To enroll in the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program, you must file a completed application under our non-binding Early Action program by November 15.
The Early Action admission program is a non-binding opportunity for applicants with a strong academic record who consider Pacific their top choice to receive their admission decision by mid-January. In most cases, students who indicate Early Action on their admission application who do not meet Early Action criteria will automatically be considered for regular admission with the March 31 decision group.
In addition to the online application, you must also send the following documents to be considered for admission:
- Personal Statement
Additionally, you may submit the following as part of your application:
- Letter of Recommendation from High School Counselor or Teacher
- Test Scores
Additional information for applying to Pacific:
- Advance Credit (AP, IB, etc.)
- Certification of Finances
- Choice of Preparatory Coursework
- English Language Proficiency
- Interviews and Auditions
- Official Records of Study
Once you submit your application, you can check the status of your application and supporting documents by using the online application status checker.
Important applicant information
We encourage applicants — and require admitted students — to carefully read and agree to the PharmD Technical Standards. We also highly recommend that all applicants review the California State Board of Pharmacy licensure requirements.
PharmD advancement requirements
To advance into the professional PharmD program, all pre-pharmacy advantage students must meet the following requirements:
- Submission of a PharmD admission application
- An interview
- A writing sample
- A minimum overall 3.0 GPA
- A 2.7 GPA in specific math and science courses
Successfully completing each of these requirements guarantees admission and extends students the opportunity to earn a blended bachelor of arts in applied science (BAAS) while in the PharmD program.
Undergraduate transfer students
There is no formal “pre-pharmacy advantage” available to a student who transfers to Pacific. We offer excellent undergraduate programs to which students are welcome to apply; however, once admitted, undergraduate transfer students compete with those applying from other institutions for space in the PharmD program. Therefore, it is important to submit your application as soon as possible and maintain academic merit once matriculated.
Apply to University of the Pacific’s Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program
Earn your PharmD in five or six years while learning and researching alongside award-winning faculty and students when you enroll in the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program at Pacific.
Ready to make a difference in the field of pharmacy? Apply to the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy today!