Pharm.D. Application Process
Applications to join the Fall 2024 cohort in the Wegmans School of Nursing are due by June 3, 2024. Complete applications for admission will be processed upon receipt. The Admissions Committee will identify and invite the most qualified candidates to campus for an interview. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee will notify applicants of a decision on a rolling basis.
Join the Wegmans School of Pharmacy in 2024
Application deadline: June 3, 2024
Application Through PharmCAS
PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service) is a centralized service that offers the convenience of one general application for multiple Pharm.D. programs.
To apply to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, submit the following directly to PharmCAS.
- Online application to PharmCAS
- PharmCAS fee
- Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
- Two letters of recommendation
- Minimum GPA of 2.75
- Note: Cumulative and science GPAs of 2.75 are considered competitive. However, most students accepted to the program perform at a much higher level.
- Optional Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) scores
- Note: If you wish to have a PCAT score considered as a part of your application, you must arrange for Harcourt Assessment to send your PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. The reporting code is 104. The final PCAT testing cycle will be offered during the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. No PCAT testing dates will be offered during the 2024-25 admissions cycle or beyond. All test-takers may continue to request Official Transcripts and Personal Score Reports through the Pearson website until February 2026. For more information, visit the PCAT website.
Incomplete applications will not be processed by PharmCAS or the School.
Complete applications for admission will be processed upon receipt. The Admissions Committee will identify and invite the most qualified candidates to campus for an interview. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee will notify applicants of a decision on a rolling basis.
Pre-Professional Course Requirements
Minimum specific prerequisite course requirements are:
General Course Requirements
Total 24 semester hours
- English/Literature - 6 semester hours. One course must be English writing/composition.
- Speech - 3 semester hours (recommend Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications)
- Economics - 3 semester hours (recommend Microeconomics)
- Humanities and or Social/Behavioral Sciences - 12 semester hours
Science and Math Requirements
Total 38 semester hours
- Calculus - 3 semester hours
- Statistics - 3 semester hours
- General Chemistry - 8 semester hours w/lab
- Organic Chemistry - 8 semester hours w/lab
- Physics - 4 semester hours w/lab
- Biology - 12 semester hours w/lab
Grades below "C" cannot be accepted toward completion of these requirements. All science courses (chemistry, biology, physics) must include a laboratory with each lecture. Advanced placement courses are not accepted for science courses. All pre-professional coursework must be completed prior to matriculation into the School of Pharmacy.
Transferring to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy
The Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher University does consider students for transfer admission to both the campus pathway and online pathway of its Pharm.D. program. Transfer admission is granted on a case-by-case basis to transfer applicants who are in good academic standing at their current or previous college or school of pharmacy. Contact Kristin Blake, assistant director of graduate admissions, at (585) 385-8064 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
International Applicants/Foreign Transcripts
The Wegmans School of Pharmacy requires TOEFL scores for non-native, English-speaking applicants. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based). Foreign transcripts must be sent to an evaluation service for a course-by-course report. Send this report directly to PharmCAS. The PharmCAS website has a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation services.
Criminal Background Check Requirements
If accepted, you will be subject to a criminal background check. You are required to complete this procedure prior to matriculation. It is your responsibility to assume expenses related to this requirement. You must follow procedures for completing a criminal background check as instructed by the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Read the entire Criminal Background Check (CBC) Policy [pdf].