Early Assurance Program

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Streamline your path into pharmacy school

The Gator Pharmacy Early Assurance Program allows highly-qualified high school seniors who have been admitted to UF and UF freshman a pathway toward a guaranteed interview for UF's Pharm.D. program.

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Program Overview

The Gator Pharmacy Early Assurance Program allows high school seniors who have been admitted to UF and current UF freshmen an opportunity to streamline their path into pharmacy school. This program is designed to assist students through the early process of becoming a pharmacist by providing workshops, training and opportunities related to pharmacy careers. Participants in this 1-2 year program will need to do the following:

  • Complete all of the pre-professional coursework required for entry in UF’s Pharm.D. program,
  • Become active members in the UF Pre-Pharmacy Society
  • Gain pharmacy experience through shadowing interning and/or employment in a pharmacy setting.

Upon completion of the program, students are guaranteed an interview for the UF College of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program. Additionally, those students with a science GPA of 3.4 or higher will not be required to submit a PCAT score with their application to the Pharm.D program.

Program Benefits

PCAT Waived Students with a science GPA of 3.4 or higher will not be required to submit a PCAT score with their application.

Guaranteed Interview Students completing the program will be guaranteed an interview for the UF College of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program.

Campus Preference Students can choose their preferred campus for the Pharm.D. program between Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando.

Mentoring A current UF Pharm.D. student ambassador will provide mentoring throughout the program.

Special Invitations Students will receive invitations to special events and informational sessions to help them prepare for pharmacy school.

Pre-Pharmacy Society Join the UF Pre-Pharmacy Society to expand your interests in pharmacy.

Gator Pharmacy Early assurance program

Program Elibility

The program is open to UF students who have/or will indicate pre-pharmacy as a track with a GPA of 2.75 or higher at the time of their application. UF students must also have one year remaining in their undergraduate studies. High school seniors who have been admitted to UF and will select a pre-pharmacy track are also eligible to apply.

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Current Scholars

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Caitlyn Frizzell

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Seans Ramos

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Application Process

Applications should be made before or during the college freshman year using the form below. The UF College of Pharmacy’s admissions office will notify applicants of their admission status on a rolling basis. However, applicants are encouraged to apply by the preferred deadline: January 8

Application Form

Pre-Pharmacy PEAP application

Pre-Pharmacy PEAP application

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Two letters of recommendation are required.
  At least one letter should be from a teacher or instructor.  Other letters can come from employers, faculty/research advisors, extracurricular activities leaders.  Letters from family or friends will not be accepted. 



Only PDFs will be accepted!

All high school, colleges/universities attended with current class schedule. Only PDFs will be accepted!

Attach a statement of your interest in the Pharmacy Profession. Explain why you are interested in a Pharmacy career and your long-term goals. (500 word max). Only PDFs will be accepted!


Gator Pharmacy Early Assurance applicants are reviewed using the traditional holistic application process used by the admissions committee. Completion of this program does not guarantee admission into the UF College of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program but does guarantee an interview.