Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Can I apply to EAP Oregon more than once?

Yes, people can apply multiple times.

Is EAP an accelerated program? 

No, EAP gives students the opportunity to complete their prerequisite coursework while being supported by our College of Pharmacy.  Note that a bachelor's degree is no longer required to be admitted to our Pharm.D. program.

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

EAP students will meet with an advisor when they are admitted to the EAP and they will map out their prerequisite plan.  Depending on when you enter the EAP, how many prerequisites you have already taken, and whether you intend to complete a bachelor's degree or not this may take a different amount of time for each student.  If you have questions about your specific situation you can contact an advisor for more information.

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 EAP. Health-related classes, job-shadowing, volunteering, working in a pharmacy and informational interviewing are some excellent ways to gain experience. If admitted to 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 EAP.

Are weighted GPAs considered?

No. Weighted GPAs are not considered as part of the EAP admission process. Admission is based off of the unweighted GPA.

My GPA doesn’t meet the minimum requirement. Can I still apply?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We recommend that you still apply to EAP and then the Admissions Committee will reach out to you, if they require any additional material to help in their decision making.