Application Deadlines and Requirements
Applying to the PharmD Program program is easy!
Priority Deadline: October 3, 2022
Regular deadline: June 1, 2023 - if space remains available, don't wait!
WNE participates in the Priority Deadline through PharmCAS. Applicants who designate our program as their first choice should strongly consider submiting their application by October 3, 2022. We will continue to review applications through June 1, 2023, as space remains available.
- Transcripts: transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted to PharmCAS. Students already enrolled at WNE must request their WNE transcript be submitted to PharmCAS to complete their application.
- Recommendations: enter a minimum of two evaluator names within your PharmCAS application; one recommendation must be from a professor unless the applicant has not taken any college coursework within the three year period prior to their application. It is preferred that the second letter be from a healthcare practitioner (preferably a pharmacist).
- Prerequisite Coursework must be completed prior to matriculation into the PharmD program. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better at an accredited college or university before matriculation into the pharmacy program. Our minimum prerequisite GPA is 2.70.
- Interviews: Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview and will complete a writing sample.
* The PCAT exam is not required.
English Language Proficiency Test Scores
English-language testing is required for all applicants who are non-native English speakers UNLESS they have resided in a country, where English is the primary language, for more than 10 years. English language testing is not required if the applicant has earned or is degree pending (will have earned by anticipated matriculation date) a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree following three or more years of campus-based post-secondary instruction in the United States.
PharmD applicants can use any of the following standardized tests to meet our English language requirement:
- TOEFL - 80 IBT
- IELTS - 6.5
- PTE Academic - 56
- STEP Eiken - 1
- iTEP - 4.5
- Duolingo - 105 DET
List of countries in which English language testing would be waived because it is the primary language:
- Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom
Early Assurance/Priority Deadline policy for WNE PrePharmacy students who entered Fall 2020 and Fall 2021
To be eligible to participate in the Preferred Interview Day program, EAP students must:
- Attain a minimum pre-pharmacy GPA of 3.30 following the completion of the first academic year of the Prepharmacy curriculum.
- Submit a completed PharmCAS application, including essay, via www.pharmcas.org by October 1.
- EAP students are not required to submit recommendations (skip this section of the PharmCAS application.)
- Remember, transcripts from all schools attended, including WNE and community colleges, must be sent directly to PharmCAS. This should be done as early as possible to allow PharmCAS 2 to 4 weeks processing time.
Enrollment deposits are waived for EAP students who are admitted to the PharmD program.
As with all PharmD program offers of admission, offers are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-requisite course requirements, ability to meet or exceed a preferred minimum GPA of 3.00 in pre-requisite coursework, and a satisfactory criminal background check.
Priority Deadline Policy for non WNE Students
The Western New England University, Doctor of Pharmacy program will consider all applications submitted and verified by PharmCAS.org by October 3 to be priority deadline applications.
Students who have designated Western New England University as their first choice will want to strongly consider applying by the priority deadline.
Qualified applicants will be invited to complete their interview prior to the regular pool of applicants to the program. Applicants who submit their application by the priority deadline will receive their admissions decision for the PharmD program early in the admissions cycle, during the fall semester.
As with all PharmD program offers of admission, offers are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-requisite course requirements, ability to meet or exceed a preferred minimum GPA of 3.00 in pre-requisite coursework, and a satisfactory criminal background check. Enrollment deposits are required.