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Institution Name University of Illinois Chicago
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Illinois Chicago
Banner Image: UIC PharmCAS Banner.png
If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: One College, Two Campuses, Unlimited Opportunities, One-Rate Tuition
Street 1 Office of Student Affairs
Street 2 University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy
Street 3 833 South Wood Street (MC874)
City Chicago
State Illinois
Zip 60612
Country United States
Program Location: Illinois
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Dan DiCesare
    Title: Director of Student Affairs - Chicago
    Email: pharmd@uic.edu
  • Name: Cindi Schaefer
    Title: Director of Student Affairs - Rockford
    Email: pharmd@uic.edu
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, 2023
Final Application Deadline Description: Applications are reviewed as they are received throughout the admissions cycle. For best consideration, apply as early as possible in the admissions cycle.
What is the priority application deadline for your program? January 4, 2023
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. Priority Scholarship Application Deadline: January 4, 2023

To be eligible for this priority scholarship consideration, students should complete and submit the PharmCAS application by Jan. 4, 2023 and also should schedule and complete the PharmD interview by Feb. 1, 2023.
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: One College. Two Campuses. Unlimited Opportunities. The PharmD program is offered in Chicago and in Rockford., Chicago - Urban, diverse, dynamic, and fast-paced, the College’s Chicago campus is set in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, about two miles west of the city’s central business district and less than one mile from UIC’s East campus., Rockford - New facilities, cutting-edge technology, and small class sizes, and Interprofessional opportunities with our College of Medicine and College of Nursing students characterize the Rockford campus.
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 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? 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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 187
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 185
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 195
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 15
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: Students may pursue concentrations, as well as certificate and other degree programs. Some examples are the UPHARM (Urban Pharmacy) and RPHARM (Rural Pharmacy) concentrations, a Health Informatics or Pharmacoepidemiology certificate.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description One College. Two Campuses. Unlimited Opportunities. One-Rate Tuition.*

What do you want out of your pharmacy school experience?

- A campus in the heart of a large urban healthcare district? Studying in a world-class city? Then Chicago is your spot!

- Are you looking for a vibrant, close-knit community and a small class size? Then Rockford is the place for you!

Regardless of which path you choose, both lead you to the same great education, research and pharmacy practice experiences at the 7th ranked College of Pharmacy in the country and the number 1 school in Illinois!

*One-Rate Tuition – All PharmD students, regardless of residency status, are assessed the same tuition rate.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.50
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.50
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: The following three GPAs must meet the 2.50 minimum requirement - 1) the cumulative GPA (all courses taken at all institutions), 2) science/math coursework GPA (all science and math courses), and 3) the prerequisite GPA (best attempt at the prerequisite courses). The cumulative and science/math GPAs include all attempts at courses. The prerequisite GPA uses only the attempt with the highest grade.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 45
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: 68
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: The numbers stated above are approximate. Rather than specify a number of credit hours, the UIC College of Pharmacy requires a minimum of 18 prerequisite courses (semester system) or 21/22 prerequisite courses (quarter system). Each course must be at least 3 semester credit hours or 4 quarter credit hours. For more information, please visit our website - https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd/requirements/.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing Written Communication - A written communication course, such as composition is required. 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Verbal Communication - A verbal communication course, such as speech or public speaking is required. 3 4
Other Additional Communication - An additional communication course (either written or verbal) is required. 3 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology - Two semesters of general biology with labs are required. 6 9
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology - This requirement may be fulfilled with an A&P sequence OR the combination of 1 course in human anatomy and 1 course in human physiology. All organ systems must be covered. Labs are not required. 6 9
Microbiology Microbiology - A microbiology course with a lab is required. 3 4
Chemistry General (Inorganic) Chemistry - A general chemistry sequence with labs is required. 6 9
Chemistry Organic Chemistry - An organic chemistry sequence with lab(s) is required. Some schools may offer labs with each organic course; other schools may offer only one lab (must be at least 2 semester credits) with the organic sequence. 6 9
Biochemistry Biochemistry - A biochemistry course is required. A lab is not required. 3 4
Physics Physics - One course in general physics is required. A lab is not required. 3 4
Math Calculus - Any calculus class that covers derivatives and integrals may be used to fulfill this requirement. 3 4
Statistics Statistics - Any statistics course may be used to fulfill this requirement. 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social and Behavioral Sciences - A course in psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, geography, or other areas of social/behavioral science may be used to fulfill this requirement. 3 4
Humanities Humanities - A courses in philosophy, religious studies, English literature, history, art history, or other areas of humanities may be used to fulfill this requirement. 3 4
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Although spring (or earlier) completion of prerequisites is preferred, all prerequisites must be completed by August 11, 2023 (without exception) for fall 2023 admission.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: Online coursework must be taken from regionally accredited institutions. Questions should be directed to pharmd@uic.edu.
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: All prerequisite courses must be taken on a graded basis. (Pass/Satisfactory grades will be accepted for coursework taken spring 2020 or summer 2020 only due to the pandemic.)
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: a) Courses must be a minimum of 3 semester credits/hours each (or 4 quarter credits/hours each). Exact credits will depend on the way a school offers its science courses/labs. b) Please contact the Office of Student Affairs (pharmd@uic.edu) with questions related to prerequisites.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd/requirements/
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? Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd/pharmd-apply/
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: $70
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions: https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd/pharmd-apply/
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: Information about submitting the required UIC University Supplemental Application will be emailed to qualified applicants when verified PharmCAS applications have been received.
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://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd/requirements/
Additional PCAT information: Although the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) is not required, it is one of many things considered in a holistic application review if an applicant opts to take it. Admitted students composite scores have ranged from 30 to 99 (percentile). Low scores cannot hurt an applicant. Scores above 50th percentile will be a plus and taken into account in the application review process.
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 (Any Subject Area): 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? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. A committee letter is considered to be an academic reference.
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 must be submitted through PharmCAS. One letter must be from an academic reference such as a professor, a TA, or an Academic Adviser. One letter must be from a work or volunteer supervisor.
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)? 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, 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: a) We will only accept course-by-course evaluations from WES. The WES report must be provided to PharmCAS. Official foreign transcripts are only required to be sent to UIC if admitted.
b) For best consideration, international students should apply through PharmCAS by December 31, 2022.
c) For more information, please visit the website, https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd/requirements/.
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: UIC requires the submission of valid English proficiency test scores for all non-native English speakers. b) Please see the English Proficiency Requirements on our website - https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd/requirements/.
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: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: Interviews are by invitation only. Top applicants meeting the screening criteria set forth by the Admissions Committee will be offered the opportunity to interview with UIC faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the pharmacy community starting in September and continuing through May or early June. MMI (multiple mini interviews) are used. Each mini interview covers a particular characteristic the Admissions Committee would like to see in admitted students.

Part of the interview process also involves an impromptu writing assignment from which an applicant's ability to think critically, address a topic, and communicate in written format is assessed.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd/pharmd-apply/
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: Admission deposits are non-refundable for any reason. Deposit extensions are not granted.

Admission Offers accepted before March 1, 2023:
Initial deposit ($200) - due two weeks after offer made
Final deposit ($800) - due no later than March 1, 2023

Admission offers accepted after March 1, 2023:
Full deposit ($1000) - due two weeks after offer made
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2023-08-21
Additional details for accepted applicants: All applicants must agree to the College of Pharmacy Matriculation and Continued Enrollment Policies.
https://students.pharmacy.uic.edu/student-resources/policies-guidelines/matriculation-and-continued-enrollment-policies/

Additional information for admitted students:
https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd/admitted-student-information/
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? No
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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