Cedarville University

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Lauren Wiebe
Director of Admissions

HSC 253-A

251 N. MAIN
Cedarville, Ohio 45314

Phone (Work): 937-766-7404

Phone (Fax): 937-766-7410


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? Yes
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: 3-4 (three years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates

    September 7, 2018



  • Dates

    October 5, 2018


  • Dates

    November 2, 2018


  • Dates

    December 7, 2018


  • Dates

    January 4, 2019


  • Dates

    February 1, 2019


  • Dates

    March 1, 2019


  • Dates

    April 5, 2019


Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available
  • Early Assurance
  • Other
  • If Other, please list: Cedarville University uses a direct entry/early assurance approach to our prepharmacy curriculum, allowing new freshman and undergraduate transfer students to compete for preferred admission to the school of pharmacy. If you gain preferred admission as a new student, you will not need to compete for admission to the final four years of advanced professional-level education. Your admission will be contingent upon successfully maintaining the academic and professional requirements of the program, including a professional interview in the fall of the last year of prepharmacy study. This approach enables you to focus on enjoying your undergraduate education, not competing for admission to pharmacy school. For more information see: http://www.cedarville.edu/Academics/Pharmacy/Future-Students/Admission.aspx
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? Yes
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University provides aspiring pharmacists with the unique opportunity to study in a Christ-centered program focused upon innovation, ethical practice, and effective collaboration. 'Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth.' This is more than just a mission statement, this focus attracts more than 4000 students from around the world to study in our 100 academic programs on a beautiful, 400-acre campus in southwestern Ohio. Outstanding students, world class facilities, talented professors, and award-winning technology contribute to an education that U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Peterson's all recognize as one of the best in the Midwest.

Taught by committed Christian faculty members, many of whom are active pharmacists, you will also enjoy encouragement from your fellow Christian classmates and graduate with a clear understanding of Christ-like service as well as a deeper relationship with God. Students engage the professional curriculum via a team-based learning approach to help you more effectively learn the required material. Since our goal is to produce innovative, compassionate health care professionals, you will be regualrly challenged by your professors and through your extensive practice experiences to integrate contemporary practices and pursue innovative solutions in an effort to improve patient care. If you are interested in cross-cultural service you will find abundant opportunities to volunteer or integrate this interest into one of your actual practice experiences.

You will study in our 3-story Health Sciences Center. (Opened summer of 2012). Featuring the latest in health care education technology, this facility, shared by our undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, will also enable you to develop valuable skills in inter-professional collaboration as you learn how to work in a team with other health professionals. Because of the excellent research tools located in the Center, as well as the interests of our professors, you will be able to develop your own research expertise, whether it is in practice or science.

We welcome applications from high school students and collegiate transfers for our preferred admission track. We also welcome applications from students who have completed 72+ college semester hours completing their prerequisites with strong acdemic credentials and a testimony of faith in Jesus Christ to our professional program track. We desire students who possess a vision to use pharmacy as a tool to make an impact in lives and communities.

For more information visit:  http://www.cedarville.edu/pharmacy

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 75
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 40
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 65
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 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:
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:
Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0 desired; GPA < 3.0 considered
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.0 desired; GPA < 3.0 considered
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: Percentile Rank of 50% or greater preferred
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 45%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 55%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.35
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 20-40
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 2.5:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 18
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
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 72   
English Composition    
Fundamentals of Speech   
General Chemistry I & II with laboratories   
Organic Chemistry I & II with laboratories   
Intro to Biology with laboratory   
Cell Biology   
Microbiology with laboratory    
Anatomy and Physiology I & II with laboratory    
Physics I with laboratory (algebra or calculus based permitted)    
Calculus I   
Advanced Human Physiology*   

Additional Information

*Cedarville requires a 3000-level Human Physiology course. For students who have Anatomy & Physiology courses at 2000-level and under, an Advanced Human Physiology course is required.

Please address specific questions regarding these requirements to Director of Admissions, Lauren Wiebe. laurenwiebe@cedarville.edu

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Details: All applicants to Cedarville University School of Pharmacy must submit a supplemental application which includes a personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ and a pastoral recommendation. For further questions, contact laurenwiebe@cedarville.edu.
Deadline: March 1, 2019Received by deadline
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Once your PharmCAS application has been submitted, you can begin the supplemental application here: http://connect.cedarville.edu//apply/?sr=60c80e50-3543-46c9-b785-163d8f370954

You will be directed on how to create a username and password and given instructions on how to complete your application. 

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: 5 years
Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?



Students whose first language is not English may be required to submit TOEFL scores. 

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? No
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: March 1, 2019 Received by deadline

School only accepts evaluations from WES.

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
Institution Specific Details:

Cedarville University School of Pharmacy requires 2 letters of recommendation be submitted to Cedarville University. The letters of recommendation are requested in the Cedarville Supplemental Application.

Supplemental Application Link: http://connect.cedarville.edu//apply/?sr=60c80e50-3543-46c9-b785-163d8f370954

Further questions can be directed to laurenwiebe@cedarville.edu 

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

  • Health Care Professional


  • Clergy
  • Employer
  • Faculty Adviser
  • Pharmacist
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor


Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

Are Committee Letters accepted? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • September 7, 2018
  • October 5, 2018
  • November 2, 2018
  • December 7, 2018
  • January 4, 2019
  • February 1, 2019
  • March 1, 2019
  • April 5, 2019

We interview on a rolling basis. As applications are completed and students are accepted the School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee will meet to discuss what students we would like to bring to campus to interview. The interview is with two School of Pharmacy faculty members and normally lasts thirty minutes. While an applicant is on campus we will give a tour of our Health Science Center, attend chapel, provide lunch, introduce the applicant to current PharmD students, and a chance to connect with our Dean and Associate Dean.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interview on a continual basis.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Normally 2 weeks after the acceptance letter is received by the applicant. This is dependent on where we are in the recruitment cycle, how close we are to the start of classes, or how many seats we have left to fill in the class.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $500
Due: March 1, 2019
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
  • August 13-16, 2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 19, 2019
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes