All five of the following academic conditions must be met to retain admission to the College of Pharmacy for the respective summer quarter. If any conditions are not met, then the student will be encouraged to apply to the College of Pharmacy via the traditional application process (i.e. complete a full PharmCAS application, interview again, etc.).
All pre-pharmacy prerequisite courses must be completed at the affiliated college or university within a two-year period for Track 1 students, and within two years upon acceptance into the Dual Acceptance Program for Track 2 students. (All courses must be completed by end of spring semester just before transition into the College of Pharmacy.) Please refer to the appropriate required coursework for a particular affiliated college or university.
- Students cannot take summer classes at another college or university, even if that school is a DAP affiliate school.
- Note that some affiliated colleges or universities require placement exams and have special requirements for students who earn advanced placement credit.
- Some exceptions to the "affiliate college or university only" rule may apply. For example: Recognized AP credit granted for work completed prior to beginning at the affiliated college or university. If the institution recognizes and grants a student credit and the credit appears on that student's transcript, then that credit will be accepted.
A 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPAs) must be achieved and maintained to remain in the program.
Only courses taken at the affiliated college or university are used in the final cumulative GPA calculation.
A minimum pre-pharmacy science grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 must be also achieved and maintained.
Student must earn a grade of C or higher in all required prerequisite courses.
In the first year of the program, students may repeat one course for a higher grade one time. Both attempts will be included in the cumulative GPA calculation.
In addition to meeting these academic conditions, Dual Acceptance Program students must:
- Upon acceptance, submit a signed Letter of Understanding to the Midwestern University Admissions Office.
- At the conclusion of the summer term after the first full year of pre-pharmacy coursework at the affiliate school, complete a free abbreviated PharmCAS application. Only certain portions will be required and will not require letters of recommendation and other pre-determined sections. Instructions will be emailed from the Office of Admissions at that time, along with a PharmCAS code for the free application.
- Sign and return a College of Pharmacy Matriculation Agreement and Technical Standards Certification Form. Both of these agreements will be sent to qualified students in the fall before their completion of their pre-pharmacy coursework in the following spring. The Matriculation Agreement will outline deposit requirements, transcript submission, proof of immunization, proof of insurance, and mandatory health testing requirements.
- Submit required matriculation deposit fee (amount and deadline date will be designated in Matriculation Agreement.)
In order to enhance their performance when later attending College of Pharmacy, students should consider these additional experiences:
- Involvement in extracurricular/leadership activities in the community or affiliated college or university.
- Volunteer or paid healthcare experiences (pharmacy, if possible)
Program students should meet with their affiliated college or university's assigned academic advisor every semester. The advisor monitors the progress of students and will advise the College of Pharmacy of any students failing to meet the requirements.
A review of academic status by the College of Pharmacy will take place at the conclusion of the summer term after the first full year of pre-pharmacy coursework at the affiliate school. The submission of transcripts will take place via the abbreviated PharmCAS application, which will be free to program participants. Upon review of these transcripts/PharmCAS applications, formal decisions of acceptance into the College of Pharmacy will be rendered by the Dean's Office, and matriculation documents will be forwarded to those who have successfully met program requirements.
Any student who fails to meet the program requirements will be encouraged to apply to the College of Pharmacy via the traditional route (submit full PharmCAS application, interview again, etc.). NOTE, the traditional application process is competitive, hence former Dual Acceptance Program students must compete for available seats and are not guaranteed admission via this route.