St. John Fisher College
Wegmans School of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Office of Admissions 
      • 3690 East Avenue  
      • Rochester 
      • New York 
      • 14618  
      • Phone (Work): 800-444-4640  
      • Phone (Fax): 585-385-8344 
      • Email: 

      • Dr. David McCaffrey 
      • Assistant Dean of Student Affairs 
      • Wegmans School of Pharmacy 
      • 3690 East Avenue 
      • Rochester 
      • New York 
      • 14618 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  March 1, 2018

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates:  
      • Details: Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions for information regarding open house dates as well opportunities for campus visits. 
    • 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 ↑ 

    The Wegmans School of Pharmacy (WSoP) is committed to preparing pharmacists for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity.  The faculty and administration make teaching a priority, promote excellence in the classroom, create a student-centered learning environment, and maintain small class sizes so students receive the personalized attention they deserve.  For detailed information about the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College visit


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 200
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 150
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 85
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: 15-20
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: No set number
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: No set number
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: Cumulative and science GPAs of 2.75 are considered competitive. However, most students accepted to the program have performed at a much higher level.
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: Cumulative and science GPAs of 2.75 are considered competitive. However, most students accepted to the program have performed at a much higher level.
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: Minimum composite score not required; however, competitive applicants typically score at or above the 60th percentile.
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 50%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 50%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.40
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: N/A
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 6:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 62
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 32
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 93
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2018 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 62  93 
      General Chemistry I    
      General Chemistry II    
      English Composition    
      Speech (Public Speaking preferred)    
      English/Literature Elective    
      Organic Chemistry I    
      Organic Chemistry II    
      Biology   12   
      Calculus   3-4   
      Humanities/Social Sciences   12   
      Economics (Microeconomics preferred)   
    • Additional Information: 

      All required science courses (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) require a laboratory component. Advanced Placement courses are NOT accepted to fulfill science requirements. Three Biology courses are required. General Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology are recommended. All prepharmacy coursework must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better PRIOR to matriculation into the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

    • 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:  January 2013
      • Details: 

        Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in September. The PCAT must be taken on or before the February test dates for fall admission.

        For Early Decision Program (EDP) applicants, the WSoP will accept the September 7th and September 8th PCAT test if the applicant’s Preliminary PCAT Score Report is submitted by email ( to the Office of Admissions by 12:00 noon (Eastern) on September 11, 2017.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        The WSoP requires TOEFL scores for non-native English speaking applicants. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 575 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based), or 80 (Internet-based).

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

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

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
    • 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:  03/01/2018 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 

      St. John Fisher College maintains an International Student Services Office to provide assistance to Canadian/International applicants/students with admission-related matters, legal status maintenance, as well as other services that are unique to this constituency. The WSoP only accepts evaluations from PharmCAS approved evaluation services.  TOEFL is required for international applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree in the U.S.

  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
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • 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: 
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • 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 one interviewer
    • Interview Dates:
      • Early Decision: September and October 
      • Regular Decision: October - June 
    • Details: 

      Candidate interviews are by invitation only. Those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone.  Candidates can expect to interview with three faculty members or professional staff or preceptors during their time on-campus.  Applicants in the Early Decision Program will interview during select dates in September and October.  Regular Decision applicants are invited to interview on a rolling basis typically from October – June.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Begins in November on a rolling basis typically within 2 - 3 weeks of an applicant's interview. Offers of acceptance continue on a rolling basis until the class is full.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Two weeks following offer.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $1500.00
      • Due: N/A
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: For applicants accepted through the Early Decision program, the seat deposit is waived.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Mid-August 
      • Details: Orientation details are provided upon acceptance.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: An academic calendar is provided upon acceptance.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: Not considered