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

Is 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.

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

EAP students can request to start the Pharm.D. program in less than 4 years. EAP students must be able to complete their undergraduate degree and the pharmacy prerequisites before starting the Pharm.D. program. Any EAP student interested in submitting a request must meet with an advisor before submitting the request.

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.