Grand Valley State University & University of Michigan PharmD Preferred Admission Program

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The PharmD Preferred Admission program provides an exceptional opportunity for qualified GVSU students to gain admission to the University of Michigan’s College of Pharmacy (UM-COP) PharmD program. 

Up to eight (8) Grand Valley freshman will be granted conditional assurance of admission to the College of Pharmacy at UM-COP each year.  These students will earn their bachelor’s degrees from Grand Valley knowing which courses to take to best prepare for the PharmD program at UM-COP.  As long as they meet the PharmD admission requirements, these students will have reserved seats in the UM-COP’s PharmD program setting them on course for a successful career in pharmacy. 

There are two pathways available to gain admission into this program which are described below.

Phase I (for Incoming First Year/Freshman)

  • Apply for admission to GVSU before December 31 of senior year in high school
  • 3.5 or higher overall high school GPA
  • Complete at least three years of high school science with a “B or better”
  • Complete at least four years of high school math with a “B or better”
  • Personal essay describing interest in healthcare and the field of pharmacy
  • Resume detailing your extracurricular involvement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Phase II (For First Year/Freshman at the Completion of their First Year)

  • Completed 24 credits in their first year of college at GVSU
  • 3.0 or higher overall GPA at GVSU
  • “B or better” in all college science and math courses
  • 3.5 or higher overall high school GPA
  • Complete at least three years of high school science with a “B or better”
  • Complete at least four years of high school math with a “B or better”
  • Personal essay describing interest in healthcare and the field of pharmacy
  • Resume detailing your extracurricular involvement
  • Two letters of recommendation

 

To apply, please login in to the secure application below using your GVSU Network ID/password.  More information about the personal essay and professional letters of recommendation can be found within the application. 


Phase I (Incoming First Year/Freshman Application)

This application cycle closed on February 2, 2022. The application cycle will open in September 2022.

Applicants will be notified in March 2022 by UM-COP of their acceptance into the program.

Note: For newly admitted students this login was provided by the Admission’s Office upon your admission to the University.  Please contact Admissions at (616) 331-2025 if you need to obtain this information. 

Timeline for Phase I

  • February 1, 2022 – Deadline for UM-COP Preferred Admit applications.
  • February 2022 – Grand Valley State University and the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy review all Preferred Admit applications.
  • March 2022 – Applicants will be notified of their endorsement status.  
  • May 1, 2022 – Applicants must respond to offer of admission.  
  • Summer 2022 – Attend GVSU First Year Advising & Registration session.

Phase II (Completed First Year at GVSU)

This application cycle closed on June 15, 2022.  The application cycle will open in spring 2023.

Applicants will be notified in July 2022 by UM-COP of their acceptance into the program.  

Timeline for Phase II

  • June 15, 2022 – Deadline for UM-COP Preferred Admit applications.
  • June 2022 – Grand Valley State University and the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy review all Preferred Admit applications.
  • July 2022 – Applicants will be notified of their endorsement status.  
  • August 1, 2022 – Applicants must respond to offer of admission.  

For questions or concerns, please contact Alexis Schewe at [email protected].



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