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Are You a Freshman Eligible to Apply for a Pre-Pharmacy Guaranteed Seat?

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy instituted a program that allows a freshman student the opportunity to apply and potentially be converted to a Pre-Pharmacy Guaranteed Seat (PPGS) contract. This would mean, if offered, you would be entering your sophomore year as a PPGS student

Eligible freshmen students must apply by  Thursday, May 26, to convert to a Pre-Pharmacy Guaranteed Seat.

Students, after receiving grades at the end of the spring 2022 semester, must have a prerequisite and overall GPA minimum of a 3.0. Additionally, you must have grades of 2.0 or higher, in all prerequisite courses. If you meet this criteria, you are eligible to apply.

If you do not meet this criteria, please note you still have an opportunity to apply in January 2023 during your sophomore year. The academic criteria is different than in the regular application cycle, so don’t count yourself out if you do not qualify for the guaranteed seat.

If you are eligible to apply, please complete the application (ignore the January deadline). The application requires three references and contains a form for your references to complete.  You should complete the application in its entirety. Please note that the PCAT is no longer required for applicants.

Please submit your application to Ms. Angela Ciucci at

Questions? Please contact Dr. Julie Olenak at