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Dual Admission – Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

The Dual Admission – Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program with Illinois Tech and Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCOP) provides a strong academic foundation for students interested in the field.

Students enroll for two years at Illinois Tech and are guaranteed admission into the four-year program at CCOP. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required, and students avoid the costly pharmacy school application process.

Application Deadlines

Requirements: For Incoming First Year Students (Track 1)

Incoming first year students can be considered for the Dual Admission – Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program by applying to Illinois Tech through the Common App and submitting a supplemental application through Midwestern University.

In order to be eligible for admission into the Pharm.D. program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum ACT: 24
  • Minimum SAT: 1190 (math + verbal + writing)
  • Possess a minimum high school grade point average of 3.2 on the 4.0 scale.
  • Admission is guaranteed for students in the program who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 through their pre-pharmacy studies and a minimum grade of “C” in all required courses at Illinois Tech.
  • This is a 2 + 4 program.

Track 1 Application Process

The following items are required in the application process and due by November 1st (early decision) or February 15th (regular decision):

  • Completed application to Illinois Tech through the Common App
  • Completed supplemental application submitted through MWU
  • Official high school transcript
  • ACT or SAT test scores - Submit scores directly to MWU using the following codes: ACT: 6400; or SAT: 3788 (writing component score not needed)
  • Participation in an on-campus Interview Day, when invited to do so.

APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Requirements: For Current Illinois Tech Students (Track 2)

Current Illinois Tech undergraduate students may be considered for the Dual Admission – Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program once they meet the following criteria:

  • Complete a minimum of two semesters of full time courses (at least 12 credit hours per semester) at Illinois Tech
  • Must not have enrolled as a full time student at any other two- or four-year institutions
  • Admission is guaranteed for students in the program who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 through their pre-pharmacy studies and a minimum grade of “C” in all required courses at Illinois Tech.

Soft skills considered in the admission process include a service orientation through community service or extra-curricular activities and a reflection of proper motivation and commitment to pharmacy profession as demontrated by previous work or life experiences. Applicants displaying competency in verbal and written communication skills are strongly considered.

Track 2 Application Process

The following items are required in the application process and due by June 6th:

  • Completed supplemental application submitted through MWU
  • Official transcript from affiliate college (upon completion of the second semester)
  • Participation in an on-campus Interview Day, when invited to do so (after June 6th)

APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Contacts

Dr. Kathryn Spink
spink@iit.edu
312.567.3441

Markie Rhodes, Dual Programs Coordinator
mrhodes1@iit.edu
312.567.3096