Introduction

The UIC Affiliation Program will accept up to 15 exceptional students per year.  In order to guarantee admission, students must meet the application requirements and conditions below. Please see the link at the bottom of this page for additional information and application materials.

Requirements to Apply to the Affilate Program with UIC College of Pharmacy:

  • Complete a minimum of 3 (2 at community colleges), full-time (minimum of 12 credits) semesters of college coursework at their respective Affiliate institutions and with at least 4 full-time semesters (does not apply to community colleges) of coursework remaining in their program. (Preference will be given to students who have completed some pre-pharmacy coursework.)
  • Have a minimum cumulative (all coursework) GPA of 3.5/4.0 at Illinois.
  • Demonstrate expressed interest in the profession of pharmacy/healthcare through work or volunteer activities.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities at the collegiate level.
  • Successfully complete an on-site interview (UIC campus).

Students who begin their academic careers elsewhere and are transfer students to these institutions are not eligible for the Affiliate Program. Only students who matriculate to Illinois directly from high school are eligible.

In order to guarantee admissions, students in the Affiliate Program must:

  • Earn a baccalaureate degree at the affiliate institution prior to matriculation into the College of Pharmacy; (Students may choose to apply to the College of Pharmacy without completing a baccalaureate degree, but forfeit their affiliate status when doing so.)
  • Complete a minimum of 12 semester hours each term;
  • Complete all pre-pharmacy prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better at Illinois; (Courses with a grade of C minus or below must be retaken. The better grade will be used in the pre-pharmacy GPA calculations.)
  • Maintain a minimum pre-pharmacy prerequisite coursework and cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 (A = 4.0) to remain in the program;
  • Complete all coursework by the end of Spring semester of the year of matriculation into the College of Pharmacy.
  • Participate in portfolio activities (Compose and maintain a portfolio.);
  • Take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT); (These scores are used for evaluation and tracking purposes.)
  • Complete an application into the College of Pharmacy prior to the year of matriculation using the PHARMCAS and supplemental applications.