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The Save-A-Seat program is for current WSU and Heritage University (HU) students who are working to complete their pre-pharmacy requirements and plan on applying to the WSU Doctor of Pharmacy program.

This application option secures a seat in the program so you can focus on learning, not competing for a seat in pharmacy school.

Who should apply?

  • WSU or HU Students who have a strong interest and working knowledge of pharmacy careers
  • Students with strong academic history in math and science

Admission requirements

  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
  • Less than 30 college level credits, AP Credits do not count toward this total
    If HU students have completed more than 30 credits, he/she can develop an individualized plan with an advisor to complete the pharmacy requirements over 2 to 3 years.
  • Preference is given to Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM), Project Lead The Way (PLTW), or Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) students.

Save your seat now, here’s how to apply!

  1. Complete the Save-A-Seat application through PharmDIRECT by March 1: click here to access the application
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, advisors and/or counselors
  3. Submit transcripts
    WSU students do not need to submit transcripts as they are in the my.WSU system.

The pharmacy admissions committee will review applications and invite qualified candidates for an interview on WSU Health Science campus in the spring. Students typically receive a decision within two weeks of their interview.

Once you have been saved a seat

  • Complete the pre-pharmacy requirements
    WSU students must complete requirements in 3 years or receive a bachelor’s degree in 4 years. Heritage students must complete the requirements in 2 to 3 years.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each pre-pharmacy year
  • Earn a “C-” or higher in all pre-pharmacy courses
  • Apply through Early Decision and complete all the admission requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
  • Participate in pre-pharmacy or pre-health sciences clubs (recommended)

If accepted into the Save-A-Seat program you will not need to compete for admission. If you remain committed to the program and are successful in maintaining eligibility you can focus on taking advantage of all learning opportunities during your undergraduate education. If you do not qualify at this time for the Save-A-Seat program you may continue working on your pre-pharmacy curriculum as an undergraduate student. We encourage all applicants to continue working with pharmacy pre-health advisor, who can help you develop a plan to gain admission to WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences with the normal admission cycle.