University of the Incarnate Word
Feik School of Pharmacy


  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Dr. Amy Diepenbrock 
      • Assistant Dean  
      • Office of Student Affairs  
      • University of the Incarnate Word  
      • 4301 Broadway CPO #99 
      • San Antonio 
      • Texas 
      • 78209 
      • Phone (Work): 210-883-1000  
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  February 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: 
      • Block
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Pharm.D/M.A.A.
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates:  
      • Details: Please contact us at any time at 210-883-1060 to request a personal tour of the Feik School of Pharmacy. 
    • 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)? No
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The Feik School of Pharmacy is a partner with pharmacy educators and practitioners who are patient advocates in the healthcare community. We are dedicated to the delivery of superior care and enhancement of the quality of life for all citizens through the development of highly trained, culturally-competent, caring pharmacists. The goal of the program is to provide the San Antonio and South Texas communities with a greater number of trained, professional pharmacists to meet the population's health care needs. Our rigorous four year curriculum is focused on training pharmacists to practice in varied multilingual and multicultural settings using evidence-based therapeutic and managerial principles. We always emphasize the use of technological advancements to optimize medication therapy and patient outcomes in a compassionate, legal, and ethical manner. The curriculum imparts the skills and attitudes required to think critically and communicate effectively to lead and advance the profession. 


    With a strong emphasis on community involvement, patient advocacy, and counseling for underserved populations, the curriculum provides opportunities to the student to become conversant in medical Spanish. Coupled with the diversity of the basic educational requirements, the curriculum satisfies the goal of producing a graduate whose personal ethics and professional skills allow for full participation and prosperity in the medical community. The integrated course of study provides approximately 37 hours in the pharmaceutical sciences, 11 hours in pharmacy administration, and 106 hours in pharmacy practice and experiential learning. For additional information, please visit us at

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 250
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 125
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 100
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: 15
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 105
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 105
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5/4.0
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5/4.0
    • 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)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 32
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 68
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.31/4.0
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 19-46
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 3.24:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 70
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 42
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 94
    • 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 70  94 
      General Chemistry I    
      General Chemistry I lab    
      Math Calculus    
      Math Probability & Statistics    
      General Biology II    
      General Biology II lab    
      Microbiology lab    
      Human Anatomy & Physiology I    
      Human Anatomy & Physiology I lab    
      Human Anatomy & Physiology II    
      General Chemistry II    
      Human Anatomy & Physiology II lab    
      English Composition I    
      English Composition II    
      Fine Arts (any)    
      Philosophy (any)    
      History (any)    
      Social Science (any)    
      General Chemistry II lab    
      Organic Chemistry I    
      Organic Chemistry I lab    
      Organic Chemistry II    
      Organic Chemistry II lab    
      Physics I    
      Physics I lab    
      Public Speaking   
    • Additional Information: 

      Anatomy and physiology must be human, not comparative. Science coursework needs to be completed within a 5-year time period. Many college equivalencies are listed on our website. Please see for more information.

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 09/2015
      • Details: 

        We accept PCAT exam scores prior to January 31, 2018.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

      Immunization series complete and a background check.

  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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 01/31/2018 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 

      Foreign Transcripts must be verified by certified transcript translation service in English translation.

  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: 
      • Clergy
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • 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
    • 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:
      • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
    • Interview Dates:
      • October 2017 - March 2018 
    • Details: 

      Five major activities occur on interview day. They are as follows: 1) Multiple Mini Interview 2) Critical Thinking Skills Assessment (computer based - 1 hour exam) 3) Spontaneous Writing Sample (30 minutes) 4) Tour of the facilities by current students 5) Student question and answer session

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interviews on a continual basis. If a waitlist is formed, decisions to accept from this list are made by July 1.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Two weeks after the acceptance letter is mailed out.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500
      • Due: Two weeks after acceptance letter is mailed.
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • May 2018 & August 2018 
      • Details: A Jumpstart event is held mid May. Orientation occurs during the week prior to classes starting, generally the first week of August. Exact dates are shared with accepted applicants.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 2018; typically the second week of August
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Case by case consideration.