Manchester University
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2016:  March 1, 2016

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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:
      • Details: Scheduled Friday afternoon visit events, as well as open house 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 interviewed for fall 2015 entering class: 175
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2015 entering class: 115-130
    • Estimated fall 2015 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 73
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 60-70
    • Estimated percent of males in 2015 entering class: 30-35%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2015 entering class: 65-70%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.1-3.3
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 150-250
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: n/a
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 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)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 20-40 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 9:1

  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 2016 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 2016 admission; this year's deadline is June 24th, 2016 .  


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

  9. Tests ↑ 

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

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
    • 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): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
    • Details: 

      Coursework completed outside the U.S. is not accepted at this time to fulfill prerequisite coursework requirements. 

      Only international students completing the Manchester University pre-pharmacy curriculum and meeting the minimum admission criteria will be considered for admission into the Manchester University Pharmacy Program.  Please contact with questions and for additional information.

  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: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No

  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 College of Pharmacy 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: 
      • August 2-5, 2016 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 9, 2016
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No