Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program in Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy-USA

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Admission Requirements



The PharmD Program at Roosevelt University is a rigorous, patient-centered educational experience designed to prepare caring, compassionate and committed pharmacists to work in a variety of health care settings. To help prospective applicants prepare for admission to the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy, the general admission criteria are listed below, which will require all applicants to:

  1. File an application through PharmCAS, a web-based Pharmacy College Application Service ( by March 3, 2014. Students who complete the PharmCAS Application by December 31, 2013 will receive priority review.

  2. Complete a minimum of 67 semester credit hours of pre-pharmacy study at an accredited college or university. Download a prerequisite worksheet to track your progress!

  3. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.75/4.0 scale for all courses completed. All math and science courses must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

  4. Earn a grade of C or better in all science and math courses (a C- grade is not considered sufficient).

  5. Earn a grade of B or better in all English and speech courses (a B- grade is not considered sufficient). ESL courses do not satisfy either the English or speech requirement.

  6. Complete all science and speech courses in an on-site learning environment; online courses will not be accepted.

  7. Complete all pre-pharmacy courses by June 1st of the desired year of entry.

  8. Submit three letters of recommendation with the PharmCAS application by the appropriate deadline. A Committee Evaluation can be substituted for the three letters of recommendation.

  9. Take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). PCAT exams are offered multiple times per year by Heartcourt Assessments, Inc. (also known as Pearson)www.pcatweb.infoHave the PCAT scores sent directly to PharmCAS Code 104.

  10. Reflect the successful practice of service through community engagement or extracurricular activities.

  11. Demonstrate the proper motivation for and commitment to the profession of pharmacy through previous work, volunteer or life experiences.

  12. Possess the oral and written communication skills necessary to interact successfully with patients and colleagues.

  13. Complete the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy applicant interview process (invitation only)

  14. Admission Timeline

    The Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy will begin its upcoming admission process using the following admission timeline (subject to change):

    June 15, 2013 The PharmCAS application will be available (tentative).
    October, 2013 - April, 2014 On-campus interviews conducted. Admission decisions and offers will be made on a rolling basis.
    December 31, 2013 Submission deadline for candidates seeking priority review.
    March 3, 2014 Submission deadline for PharmCAS application.
    February 1, 2014 Deadline for submission of fall transcripts if application is completed by December 31, 2013.
    May-June, 2014 Outstanding admission decisions will be determined.

International Student Requirements

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, nor a Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder), you are considered to be an international student. International students are considered to be non-immigrants and non-permanent resident. Therefore, international students are not eligible for U.S. Federal or State financial aid.

International students and students with academic credentials from institutions outside of the United States must meet the same College of Pharmacy admission requirements as students who have completed their pre-pharmacy coursework at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

If you are an international applicant who wishes to study and obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Roosevelt University, depending on your visa status you may have to submit additional documentation.

For an applicant who is already in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 student visa status at another institution, please submit:

    1. Financial Statement and Affidavit of Support with supporting bank statement/letter;
    2. Copy of your passport, visa and I-94 card;
    3. Copy of your current I-20 (for F-1 visa holder) or DS-2019 (for J-1 visa holder); and
    4. Transfer Verification Form

For an applicant who is outside the U.S. and needs to obtain a Form I-20 in order to apply for a F-1 visa, please submit:

    1. Financial Statement and Affidavit of Support with supporting bank statement/letter; and
    2. Copy of your passport, if available.

After your application is approved, you will be granted admission and receive a Form I-20. With your letter of admission and Form I-20, you will be able to apply for an F-1 student visa at the American Embassy or Consulate in order to enter the U.S. to study at Roosevelt University.

For an applicant who is already in the U.S. on any other kind of visa types, except F-1 and J-1, please submit:

    1. Copy of your passport, visa and I-94 card.

If you have any questions related to your visa status, please contact:

Dawn Hougland
Assistant Director, Office of International Programs
Roosevelt University
Telephone: (312) 341-3531; Fax: (312) 341-6377

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