With the Direct to PharmD program, Indiana University Southeast (IU Southeast) and Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SU COPHS) in Louisville provides you with a fast track to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and earning a pharmacist’s salary in as little as five years. High school students admitted to the program complete their pre-pharmacy coursework and undergraduate degree at IU Southeast, and their PharmD at Sullivan University.
Direct to PharmD process for high school students
Admission criteria and eligibility
Rolling Admissions Policy
Applications must be received no later than August 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Weighted High School GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 Scale
Additional criteria considered
- Rigor of academic curriculum
Completing high school coursework that is challenging will be positively viewed by the Admissions Committee. Upper-level math and sciences courses and successful completion of advanced placement, dual credit, and honors courses will demonstrate to the committee that you are willing to academically challenge yourself.
- Extracurricular activities
Successfully balancing high school academic responsibilities with extracurricular activities will be viewed favorably by the Admissions Committee.
- Personal essay
You’ll be asked to submit a 500- 750 word personal essay explaining what has motivated you to become a pharmacist.
You will be invited to participate in an interview with the Direct to PharmD Admissions Committee. The committee is comprised of faculty, administrators, and admissions staff from IU Southeast and SU COPHS.
- High school academic updates
A mid-semester grade and final senior year transcript review will be conducted for all conditionally admitted students.
- SAT or ACT scores
Scores will be reviewed, if available. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request your test scores to make a more informed decision.
- Background check
A national criminal background check will be required prior to admittance into the Direct to PharmD program. A negative result at any point during the undergraduate portion of the Direct to PharmD program may prevent you from continuing in the program.
Advising for Pre-Pharmacy
To make sure you remain on track, you’ll meet each semester with your assigned Natural Sciences Advisor. At least once per year, you’ll meet with the Pre-Pharmacy Advisor at IU Southeast and a Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admission Advisor to stay on target with the program and get important updates.
Complete one of the undergraduate degree programs covered through this agreement, which includes the Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry-Chemistry or a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology with a Minor in Microbiology.