A direct admission pathway is for high school students wishing to pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Steps for Admission into the Pathway Program:

  1. High School:
    • Graduating GPA ≥3.5
    • ACT Composite Score ≥ 26 or a RSAT composite ≥ 1250 (Revised SAT: taken after March 2016)
    • ACT Math Score ≥ 26, or a RSAT Math Score ≥ 620 (Revised SAT: taken after March 2016), or ALEKS placement in Math 150,153 and 154, or 155 and Chem 115
    • Apply to WVU as a pre-pharmacy major
  2. WVU Undergraduate:
    • Enroll in pre-pharmacy courses (semesters 1-4)
    • Maintain GPA of ≥ 3.2
    • Participate in the School of Pharmacy First Year Experience Seminar Course PHAR 199
    • Join APhA-ASP
    • Prepare and register for July PCAT during the 2nd semester of first year
      • Score ≥ 50th percentile composite score
    • Apply through PharmCAS for WVU School of Pharmacy Early Decision
  3. Admission to School of Pharmacy:
    • Late September-early October interview
    • Notification of admission by mid-October
    • Finish prerequisites by end of 4th semester and maintain GPA of ≥ 3.2