Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.)
Pharmacy Early Assurance program involves an admissions process into the professional program prior to the regular selection process for students who are in pre-pharmacy at SDSU and who meet specific, pre-established criteria.
- What are the initial qualifications for the Pharmacy Early Assurance program?
- Must begin college career at SDSU and have freshman status.
- Must have earned a cumulative high school GPA of 3.7 or higher OR an ACT score ≥ 27; or an SAT of ≥ 1280.
- How do you gain Pharmacy Early Assurance status?
- Be admitted into the SDSU Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College.
- Must submit an Application for Early Assurance during your senior year of high school.
- How do you maintain Pharmacy Early Assurance status?
- Be a full-time student each semester prior to beginning the professional program and complete the required pre-pharmacy coursework within two years.
- Earn a letter grade of at least 'B' in general chemistry, general biology, calculus, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, organic chemistry, and seminar pre-pharmacy coursework.
- Successfully complete general chemistry, general biology, calculus, anatomy, and one semester of organic chemistry by the end of the fall semester preceding the beginning of the desired Pharm.D. start date.
- Successfully complete nine credits of Honors coursework by the end of the fall semester preceding the beginning of the desired Pharm.D. start date.
- Students must receive a grade of C or better in an Honors course in order for the course to count toward Early Assurance requirements.
- Completed Honors credits must include experiences from at least two types of Honors coursework (Hon. General Education, Hon. Contracting, Hon. Colloquium, Hon. Research/Scholarship, Hon Experiential Learning, and Hon. Enrichment). Students should refer to the Honors College for additional information on what each type of coursework entails.
- Successfully complete an interview and writing assessment with the Pharmacy Program Admissions Committee by the end of the fall semester preceding the beginning of the desired Pharm.D. start date.
- Complete the Pharm.D. application shadowing requirement and submit a completed Shadowing Experiences Form to the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions by their scheduled interview and writing assessment date.
- If successfully admitted into the professional program – must pay a $600 seat deposit prior to the end of finals week of the third semester at SDSU.