The Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University is a direct entry, (0-6 years) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The College offers transfer admission opportunities into the first and second second year (of six) for well prepared students, based on seat availability. Priority for transfer admission is given to current ONU students who are applying for internal transfer, and any remaining seats may be filled by transfer applicants from outside the University.
While there are no specific required courses for entry into the first year of the 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 the second year of the program" with a C grade or higher at a regionally accredited college/university, you may receive transfer credit and your first-year course load may be lighter. Entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of the program.
Required courses to be considered for transfer admission into the second year of the program:
- General Chemistry 1 (with lab) 5 credit hours
- General Chemistry 2 (with lab) 5 credit hours
- Calculus 1 (3 credit hours)
- Physics (3 credit hours)
- Statistics (3 credit hours)
At least 15 credits in General Education courses distributed among these broad category areas:
- Social Science (psychology or sociology) 3 credit hours
- Aesthetics (3 credit hours)
- English Composition (6 credit hours)
- Speech (3 credit hours)
- Human Thought & Culture (Humanities) 3 credit hours
Courses (as indicated above) must have been completed at a regionally accredited college/university with a C grade or better for transfer. Chemistry courses must be completed at an American Chemical Society (ACS)-accredited college or university. If courses are completed at a non-ACS-accredited institution, credit may be awarded based on satisfactory performance on an ACS standardized exam to be administered by the ONU chemistry department. Math and science courses must be completed no more than six years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation.
External applicants must apply no later than April 1; final decisions are made by the end of May. Following application review, selected applicants will be invited to campus for a personal interview, which is required for admission consideration.
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.
You should visit www.transferology.com to determine how the courses you have already completed will transfer to Ohio Northern University and fit into the Raabe College of Pharmacy's curriculum. A College of Pharmacy campus visit is highly recommended. Register online.
If you have additional questions about transfer opportunities, please contact:
Coordinator of Admissions
Raabe College of Pharmacy
Ohio Northern University
Ada OH 45810