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WHAT STEPS ARE INVOLVED IN THE FINDLAY DISTANCE PHARMD APPLICATION PROCESS?

  1. Complete a 15-minute prequalifying conversation with your Enrollment Advisor.
    • In this 15-minute call, we will go over your background and the prerequisites to determine if you are ready to apply to the program or what steps you need to take to get ready to apply.
  1. Complete a Distance PharmD Programmatic Overview conversation with your Enrollment Advisor
    • The focus of this conversation is to give you an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the program with topics that will include: time management, clinical hours and placement support near your home, campus visits for your hands on skills labs/training, and tuition and financial aid information, to ensure the program meets your needs.
  1. Begin your PharmCAS Application account and complete the application form.
    • Submit all school transcripts
      • Order and send transcripts from all institutions attended to PharmCAS.
      • For applicants with foreign transcripts, these must be evaluated via a course-by-course evaluation by WES and then sent through PharmCAS.
    • Complete Transcript Entry
      • Use official copies of your transcripts. Coursework must exactly match your official transcripts; don't use an unofficial version, like a printout from your school's website. List your courses under the correct term, year, and class level. Department prefixes and course numbers must precisely match those on your transcripts.
    • Submit any additional documents
      • Additional required documents including essays and evaluations must also be submitted.
      • Please note, while The University of Findlay does not require evaluations (letters of recommendation) or a personal essay. However, it is highly encouraged that if your cumulative GPA falls below the preferred 3.0 GPA, that you request two (2) evaluations and complete the personal essay portion of your application to strengthen your admissions file.
    • Pay Application Fee
      • PharmCAS charges $175 for an initial application fee (for the first school the student applies to) through the PharmCAS portal, but any application submitted after that would require a $60 application fee.
      • We do offer application fee waivers for those in need, but only have a limited amount, and PharmCAS also offers an app fee waiver. You can read more here.
      • The University of Findlay does not require applicants to complete an additional UoF application and app fee, like other schools may do.
  1. Transcripts and Cumulative GPA Evaluation
    • Once you have submitted your PharmCAS application and all transcripts have been received, a cumulative GPA evaluation will be completed by the University.
    • If it is determined that your cumulative GPA, all credits considered, is a 2.75 or higher your Enrollment Advisor will then assist you in scheduling your Admissions Committee Interview
  1. Complete an interview with a faculty member
    • On your interview day, please be sure that you have access to the internet, your computer is fully charged, and you are prepared for your Zoom call at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Your interview will consist of a one-on-one conversation with a College of Pharmacy staff member followed by a short, written essay. The essay will be in response to a prompt that will be provided that day. The entire process will take approximately 60 minutes and is an important part of the admission decision. Don't forget to wear professional attire!
  1. Acceptance Decision
    • You can expect to receive an acceptance decision letter via email within 2-3 weeks of your Advisory Committee Interview
    • If accepted, your Enrollment Advisor will follow up and support you for the rest of the time, ensuring you are prepared to start your Distance PharmD program in the fall.

Application Process FAQs

University of Findlay Online Doctor of Pharmacy program gives preferred status to applicants with a completed bachelor's degree, however students with at least 60 credit hours completed, including the necessary prerequisites, with a "C" grade or higher, from regionally accredited institution are welcome to apply.

While most schools require prerequisites to be completed within five years, prerequisite course credits never expire for applications to the University of Findlay PharmD program.

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is preferred. However, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 is the required GPA to qualify to interview with the College of Pharmacy Advisory Committee member.

Prerequisites that are required include:

  • Biology I 1/lab (4 credits)
  • General Chemistry I & II w/labs (8 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry I & II w/labs (8 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II w/labs (8 credits)**
  • Physics I w/lab (4 credits) or Physics for Health Sciences (4 credits)
  • Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • College Writing II (Academic Writing and Research) or English Composition II (3 credits)
  • CORE General Education Courses* (can be fulfilled by a bachelor’s degree) (24 credits)

Do all prerequisite courses need to be completed before applying?

  • No, not all prerequisites are required to be completed to apply to the program and receive an acceptance decision.

When are all prerequisite courses required to be completed?

  • The full list of required courses above must be completed prior to beginning the program

Is there a GPA requirement on completed prerequisite courses?

  • Yes, all necessary prerequisites must be completed with a C or higher.

*Additional CORE courses may be required. Please connect with your advisor for more information.
**Certain restrictions apply, please consult your Enrollment Advisor for more details.

Unlike many pharmacy schools which require the PCAT to be considered for their programs, the University of Findlay’s Distance PharmD program does not require the PCAT exam for program enrollment.

If student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 a personal essay and at least two letters of professional or academic recommendation or suggested, but not required. If a student’s cumulative GPA is above a 3.0 there is no need for LORs or an essay.

With the exception of Colorado, New York, and Puerto Rico, all other U.S. states are authorized for recruiting distance PharmD students.

Yes, students residing in an authorized U.S. state with foreign transcripts are still able to apply. Please note that all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by WES via a course-by-course evaluation and sent to PharmCAS.

Schedule a 15-minute prequalifying conversation with your Enrollment Advisor here.

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