Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend OSU if I am admitted to EAP Oregon?

No, you do not.  You may attend any accredited institution in the state of Oregon, including community colleges, public, and private colleges/universities.  You can also attend multiple colleges/universities while in EAP Oregon.  Just keep your EAP Oregon advisor in the loop!

Can I apply to EAP Oregon more than once?

Yes. You can apply to EAP Oregon twice.  You can apply as a high school senior and again as either a first or second year college student.  You cannot apply as a first year college student and then again as a second or third year college student.  If you are not admitted to EAP Oregon, you can complete your prerequisite coursework and then apply for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program through the regular admission process.

Is EAP Oregon an accelerated program? 

No, EAP students are expected to complete their prerequisite coursework in four years, as with other undergraduate students. This gives EAP students the opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree with a major of their choice as undergraduates.

Do I have to take 4 years to complete my undergraduate degree and pharmacy prerequisites?

EAP Oregon students can request to start the Pharm.D. program in less than 4 years.  EAP Oregon students must be able to complete their undergraduate degree and the pharmacy prerequisites before starting the Pharm.D. program.  Any EAP Oregon student interested in submitting a request must meet with Lauren Corwin (Lauren.Corwin@oregonstate.edu) before submitting the request.

Are EAP Oregon students required to major in BioHealth Sciences with the Pre-Pharmacy option?

No, EAP Oregon students can choose any major as long as it is compatible with their prerequisite coursework.

How important is pharmacy-related experience on my EAP Oregon application?

Although it is not required, it is recommended that students interested in pursuing an education in pharmacy gain experience in the field. This is especially true for students interested in EAP Oregon. Health-related classes, job-shadowing, volunteering, working in a pharmacy and informational interviewing are some excellent ways to gain experience.  If admitted to EAP Oregon, students will be required to gain healthcare-related experience prior to entering the Pharm.D. program.  

Do Honors/AP/IB classes help my application?

Doing well in rigorous high school courses is a beneficial asset to your EAP Oregon application. However, Honors/AP/IB courses are not required for admission to EAP Oregon.

Are weighted GPAs considered?

Yes. Weighted GPAs are considered as part of the EAP Oregon admission process.

My GPA/SAT score/ACT score doesn’t meet the minimum requirement. Can I still apply?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria will not be considered for admission to EAP Oregon.