Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Early Assurance Admission Plan

Just as student pharmacists make a commitment to Duquesne University, the School of Pharmacy makes a commitment to student pharmacists with the Early Assurance Admission Plan. Instead of reapplying after two years of prerequisite coursework, all freshmen accepted into the pre-professional phase (first and second years) of the six-year Pharm.D. program automatically earn a spot in the professional phase (third, fourth, fifth and sixth years) of the program after meeting certain criteria, including:

  1. Minimum 3.0 Overall GPA*
  2. Normal Progress in all Pre-Professional Pharmacy Courses
  3. Completing a Standardized Interview
  4. Minimum 375 Composite Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) Score

Jason Stack"If a student is accepted as a freshmen into our pre-pharmacy program they are automatically enrolled into our early assurance plan," says Jason Stack, Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. "This provides the student a "peace-of-mind" knowing that as long as they meet the early assurance plan criteria, their seat is guaranteed in the professional phase of the program. This is a huge advantage for the student as they do not have to compete for a seat, which is how other pharmacy schools are designed."

Automatic enrollment in the Early Assurance Admission Plan helps student pharmacists feel confident through the pre-professional phase of the program and the transition into the professional phase of the program.

For more information about the Early Assurance Admission Plan and to learn more about the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, please visit the Duquesne University website.

*No grade below a "C"-at the end of EACH semester of the pre-professional pharmacy program and no course withdrawals after the add-drop period. (Note: For the purposes of Early Assurance, none of the pre-professional pharmacy courses may be repeated to improve the student's GPA. If a student must repeat a course in order to satisfy a prerequisite, the first grade received in the course is also used in the calculation of the student's advancement GPA.)

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