The University of Findlay

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Ashley Miklovic
Graduate Counselor


1000 N. Main Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Phone (Work): 419-434-4693

Phone (Fax): 419-434-4898


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: March 1, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
  • Other
  • If Other, please list:Pharm.D./MSHI (Health Informatics) Pharm.D./BSFS (Forensic Science) Pharm.D./AAES (Equestrian Studies)
Structure of your PharmD program: 0-6 (no prepharmacy requirements)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates


    If you're thinking of transferring to the College of Pharmacy, we encourage you to schedule an individual visit. Our faculty and staff will be on hand to address your specific transfer questions and you'll get the chance to see our research labs and classrooms. Visit days are designed to give you a chance to learn more about our program and The University of Findlay's academics, campus, and student life. You'll leave knowing that Findlay is a good fit for you!

  • Dates


Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
Alternative enrollment options available
  • Early Assurance
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy offers a fully accredited doctor of pharmacy program. It is primarily a direct-entry, 0+6 program, however we do accept transfer students each year.

What makes Findlay different?


  • Students are offered multiple dual degree options, including, but not limited to, MBA, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science (DNA/Serology or Toxicology) and an AA in Equestian Studies along with the Pharm. D.
  • Professional courses taught in small sections of 36 students
  • Classes are taught interactively, with a faculty to student ratio during on-campus professional years, of 1:8!
  • Senior students do all nine months of clinical education at one of 25+ hub sites, but can choose from a variety of elective experiences away from the hub to help each student meet personal and professional goals.
  • All professors are doctorally qualified.
  • Professors have an educationally diverse background.
  • Our faculty use an interactive teaching style, integrating subjects such as pharmacy, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, kinetics, herbal and over-the-counter therapies into an organ system based curriculum.

Please visit for more information.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 260
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 73
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: n/a
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: n/a
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.0
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 0 years
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 40%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 60%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.3
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 17 - 55
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 5.6:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 41
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: n/a
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 72  n/a 
General Education Courses  12  n/a 
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology & Lab   
Cell Biology   
Human Genetics & Lab   
Microbiology & Lab   
General Chemistry I & Lab   
General Chemistry II & Lab   
Organic Chemistry I & Lab   
Organic Chemistry II & Lab   
College Writing   
Health Care Ethics   
Technical Communications   
Calculus I   
Applied Statistics & Data Analysis   
Professional Practice Development I & II   

Additional Information

Please see the above first two years of prerequisites.  Note that a laboratory component is required for the major science based courses (excluding Math) with exception of Cell Biology and Immunology.


AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Details: Required to be considered for admission. Contact the our Admissions Counselor for more information. 419-434-4732
Deadline: March 1Postmarked by deadline
Supplemental Application fee: $50
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Students who apply to The University of Findlay and meet minimum pharmacy standards will automatically be sent a supplemental application via email. Any questions, please contact our Admissions Counselor for more information. 419-434-4732

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?



Either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Internet-based test (iBT), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (academic) is a pharmacy school admission requirement for all international applicants and green card holders whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an English speaking university from the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, or Canada.

Applicants must have a verified minimum total score of 90 on the TOEFL iBT, a minimum overall score of 7.0 on the IELTS, with a minimum score of 7.0 on each of IELTS subtests, or a minimum Pearson Test of English (academic) score of 65.

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? No
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? No
Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
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

The University of Findlay only accepts evaluations from WES or English translation required.

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Four (4)
Are LORs required? No
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
Institution Specific Details:

Although we accept letters of reference, they are not formally utilized in the decision process.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:



Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

Are Committee Letters accepted? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with one interviewer
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • Variable

Only select students will be invited to interview. The in-person interview is mandatory for all students who wish to have their application considered further. The opportunity to interview will be based on your completed Pharmacy application, UF application, transcripts and test scores. Interviews for transfer students will be set up individually most likely in December and May.

On your interview day, you will be asked to write a short essay and will interview, one-on-one, with a College of Pharmacy faculty member or administrator. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and is an important part of the admission decision. Writing materials for the essay will be furnished. The only item you will need to bring is a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance notifications are sent following the applicant interviews on a continual, rolling basis.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? For transfer students, the acceptance offer is due within 20 days of the offer date.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $500
Due: With the response to the acceptance letter
Refundable? Yes
Details: Deposits are refundable until May 1.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • Variable
  • Approximately 12/15/2013
First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 19, 2019 Please visit this web site for more details.
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes