Ohio Northern University

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Robert Trusz
Coordinator of Pharmacy Admission

525 S Main St
Ada, Ohio 45810

Phone (Work): 419 772 2260


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Application Deadline(s) - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only: 12/01/2018

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 No
If Yes, Check all that apply:
Structure of your PharmD program: 0-6 (no prepharmacy requirements)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Alternative enrollment options available
  • None
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

Inspired to make a difference, the Rudolph R. Raabe College of Pharmacy blends a distinguished history with a vision for exceptional, personalized education that has resulted in training some of the nation’s most talented pharmacists. The PharmD curriculum integrates a comprehensive foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences and the practice of pharmacy.



Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 350
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 270
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 160
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: NA
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: NA
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: NA
Minimum overall GPA considered: NA
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: NA
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: NA
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 0 years
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 35%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 65%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: NA
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 18-35
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 3:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 0
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 0
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
As a direct entry program we do not have any prerequisite courses.     

Additional Information

The institution does not require pre-requisite courses but will consider courses completed by spring for transfer applicant evaluation.

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


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



All students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of competence in the English language at a level that will provide the English-language skills necessary for success at the University. 

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 but recommended

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? Yes
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 an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: NA Received by deadline

School 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: Two (2)
Are LORs required? No
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? directly to the school

LOR types that are REQUIRED:


  • Employer
  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Supervisor


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

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Family Member
  • Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • October, November and January

Students applying as freshmen participate in a panel interview.  Students will have 15-20 minutes with the panel to complete a standardized set of questions.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance notifications are sent to freshman applicants approximately 3 weeks after completion of the interview. http://www.onu.edu/admissions/admission_to_onu
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? May 1st
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: 200
Due: May 1st
Refundable? Yes
Details: The deposit is refundable as long as notification is given before May 1st.
New Student Orientation Information:
First day of classes and/or matriculation: Usually 3rd week of August http://onu.edu/academics/academic_affairs/semester_calendar_and_schedule
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes