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Direct Admit

This program is only available for first time undergraduate freshman admitted to the University of the Incarnate Word interested in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.). Students need to maintain specific requirements throughout two years of undergraduate study at UIW in order to guarantee an interview for admission to the four-year professional pharmacy program.  Successful candidates are exempt from taking the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) and are eligible for an annual scholarship subject to fund availability following matriculation into the pharmacy program.

Admissions Qualifications for the direct admission program include:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.7

  • High school math GPA of 3.7 and high school science GPA of 3.7

  • Minimum SAT math of 520, combined math/verbal SAT of 1140 or ACT math 22 minimum score

  • Successful interviews with Pharmacy faculty

Progression Qualifications: 

The Direct Admit program is designed to provide guidance and enhanced opportunities in preparation for application and acceptance into the Feik School of Pharmacy. Upon selection as a Direct Admit student, the following expectations shall be adhered to:

  • Adherence to the UIW Student Code of Conduct
  • Professional, courteous and leadership-in-nature conduct in all interactions with UIW peers/students, staff, faculty and administrators, and community-at-large at all times
  • Participation in events/meetings as designated by Dr. Amy Diepenbrock, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and Mrs. Candace Graham, Pre-Pharmacy Counselor and Pre-Pharmacy Association (PPA) Advisor of the Feik School of Pharmacy
  • Maintain a 3.5 Math & Science and 3.5 overall GPA over the course of each academic year of undergraduate studies
  • Complete all Feik School of Pharmacy pre-requisites in two years
  • Active participation in the Pre-Pharmacy Association (PPA), which is defined as meeting these membership, per-semester requirements:
    • Attendance/participation in two (2) PPA monthly meetings
    • Completion of ten (10) hours of community service at PPA-designated events
    • Attendance/participation in two (2) PPA planned pharmacy events
    • Active participation in PPA fundraisers
  • All Direct Admit pre-pharmacy students are required to submit their applications to the Feik School of Pharmacy by the early admissions date of September 1st of their second year of undergraduate coursework

A successful two-year track Direct Admit pre-pharmacy student is guaranteed an interview at the Feik School of Pharmacy. It is the goal of the pre-pharmacy advising program to help you meet all requirements for successful transition into the professional program.

For further information, see the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Candace Graham at cmgonza4@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-2703

To apply for undergraduate admission, go to www.uiw.edu and click on the Apply Now link.