Incoming freshmen who enter SIUE directly from high school may be considered for the Conditional Entry program (CEP). The CEP is an early assurance program that allows selected students to earn direct admission to the SIUE School of Pharmacy (SOP). In order to qualify for consideration to the CEP students must apply to the Meridian Scholars Program at SIUE and indicate either pharmacy or pre-pharmacy as an area of intended study on the Meridian Scholars Program application. All such applicants will automatically be reviewed by the SOP for CEP consideration. On a competitive basis, candidates will be invited to interview with the SOP. Upon completion of all interviews, the top candidates will receive a formal invitation to participate in the CEP.