Frequently Asked Questions

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

While we prefer that all EAP students attend OSU for all of their undergraduate work, we do allow select students to attend one of OSU's Degree Partner Program institutions for up to 2 years.  If you are interested in this option, please contact our EAP Advisor, Lauren Corwin ( for more information and to see if you are eligible.

Can I apply to the EAP more than once?

No. Application to the EAP can be made only one time – during your senior year of high school OR as a first year college student. If you are not admitted to the EAP, you can complete your prerequisite coursework at Oregon State and then apply for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program through the regular admission process.

Is the EAP 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.

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

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

How important is pharmacy-related experience on my EAP 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 the EAP. Health-related classes, job-shadowing, volunteering, working in a pharmacy and informational interviewing are some excellent ways to gain experience.  If admitted to the EAP, 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 application. However, Honors/AP/IB courses are not required for admission to the EAP.

Are weighted GPAs considered?

Yes. Weighted GPAs are considered as part of the EAP admissions 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 the EAP.