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Entry Path Designation Definition Pre-requisite Requirements* Special Admission Requirements
Freshman Early Assurance High School Graduate, conditionally guaranteed
pharmacy seat with pre-requisite and special admission requirements
  • Exceptional high school mathematics and science credentials,
    such as significant AP credits
  • Strong records of extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrate ability and readiness to meet the discipline of
    a rigorous pre-pharmacy and pharmacy professional curriculum
  • Combined verbal and math SAT scores anticipated to be greater than 1340 (ACT 30), a Critical Writing SAT of 670 (ACT 30) or GPA equal to 3.75 for early action freshman admission.
  • Excel at First Interview by multiple CUSP faculty to explore professional potential
  • Compose an essay on why you feel you would make a good pharmacist
  • Two letters of recommendations from 1) a math or science teacher, and 2) a health professional or teacher who is knowledgeable of your character (health professional preferred)
  • For continuing matriculation to professional program, complete all prerequisites with a 3.0 GPA minimum and no pre-requisite course grade below C
  • Pass Re-interview in your 3rd semester as an undergraduate by multiple CUSP faculty to reconfirm your commitment to the profession,
    professional demeanor, and test ability to clearly communicate empathically with patients and health team members.
Internal Chapman 

Completion of specific 70 pre-requisite
credits at Chapman

Or

Completion of a minimum of 28 of the 70 pre-requisite credits at Chapman.


All credits must be completed within the last 7 years.


Entry into professional program under conditions at the right.
  • Request an interview and consideration by CUSP by October 1 of the academic year when pre-reqs will be completed.
  • Completion of a minimum of 28 of the 70 pre-requisite credits must be from Chapman University. Any non-Chapman credits must be from another accredited institution. All credits must be from within the past 7 years.
  • Anticipated minimum 3.0 GPA for all required
    prerequisites and prior study with no grade below C in any of the pre-requisite math or science courses.
  • Compose an essay on why you feel you would make a good pharmacist.
  • Two letters of recommendations from 1) a math or science teacher, and 2) a health professional or teacher who is knowledgeable of your character (health professional preferred)
  • For continuing matriculation to professional program, complete all prerequisites with a 3.0 GPA minimum and no required course grade below C
  • Excel in Interview by multiple CUSP faculty to confirm your commitment to the profession, professional demeanor, and ability to clearly communicate empathically with patients and health team members.
External Transfer Completion of specific 70 pre-requisite credits as listed at an accredited institution

within the last 7 years.

Or:

Completion of less than 28 of the 70 pre-requisite credits at Chapman University within the last 7 years.

Entry into professional program under conditions at the right
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) score submitted.
  • The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) web-based application administered by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy completed.
  • Compose an essay on why you feel you would make a good pharmacist.
  • Two letters of recommendations from 1) a math or science teacher, and 2) a health professional who is knowledgeable of your character
  • Must have completed all prerequisites with a 3.0 GPA minimum and no pre-requisite course grade below C
  • Excel in Interview by multiple CUSP faculty to confirm your commitment to the profession, professional demeanor, and ability to clearly communicate empathically with patients and health team members.
Bachelor of Science Holder of Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Completion of 70 pre-requisite credits from another accredited institution within the last 7 years
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) score submitted.
  • The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) web-based application administered by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Same as for External Transfer Students

* Applicants may have prerequisites in progress when applying. Admission will be contingent on satisfactory completion of those pre-requisites according to specified standards. Admission for all students is further contingent upon Chapman’s standard criminal background check, and California State Board of Pharmacy criminal background check to obtain a pharmacy intern license and health certification verifying status of immunizations. All Doctor of Pharmacy students will be required to have transportation capabilities or personal automobiles to enter the first year of professional work to facilitate access to off campus experiential education activities.   

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