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Application Deadlines and Requirements

Applying to the PharmD Program program is easy!

Priority Deadline: October 3, 2022
Regular deadline: June 1, 2023 - After June 1, please reach out to Lori Berg at lori.berg@wne.edu to request an application deadline extension.

WNE participates in the Priority Deadline through PharmCAS.  Applicants who designate our program as their first choice should strongly consider submiting their application by October 3, 2022. We will continue to review applications through June 1, 2023, as space remains available.

  • 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.
  • 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 preferred that the second letter be from a healthcare practitioner (preferably a pharmacist).
  • Prerequisite Coursework must be completed prior to matriculation into the PharmD program. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better at an accredited college or university before matriculation into the pharmacy 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. 

English Language Proficiency Test Scores

English-language testing is required for all applicants who are non-native English speakers UNLESS they have resided in a country, where English is the primary language, for more than 10 years.  English language testing is not required if the applicant has earned or is degree pending (will have earned by anticipated matriculation date) a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree following three or more years of campus-based post-secondary instruction in the United States.

PharmD applicants can use any of the following standardized tests to meet our English language requirement:

  • TOEFL - 80 IBT
  • IELTS - 6.5
  • PTE Academic - 56
  • STEP Eiken - 1
  • iTEP - 4.5
  • Duolingo - 105 DET

List of countries in which English language testing would be waived because it is the primary language:

  • Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom


Priority Deadline

The Western New England University, Doctor of Pharmacy program will consider all applications submitted and verified by PharmCAS.org by October 3 to be priority deadline applications.

Students who have designated Western New England University as their first choice will want to strongly consider applying by the priority deadline. 

Qualified applicants will be invited to complete their interview prior to the regular pool of applicants to the program.  Applicants who submit their application by the priority deadline will receive their admissions decision for the PharmD program early in the admissions cycle, during the fall semester.

As with all PharmD program offers of admission, offers are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-requisite course requirements, ability to meet or exceed the minimum required GPA of 2.70 in pre-requisite coursework, and a satisfactory criminal background check. Enrollment deposits are required.