CPG considers for admission those applicants who possess the academic and professional promise necessary for development as outstanding members of the pharmacy profession. The admissions process is highly selective; approximately 1,800 applications were received for the 2011 entering class. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the process as the majority of the class is expected to be filled by early January.
Evaluation of completed applications will begin in July and continue until all seats in the class are filled. This initial evaluation will determine which applicants are eligible for on-campus interviews, and a final evaluation will determine which applicants are eligible for acceptance. Multiple criteria are used to select the most qualified candidates in a competitive admissions environment in which the applicant pool exceeds the number of seats available. Grade point averages (GPAs), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores, letters of recommendation, professional preparedness and motivation, personal qualities, communication skills, teamwork skills, and decision-making skills will all be considered when applicant files are reviewed.