Manchester University
Pharmacy Program

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  March 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: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • 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
      • None
    • 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 ↑ 

    Please refer to the program website:

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 175
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 115-130
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 73
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: 0
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: n/a
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 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)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 30-40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 60-70%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.1-3.3
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 20-40 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 8:1

  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 2018 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 2018 admission; this year's deadline is June 29th, 2017 .  


    • 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: 

        Our program has applied with Homeland Security to admit international students.  If this request is approved, Manchester will require the TOEFL 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 Student Affairs 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? No
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? No
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
    • Details: 

      The program cannot accept international students at this time.  The Doctor of Pharmacy Program was granted full accreditation in July 2016.  As per government regulations, a program must submit an application for approval to admit international students.  At this time, we must wait until the department of homeland security approves our request before moving forward with processing any application from an applicant residing outside the United States.  There have not been any developments in this process to this point, meaning we were unable to consider international applicants.  We will update those who have inquired with our program in the past with updates to the process, as well as update our School Page with any developments.

  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
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • July 31 - August 3, 2018 
      • Details: 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 6, 2018
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: