Take as many mathematics and science courses as you can. Even though the SIUE School of Pharmacy will not look at your high school grades, a good science/math background will prepare you for the many science courses that are included in the pre-pharmacy curriculum. You will spend at least the first two years of college completing courses in chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics as well as completing some general education courses. Check the pre-pharmacy curriculum to see the list of courses you will be required to complete before applying to the SIUE School of Pharmacy.
Begin taking courses toward completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum. If you are taking the pre-pharmacy courses at a college or university other than SIUE, check the web site for course equivalency lists to ensure that the course(s) will meet pre-pharmacy requirements.
No. The SIUE Doctor of Pharmacy degree is based on the 2+4 model. This means that students who are admitted to the School of Pharmacy have already completed at least two years of college coursework.
No. You may complete the pre-pharmacy curriculum at any regionally accredited college or university. To view pre-pharmacy curriculum equivalencies between SIUE and other colleges and universities, click here.
Applications for the SIUE School of Pharmacy must be submitted via PharmCAS at http://www.pharmcas.org. Students should begin the application process one year before their intended start date. All applicants must submit the following directly to PharmCAS:
In addition to the PharmCAS application, the SIUE School of Pharmacy requires that each student submit a supplemental application and non-refundable fee directly to the SIUE School of Pharmacy. Students who complete the PharmCAS application will be directed to the SIUE Supplemental Application.
Yes. You should begin the application process one year before your intended start date.
When you complete your PharmCAS application you will be required to list all completed courses, all courses in which you are currently enrolled, and all courses that you plan to take prior to beginning the Pharm.D. program. Remember, pre-pharmacy courses must be completed with a "C" or better before beginning the program and in order to be considered for admission to the professional program, the minimum cumulative, pre-pharmacy, and pre-pharmacy science and mathematics grade point averages are 2.75.
Applications for admissions are evaluated based upon grades earned through the fall semester proceeding the term for which you are applying. You cannot use the spring or summer terms to repeat grades earned through the fall semester proceeding the term for which they are applying. So, if you earn a "D" or "F" in a pre-pharmacy course in the fall of 2010 you will be denied admission for the fall of 2011.
Beginning with the fall 2012 application cycle (applications submitted in 2011 for the fall of 2012) students will be required to have completed all pre-pharmacy courses in the spring term proceeding the intended start date. For example, students applying to enter the SOP in the fall of 2012 must complete all pre-pharmacy courses in the spring of 2012.
Beginning with the fall 2012 application cycle (applications submitted in 2011 for the fall of 2012) students who have a total of five or more repeated courses within the pre-pharmacy curriculum will not be considered for admission to the program.
You may call 1-800-622-3231 or visit the PCAT testing website at www.PCATweb.info. PCAT exam dates for 2010-2011 are June 19, 2010; August 21, 2010; October 17, 2010; and January 22, 2011. If you plan to apply to the SIUE School of Pharmacy for fall 2011 then you must take the PCAT no later than October 2010. Send PCAT score to PharmCAS. Do not send scores to SIUE.
Yes. Please call the Testing Services Office at 618-650-2826 or visit the Testing Services Web site. You will register for the PCAT via www.PCATweb.info, and then take the test at SIUE or another test site.
We use the cumulative GPA, the pre pharmacy GPA, and the pre pharmacy math and science GPA for admissions decisions. If a student has repeated a course (taken the same course multiple times), the repeat is averaged for the cumulative GPA calculation. If a student has repeated a pre pharmacy course, the most recent attempt is used to calculate the pre pharmacy and pre pharmacy math and science GPA. Remember that beginning with the fall 2012 application cycle, students who have a total of five or more repeated courses within the pre-pharmacy curriculum will not be considered for admission to the program.
Yes. Because we are a state supported institution, we give strong preference to residents of Illinois.
Seventy-five to eighty students will be admitted each fall semester. We expect that this number will remain stable.
The first class was admitted for the fall semester 2005.
Once a student is admitted into the professional program, and provided he or she maintains good academic standing, the program requires completion of 4 years of full-time enrollment. Courses will be offered during the day only and will not be available to students on a part-time basis.
SIUE School of Pharmacy graduates will earn the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.
View current tuition and fees.