Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2017:  March 1, 2017

  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: 
      • PharmD/M.S.
      • PharmD/Ph.D.
      • PharmD/M.B.A
      • PharmD/M.P.H.
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 3-4 (three years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • Early assurance
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Northeast Ohio Medical University is setting the standard for interprofessional education for health professionals - both in our region and across the nation.  Our College of Pharmacy features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum in which a significant proportion of learning is accomplished simultaneously with medical students. The curriculum prepares graduates in a team approach to health and wellness for practice in a variety of community and inpatient settings.

    Beginning from the onset, experiential curriculum components are taught throughout the university’s clinical facilities, which include formal teaching hospitals, community hospitals and health care systems, ambulatory care clinics, private and corporate pharmacies and county Boards of Health. 

    We help our students develop the characteristics that people want to see in their health care professionals: competence, communication, caring, character, community and curiosity.

    If your professional calling is to provide excellent patient care as part of a health care team, then NEOMED is the place for you!

    For full details on the program, please visit our website at:

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2017 entering class: 200
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2017 entering class: 150
    • Estimated fall 2017 entering class size including early assurance: 90
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2017: 0 - not yet implemented
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2017 entering class: 85%
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2017 entering class: 15%
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5 recommended, under 2.5 may be holistically considered
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5 recommended, under 2.5 may be holistically considered
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2016 entering class: 43%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2016 entering class: 57%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2016 entering class: 3.3
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2016 class: 19-49
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2016 class: 4.5:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • 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: 57
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 105
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2017 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 72  105 
      Inorganic Chemistry sequence with lab   12 
      *General Education and/or Additional Science   15  22 
      Organic Chemistry sequence with lab   12 
      General Physics sequence  
      Biochemistry sequence  
      Literature or Composition  
      Speech or Communication  
    • Additional Information: 

      NEOMED requires a minimum of 72 semester hour credits (105 quarter hour credits) of post-secondary courseowrk to be completed prior to matriculation. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C–“ or better. Applicants are strongly encouraged to successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the Spring 2017 term. However, NEOMED will allow completion of prerequisites during the summer semester prior to matriculation on a limited basis, with permission. 

      For specific information regarding prerequisite coursework, please visit:

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

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: July 2012
      • Details: 

        Applicants should take the PCAT no later than January 15 before anticipated matriculation.

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

      Applicants must also provide documentation that they have completed all required immunications, have completed a criminal background check, submitted official final transcripts from all colleges previously attended, and enroll in NEOMED's medical, life and disability insurance coverage prior to matriculation. For additional details please visit our website at


  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

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

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

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

      Special Notice: While NEOMED does not currently accept international students/foreign citizens, it does recognize that there may be instances where United States citizens and permanent residents have earned UG credit at an institution outside the United States, and not as a study-abroad experience.  In those instances, applicants must send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) and original transcripts directly to NEOMED for review and consideration.  Preferred vendors include World Education Services (WES), Joseph Silny and Associates, and AACRAO International Education Services.  English translation is required.  Preference is given to those applicants who have completed their program pre-requisites at a U.S. regionally accredited institution. 

  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? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 
      NEOMED highly recommends that the letters come from pharmacists. If applicant is unable to obtain a recommendation from a pharmacist, another healthcare professional, advisor, or science faculty member is acceptable.
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Pharmacist
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Science)
      • NEOMED highly recommends that the letters come from pharmacists. If applicant is unable to obtain a recommendation from a pharmacist, another healthcare professional, advisor, or science faculty member is acceptable.
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Clergy
      • Co-Worker
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Teaching Assistant
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Details: A committee evaluation/recommendation may substitute for one individual recommendation.
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • October through May (Regular Decision) 
      • September to October (Early Decision) 
    • Details: 
      Selected candidates are invited to interview on campus on a rolling basis. The letter of invitation will specify the date and time. Each applicant is responsible for arranging his/her own transportation and other commitments in order to be available on the assigned date. Each applicant is interviewed by a team of faculty and/or admissions committee members, completes a writing assignment, and is offered a campus tour and information session.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Mailed on a rolling basis, starting approximately 2 to 3 weeks after interview day.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Two weeks from acceptee's receipt of acceptance letter.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500; applied to tuition
      • Due: TBD
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 2017 
      • Details: New student orientation dates and information will be sent to accepted applicants with their registration material.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Academic Calendars are posted to our website at:
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Requests for deferred admission are considered under extraordinary circumstances only, and should be submitted to the Director of Admission.