Prepharmacy Program Admission

Admission to McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s prepharmacy program is a two-step process. First, you must be admitted to Samford University, and then you apply for admission into McWhorter School of Pharmacy during your sophomore year.

Application Process

Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT (or SAT equivalent) score of 22 to be eligible to declare pre-pharmacy as the plan of study. Incoming freshmen with an ACT (or SAT equivalent) score below 22 may request a change of major into pre-pharmacy after two semesters of coursework at Samford if the student has earned an overall minimum GPA and math/science GPA of 3.0.

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Early Assurance Program

Samford University offers a select group of incoming freshmen who enter Samford directly from high school an opportunity to participate in the Early Assurance Program. After a minimum of two years of prepharmacy coursework, students selected for this program have the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Samford, provided they meet the following requirements.

Entering Requirements

  • Enroll in Samford as a freshman
  • Must have a minimum 26 ACT and a 3.5 GPA (high school) at time of application

Benchmarks once enrolled at Samford

  • Hold a 3.0 Overall and math/science GPA at the time of application to McWhorter School of Pharmacy
  • Achieve a minimum PCAT composite in the 50th percentile
  • Complete all University Core and Science courses at Samford*
  • Complete a prepharmacy specific Foundations 102 course while enrolled in the prepharmacy program
  • A successful interview (that results in approval of admission by the admission committee)
  • All pre-requisite courses to be completed in two academic years*
  • Waivers may be considered on a case by case basis for exceptional circumstances