Wilkes University
Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

We do not participate with PharmCAS, please apply directly to Wilkes University School of Pharmacy. Information can be found at http://www.wilkes.edu/pharm.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Karen Atiyeh 
      • Assistant to the Dean for Student Affairs 
      • School of Pharmacy  
      • 84 West South Street  
      • Wilkes-Barre 
      • Pennsylvania 
      • 18766 
      • Phone (Work): 570-408-4298 
      • Phone (Fax): 570-408-7828 
      • Email: karen.atiyeh@wilkes.edu 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    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:  01/15/2019

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    Our application information can be found at http://www.wilkes.edu/pharm

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
    • 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: Spanish concentration; Independent Pharmacy Ownership Concentration; Public Health Concentration
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: Friday, July 20,2018;Saturday, September 15, 2018;Saturday, November 10, 2018;Saturday, February 9, 2019;Saturday, March 23, 2019 VIP Day** (accepted students only);Saturday, April 13, 2019 
      • Details:  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Pre-pharmacy Guaranteed Seat
    • 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:
      • n/a 

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The Wilkes University School of Pharmacy provides a dynamic, challenging and comprehensive curriculum, focused on the future, that will serve as the foundation for life long learning and practice. Our graduates will be able to provide quality patient care in a wide range of health systems, in metropolitan and rural areas, and will be potential leaders in the profession. http://www.wilkes.edu/academics/colleges/nesbitt-college-of-pharmacy/


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    All criteria can be found on our application at http://www.wilkes.edu/pharm.  

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 40
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 72
    • Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 72
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 50
    • 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: 2.5
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 25
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
      • Details: 
    • Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 33%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 67%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.44
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 20-23
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 2:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: General Elective hours
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 37-41
    • 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: Spring 2019 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total General Elective hours  n/a 
      Gen Chemistry with lab 8 crs Gen Biology with lab 8 crs Calculus 4 Crs Oral Com (3 Crs) Microeconomics (3 Crs) Organic Chemistry with lab 8 Crs OR Essentials of Organic Chemistry with lab (4 Crs) Gen Physics 4 Crs Statistics 3 Crs   41   
      General Biology with lab   
      Oral Communications   
      Organic Chemistry with lab   
      General Physics   
    • Additional Information: 


    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
      • Details: N/A
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: n/a
      • Details: 

        July/September/October/ November.  January test not accepted.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • 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? 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): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: January 15, 2019 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 


  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? directly to the school
    • Institution Specific Details: 


    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Pharmacist
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
      • n/a
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • February  
    • Details: 

      http://www.wilkes.edu/pharm.  Required on-site interview 

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Approximately 3 weeks after interview and selection by the admissions committee applicants will receive a conditional acceptance contingent upon evaluation of spring academic criteria.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Two weeks after receipt of letter.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: 300.00
      • Due: with contract
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: n/a
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 25, 2019 
      • Details: n/a
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 26, 2019
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: n/a