University of Toledo
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2014:  We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • Nonlicensure eligible B.S./M.S.
      • PharmD/P.H.D.
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Nonlicensure eligible BS/MBA
    • Structure of your PharmD program:
      • 4-2 track-in (B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences awarded)
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • Early assurance
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Ursuline College/University of Toledo Partnership Owens Community College/ University of Toledo Partnership
    • 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:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The professional program in pharmacy is a 6 year curriculum culminating in the PharmD degree. The plan of study includes a 2 year pre-pharmacy curriculum focused on the science and mathematical foundation necessary to understand how the body works and responds to disease and its treatment. A core of humanities, social science and multicultural studies is also part of the early curricular plan so that graduates have an enlightened view of their roles in society. The professional division program of study focuses on biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and the design of chemicals that comprise today's medicines. The study of pharmacology and pharmaceutics provides insight on how drugs work in the body and the most effective way to deliver drugs into the body. The curriculum integrates the administrative and clinical sciences with the pharmaceutical sciences preparing the student for providing effective patient care in a variety of practice settings. Proficiency in physical assessment, drug informatics, communications, writing and presentation skills is also emphasized. Introductory pharmacy practice experiences are incorporated into the first 3 years of the professional curriculum. The program is capped off with a 2 semester advanced experiential component that offers training in a variety of practice settings. Completion of the program qualifies the student to sit for the pharmacist licensure examination. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers a 4 year BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) degree that prepares students for positions in management, pharmaceutical industry, forensic and research laboratories, and for graduate study. Current majors in the BSPS program include cosmetic science, medicinal and biological chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology/toxicology, and pharmacy administration. An internship is required in all majors. The College also offers the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (with focuses of Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmacy Administration or Pharmacology/Toxicology) degree, the MS and PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and the PhD in Experimental Therapeutics degrees.


    Admission to UT is coordinated by Undergraduate Admissions located in Rocket Hall 1300. All applications and accompanying material for admissions should be addressed to: The University of Toledo, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606-3390, 800-5TOLEDO, or 419-530-8700. High school students apply for admission during their senior year, preferably by December 1. UT requires submission of ACT/SAT scores and completion of specific college preparatory curriculum course work to be considered for admission. The minimum academic core requirements are: 4 years/units of English; 3 years/units of natural science; 3 years/units of social science; 3 years /units of math (including algebra I and II and geometry or equivalent). Additionally, recommended courses include: physics and advanced mathematics, such as trigonometry or calculus. Computer proficiency is expected. Ohio residents who have graduated from an accredited Ohio high school will be admitted as entering freshmen to the College preprofessional division as long as they meet the following requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a composite ACT score of 20 or combined SAT score of 950. Out-of-state students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a composite ACT score of 20 or combined SAT score of 950 to be admitted to the preprofessional division. Transfer students may apply up to 10 months prior to the beginning of the semester in which admission is sought and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for admission to the first or second preprofessional years. Students with course work from non-Ohio institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer applications for fall admission should be received by May 1. Admission to the professional division of College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs requires formal application and is based on completion of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, functional anatomy and pathophysiology, the mathematics requirement, the physics requirement, English composition I and II, and successful completion of a minimum of 63 semester hours of coursework. Attainment of a cumulative and science GPA of 2.7 is required for consideration. Internal applicants only are considered (a student must take at least 16 credit hours at UT in order to qualify as an internal candidate). In addition to science and cumulative GPA, a personal essay and interview are evaluated in determining admission to the professional division of the PharmD program. Effective for Fall 2014 PharmD professional division admission, the PCAT will be required. The top 108 applicants are selected for the PharmD program and the top 115 for the BSPS program. A select group of up to 5 Undergraduates With Degree (UWDs) may be admitted directly to the professional division of the PharmD program. To be considered for admission applicants should meet the following minimum criteria: 1) Received a bachelor's degree from an accredited US baccalaureate degree granting institution; 2) Undergraduate cumulative GPA from that institution must be a 3.50 or above; 3) Completion of all prerequisite courses or equivalents with a grade of "B" or better, as determined by appropriate UT evaluating departments; 4) Completion of 2 semesters of physiology or anatomy at the 200(0) level or higher (equivalent to courses required by biology majors) as approved by the UT College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacology; 5) Necessary course work completed within the last 7 years. Applicants will be required to submit an application form and an essay. A personal interview will be conducted with select candidates. Academically exceptional high school graduates may be offered contingent admission to the professional program. Automatic admission to the first professional year will be dependent upon successful completion of the preprofessional years, while maintaining at least a 3.5 cumulative and science GPA. To be eligible for contingent admission, students must submit a UT application and transcripts by December 1st of their senior year, and have earned at least a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale, as well as a 29 ACT or 1300 SAT composite score. Upon receipt of a student's completed admission application, additional materials will be requested. After interviews are conducted, final notification of contingent admit status will occur mid-March.


    See the following web page for links to more information about The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences:


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2013 entering class: 136
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2013 entering class: 109
    • Estimated fall 2013 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 109
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: 8 for 2013
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 2 for 2013
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 30 for 2013
    • Estimated percent of males in 2013 entering class: 56%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2013 entering class: 44%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.7 for 2013
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 150 for 2014
    • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2014 entering class: 5 for applicants with a bachelors degree
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.7
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.7
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 19-43 for 2013
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 1.7:1 for 2013

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 47
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2014 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 63   
      Fund. of Life Sciences I & II with Labs  10   
      Gen. Chemistry I & II with Labs  10   
      Calc. for the Life Sciences with Applications I & II   
      Functional Anatomy & Pathophysiology I & II   
      Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs   
      Intro. to Physics   
      English Comp. I & II   

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: The July test two years prior to admission
      • Details: 

        The most recent PCAT score (composite score and writing score) will be used for admissions purposes, regardless of the number of times the student takes the test.  For applicants applying for admission to the Fall 2014 PharmD class, PCAT scores obtained prior to July 2012 will not be considered. This two-year time limit will continue in subsequent years. It is recommended that students take the PCAT after the first preprofessional year coursework is completed, ideally no earlier than September of the second preprofessional year. However, July testing prior to the second preprofessional year is available for those that wish to take it then. If additional fall test dates are offered, no PCAT score will be accepted from tests taken after December 1 of the year prior to admission.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

      There are immunizations required prior to matriculation. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

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

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • 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 an original foreign transcript directly to the school
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: May 1 Received by deadline

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? directly to the school
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      Letters are submitted through our College internal admissions online application process.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Clergy
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Friend
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Politician
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Family Member
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • March 
    • Details: 

      The interviews are conducted by a team of faculty and/or preceptors.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Online notification occurs in April. All applicants are notified at the same time.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Intent to accept the offer is generally due one week after the offer is made. All applicants have the same deadline.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • The week before Fall classes begin (generally mid to late August) 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: For Fall 2014, the first day of class is August 18, 2014.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No