College of Pharmacy
Admission Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Larkin College of Pharmacy. We are currently accepting applications for the Pharm.D Class of 2026 through Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) beginning July 14, 2022, through June 1, 2023.

  • Completion of 60 semester credit hours of prerequisite coursework with a preferred 2.5 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • PCAT recommended but not required
  • Two letters of recommendation (One letter from a Faculty, advisor, or supervisor highly recommended)
  • Personal statement
  • If selected, a live interview
  • Criminal background check and drug screening, if admitted

Prerequisite Coursework

SubjectCourse TitleCredits
BiologyBiology I w/Lab and Biology II w/Lab8
ChemistryGeneral Chemistry I and II w/Lab, and Organic Chemistry I and II w/Lab16
Anatomy & PhysiologyAnatomy and Physiology6
MathCalculus or Business Calculus or Physics w/Calculus3
StatisticsStatistics or Informatics or Digital Technology or Data Analysis or Computer Programming3
EnglishEnglish Composition I3
Advanced SciencesAny combination of the following: Cellular or Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Medical Terminology, or similar coursework6
Humanities and Social SciencesAny combination of the following: Psychology, Sociology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology, Humanities, Ethics, or similar coursework6
ElectivesOther Coursework in Math and/or Science, and/or Humanities: Public Speaking, Communications, Health-Care Related Sciences, Economics, English, Technology, Business, or similar coursework9
Total Credits:60

Download our detailed LU- COP Prerequisite Course Guide to aid you in completing the prerequisite course requirements 

Notes:

    • We only accept completion of coursework with a grade of C- or better. Any courses in which you received a D+, D, or D- must be retaken.
    • Larkin University College of Pharmacy may consider coursework taken at Foreign Institutions that have been evaluated for U.S Institution equivalency by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. and/or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    • If you have previously attended a pharmacy program, please submit a Dean’s Letter, directly to the Office of Admissions.
    • All required pre-requisite coursework is based on semester credit hours. If your institution uses a quarter system, please note that 1 semester hour equals 1.5 quarter hours, or 1 quarter hour equals .6667 semester hours. To convert semester hours into quarter hours, divide the quarter-credit hours by 1.5 or multiply the semester credit hours by 0.6667.

Accepted Students

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance into Larkin University College of Pharmacy. Each of you has been selected to be part of the Class of 2026 because of your determination and passion for becoming a pharmacist, your commitment, and your hard work. We are thrilled to welcome you to the Larkin pharmily and our unique learner-centered program. We want to ensure that you are prepared to get started as soon as you arrive on campus for Orientation. Please read this webpage in its entirety and note the deadlines for each section.

We encourage you to download the checklist on this webpage to assist you in keeping track of the deadlines. If you have any questions, please email the Office of Admissions at pharmacyadmissions@ularkin.org or call us at (305) 760 – 7488.

All of us at Larkin look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the fall!

 

Newly Admitted Students’ Information

  • Lion’s day (Accepted students’ day) June 2023
  • Orientation (mandatory, week of July 17th)
  • White coat ceremony (January 2024) The White Coat Ceremony is an important and exciting event for pharmacy students as they are welcomed into the profession. We will send more information as the details are finalized. We encourage you to invite family and close friends to this very special ceremony. You will receive more information at a later date.
  • Stay connected- Join the class of 2026 Whatsapp group

 

FAQs

Larkin University College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South Lasalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652,
www.acpe-accredit.org.

With respect to clarification of the meaning of Candidate status, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. The Candidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period. It should be underscored, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules. Should Candidate status be awarded to a program, ACPE would, however, make its position known and make recommendations consistent with that position.

We accept admissions applications through PharmCAS. You can apply by going to the PharmCAS website (www.pharmcas.org) and creating an application account and selecting Larkin University in the application.

Approximately 60 -70 students each year.

Accordion Content

As soon as possible. Applications may be submitted prior to completion of the prerequisites, but you should plan to complete all pre-requisites by June before the start of the program to provide final grades to the Admissions Department prior to beginning classes.

Yes, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required.

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year can be seen on the Financial Services webpage.

Currently the Doctor of Pharmacy program does not qualify for the Federal Student Aid programs. LU offers Private Student Loans through various lenders. Private Student Loans are applied for on an annual basis, at the beginning of the academic year. Private Student Loans are based on the creditworthiness of the borrower. You can increase your chances of getting approved and receiving a lower interest rate by applying with a credit-worthy co-borrower. Repayment begins after graduation or after a student’s status falls below less than half-time or student’s last date of attendance, whichever comes first. Private Student Loan interest rates differ for all lenders, depending on the borrower’s credit history.

We have compiled a list of scholarship resources that are offered outside of LU. You can find a full list of scholarships on our website. Please browse each link to determine eligibility requirements and application deadlines. You may also conduct additional scholarship search on your own. For additional questions, you may contact the Office of Financial Services at yrivero@myularkin.org

 

A supplemental application is not required; however, students must complete the supplemental questions asked of them in their PharmCAS application.

The Admissions Committee has a holistic review process which takes into account a student’s entire application including the personal statement and letters of recommendation. Applicants are considered competitive with a verified PharmCAS application, a preferred PCAT composite score in the 50th percentile and a preferred overall GPA of 2.70 on a 4.0 scale.

The LU College of Pharmacy only considers applicants that are US citizens, Permanent Residents or DACA status holders and those who do not requires visa sponsorship.

If English is not your native language, you are strongly encouraged to take the internet-based TOEFL.

Yes, you should enter the coursework you plan to take in your PharmCAS application so that the Admissions Committee can consider your plan for completion of all prerequisites. Please ensure all prerequisite coursework is completed by June prior to the start of the program.

The College of Pharmacy’s curriculum has been created to enhance active learning and retention of information by focusing most of the courses into two-week blocks within a 16-week semester.  There are also longitudinal courses that serve to reinforce your educational experience throughout the curriculum.  The COP’s three-year program has a similar number of credit hours (141) as a traditional four-year program, but it is accelerated and continues year-round. The full curriculum can be found here.

Due to the accelerated nature of the program, as well as the intensity of the doctoral level coursework, it is not recommended that students work full time while enrolled. If students choose to work, it is recommended not to exceed more than 10 hours per week.

Larkin University College of Pharmacy may consider coursework taken at Foreign Institutions that have been evaluated for U.S Institution equivalency by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. and/or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

Yes, we will accept CLEP credits that appear on the applicant’s official College and University transcripts.