At the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, we set ourselves apart by making teaching a priority, promoting excellence in the classroom, creating a student-centered learning environment, and keeping class sizes small so you receive the personalized attention you deserve!
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Institution Name St. John Fisher College - Online Pathway
College or School Name Wegmans School of Pharmacy
Short Name St. John Fisher C Online
Banner Image: PharmCasBanner1_0.jpg
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Street 1 3690 East Avenue
Street 2
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City Rochester
State New York
Zip 14618
Country United States
Program Location: Distance Pathway/Online
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, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? February 1, 2022
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline.
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: Other
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 30
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 72
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 72
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
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 Recognized as a leader in the pharmacy field, the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College empowers its students to become pharmacists of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity. Our approach to pharmacy education is grounded in the sciences and emphasizes a student-centered, high-touch learning experience.

Fisher Pharm.D. Online, the first online Pharm.D. program in New York state, increases access to our patient-centered curriculum. No matter where you live, you can access advanced clinical knowledge and real-world experiences to prepare you for pharmacy licensure. You will progress through the same curriculum we teach on campus and be instructed by our faculty in live classes. To complement coursework, you will engage in experiential learning—which comprises 30% of the curriculum—by participating in supervised clinical rotations in your community. The online pathway has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through June 2024.

Pharmacists are needed now more than ever, and Fisher will prepare you to make a difference when it’s most important. Service is at the heart of our mission; we will encourage you to give back through local and global medical outreach and clinical training opportunities.

For more detailed information about our online pathway, visit http://onlinepharmd.sjfc.edu/admissions/.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.75
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.75
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: For those choosing to submit an application without a PCAT score, it is recommended that your science-only GPA and cumulative GPA be 3.0 or greater.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 62
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 32
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 93
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 48
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry I 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech (Public Speaking preferred) 3
English Composition / Writing English/Literature Elective 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II 4
Biology/Biological Science Biology 12
Physics Physics 4
Statistics Statistics 3
Math Calculus 3
General Elective(s) Humanities/Social Sciences 12
Economics Economics (Microeconomics preferred) 3
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Complete by end of August 2022 for Standard start; by the end of Spring semester 2022 for Early start.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Not Applicable
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: We do not accept credits from Straighterline. We only accept credits from regionally accredited colleges.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Not Applicable
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: The Wegmans School of Pharmacy prefers applicants to receive an actual letter grade (A-B-C) for all math and science courses.  In the absence of an actual letter grade, alternative grades (e.g., S or P) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: All required science courses (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) require a laboratory component. Advanced Placement courses are NOT accepted to fulfill science requirements. Three Biology courses are required. General Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology are recommended. All prepharmacy coursework must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better PRIOR to matriculation into the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.
Link to additional course prerequisites information:
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: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website: https://www.pearsonassessments.com/graduate-admissions/pcat/about.html
Additional PCAT information: The Wegmans School of Pharmacy is not requiring the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT); it is optional. However, if you believe the PCAT provides evidence of growth and academic preparedness, you are encouraged to submit PCAT scores to PharmCAS. Additionally, if your science or cumulative GPA is below 3.0, the PCAT is recommended. If a PCAT score will be part of your application, you are advised to take the PCAT early in the admission cycle; the PCAT must be taken on or before the February test dates to be considered for fall admission. A minimum composite score not required; however, competitive applicants typically score at or above the 60th percentile.
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: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? No Answer
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations:
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: Students must be residents in one of the states or the District of Columbia (excludes US territories or US citizens living abroad).
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, US Temporary Residents
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: St. John Fisher College maintains an International Student Services Office to provide assistance to Canadian/International applicants/students with admission-related matters, legal status maintenance, as well as other services that are unique to this constituency. The WSoP only accepts evaluations from WES.

*International students are unable to enroll in our online pathway.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: TOEFL is required for international applicants who do not have an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in the U.S. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 575 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based), or 80 (Internet-based).
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: Candidate interviews are by invitation only. Those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone for scheduling. Applicants are invited to interview on a rolling basis. Candidates can expect to interview with three faculty members or professional staff or preceptors.
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: $500.00
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • Sep 06, 2022
Additional details for accepted applicants: An academic calendar is provided upon acceptance. New student orientation/Immersion I is held on campus (Rochester, NY) during the week prior to the start of classes.
https://onlinepharmd.sjfc.edu/admissions/
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? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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