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University of Findlay Arch The College of Pharmacy is a direct entry 0-6 program

 

Our goal is to recruit and accept 72 qualified high school seniors to our program. We will assure their progression (without reapplication) through our six year pharmac program as long as standards are met.


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Step 1. Gain acceptance to The University of Findlay
You will need to complete the undergraduate application for admission. You must work with your underg​raduate admissions counselor to gain acceptance to The University of Findlay. Their contact information is admissions@findl​ay.edu419-434-4732 or 800-548-0932. You may begin this process as soon as your high school posts final grades for 11th grade.

Step 2. Submit your College of Pharma​cy application

Once accepted to The University of Findlay, your admission's file will be reviewed. Should you meet pharmacy's minimum qualifications, a College of Pharmacy application will be sent to you.
 

Step 3. Interview with a College of Pharmacy representative​

About 200 select students will be offered an invitation to interview. The in-person interview is mandatory for all students who wish to have their application considered further. The opportunity to interview will be based on your completed Pharmacy application, UF application, transcripts and test scores. Interview dates for high school seniors will be scheduled for January and early February.
 
On your interview day, you will be asked to write a short essay and will interview, one-on-one, with a College of Pharmacy faculty member or administrator. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and is an important part of the admission decision. Writing materials for the essay will be furnished. The only item you will need to bring is a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license.​
 

Post Secondary

Because of our very specific curriculum, many post-secondary students are frustrated when they find that they have a full 6 years to complete at Findlay. To possibly avoid this, please work closely with the College of Pharmacy to select courses at your post-secondary institution that will also remove requirements in our program.  If you are taking courses at a 2-year institution, please note that courses taken there will not remove a 300 or 400-level requirement at Findlay.



University policy states that a maximum of 62 credit hours can transfer from a community college or two-year institution.  In addition, UF will not grant 300 or 400 level credit for any course completed at a community college or two-year institution. 


Step 1. Apply through PharmCAS if you think you qualify as a third year student (P3)

If you have obtained at least 12 semester hours from a college or university following high school graduation, you are considered a transfer student by The University of Findlay. If you expect to have 60 semester hours of college credit when you start at UF, you will first need to complete the  PharmCAS application first. Further information provided by PharmCAS. If you expect to have 12 to 59 semester hours of college credit when you start at UF, use PharmCAS or apply directly to UF. If you do not use PharmCAS, you are recommended to submit a portfolio supporting your application.

You will work with the Admissions Office to
gain acceptance to The University of Findlay prior to October 1 if you would like to be considered for spring or March 1 if you would like to be considered for fall. Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@findlay.edu with questions or 419-434-4732.
 
Only years five and six of our program are considered graduate level.

Step 2. Gain acceptance to The University of Findlay

Prior to October if you would like to be considered for a possible spring placement. Prior to March 1 if you would like to be considered for a possible fall placement.

Transfer students and/or degree holders will need to complete the Transfer Application for Undergraduate Admission. You must work with the Undergraduate Admissions Office​​ to gain acceptance to The University of Findlay. Their contact information is 419-434-4732 or 800-548-0932, admissions@findlay.edu​. The PCAT is not required.

Acceptance to The University of Findlay is required so that your prior coursework can be evaluated by our Registrar’s Office. The College of Pharmacy will use this evaluation to predict where you may fit within the first two years of our program. Very few students have transferred in all pre-professional courses and are ready to begin our third year.

Step 3. Submit your College of Pharma​cy application

Once accepted to The University of Findlay, your admissions information will be forwarded to the College of Pharmacy for review. Should you meet our minimum qual​ifications, a College of Pharmacy application will be sent to you.

Step 4: Interview with a College of Pharmacy representative

Only select students will be invited to interview.  The in-person interview is mandatory for all students who wish to have their application considered further.  The opportunity to interview will be based on your completed Pharmacy application, UF application, transcripts and test scores.  Interviews for transfer students will be set up individually most likely in December and May.

On your interview day, you will be asked to write a short essay and will interview, one-on-one, with a College of Pharmacy faculty member or administrator.  Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and is an important part of the admission decision.  Writing materials for the essay will be furnished.  The only item you will need to bring is a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license.​

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As an international high school senior, you will need to meet deadlines to be considered for our pharmacy program. All students for whom English is a second language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum requirement for the College of Pharmacy is a score of 600 overall. The Internet-based test (IBT) minimum requirement for admissions is 100 with subset scores of 22 for reading, 22 for listening, and 24 for writing. International students must apply through the Office of International Admissions. In order to receive a College of Pharmacy application.
      

Step 1. Gain acceptance to The University of Findlay prior to January 5

You will complete the International Student Application for Undergraduate Admission. You must work with the International Admissions Office to gain acceptance to The University of Findlay prior to January 5. Their contact information is international@findlay.edu, 419-434-4732 or 800-548-0932. You may begin this process as soon as your high school posts final grades for 11th grade.

Step 2. Submit your College of Pharma​cy application prior to January 20

Once accepted to The University of Findlay, the College of Pharmacy will receive a copy of your admission file for review. Should you meet pharmacy's minimum qualifications listed above, a College of Pharmacy application will be sent to you.

Step 3. Interview with a College of Pharmacy representative

About 200 select students will be offered an invitation to interview. The in-person interview is mandatory for all students who wish to have their application considered further. The opportunity to interview will be based on your completed Pharmacy application, UF application, transcripts and test scores. Interview dates for high school seniors will be scheduled for January and early February.

On your interview day, you will be asked to write a short essay and will interview, one-on-one, with a College of Pharmacy faculty member or administrator. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and is an important part of the admission decision. Writing materials for the essay will be furnished. The only item you will need to bring is a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license.​

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University policy states that a maximum of 62 credit hours can transfer from a community college or two-year institution.  In addition, UF will not grant 300 or 400 level credit for any course completed at a community college or two-year institution.
 

Step 1. Gain acceptance to The University of Findlay

Prior to April 1 if you would like to be considered for a possible fall placement.     Prior to October 1 if you would like to be considered for a possible spring placement.


International students will need to complete the International Student Application for Undergraduate Admission. If accepted to our program, you will be considered an undergraduate student until you start taking 500-level courses.  You must work with the Internation​al Admissions Office to secure admission to the University.  Their contact information is 419-434-4558 or 800-475-9502 ext. 4558, international@findlay.edu. The PCAT is not required.

Acceptance to The University of Findlay is required so that your prior coursework can be evaluated by our Registrar’s Office.  The College of Pharmacy will use this evaluation to predict where you may fit within the first two years of our program.  Very few students have transferred in all pre-professional courses and are ready to begin our third year.

Step 2. Submit your College of Pharma​cy application

Once accepted to The University of Findlay, your admissions information will be forwarded to the College of Pharmacy for review. Should you meet our minimum quali​fications a College of Pharmacy application will be sent to you.


Step 3. Interview with a College of Pharmacy representative

Only select students will be invited to interview.  The in-person interview is mandatory for all students who wish to have their application considered further.  The opportunity to interview will be based on your completed Pharmacy application, UF application, transcripts and test scores.  Interviews for transfer students will be set up individually most likely in December and May.

On your interview day, you will be asked to write a short essay and will interview, one-on-one, with a College of Pharmacy faculty member or administrator.  Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and is an important part of the admission decision.  Writing materials for the essay will be furnished.  The only item you will need to bring is a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license. 


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If you are interested in switching majors and becoming a pharmacy student, please be aware that there is an application process you must complete and specific deadlines you must meet.  Our program is set up to admit 72 freshmen each fall to start our 6-year program. One of our current pharmacy students must opt out of pharmacy to create a vacancy in our program. At that time we would look to transfer students, both internal (UF students) and external (from another college/university) to fill that vacancy. We will fill vacancies in our program up to the start of our third year. Competition is keen and there is no preference given to current University of Findlay students.

If you are an current undergraduate student at The University of Findlay, please contact the transfer coordinator in undergraduate admissions and let them know you would like to apply to pharmacy. For our process, you will be classified as a transfer student and will need to meet the minimum requirements and deadlines set forth for transfer students. You do not need to fill out an undergraduate application again.

If you are a graduate of The University of Findlay Student, you will need to apply as an undergraduate transfer student. Our program is designed for undergraduates for the first four years and graduate for the last two years. Your undergraduate transcripts will be evaluated for possible credit towards our pharmacy curriculum. History has shown that if your undergraduate degree is from a foreign country, not many of those courses will remove requirements in our pharmacy curriculum, even if your have a bachelor of pharmacy. In most cases, foreign degree students have been told that they need to be here six years to complete our program. This is typical of most pharmacy programs in the USA. Our registrar's office evaluates foreign transcripts.

Completing the undergraduate application to Findlay does not guarantee admission to the College of Pharmacy, there are minimum requirements to receive a College of Pharmacy application and a specific process set forth.


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Please understand that we are a direct admit program for high school students. Our program is set up to maximize financial assistance for undergraduate students. Years one through four of our program are classified as undergraduate and years five and six are classified as graduate.
 
You will be classified as an undergraduate student if you are accepted to our program. Because you have a degree, financial assistance for these undergraduate years has been exhausted for you.
 
For transfer students, University policy states that a maximum of 62 credit hours can transfer from a community college or two-year institution.  In addition, UF will not grant 300 or 400 level credit for any course completed at a community college or two-year institution.

 

Step 1. Gain acceptance to The University of Findlay

Prior to April 1 if you would like to be considered for a possible fall placement.

Prior to October 1 if you would like to be considered for a possible spring placement

Transfer students and/or degree holders will need to complete the Transfer Application for Undergraduate Admission. You must work with the undergraduate admissions office or the international admissions office to secure admission to the University. The College of Pharmacy cannot assist you with this portion of the application process.

Acceptance to The University of Findlay is required so that your prior coursework can be evaluated by our registrar’s office. The College of Pharmacy will use this evaluation to predict where you may fit within the first two years of our program. Very few students have transferred in all pre-professional courses and are ready to begin our third year.

Even though you are applying to The University of Findlay through the Graduate and Professional Studies Office, you will be considered an undergraduate student for a minimum of at least two years, maybe more, depending on your placement in our program. Only years five & six of our program are considered graduate level.


Step 2. Submit your College of Pharma​cy application

Once accepted to The University of Findlay, your admissions information will be forwarded to the College of Pharmacy for review. Should you meet our minimum qualifi​cations, a College of Pharmacy application will be sent to you.

Step 3. Interview with a College of Pharmacy representative

Only select students will be invited to interview. The in-person interview is mandatory for all students who wish to have their application considered further. The opportunity to interview will be based on your completed Pharmacy application, UF application, transcripts and test scores. Interviews for transfer students will be set up individually most likely in December and May.

On your interview day, you will be asked to write a short essay and will interview, one-on-one, with a College of Pharmacy faculty member or administrator. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and is an important part of the admission decision. Writing materials for the essay will be furnished. The only item you will need to bring is a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license.

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