Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Jim Barrett
Director of Admission

Office of Enrollment Sevices

4209 St. Rt. 44
PO Box 95
Rootstown, Ohio 44272

Phone (Work): 330.325.6274

Kelly Skeehan
Assistant Director of Admission

Office of Enrollment Srvices

4209 St. Rt. 44
PO Box 95
Rootstown, Ohio 44272

Phone (Work): 330.325.6267


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: June 3, 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: 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:
  • Other
  • If Other, please list:While degrees are not conferred jointly, NEOMED offers several related degrees that may be concurrently pursued such as: PhD, MBA. MS.
Structure of your PharmD program: 63 Credit Hours of Pre-professional prerequiste coursework is required for matriculation. For most applicants this represents a 3-4 model. NEOMED participates in early assurance through Candidates who plan ahead may design a 0-6 experience in partnership with an undergraduate institution of their choice.
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates


    Small group presentations and tours take place about every other week. Webinars are also available on a recurring basis. Visit information available at:

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:

Program Description (back to top)

Located near Cleveland and Akron just minutes from Kent State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University is setting the standard for pharmacy education. Our curriculum prepares graduates to practice at the top of their licenses in a team approach to health and wellness for in a variety of community and clinical settings. See how NEOMED's NAPLEX outcomes compare to other schools you are considering here:


From your P1 year, experiential curriculum components are taught throughout a variety of clinical partners sites, which include formal teaching hospitals, community hospitals and health care systems, ambulatory care clinics, private and corporate pharmacies and county boards of health. 


NEOMED boasts high post-graduate study and residency placement rates for students with goals to practice pharmacy in clinical settings. However, about two-thirds of our graduates secure employment in community pharmacy roles upon graduation.


If your professional calling is to provide excellent patient care serving as a leader as part of a 21st Century health care team, then NEOMED is the place for you!


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Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 200
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 150
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 85
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 0
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 80%
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 20%
Minimum overall GPA considered: Recommended 2.5 overall and science GPA, under 2.5 may be considered as part of a holistic review
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: Recommended 2.5 overall and science GPA, under 2.5 may be considered as part of a holistic review
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: PCAT optional/not required effective 2017
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 45%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 55%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.25
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 20-40
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 11:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

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: 36
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: Summer 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 63   
Anatomy & Physiology course   
General or Inorganic Chemistry course sequence with labs (two courses with labs)   
Microbiology course   
Biology course sequence with labs (two courses with labs)   
Organic Chemistry course sequence with labs (two courses with labs)    
General Physics course    
Biochemistry course   
Calculus course   
Statistics course (Recommend health sciences statistics if practical)   
Composition course sequence (two courses)   
General Education and/or Additional Science Courses Approximately 5 three-credit hour classes of college-level work   15   

Additional Information

NEOMED requires a minimum of 63 semester hour credits of post-secondary coursework 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 2019 term. However, NEOMED will allow completion of prerequisites during the summer semester prior to matriculation on a limited basis, with permission. 

AP Coursework may fulfil prerequisite requirements if it is posted to an undergraduate college or university transcript.

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?



Beginning with the 2017 - 2018 admission cycle for fall 2018 matriculation, NEOMED is PCAT optional. This practice continues for fall 2019. Applicants may choose to share the PCAT via the application process or to not report the PCAT. NEOMED engages in holistic admission practices that will no longer refer to the PCAT in rendering admission decisions.

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



The TOEFL is not currently required by NEOMED. NEOMED is currently evaluating admission practices for J Visa international students and non-native English speaking candidtates which may include TOEFL and/or ESL requirements and additional policies for consideration of international coursework. NEOMED has the ability to enroll J Visa holders. NEOMED anticipates approval by the US Government to host F Visa students. Please refer to for the most up-to-date information. We expect to know by spring 2019.

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. 


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? 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
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: March 1, 2018 Received by deadline

NEOMED is certified to enroll degree-seeking J Visa students. NEOMED is not yet certified to enroll F Visa students at this time but anticipates approval to enroll F Visa students for fall 2019 in the spring of 2019. NEOMED policy specifies that pre-professional prerequisite coursework is to be completed at regionally accredited institution of higher education if completed within the United States.

In the event that there may be instances where students earn credit at an institution outside the United States that NEOMED may consider to fulfil a pre-professional prerequisite requirement, applicants must send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) and original transcripts through PharmCAS for verification at their own expense. NEOMED prefers that candidates utilize World Education Services (WES) for this service. In the event that international coursework is considered by NEOMED, matriculating students will need to have original official transcripts and a FTER from WES delivered to NEOMED upon matriculation at their expense. This practice applies to applicants that have attended institutions of higher education outside of the United States. 

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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 recommends that at least one evaluation come from a pharmacist. 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
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor


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

  • Faculty Adviser

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Clergy
  • Co-Worker
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Politician
  • Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Details: A committee evaluation/recommendation may substitute for one individual recommendation.
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 one interviewer
Interview Dates:
  • September through June (Regular Decision)
  • September (Early Decision)
Selected candidates are invited to interview on campus on a rolling basis. Candidates are contacted via email only using the address on file in PharmCAS. Each applicant is responsible for arranging his/her own transportation and other commitments in order to be available on the assigned date. Each applicant receives two one-on-one interviews in a semi-structured format.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Mailed on a rolling basis, starting approximately 1 to 2 weeks after interview day. Candidates are also contacted via email using the address on file in PharmCAS.
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?


Amount: $500
Due: Rolling Basis
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
  • August 2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: Late August 2019
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes