Loyola University Chicago College of Arts and Sciences, Benedictine University (Lisle, IL), Benedictine University at Springfield, Dominican University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Millikin University, Lewis University, the University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne, IN), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Elmhurst College, Hebrew Theological College and Rockford College each offer a Dual Acceptance Program with CCP for selected students who successfully complete the specified coursework. These students will be granted early acceptances to CCP. To receive consideration for the Dual Acceptance Program, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Eligible students should obtain their applications from the affiliated college or university that offers the Dual Acceptance Program. The deadline for submitting completed applications is February 15.
After the Midwestern University Office of Admissions receives all completed application materials from the affiliate colleges or universities, applicant files are reviewed to determine which applicants merit invitations to attend Mandatory Candidate Visits. Invited applicants must attend Mandatory Candidate Visits for further consideration in the admissions process.
Candidates will be required to participate in group interviews with other dual acceptance applicants. Group interviews will be used to evaluate verbal communication skills, understanding of the pharmacy profession, commitment to patient care, and other elements as determined by faculty. Applicants will be required to participate in writing sample exercises during the visit. Visits also provide opportunities for candidates to learn more about the pharmacy program, financial aid, student services, and to tour the Midwestern University campus.
Following mandatory candidate visits, their files are forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. The committee may recommend to accept or to deny applicants for admission. These recommendations are then forwarded to the Dean for final approval. The Dean-via the Office of Admissions-notifies applicants of their status within two to four weeks of their visits. Accepted applicants will be ensured a seat at CCP upon successful completion of the program requirements:
The PCAT and PharmCAS applications are waived for students who successfully complete the Dual Acceptance Program.
Students who fail to complete the program may reapply to CCP using the standard procedures.