Xavier University Fast Tracks Students Into Its Professional Pharmacy Program

Students in an Xavier University lab.

Xavier University in New Orleans has a stellar record in producing Black graduates in STEM fields. Many of these graduates go on to medical school and to careers in the health professions.

Now the university has announced a new program that will attract new students to its pharmacy program. Under the new Contingent Admit Program (CAP) high school seniors can apply for admittance into the College of Pharmacy. Those who qualify and are admitted into CAP will be guaranteed a place in the university’s professional pharmacy program if they successfully complete a program of prerequisite courses over their first two years in college. Previously, all applicants to the four-year professional pharmacy program must have completed all prerequisite courses at Xavier or another institution before they would be considered for admittance to the professional pharmacy program.

For high school students to be considered for CAP, they need a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 in high school and a score of at least 23 on the American College Testing program’s ACT college entrance examination. Once admitted to the program, students will need to take 66 hours of prerequisite courses and achieve a 3.0 grade point average in order to be admitted to the four-year professional program. Graduates of this program receive a Pharm.D. degree.

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