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Contact Information

PCAT is no longer required for admission.
Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy
High Point University
One University Parkway
High Point
North Carolina
United States
North Carolina

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • HPU's Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy does not have satellite or branch campuses. All courses are taught on the HPU campus via personal, live instruction.
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
High Point University offers the opportunity for PharmD students to pursue an MBA degree with a healthcare management concentration. Two electives in the PharmD program will count toward your MBA degree.

Program Description

High Point University’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy (FWSOP) (www.highpoint.edu/pharmacy) trains clinicians through our integrated curriculum that weaves foundational basic pharmaceutical science courses with applied courses and practical clinical experiences by combining classroom learning with real world application. Live patient portrayals begin in the first semester and include opportunities for three years of transformational patient relationships. Small class sizes provide more patient interactions, more research opportunities, and greater student support. The FWSOP uses a holistic approach to evaluate applicants. More information about FWSOP’s admission factors, application process, and interview day can be found at www.highpoint.edu/pharmacy/admission-technical-standards and www.highpoint.edu/pharmacy/applicationprocess.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

We take a holistic approach in considering applications. We do not have a minimum required GPA, but recommend 2.5 or above to be competitive.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology with lab 4 6
Physiology Human Physiology with lab* [This requirement can be met with Anatomy and Physiology I and II or an A&P course if it covers the whole body and includes a lab.] 4 6
Math Calculus 3 4
Physics Physics 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Communication or Public Speaking 3 4
English Composition / Writing English I 3 4
English Composition / Writing English II 3 4
Humanities Humanities/Social Sciences 6 8
General Elective(s) 16
Prior to the start of orientation in August 2021
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
* 4 credit hours of Physiology are required but 6-8 credit hours of Human Anatomy & Physiology are recommended. One combined Anatomy and Physiology course should cover all major organ systems and include one hour of lab. Physiology courses in various disciplines are accepted.

** Physics requirement is exempted if a "B" or higher was made in a high school Physics course.

*** It is recommended that a total of 6 hours be taken in English composition courses. A 3-hour writing intensive Literature course may be accepted.

**** Interpersonal Communication is recommended. Public Speaking is accepted.

***** Elective courses should be taken to reach the minimum requirement of 65 total semester hours. Recommended electives include Statistics, Economics, and courses from the Social Sciences and/or Humanities.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Applicants are not required to submit a PCAT score. Submission of a PCAT score is recommended but not required for an applicant with a GPA below 3.0 in order to provide the Admissions Committee with more information.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Committee Letters are accepted.
Conditionally accepted
Composite letters are accepted.
The High Point University School of Pharmacy recommends one letter of reference be submitted by a pharmacist or other health care professional and another letter be written by a faculty member (science or math preferred). The third letter should be from a reference that knows the applicant (for example, a work supervisor) but is not a friend or family member.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
School only accepts transcript evaluations from WES.
TOEFL score is required for applicants who learned English as a foreign language unless the applicant earned a degree from a U.S. college or university.


Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Your interview at High Point University's Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy is designed for you to learn more about our pharmacy program, faculty, and HPU. An applicant will be provided an overview of our program and two individual interviews with faculty members as well as the opportunity to meet with pharmacy students to hear their perspective regarding the School of Pharmacy and HPU. Applicants will enjoy tours of the School of Pharmacy and the HPU campus.

Accepted Applicants

The enrollment deposit of $250 is non-refundable. The entire amount is credited to your first term of enrollment at High Point University's Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy (credit card fees are paid by HPU).
  • Aug 18, 2022
The tentative first day of the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy orientation is Thursday, August 18, 2022 but that date is subject to change. Incoming students are required to attend orientation in order to learn more about the pharmacy program and School of Pharmacy policies, download needed software on their computers, interact with classmates, meet current pharmacy students as well as faculty and staff, and participate in community service.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings