Applicants must submit a completed PharmCAS application by the stated PharmCAS deadline.
Regular Decision PharmCAS Application
Applicants must apply via the online PharmCAS application (www.pharmcas.org) which is available usually in July of the academic year preceding the year in which applicants plan to matriculate. Please refer to the PharmCAS application instructions for specific details about completing PharmCAS applications, required documents, and processing time. Applicants who have taken coursework or earned degrees from foreign institutions must also submit to PharmCAS an evaluation of their transcripts from an approved foreign transcript evaluation service (see International Applicants).
The deadline for submitting the PharmCAS application is May 1st each year. In addition to the online application and application fee, applicants are strongly encouraged to forward official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to PharmCAS by the May 1st date. PharmCAS will not consider applications complete and will not begin the verification process until all official transcripts have been received.
Students are encouraged to complete their PharmCAS applications early in the cycle. CPG will consider completed applications on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled.
Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
No PCAT score is required for admission, however, it is preferred that applicants whose cumulative and Science GPAs are below 2.75 arrange for direct submission of scores from the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) to the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) using PCAT code 104 (PharmCAS).
- Applicants currently applying to another college within Midwestern University may have scores from the MCAT, DAT, or OAT transferred.
- Current MWU students wishing to apply to the College of Pharmacy may have scores from the MCAT, DAT, or OAT transferred.
CPG will only accept PCAT scores received directly from PharmCAS (see Admission Requirements for more details). PCAT scores sent directly to the Office of Admissions will not be accepted. This exam is offered by Pearson Assessment, 800/622-3231 or www.pcatweb.info. The exam is typically offered multiple times per year. Only test scores earned no more than 5 years prior to the planned enrollment year are accepted.
Please Note: It is highly recommended that applicants take the July, September, October or November PCAT exam in the year prior to their planned matriculation. Please check with Pearson Assessment for more details regarding the exam dates.
- The College of Pharmacy, Glendale Campus has an early assurance pathway and an agreement to hold seats for qualified applicants from affiliated programs.
Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program (PPAP)
The PPAP is a cost-effective, early assurance program for select students enrolled in affiliated community colleges. The program provides students who are motivated to become pharmacists with a clear path to achieving their goal. Students admitted to the PPAP are required to:
- Complete their prerequisite requirements during the first two years at an affiliated college or university;
- And then transition into Midwestern University's College of Pharmacy , Glendale Campus to begin a three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.
At the end of five years the successful PPAP student will earn a Pharm.D. degree enabling him or her to embark upon an exciting career in this high-demand healthcare field. Benefits of the PPAP include:
- An Associate's Degree in Science is earned upon completion of pre-pharmacy coursework.
- An excellent foundation for pharmacy education.
- A clear road map for what courses to take and when.
- Direct entry into MWU CPG upon successful completion of program requirements.
Arizona Christian University (ACU) Articulation Agreement
The ACU Articulation Agreement guarantees interviews and reserves seats in the class for qualified students who fulfill certain requirements. CPG will: Reserve a minimum of 5 seats for students who achieve a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative and science GPA.
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from two professionals directly to PharmCAS. CPG will only accept letters received directly from PharmCAS. It is preferred that one letter be written by a college professor who has actually taught the applicant or a pre-health advisory committee, science professor, or health professional who knows the applicant well. Please refer to the PharmCAS application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation. The deadline for submission of the letters of recommendation is May 1st.
All application materials, including the PharmCAS application, verification of transcripts by PharmCAS, and two letters of recommendation (submitted to PharmCAS), must be received by the Office of Admissions to be reviewed for potential entrance into the College.
Please Note: Applicants are responsible for tracking the receipt of their application materials and verifying the status of their applications on the University website. The Office of Admissions will send qualified applicants instructions for creating an account. Applicants must create and utilize their account to track and check their application status online. Applicants are also responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in their mailing address or e-mail address:
Office of Admissions
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
623/572-3215 or 888/247-9277