Once you have completed most of the prerequisite courses, you are ready to begin the Pharmacy School application process. While you can be missing or in the process of completing some of your prerequisites when you apply, you must complete all prerequisites by June 30 of the year you would like to begin MCW’s PharmD program.
The MCW Pharmacy School requires a recommended minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.0 scale, and a recommended minimum cumulative prerequisite GPA of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. All official transcripts that you submit with your application will be reviewed in depth to help determine your academic ability.
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required to apply to the Pharmacy School. We encourage you to give yourself ample time to study for the PCAT, and keep in mind that the test is only offered annually in July, September, October, November and January. In order to avoid late fees, we suggest that you register to take the PCAT at least two months ahead of your desired test date.
There is no minimum PCAT score required to apply to MCW’s Pharmacy School. PCAT scores are valid for five years, and all applicants are allowed to take the PCAT up to five times. However, MCW’s Admissions Committee will review all of your PCAT scores (including subscores in each section), so it is best to take the PCAT only once and achieve a strong score. If you are considering retaking the PCAT, do so only if you believe you will improve your scores.