Applicants must submit a completed PharmCAS application by the stated PharmCAS deadline.
Early Decision PharmCAS Application
CPG participates in the "Early Decision" program through PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that CPG is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one pharmacy degree program. The Early Decision PharmCAS application deadline is September 3, 2019. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts, PCAT Scores and application fee by September 1st. If your application, transcripts, scores or fee arrive after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status to regular status. As an Early Decision applicant, you may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions. If, however, you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant, you may apply to other PharmCAS institutions for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee schedule to determine the cost to apply to each additional program. CPG will hold Early Decision interviews in September and October and will make admission decisions on early decision applicants by October 22, 2019.
Regular Decision PharmCAS Application
Applicants must apply via the online PharmCAS application (www.pharmcas.org) which is available usually in June 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 March 1st. 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 March 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)
Direct submission of scores from the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) to the Pharmacy College Appliction 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.
- Applicants currently applying to another college within Midwestern University may have their application transferred directly to the College of Pharmacy without applying through PharmCAS.
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 four 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 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 PPA 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 to begin a three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.
At the end of five years the successful PPA 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 PPA include:
- Cost savings by not having to take the PCAT exam.
- 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.
- Students must have taken the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) during the previous five years of the current admission cycle, and achieved a minimum composite score of 75 with no individual component less than 50
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 prehealth 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 March 1st.
All application materials, including the PharmCAS application, verification of transcripts by PharmCAS, PCAT scores (as reported to PharmCAS), and two letters of recommendation (submitted to PharmCAS), must be received by the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline date of March 1st 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