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Roosevelt University has partnered with Elgin Community College, Harper College, McHenry County College, Oakton Community College, Elmhurst College and North Park University to create an educational pathway for top performing, qualified students interested in becoming pharmacists.

Benefits of enrolling in the Partners Program include:

  • Direct admission into the College of Pharmacy, no need to apply through PharmCAS
  • Guaranteed seat upon completion of prerequisite coursework
  • PCAT requirement is waived
Partners Program Admission Process

To qualify for admission to Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy through the Partners Program, students must:

  • Complete one term of courses at the Partner College including at least one pre-requisite Biology or Chemistry course, and earn a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0.
  • Submit a Pharmacy Partners Application to Roosevelt before the end of their second term.
  • Acknowledge in writing your ability to meet the College of Pharmacy Technical Standards for Admission, Promotion and Graduation.
  • Participate in an Early Entrance Interview at Roosevelt.
  • Be recommended by the pharmacy faculty for program admission and accept the offer.
    • Offers of enrollment in the Partners Program are limited to two academic years.  Students who require additional time to complete the pharmacy pre-requisites will be dismissed from the Partners Program and must apply to Roosevelt through the regular admission process.
  • Offers of enrollment are contingent upon successful completion of all prerequisite coursework, and achievement of a minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 and a math/science GPA of at least 2.75/4.0.
Prerequisite Requirements

As part of the admission process, all students must successfully complete the required pre-pharmacy curriculum at their respective College. Students should meet with their academic advisors to plan out their program of study so that all College of Pharmacy and Partner College requirements are met. You can also see prerequisite course guides listed by individual two- and four-year institutions. The prerequisite courses are listed below:

Pre-Pharmacy Coursework Semester Hours Pre-Pharmacy Coursework Semester Hours
Natural Science 37 Math and Economics 9
General Biology I with Laboratory 4 Calculus 3
General Biology II with Laboratory 4 Economics (micro or macro) 3
Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory 3 Statistics 3
Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory 3    
Microbiology 3 Written/Oral Communication 9
General Chemistry I with Laboratory 4 English Composition I 3
General Chemistry II with Laboratory 4 English Composition II* 3
Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory 4 Speech Communication 3
Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory 4    
Physics with Laboratory 4 MINIMUM TOTAL 67
General Education Electives 12 *Roosevelt intensive writing course may be substituted for this course
Humanities (no studio performance) 6    
Social & Behavioral Science 6    

For more information about the Pharmacy Partners program, please contact your respective College's academic advising office. Specific questions about the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Roosevelt University should be directed to the contact information below.

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Pharmacy Enrollment and Student Services
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