Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Andrea Kerrigan
Admissions Counselor

Office of Admissions and Enrollment

3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, Illinois 60064-3095

Phone (Work): 847-578-3204

Phone (Mobile): 847-578-3204


Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? July 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Type of academic term:
  • Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class: 65
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/Ph.D.
Structure of your PharmD program: 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Preferred
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

Program Description (back to top)

The College of Pharmacy (COP) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science uses a team-based educational model to prepare pharmacy students, along with their other health professional colleagues, to excel at providing patient-centered care. Our pharmacy students receive high-quality training through access to innovative technology both in the classroom setting and in our state-of-the-art pharmacy skills and simulation laboratories. The COP provides early clinical exposure to student pharmacists during their first year of study, and this commitment to progressive pharmacy practice continues throughout the curriculum at our vast array of experiential training sites. The College seeks students who display a strong commitment to the profession of pharmacy as well as the initiative and leadership qualities needed to thrive in Rosalind Franklin University’s team-based environment.

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 50
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year:

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: N/A
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 55
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 25
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 80
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 55  80 
English Composition / Writing  Written Communication 
Communication / Speech   Courses requiring oral presentations (seminar, public speaking, communications, etc)  
Humanities  For example, art, art history, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies, theater or performance studies 
Other  Electives (Spanish highly recommended)  
Biology / Biological Sci  General Biology with lab (must include two unique course numbers with corresponding labs)  
Chemistry  General Chemistry with lab (must include two unique course numbers with corresponding labs) 
Chemistry I (organic)  Organic Chemistry with lab (must include two unique course numbers with corresponding labs) 
Math  Calculus (integral and differential)  
Anatomy  Anatomy (with lab) or Anatomy & Physiology (with lab)  
Social/Behavioral Sci  For example, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology or sociology 
Statistics  Statistics 
Microbiology  Microbiology 

Additional Information

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?



Only scores from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the enrollment year are accepted. Please note that if you are attending an institution with an articulation agreement you may contact the program to discuss the PCAT reaquirement.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:



For non-US citizens/permanent residents. May be waived at the Univeristy's discretion for full-time students in a US college or university for which at least two consecutive years or for those from countries in which English is the primary language.

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:


Do you require accepted applicants to have CPR certification prior to matriculation: No

Residency (back to top)

Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Are foreign citizens considered (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • US Temporary Residents
  • Canadian Citizens
  • Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
  • Foreign (non-US) Citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., DACA students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school

RFUMS prefers to receive Educational Credential Evaluators ( Comprehensive Course-by-Course reports or World Education Services ( Course-by-Course reports. WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) or ECE Subject Analysis versions are strongly encouraged. ECE is favored Transcripts are preferred, but both are acceptable. 

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Two (2)
Institution Specific Details:

Pharmacist/Healthcare Provider references are strongly encouraged. Supervisor, Employer & Professor references are also acceptable. The submission of more that two references or a committee letter is acceptable.

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Clergy: Conditionally Accepted

  • Co-Worker: Conditionally Accepted

  • Employer: Recommended but not required

  • Faculty Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted

  • Health Care Professional: Recommended but not required

  • Pharmacist: Recommended but not required

  • Politician: Conditionally Accepted

  • Pre-Health Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Liberal Arts): Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Math): Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Science): Recommended but not required

  • Supervisor: Recommended but not required

  • Teaching Assistant: Conditionally Accepted

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with one interviewer

The interview day consists of an overview of the COP program and university, a one on one interview with a faculty member, a writing exercise, lunch and tour of the university, faculty panel discussion, and a wrap up with the Dean.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $500
Refundable? No
Details: First deposit $200 and second deposit $300
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/10/2020