School of Pharmacy Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission to the LECOM School of Pharmacy, a prospective student must do the following:

  1. Complete 60 semester hours of pre-professional course requirements from an accredited college or university in the United States by the July 1 prior to matriculation. LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept CLEP credits for prerequisite courses. Advanced placement credits will be accepted for pre-requisite coursework with a score of 3 or higher. International baccalaureate (IB) credits earned at an approved IB high school will be accepted for pre-requisite coursework with a score of 4 or higher.
  2. Earn a minimum of a 2.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, with no required course grade lower than C (70%).
  3. Take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).
    • Applicants may submit PCAT scores from exams taken within three years prior to the date of matriculation.
    • The applicant must arrange for Harcourt Assessment to send the PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS by (select PCAT code 104).
    • It is recommended that applicants take the PCAT prior to January due to our rolling admissions process. LECOM requires the PCAT; however an exception will be granted for applicants who have or will be completing at least a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university prior to matriculation. If selected for an interview, a written assessment will be performed during the on-site interview for those previously mentioned individuals who have not taken the PCAT. Acceptance into the program will be contingent upon completion of the bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation.

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Pre-Professional Course Requirements

Course

Semester hrs.

English

6

Biology (w/lab)

8

General Chemistry (w/lab)

8

Organic Chemistry (w/lab)

8

Physics

3

Calculus

3

Statistics

3

Economics

3

Psychology or Sociology

3

General Education Electives*

15

Total

60


*General Education Electives in subject areas other than the above prerequisites; such as humanities and social sciences.

Requirements subject to change.