Published Survey
Submission Number: 4192
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Created: Sat, 08/24/2019 - 04:30
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Institution Name Chapman University
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name Chapman U
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Street 1 9401 Jeronimo Rd.
Street 2
Street 3
City Irvine
State California
Zip 92618
Country United States
Program Location: California
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? March 1, 2024
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? October 2, 2023
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. Candidates who apply by the priority deadline will receive a rapid response on their status. They also may have access to additional funding opportunities.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Trimester
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 3
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Early assurance
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 72
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 80
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 100
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 35
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? No
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description The Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) offers an accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program that can be completed in less than 3 years (33-months). The year-round program consists of eight trimesters with breaks between each term.

Ideally situated in Irvine, CUSP is located at the Rinker Health & Sciences Campus in the heart of Orange County, California. The campus features high-tech classrooms and research labs that allow our highly accomplished faculty to implement a flipped classroom and team-based teaching model while providing world-class discovery experiences for every student. CUSP offers a highly effective personalized educational experience that instills deep scientific foundations of therapeutics and prepares students for flawless care emphasizing patient safety.

Our diverse student body and faculty combined with our small class sizes make it possible for students to meaningfully connect with the entire CUSP community. Our student-centered culture has established a familial environment where students feel valued and supported. Administration, faculty, and staff care deeply about our students and their success, both during the program and after they graduate.

CUSP's Pharm.D. Program has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We encourage you to learn more at http://www.Chapman.edu/pharmacy.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: While we do not require a minimum GPA, qualified candidates generally have cumulative, prerequisite, and Science GPA's above 3.0.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 58
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 34
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 82
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 50
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: Please feel free to contact us at pharmacyadmissions@chapman.edu for an unofficial transcript review prior to application. We can let you know your prerequisite status, which will help you as you create an enrollment plan.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1A w/lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1B or Biology alternative (Biochemistry, Human Genetics, or Molecular Biology preferred) 3 4
Anatomy Human Anatomy w/lab 4 6
Physiology Human Physiology w/lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Chemistry General Chemistry w/lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry w/lab 8 12
Math Calculus 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3 4
Economics Economics (Micro or Macro) 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3 4
General Elective(s) Electives (History, Political Science, Sociology, or Psychology preferred) 6 8
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? All prerequisites should be completed no later than August 1, 2024.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: We will accept online coursework from accredited institutions with the exception of Science labs (except Human Anatomy) and Speech courses. Please contact the Pharmacy Admissions team (pharmacyadmissions@chapman.edu) to verify coursework eligibility.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: We do not accept Pass/Fail courses. However, we can consider courses taken for Pass/Fail in Spring and Summer 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the Pharmacy Admissions team to verify eligibility.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: - A course must have a grade of C or better to meet a prerequisite requirement (C- or lower not accepted).*
- Speech cannot be taken online and must include public speaking component.*
- Online lab courses are not accepted, with the exception of Human Anatomy.*
*Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we will temporarily consider online courses and Pass/No Pass grades in the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms. Please contact us to verify eligibility.

- AP Credit accepted for Biology with AP or IB Exam score of 5.
- AP Credit accepted for Calculus (AB), English Composition, Economics, and Statistics with AP or IB Exam score of 4.
- AP Credit accepted for Calculus (BC), Psychology with AP or IB Exam score of 3.
- If you are taking courses at an institution on the quarter system, please ensure courses meet minimum unit requirements.
- For Anatomy and Physiology, you cannot mix A&P courses with stand-alone Anatomy and/or Physiology courses.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://www.chapman.edu/pharmacy/academic-programs/pharmd/index.aspx
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Recommended
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: The PCAT is optional for applicants. While it is not required, we encourage applicants to consider completing it. A high composite PCAT score can bolster applications of those with lower GPA's. Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July, September, October, or November. We will consider all PCAT scores from January 2021 to March 2024.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. For select pre-pharmacy programs, we may accept a faculty committee letter to count as one recommendation.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: Two letters of recommendation are required. We would like to see one from a math or science professor and another from a health care provider (pharmacist, doctor, etc) who can speak to your interest in and readiness for the pharmacy profession. If you cannot obtain one of each, we will accept any combination of these two types of letters.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? No
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: Chapman requires evaluation of foreign transcripts be conducted by World Educations Services (www.wes.org).
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: The TOEFL may be required for Canadian citizens from non-English speaking provinces. Please contact the Pharmacy Admissions team to determine your status.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists who are already licensed in the U.S.? No
Does the institution consider foreign-educated pharmacists WITHOUT a U.S. license for admission to the entry-level Pharm.D. program? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: Interview day typically occurs on Fridays from 8:30 AM to 12:30 pm. There will be a small number of interviews that are held on different days of the week to better accommodate candidate schedules. Interview days start with an information session, a short welcome from school leadership, and a tour of the Rinker Health Sciences Campus. After the tour, applicants will participate in individual interviews with faculty and a group session that will focus on communication and team-based skills. The day will conclude with a closing presentation.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: A non-refundable $300 deposit will be due within 14 days of receiving admission letter to reserve a spot in the class.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2024-08-26
Additional details for accepted applicants: The Office of Student Affairs will provide details on all requirements prior to the start of classes. The office frequently communicates with deposited students to ensure they are fully aware of all requirements such as immunizations, background check, drug screening, intern license application, and transcript submissions.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? Yes
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Admin Status Published
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