Manchester University
Pharmacy Program

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019:  March 1, 2019

  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.S.
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Manchester offers a Dual Degree program, allowing a student to earn a Pharm.D. and MS in Pharmacogenomics within four years.
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates:  
      • Details: Scheduled Friday afternoon visit events, as well as other recruitment events, will take place during the academic year. These dates will be made available on our website at Individual appointments can be scheduled by calling 260-470-2703 or emailing 
    • 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? Yes
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Please refer to the program website:

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 150-175
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 100-125
    • Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 73
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 0
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: n/a
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: n/a
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: n/a
    • 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? Recommended, but not required
      • Details: 
    • Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 30-40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 60-70%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.1-3.3
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 20-40 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 6:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: At least 60
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 24-32
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2019 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total At least 60  90 
      General Chemistry w/Lab  6-8  9-12 
      Organic Chemistry w/Lab  6-8  9-12 
      Biology w/Lab (Though Anatomy and Physiology are strongly recommended, any biology topics are acceptable)  6-8  9-12 
      Microbiology w/Lab  3-4  4-6 
      Physics  3-4  4-6 
      Statistics  3-4  4-6 
      Calculus  3-4  4-6 
      Communications/Speech (must be speaking-oriented) 
      English Composition 
      Economics (can be general, micro-, or macroeconomics 
      Humanities (Literature, arts, language, philosophy, communication, etc.) 
      Social Science (Psychology, sociology, history, political science, etc.) 
      Other electives (The School suggests that at least one of the required electives deals primarily with an international culture)  as needed to total 60 semester hours  as needed to total 90 quarter hours 
    • Additional Information: 

      All science courses (except Physics) require a laboratory component.

      Applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework by the end of the spring semester prior to Fall 2019 admission; this year's deadline is June 31st, 2019 .  


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

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Details: 

        The TOEFL is only required for students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  The IELTS English proficiency exam is also accepted in place of the TOEFL.  Please contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management at (260) 470-2703 or at for more details.

      • 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: April 1, 2019 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 

      To qualify for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, applicants must satisfy the prerequisites for undergraduate coursework listed below. These required courses need not culminate in an undergraduate degree, however:

      • applicants must achieve at least a 2.5 GPA in both cumulative and prerequisite GPAs,
      • no grade below a “C” will count toward prerequisite coursework (NOTE: a C- does not meet this minimum requirement)
      • all prerequisite coursework must be completed by the spring prior to the fall you wish to enroll (by June 31, 2019 for the current admissions cycle)
      • all prerequisite coursework must be completed at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution.

      Additional Requirements

      Official TOEFL and or IELTS scores

      International applicants must be able to read, speak, write and comprehend rapid idiomatic English.  We do not offer ESL instruction. Therefore, the TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of all students whose language of instruction is not English.  The following are minimum guidelines used to determine sufficient test scores for admission:

      • TOEFL paper-based test=550
      • TOEFL iBT=79
      • IELTS=6.5

      Testing locations and dates for these exams may be found on their web sites: TOEFL; IELTS Test results must be entered into your PharmCAS application and sent to PharmCAS.

      Verified copies of all collegiate transcripts

      • Step 1: Enter all institutions attended, domestic and international, in PharmCAS application.
      • Step 2: For each international institution attended, you must order the WES evaluation of the transcript. Please follow the steps outlined within the PharmCAS application process to order this evaluation.  For more information, please visit the PharmCAS website:   

      Letters of Recommendation

      Three letters of recommendation collected through PharmCAS.  These must be in English.


      If offered admission, all pharmacy program international candidates will be required to make a $500 non-refundable deposit no later than two weeks after offer.  The deposit will be credited to the student’s account prior to the start of classes.

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • 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
      • Health Care Professional
      • 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
      • A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Details: Committee letters are accepted as a reference as long as the individuals who contribute to the committee letter are checked above on the recommended LOR types.
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Details: A composite letter can be counted as more than one LOR if multiple references contribute to the composite letter. This will be determined by the admissions committee.
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • Ongoing throughout the year, beginning in fall; Early Decision interview day in October. 
    • Details: 

      For more information about the interview process, please refer to the admissions page on the website:

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed within two weeks of the applicant interview starting in fall after initial interview days.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 14 days after the acceptance letter is mailed to the applicant.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: 300
      • Due: 10-14 days after the acceptance letter is available to the applicant; deposit deadline stated on acceptance letter
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: This deposit is $500 for international students.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • July 30 - August 2, 2019 
      • Details: 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 5, 2019
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: