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Created: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 00:41
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Institution Name Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name Rosalind Franklin U Med Sci
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Street 1 3333 Green Bay Road
Street 2
Street 3
City North Chicago
State Illinois
Zip 60064
Country United States
Program Location: Illinois
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description: RFU follows rolling admission and all candidates are encouraged to apply early. PharmCAS materials must be received no later than June 1, 2021. RFU does not require a supplemental application. You may apply with prerequisites planned or in-progress.
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? Yes
Academic Term Type: Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Preferred
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 51
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 50
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
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 The College of Pharmacy (COP) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science uses a team-based educational model to prepare pharmacy students, along with their other health professional colleagues, to excel at providing patient-centered care. Our pharmacy students receive high-quality training through access to innovative technology both in the classroom setting and in our state-of-the-art pharmacy skills and simulation laboratories. The COP provides early clinical exposure to student pharmacists during their first year of study, and this commitment to progressive pharmacy practice continues throughout the curriculum at our vast array of experiential training sites. The College seeks students who display a strong commitment to the profession of pharmacy as well as the initiative and leadership qualities needed to thrive in Rosalind Franklin University’s team-based environment.
Program Description Video:
Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: A competitive applicant to the College of Pharmacy will have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a science GPA of at least 2.5.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 65
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 25
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 95
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 37
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: Applicants must also have completed at least 65 semester credit hours (95 quarter hours) of accredited college or university credit (providing all other considerations are met). A grade of 'C-' or better is required in prerequisite coursework.
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy Anatomy (with lab) or Anatomy & Physiology (with lab) 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with lab (must include two unique course numbers with corresponding labs) 6 9
Chemistry General Chemistry with lab (must include two unique course numbers with corresponding labs) 6 9
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with lab (must include two unique course numbers with corresponding labs) 6 9
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Courses requiring oral presentations (seminar, public speaking, communications, etc) 3 4
English Composition / Writing Written Communication 6 9
General Elective(s) Electives (Spanish highly recommended) 3 4
Humanities For example, art, art history, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies, theater or performance studies 6 9
Math Calculus (integral and differential) 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science For example, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology or sociology 6 9
Statistics Statistics 3 4
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Successful completion of the following courses are required for matriculation into the PharmD program. You may apply and gain admission with coursework in-progress.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites:
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: Conditionally Required
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: Only scores from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the enrollment year are accepted. Please note that if you are attending an institution with an articulation agreement you may contact the program to discuss the PCAT reaquirement.
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
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information: Applicants are encouraged to seek out experiences (paid or unpaid) that will help them confirm pharmacy as their career choice. Applicants are also encouraged to display leadership characteristics through academic or community service activities.
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: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: Pharmacist/Healthcare Provider references are strongly encouraged. Supervisor, Employer and Professor references are also acceptable. The submission of more than two references or a committee letter is acceptable.
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, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, 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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Other clarifying information, if necessary: RFUMS prefers to receive Educational Credential Evaluators ( Comprehensive Course-by-Course reports or World Education Services ( Course-by-Course reports. WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) or ECE Subject Analysis versions are strongly encouraged. ECE is favored Transcripts are preferred, but both are acceptable.
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: For non-US citizens/permanent residents. May be waived at the Univeristy's discretion for full-time students in a US college or university for which at least two consecutive years or for those from countries in which English is the primary language.
Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: The interview day consists of an overview of the COP program and university, a one on one interview with a faculty member, a writing exercise, lunch and tour of the university, faculty panel discussion, and a wrap up with the Dean.
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? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: $200 non-refundable deposit no later than 15 days from the date of your admission letter. A second deposit of $300 will be required to re-confirm your intent to enroll. Both deposits are non-refundable and will be applied toward your tuition upon matriculation.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • August 17, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants: Typically, the first day of classes immediately follow orientation.
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? Yes
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