Pharmacy students

Application Deadlines and Requirements

Applying to the PharmD program is easy!

PRIORITY DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3, 2023

REGULAR DEADLINE: ROLLING - WE ACCEPT APPLICATIONS ON A SPACE-AVAILABLE BASIS UNTIL JUNE 3, 2024.

WNE participates in the Priority Deadline through PharmCAS. Applicants who designate our program as their first choice should strongly consider submitting their application by October 3, 2023. 

  • All applications and supporting materials for the PharmD and PharmD Distance programs must be submitted through PharmCAS.
  • Transcripts: Transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted to PharmCAS. Students already enrolled at WNE must request their WNE transcript be submitted to PharmCAS to complete their application. International applicants must submit a course by course degree evaluation from WES, ECE, FIS, or SpanTran.
  • Recommendations: Enter a minimum of two evaluator names within your PharmCAS application; one recommendation must be from a professor unless the applicant has not taken any college coursework within the three-year period prior to their application.  It is advised that the second letter be from a healthcare practitioner (preferably a pharmacist).
  • Prerequisite Coursework: All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better at an accredited college or university before matriculation into the PharmD program. Our minimum prerequisite GPA is 2.70.
  • Interviews: Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview and will complete a writing sample. 
  • The PCAT exam is not required. 

Additional requirements/notifications:

  • The COVID vaccine, is mandatory for Doctor of Pharmacy (on-campus and Distance Learning) students. Contact the Center for Health and Well-Being for more information.
  • All students are responsible for their own transportation to and from IPPE and APPE sites.
  • Due to the limited number of health systems and unavailability of sites in Puerto Rico, students from Puerto Rico will be required to complete health system rotations (one IPPE and at least three APPEs) in the continental United States.
  • It is possible that students who are not accepted into the PharmD Distance Learning Pathway may be accepted into the on-campus program instead.