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Transfer Students

Transfer Students

The Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University offers only the six-year, direct-entry, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. Most of our students are admitted from secondary schools and are here for all six years of the program, since pharmacy courses start year one.

Annually, the College of Pharmacy determines whether any space is available for transfer admissions into the first, second, or third year class cohorts. If space is available, first priority for admission goes to ONU students who are applying for internal transfer. Any remaining seats would be filled by transfer applicants from outside the University.

While there are no specific required courses for entry into the first year of our program, the Admissions Committee will look for success in any math and science course you have already taken.  If you complete any courses listed below under "Required courses to be considered for entry into Year 2 of the program" with a C or higher at a regionally accredited college/university you may receive transfer credit and your first year course load may be lighter. However, due to the lock-step nature of the curriculum, entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of your program. 

Required courses to be considered for entry into Year 2 of the program:

General Biology (with lab) 4 credit hours
General Chemistry 1 (with lab) 5 credit hours
General Chemistry 2 (with lab) 5 credit hours
Calculus 1 3 credit hours
Statistics 3 credit hours
Social Science (psychology or sociology) 3 credit hours
Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
English Composition 6 credit hours
Speech 3 credit hours

In addition to the courses listed above, the following courses must be completed in order to be considered for entry into Year 3 of the program:

Organic Chemistry 1 (with lab)                   4 credit hours
Organic Chemistry 2 (with lab)           4 credit hours
Medical Microbiology 3 credit hours
Physics 3-6 credit hours
General Education Coursework 15-18 credit hours

Courses (as indicated above) must have been completed at a regionally accredited college/university with a grade C or better for transfer. Math and Science courses must be completed no more than 6 years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation.

External applicants must apply no later than April 1st with final decisions made by the end of May. Any qualified applicant will be required to schedule a personal interview in order to be considered for admission.

There are no course pre-requisites for admission consideration and the PCAT is not required. Financial Aid is available to all transfer students, but grants and scholarships are restricted to those students who have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree.

Application and requirements are available here.  

You should visit to determine how the courses you have already completed will transfer to Ohio Northern University and fit into the Raabe College of Pharmacy curriculum. If you have additional questions about transfer opportunities, please contact:

Bob Trusz
Coordinator of Admissions
Raabe College of Pharmacy
Ohio Northern University
Ada OH 45810
419-772-3554 (fax)