St. John Fisher College

Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Kristin Blake
Assistant Director, Transfer and Graduate Admissions

Office of Admissions

3690 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618

Phone (Work): 800-444-4640

Phone (Fax): 585-385-8344

Dr. David McCaffrey
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Wegmans School of Pharmacy

3690 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: March 1, 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? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates


    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:

Program Description (back to top)

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


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: 150
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 85
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 20-30
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: No set number
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 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 much higher levels.
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: Cumulative and science GPAs of 2.75 are considered competitive. However, most students accepted to the program have performed at much higher levels.
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)
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: 3.40
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: N/A
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 6:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

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 2019 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.

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: January 2014

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 6th and September 7th 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 10, 2018.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?



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:

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? 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: 03/01/2019 Postmarked by deadline

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.

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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


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

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with one interviewer
Interview Dates:
  • Early Decision: September and October
  • Regular Decision: October - June

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.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Begins in October on a rolling basis typically within two weeks of an applicant's interview. Offers of acceptance continue on a rolling basis until the class reaches capacity.
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?


Amount: $500.00
Due: Two weeks following offer.
Refundable? No
Details: For applicants accepted through the Early Decision program, the enrollment deposit is waived.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • Late August
First day of classes and/or matriculation: An academic calendar is provided upon acceptance.
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No