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Chicago College of Pharmacy

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Interview Process

Chicago College of Pharmacy

Before invitations are issued to attend on-campus Mandatory Candidate Visits, applicants must meet the admission requirements listed previously. After the Office of Admissions receives all required application materials, applicant files are reviewed to determine whether applicants merit invitations to attend Mandatory Candidate Visits. Applicants may also be placed on a waiting list pending possible openings toward the end of the admissions cycle. Visits are typically held between September and April. Invited applicants must attend Mandatory Candidate Visits to achieve further consideration in the admissions process.

Candidates will be required to participate in group interviews with other pharmacy applicants during their Mandatory Candidate Visits. 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 applicant visits, their files are forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. The committee may recommend to accept, to deny, or to place students on the alternate list. 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.

All requests for application withdrawals must be made in writing.