College of Pharmacy Admissions Process

Application Process


Complete XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements.pdf Once most of the XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements have been completed, you are ready to begin the application process. Although some of the pre-requisites can be missing at the time you are applying, ALL XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements MUST be completed prior to beginning the Pharm.D. Program.  All prerequisites course work must be satisfied with a grade of “C” or higher and must be completed prior to fall 2021, of the year of entry into the program. (You may be in the process of completing the prerequisites when you submit the application, but all prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed prior to the year of entry into the program.)

To be eligible to apply, applicants must have a minimum, cumulative prerequisite and math-science GPA of 2.75 (both math/science and non-science prerequisite GPAs; all grades must be “C” or better) calculated for Xavier College of Pharmacy PharmCAS application. 

Transfer Student:  If you plan to transfer courses from another institution (click here) to see prerequisite accepted courses.

Complete the PharmCAS application and submit official transcripts of ALL institutions attended to PharmCAS. (Submit applications as early as possible in the cycle as the PharmCAS verification process may take up to 4-6 weeks).

  • Essay submit a 500-word essay: Why do I want to be a pharmacist?
  • Submit three letters of recommendation through PharmCAS. (Acceptable: two college/university math or science instructor, and one supervisor/employer).

Academic Reference - Completed by college math or science professor who has taught you in class.

Nonacademic Reference – Completed by anyone who has supervised you in a work setting. Note:  Letters from family members will not be accepted.


The deadline to submit an application through PharmCAS is March 1, 2022. The application process is extensive, so allow ample time to complete it. All applicants (with a degree) MUST complete the XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements and comply with the requirements for admission to Xavier University.

Applicant responsibilities

For all steps in the application process, it is your responsibility to follow all instructions and meet all deadlines. Failure to do so might result in your application being canceled.


Deadline: May 2, 2022

The PharmCAS Application must be electronically submitted on or before 11:59 PM Eastern standard time on the night of May 2, 2022


Technical Standards Requirement

Upon admission, admitted students will affirm that they have reviewed and agree that they are capable of meeting the School of Pharmacy’s Technical Standards Admission, Promotion, and Graduation with or without accommodations. Click here to access to COP Technical Standards for Admission, Promotion, and Graduation

Foreign Evaluation

You must submit to PharmCAS an evaluation from World Education Services (WES). We require the Comprehensive Course-By-Course Report. At this time, we do not accept evaluations from other services. This verification of records is a required part of a complete application packet.

On-Site Interview Upon completion of the PharmCAS Applications, the Admissions Committee will review completed applications and may extend an interview to qualified applicants. It is anticipated that interviews will begin in the fall of the application year. Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by email indicating the date and time their interview will take place at Xavier University College of Pharmacy. Applicants will be interviewed by two faculty members. The interview is designed to evaluate the applicants' interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills. An interview score is calculated and is utilized in making admission decisions.  The interview is a required part of the application process. If you decline our invitation, your application will be canceled and you cannot be considered for admission.

After the Interview

Upon completion of the interview process, the applicants will be notified of their status via email within two weeks after completing their interviews.   There are three possible decisions: acceptance, waitlist, and denial. Internal transfer applicants who are denied admission to the College of Pharmacy may reapply a second time.

Applicants who have been accepted to the College of Pharmacy must submit a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 The deposit is due two weeks after the acceptance letter has been mailed to the student.  If the applicant is not accepted into COP after the second admissions interview, he/she must obtain a science-related degree before re-applying.

Enrollment in Academic Enrichment Program (AEP)

Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 (Math-Science GPA and/or Prerequisite GPA) will be automatically enrolled in the college's (Academic Enrichment Program (AEP).

Acceptance Deposit Information

Below is information regarding paying your $500.00 Acceptance Deposit and completing your application.

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Contingent Admit Program (CAP) applicants' deposits are waived. Your acceptance letter will detail if this is applicable.

Fall Academic Update:

Please visit for detailed instructions on submitting your Fall academic update.  

Spring Academic Update:

Please visit for detailed instructions on submitting your Spring academic update. 

Summer Academic Update

If you are completing the required pre-requisites for the Summer, please submit your official transcript to the College of Pharmacy, Office of Student Affairs.

* Note

At the end of each semester, log on to your online application at and update your profile with your new grades. Once you have updated your online profile, click the e-submit button to send your new grades sent to PharmCAS for verification. You also must request that an updated copy of your official transcript is sent directly to PharmCAS. Please print and use the PharmCAS transcript request form.


Eligibility & Requirements


You are eligible to apply to the Pharm.D. Program after completing the XUCOP Pre Pharmacy Requirements. All eligible applicants must fulfill the following:

  • A preferred 2.75 Pre-Pharmacy GPA* (**GPA calculated based on XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Course Requirements)*
  • A preferred 2.75 Math Science GPA

Technical Standards Admission, Promotion, and Graduation