Palm Beach Atlantic University
Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Lucas Whittaker 
      • Director of Pharmacy Admissions 
      • Pharmacy Admissions 
      • 901 South Flagler Drive 
      • P.O. Box 24708  
      • West Palm Beach 
      • Florida 
      • 33416-4708  
      • Phone (Work): (561) 803-2750  
      • Phone (Fax): (561) 803-2703 
      • Email: 

      • Maria Nguyen 
      • Pharmacy Admissions Counselor 
      • 901 S. Flagler Drive 
      • P.O. Box 24708 
      • West Palm Beach 
      • Florida 
      • 33416-4708 
      • Phone (Work): 561-803-2750 
      • Phone (Fax): 561-803-2703 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  February 2, 2015

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: N/A 
    • 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)? No
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Founded in 1968, Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university located in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The 25-acre campus is minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful south Florida beaches, and is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway.  

    The Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy at PBA started in 2001 and graduated its first Pharm.D. class in 2005. Accredited by ACPE, the Gregory School of Pharmacy admits 75 students annually so teaching and learning  are personalized and interactive.  Community service, leadership opportunities, and international and local medical mission trips are just some of the unique experiences pharmacy students at PBA experience.

    The Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy exists to develop servant-leaders within the profession of pharmacy by following Christ's example of serving, teaching, and healing those in need. Teaching is geared toward the primary purpose of preparing future pharmacists who excel in patient care and embrace the practice of pharmacy as a calling. No Ph.D. or M.S. graduate science programs are offered in pharmacy; the School exists exclusively to train pharmacists. Its educational programs are based on the simple premise that spiritual growth facilitates personal and professional growth. For that reason, faith is an integral part of the learning process and prayer is a common activity within the School. Students do not have to be Christian to attend the Gregory School of Pharmacy, but they need to be comfortable training in a Christian environment in which faith-based values are openly discussed and promoted. The faculty strives to help all students, regardless of religious background, integrate their own spiritual beliefs into a value system that promotes the highest standards of character, compassion, leadership and service.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 220
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 150
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 75
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: 10
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 40
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.3
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 200
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 40
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 40
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
    • 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)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 20-50
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 6:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 66 - 67
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 39
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 66 - 67   
      English (one course must be English composition)    
      Economics (Micro or Macro Economics)    
      Public Speaking or Speech   
      Humanities (Social/Behavioral Sciences may be substituted)    
      Calculus  3-4   
      General Chemistry I and II with Laboratory    
      Organic Chemistry I and II with Laboratory    
      General Biology I and II with Laboratory    
      Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Laboratory    
      Microbiology with Lab    
    • Additional Information: 

      Other clarifying information: Grades below C– cannot be accepted towards completion of these requirements. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required for both cumulative and science courses. All science and math courses must be taken within ten years. Exceptions to the above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered:  Three (3) years
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        Required if Eniglish is not a candidate's first language, and the primary language of instruction with undergraduate studies was not in English.

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  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 a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations:  02/03/2015 Received by deadline

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Four (4)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Clergy
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • 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. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
      • Teaching Assistant
    • 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 Dates:
      • September 2014 - April 2015 
    • Details: 

      Candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted directly by Palm Beach Atlantic University. Interview Day will include: An overview of PBA and the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy -  Chapel experience - Student panel and lunch - Interviews with a team of faculty, students, and preceptors - Tours of the PBA campus and Gregory Hall.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Accepted candidates are notified within two weeks of being interviewed.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Candidates are required to make a decision as to whether or not they would like to formally accept our offer within 2 weeks of their notification in the form of an initial deposit.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $750.00
      • Due: 2 weeks from date of acceptance
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: $750.00 is due two weeks from acceptance date, a $1,250 registration fee is due by May, and a final $250 deposit is due in July. All deposits are counted towards tuition and financial aid is available to those who qualify.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • One week prior to the beginning of the fall semester 
      • Details: Orientation starts the Monday before the 1st day of classes and is 4 days long. Includes a variety of activities that will prepare a student for success in the coming year as well as their rotations that start in the second semester.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: The first or second week in August (TBD)
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Considered on a case-by-case basis.