Applicant Selection

The faculty and administration of the College of Pharmacy establish the operating policies and methods of selection for the Admissions Committee, and the guidelines are followed carefully and diligently. Members of the Admissions Committee are appointed or reappointed annually.

The Admissions Committee must rely heavily on objective data, particularly science and mathematics grade average, overall grade average, American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and PCAT scores. A preliminary selection of applicants will be made based on initial evaluation of these criteria. Applicants selected by this initial process will be required to appear in person for a personal interview before a committee composed of faculty members and pharmacy students. The interview process provides an opportunity to assess such concerns as motivation, character, personal objectives, and communication skills. An appraisal from all aspects of the interview is included in the applicant's file and is weighed, along with other factors, such as consistence of academic performance, by the Admissions Committee in making its final recommendation regarding admission to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy.

Selection for admission to the professional Pharm.D. program in the College of Pharmacy is competitive. Preference is given to qualified applicants who are residents of Oklahoma. Consideration is also given to other qualified permanent residents and citizens of the United States who complete their pre-pharmacy program at SWOSU. Only a very small number of other permanent residents and citizens of the United States who are not Oklahoma residents are offered admission, and these applicants typically are residents of states that border Oklahoma