Palm Beach Atlantic University

Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Lucas Whittaker
Director of Pharmacy Admissions and New Student Programs

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

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


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? 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
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
Open House Information:
  • Dates



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? Yes
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

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, 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. 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.

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: 120
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 75
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 20
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 53
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 22
Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: N/A
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)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 40%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 60%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.2
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 20-50
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 5:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

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
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: Spring 2019 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 preferred)  
Public Speaking or Speech 
Humanities (Social/Behavioral Sciences may be substituted)   12 
General Chemistry I and II with Laboratory  
Organic Chemistry I and II with Laboratory  
General Biology I and II with Laboratory  
Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Laboratory  
Microbiology with Lab  

Additional Information

Grades below C– cannot be accepted towards completion of these requirements. A preferred grade point average of 2.75 is expected 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.

***All requirements must be satisfied by the end of the Spring term the year of anticipated enrollment into Pharmacy program, unless approved by Admissions prior to paying initial deposit (i.e. Spring 2019 for enrollment into the Fall 2019 class)***

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


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



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.
Other required tests or credentials:

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: 07/15/2019 Received by deadline

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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? 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


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

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

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • September - June

Candidates who have completed their PharmCAS application, and are selected for interviews will be contacted directly by Palm Beach Atlantic University. Interview Day experiences will include: An overview of PBA and the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, Student panel, interviews (teams consist of faculty, students, and preceptors), and Tours of the PBA campus and pharmacy building.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

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?


Amount: $750.00
Due: 2 weeks from date of acceptance
Refundable? No
Details: $750.00 is due two weeks from acceptance date to reserve a seat for the upcoming class. A 2nd registration deposit in the amount of $250 will be required by June 1st to be registered for fall classes. All deposits are credited towards tuition and financial aid is available to those who qualify. **Students accepted after June 1st will need to pay both deposits at the time of acceptance
New Student Orientation Information:
  • One week prior to the beginning of the fall semester
First day of classes and/or matriculation: Classes start the Monday after orientation (generally the 2nd Monday in August).
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes