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Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy

Lake Forest College is affiliated with the Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.

RFUMS will consider for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program LFC students who meet the Admissions Requirements, consistent with the Admissions Procedures, each of which is described below.

Admissions Requirements

  1. You are successfully progressing towards completion of a bachelor’s degree from LFC and will have completed all pre-pharmacy courses by time of matriculation into RFUMS.
  2. If applying for a regular decision, you have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in all pre-pharmacy prerequisite courses; and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50. If applying for an early decision, you have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all mathematics and science prerequisite courses in the pre-pharmacy curriculum; and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
  3. You have a positive recommendation from the Lake Forest College Pre-Health Advising Committee through successful participation in the pre-pharmacy coursework and the Health Professions Program offered in partnership between LFC and RFUMS.
  4. You have met or will prior to matriculation have met all other admissions requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy program as outlined in the University catalog at time of application to RFUMS with the exception of the PCAT requirement, which will be waived.

Admissions Procedures

  1. Early Decision Regular Decision – the applicant may ask for an admissions decision early, during their freshman or sophomore year at LFC (early decision), or they may wait and apply during the cycle before their matriculation (regular decision).
  2. Accelerated Matriculation Regular Matriculation – the applicant may matriculate into RFU at the end of their third year at LFC (accelerated matriculation), or at the end of their fourth year at LFC (regular matriculation).
  3. At the start of each academic year, Lake Forest College will provide RFUMS with the number of students and year of anticipated matriculation for both the early and the regular decision timeline who have indicated their intent to apply for the Doctor of Pharmacy program at RFUMS.
  4. LFC Health Professions Program (HPP) students will fill out the Health Professions Program short application, accessible via RFU, to indicate their intention of applying to the RFU Doctor of Pharmacy program in the current or a future application cycle, regardless of decision and matriculation type.
  5. LFC HPP students will also complete the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) application, regardless of decision and matriculation type.
  6. All LFC HPP students who meet the admission requirements described above and apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program will be invited to participate in an admissions interview during either the early admission cycle or for regular admission, during the typical application cycle.
  7. When the Doctor of Pharmacy program offers admission to LFC HPP students, all offers are conditional, pending the completion of any and all matriculation requirements.

Regular Matriculation (Four years at Lake Forest College)

You pursue and complete any major at the College and you must complete the HPP program, the college's FFC requirements, and prerequisite courses for the RFU degree program.

Accelerated Matriculation (Three years at Lake Forest College)

You should pursue the majors listed below for which suggested curriculum pathways are detailed below.  Additionally you must complete the college’s FFC requirements, and prerequisite courses for the RFU degree program.