Preferred Admission Program With the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA).
The College of Pharmacy cooperates with the U-M College of LSA in a program offering a limited number of highly-qualified entering freshmen conditional assurance of admission to the PharmD program. Upon admission to the preferred admission program, LSA students have up to four years to fulfill preferred admission program entry requirements.
- Satisfactory achievement in prerequisite coursework;
- A desire to enter the field of pharmacy, as expressed on the application to the College of LSA; and
- Attainment of non-academic requirements, e.g., patient care experience.
The College of Pharmacy will select students for the program and notify them of their status by March.
Students must submit their regular University admission application by the deadline specified by the UM Undergraduate Admissions Office to be considered for the preferred admission program. (Contact the Admissions Office directly for the date). Failure to be selected for the preferred admission program does not jeopardize a student’s admission to the College of LS&A or the opportunity to apply for regular admission to the PharmD program at a later date.
Students are considered competitive for the preferred admission program if they score 29 or better on the ACT or a combined score of 1380 or better on the SAT (Math and EBR with Writing sections) and maintain a 3.5 grade point average as calculated by the University. They also must have completed at least three years of laboratory science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and four years of college preparatory mathematics, all with grades of B or better.
Once admitted to the preferred admission program, students must earn a grade of B or better in all prerequisite courses at the U-M. They must confirm their intention to enter the PharmD program by submitting a PharmCAS application, and all other required credentials preceding the fall term when they wish to transfer to the College of Pharmacy. While enrolled in the College of LSA, students in the preferred admission program must use the counseling and academic advising services of the College of Pharmacy and the College of LSA.