Icon: A heart and a pillThe Guaranteed Admission Program to VCU’s School of Pharmacy prepares highly qualified individuals in the doctoral program to engage in the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of improving a patient’s quality of life. The educational program is designed to provide a sound scientific and professional background for those who will enter the practice of pharmacy and those who wish to continue graduate education in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Guaranteed Admission students who successfully meet all the requirements of the Guaranteed Admission Program for Pharmacy may enter the VCU School of Pharmacy for the Pharm.D. without further competition.

The Guaranteed Admission Program for Pharmacy is an eight-year program. Students wishing to complete their baccalaureate degrees in fewer than four years will not achieve earlier guaranteed admission into the VCU School of Pharmacy. Students interested in applying to the Guaranteed Admission Program for Pharmacy should review the application and admissions process details.

Only current high school seniors are eligible to apply. College transfer students are not eligible for the Honors College Guaranteed Admission Program for Pharmacy. However, VCU Honors College pre-pharmacy students may elect to follow the Preferred Applicant Track for Pharmacy, which offers an opportunity to apply to the Guaranteed Admission Program for Pharmacy at the end of your sophomore year.

The Honors College is hosting online information sessions that include content about our Guaranteed Admission Programs. For more information and to sign up for a session, please see our Visit Us page. Additionally, for information about the University as a whole, the Office of Admissions is hosting Virtual Chat and Information Sessions; visit the Office of Admissions website to learn more.

Application & Admissions Process Details

Pharmacy Requirements

Pharmacy Preferred Applicant Track