St. John Fisher College
Wegmans School of Pharmacy



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Ms. Rebecca Hensel  
      • Associate Director of Transfer & Graduate Admissions 
      • Office of Admissions 
      • 3690 East Avenue  
      • Rochester 
      • New York 
      • 14618  
      • Phone (Work): 800-444-4640  
      • Phone (Fax): 585-385-8344 
      • Email: pharmacy@sjfc.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2014:  March 3, 2014


  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
    • Structure of your PharmD program:
      • 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • 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 ↑ 

    For detailed information about the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College visit: http://www.sjfc.edu/pharmacy/admissions">www.sjfc.edu/pharmacy/admissions  


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2013 entering class: 250
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2013 entering class: 150
    • Estimated fall 2013 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 80
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: N/A
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: N/A
    • Estimated percent of males in 2013 entering class: 50%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2013 entering class: 50%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.40
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 250
    • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: Minimum composite score not required, however competitive applicants typically score in the 70th percentile.
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: N/A
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: N/A

  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: 38
    • 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 2014 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   
      Physics    
      Statistics    
      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 coursers 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.


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered:  January 2009
      • Details: 

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

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

        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. 

  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? Yes
    • 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:  03/01/2014 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 

      School 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: 
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT 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: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • November - May 
    • Details: 

      Candidate interviews are by invitation only. Those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via phone or email. Applicants are invited on a rolling basis typically from November – May.


  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 - four 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
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Mid-August 
      • Details: Orientation details provided upon acceptance.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: Not considered