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
    • (optional) ACT Math Score ≥ 26, or a SAT Math Score ≥ 610
    • ALEKS placement in Math 150 or 155 to be eligible for enrollment in Chem 115 or transferrable math credit for college calculus.
    • Apply to WVU as a pre-pharmacy major.
    • Qualified students will be offered admission to the Direct Admit Pathway program.
  2. WVU Undergraduate:
    • Enroll in the pre-pharmacy coursework suggested plan of study (semesters 1-4).
    • Maintain GPA of ≥ 3.0
    • Participate in the School of Pharmacy First Year Experience Seminar Courses PHAR 191 and PHAR 199.
    • Apply through PharmCAS for WVU School of Pharmacy by priority decision deadline of November 1.
  3. Admission to PharmD Program:
    • October and early November interview
    • Notification of admission within seven days of your interview.
    • Complete prerequisites by end of 4th semester. Some exceptions do apply.
    • Maintain GPA of ≥ 3.0

Apply Now: Direct Admit Pathway or Pre-Pharmacy