What courses are required for pharmacy school?
Please visit the application requirements page to view current prerequisite course requirements.
Can one class count toward multiple prerequisites?
No. Courses may not be counted for more than one prerequisite requirement.
Will PCOM accept pass/fail classes for prerequisites?
No. PCOM will NOT accept pass/fail classes for prerequisites. All courses used for
prerequisites must be passed with a grade of “C-” or better.
Where can I complete my prerequisite coursework?
Students may complete their pre-professional course requirements at any regionally
accredited college or university in the U.S. Pre-professional coursework from non-US
colleges and universities may also be accepted for evaluation. Coursework from non-US
colleges and schools must be submitted to PharmCAS for foreign transcript evaluation.
Will PCOM accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits for prerequisites?
Yes, PCOM will accept AP credits. All AP credits must be given a grade equivalent
of “C-” or higher at the undergraduate institution you attended and received credit.
Will PCOM accept CLEP credit for prerequisites?
No, PCOM will not accept credits completed as CLEP courses.
Do all prerequisite courses have to be completed before submitting an application
or receiving an invitation for an interview?
No. Prerequisite coursework does not have to be completed in order to submit an application,
receive an interview invitation or receive an offer of admission. However, all prerequisite
courses must be successfully completed (with a grade of "C-" or higher) and verified
no later than July 15 prior to the fall term you will be matriculating. All courses
are verified using official academic transcripts.
If I take coursework after submitting my PharmCAS application, how will PCOM know
PharmCAS provides windows after fall and spring terms to update coursework. Please
refer to PharmCAS for specific dates for course updating. Updated information will
be forwarded to PCOM once you have completed the update in PharmCAS.
What if I have taken classes on the quarter system and after conversion I am short?
PCOM will round up the hours/credits when converting from quarter to semester hours.
If the number of credit hours is insufficient after rounding, additional courses must
be taken to fulfill the admissions requirements.
How do I convert quarter hours to semester hours?
In general, to convert from quarter hours to semester hours multiply the quarter hours
by 2/3. Please use the following conversion chart as a guide.
Quarter Hours/Semester Hours
Will you accept my course work taken in a foreign university?
Students with international transcripts must have their transcripts analyzed by a
foreign transcript service. These foreign transcript evaluation reports are submitted
to PharmCAS. PharmCAS will send PCOM this information. PCOM will accept evaluations
from WES only. Please visit the PharmCAS website for more information on this process.