Entrance Requirements

LECOM School of Pharmacy does not require PCAT for admission.

To be considered for admission to the LECOM School of Pharmacy, a prospective student must meet and complete the following requirements:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or an F-1 Visa holder (see below for additional requirements for F-1 Visa students) and be able to provide an official background check from any previous country he or she has lived within at least the last 5 years.  If you are a Permanent Resident, you must submit a copy of your Permanent Resident Card to the Admissions office at the time of application.  In addition, if you have an F-1 Visa, you must provide validation of your visa status. Citizenship will be determined via a Naturalization Certificate or Birth Certificate that must be presented prior to admission.
  2. Complete 54 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.
  3. 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. Additionally, LECOM does not accept international coursework or degree evaluations.
  4. The LECOM School of Pharmacy does not require a specific overall minimum GPA, however it is highly preferred that students carry a 2.7 or higher throughout their pre-professional coursework.
  5. Pre-Professional Course Requirements are: 54 Semester Hours
    • English: 6 Semester Hours – Prefer: Writing (Technical, Business, or Research)
    • Biology w/ Lab: 8 Semester Hours – Prefer: Zoology, Genetics, Cell, Micro, Immunology, Molecular, Animal Physiology, Vertebrate Anatomy, or similar health-foundational biology
    • General Chemistry w/ Lab: 8 Semester Hours
    • Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab: 4 Semester Hours
    • Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab OR Biochem w/ Lab: 4 Semester Hours
    • Math-based Physics OR Physical Chemistry: 3 Semester Hours
    • Calculus: 3 Semester Hours – Prefer: course designed for math or science majors
    • Statistics: 3 Semester Hours – Prefer: research-based course
    • Economics: 3 Semester Hours – Prefer: Microeconomics
    • Psychology OR Sociology OR Anthropology: 3 Semester Hours
    • *General Education Credits: 9 Semester Hours
  6. LECOM does not require the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) for entrance. All students must complete a short writing assessment at the time they interview.
  7. Two letters of recommendation: One letter from a science professor, and one letter from a non-friend, non-relative (prefer a work supervisor, especially a pharmacist or health-care worker).

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

For F-1 Visa Holders:

  • All 54 Credits of pre-requisite coursework must be earned at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
  • All international applicants must submit their IBT TOEFL results on PharmCAS with a minimum score of “20” on each section (reading, speaking, listening, and writing).
  • All students must provide proof of their F-1 visa status.  LECOM can only evaluate applicants with F-1 Visas.
  • International applicants must submit an I-20 form.  International students must also pay their first year tuition in full upon matriculation.
  • Applicants must also satisfy any other regular admissions requirements for the School of Pharmacy.
  • F1-Visa holders are eligible to enroll in ON-CAMPUS pathways only (Florida or Accelerated). F1-Visa holders do not qualify for Distance Education.

Requirements subject to change.