test scores and results are only part of what they consider. Critical thinking and leadership skills are among the many other factors considered.
8. University of Washington. UW requires students to send an application via PharmCAS and UW School of Pharmacy. The University has not set a minimum GPA but states that those with a grade point average below a 3.0 are not considered “competitive". PCAT results are also required. More information regarding the application procedures and criteria can be found at UW’s website.
9. Purdue University-West Lafayette. Applicants are advised that a GPA of 3.3 or higher will help them be admitted to the program. A PharmCAS application and an application to the university must be completed. Visit Purdue's internet site for deadlines and application downloads.
10. University of Arizona. The University of Arizona requires applicants to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered for acceptance. In addition, accepted students have achieved a 3.0 science grade point average and have finished 44 units of science coursework. They must take the PCAT by no later than October of the year in which they apply, and have completed at least 50 hours of pharmacy volunteer work. An application to the U of Az can be downloaded. at their website.
Any of these programs will set you on the course or becoming a pharmacist. To learn about additional schools and online pharmacy courses, visit USPharmD.com.