Our Early Assurance Program provides current full-time Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) undergraduate students with “guaranteed” admission into the School of Pharmacy as long as the following requirements are met.
Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program requires 66-67 semester hours of pre-professional education at an accredited college or university. If you enter PBA as freshman, you can select our undergraduate major in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with a Pharmaceutical concentration to ensure coverage of all prerequisites. Minimum specific course requirements for acceptance into the Pharm.D. are:
|English (1 course must be English Composition)||6|
|General Chemistry I & II with Labs||8|
|Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs||8|
|General Biology I & II with Labs||8|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I &II with Labs||8|
|Microbiology with Lab||4|
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) should be taken during September or January, but no later than January of the year prior to application for admission to the School of Pharmacy. Students must score in at least the 50th percentile on the main composite score to qualify for Early Assurance.
Eligible students will be invited to an Interview Day at the School of Pharmacy. You will interview with a three-member interview team consisting of Pharmacy faculty, current Pharmacy students, alumni and employers. The Admissions Committee must recommend the student for admission.
PBA students who fulfill the Early Assurance requirements will be required to apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).
Students who transfer to PBA to complete their pre-pharmacy undergraduate requirements MAY be eligible for a guaranteed interview.
Transfer students must meet the admission requirements for the Undergraduate Admission
Office. Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended. For
further details, contact our PBA undergraduate admissions office at (561) 803-2100
Students who transfer to PBA but complete less than one full academic year at PBA or students who attend PBA but do not fulfill Early Assurance requirements are not eligible for the Undergraduate Pre-Pharmacy Program. Under these conditions, students should apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). For further details, contact our PBA undergraduate admissions office at (561) 803-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.