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Institution Name Midwestern University - Downers Grove Campus
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name Midwestern U - IL
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Street 1 555 31st Street
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City Downers Grove
State Illinois
Zip 60515
Country United States
Program Location: Illinois
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? April 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description: PharmCAS application must be submitted by April 1st. All other supporting materials (i.e. letters of recommendation, test scores (if applicable)) must be received by May 1st, 2021.
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? No
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? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
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: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 160
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 160
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 24
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:
Program Description Midwestern University was founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. In 1991, the Chicago College of Pharmacy was established, and we have been educating patient-centered pharmacists for a wide array of practice settings since then. Our beautiful campus is located 25 miles west of Chicago and provides students with excellent living and learning opportunities which include:

*A Dynamic Curriculum- Our Three-year year-round program offers an intensive program that prepares student to begin their pharmacy careers as quickly as possible while still benefiting from a well-rounded education focused on excellent patient care.
*Interprofessional Education- At Midwestern University, healthcare education is all we do. Our pharmacy students work with other healthcare profession students to practice communication across disciplines, as well as collaboration.
*Premier Clinical Partners- CCP partners with the best medical centers, clinics, and community pharmacies in the Chicago area to provide rotation sites for students. International and out-of-state rotations are also available.
*Accessible Faculty- Our dedicated faculty mentor students in clinical service, research projects, community outreach, and leadership.
*Community Outreach- With more than 20 pharmacy-related student organizations, students develop leadership skills, serve the community, and work with professional pharmacy organizations.
*Supportive Alumni- CCP has nearly 4,000 alumni who practice in all areas of pharmacy all over the country.
*Career Support- CCP offers valuable resources to students to help ensure their success in beginning professional career.
*Student Success- 127 students from our Class of 2018 who tested in the second trimester of 2018 (May-August), and they achieved a more than 90% first-time pass rate on the North American Pharmacy Licensing Exam (NAPLEX). The class also achieved an average starting salary of $111,250.
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Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: MWU-CCP has a PREFERRED MINIMUM Overall and Science GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.
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: 30
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology with lab 8 12
Anatomy Human or vertebrate anatomy 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social and Behavioral Science Electives* 6 9
General Elective(s) General Education Electives** 8 12
Chemistry General Chemistry with labs 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with labs 8 12
Physics Physics (mechanics, heat, force and motion must be included in the course) 3 4
Math Calculus (Integral & Differential) 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 6 9
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech/Public Speaking 3 4
Economics Economics 3 4
Statistics Statistics (general or biostatistics) 3 4
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Our program starts in June 2021, therefore, all prerequisites but be completed by the end of Spring 2021.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: *Social and Behavioral Science Electives: Includes courses within the areas of psychology, sociology, political science and anthropology. **General Education Electives** Any course not related to science, math, physical education or healthcare. Recommended course include arts and humanities, additional social and behavioral sciences, foreign language, business and computer courses.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please refer to the following link for specifics regarding Admission Requirements for International Students.
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:
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: No Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) score is required for admission. However, if an applicant's cumulative and science GPAs are below 2.75, then the submission of PCAT scores is preferred to enhance the application. In such cases, scores may be submitted to the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) using PCAT code 104
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. Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require: DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information:
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.
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a college professor who has taught you and/or a pre-health advisor/committee. It is preferred that the second letter be from a pharmacist. However, any one of the following recommenders is also acceptable: pre-health advisory committee, science professor, or another health care professional who knows you well.
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:
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: 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)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: If you are seeking prerequisite credit for foriegn coursework, please also send an original copy of your foreign transcript evaluation to the MWU Admissions Office. MWU only accepts detailed course-by course evaluations from; WES, ECE or Josef Silny & Associates International Education Consultants. More information about International Student Admission can be found at:
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:
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: At MWU-CCP candidates participate in a individual interview that is used to evaluate verbal communication skills, understanding of the pharmacy profession, commitment to patient care, and other elements as determined by faculty. As part of the interview process, candidates are required to participate in a writing exercise. The interview day also provides candidates with the opportunity to tour the MWU campus and learn more about our pharmacy program and facilities. Information from financial aid and student services is also provided.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? Yes
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: A $200 deposit is required. $100 of the $200 is refundable as long as the applicant submits a written withdrawal and request for refund 30 days prior to Orientation.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • June 01, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants: PS-1 MANDATORY Orientation will be held from June 1-June 4, 2021. Classes start on Monday, June 7, 2021.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
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
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