Pharmacy Early Assurance Program

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Streamline your path into pharmacy school

The Pharmacy Early Assurance Program provides highly-qualified UF and Valencia College undergraduate students a pathway toward a guaranteed interview for UF's Pharm.D. program.

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Program Overview

The Pharmacy Early Assurance Program (PEAP) provides UF and Valencia College undergraduate students with 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
  • Attend required meetings
  • Meet regularly with their mentor

Upon completion of the program with a 3.0 science GPA or higher, students are guaranteed an interview for the UF College of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. program. Additionally, PEAP students that are offered admission will be placed at their campus of preference.

Participating Schools

Gainesville

University of Florida

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Program Benefits

Application Guidance Participants will attend PEAP exclusive workshops and advising sessions to assist them in submitting a competitive PharmCAS application.

Guaranteed Interview Students completing the program with a 3.0 or above science GPA 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.

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Program Eligibility

PEAP is open to current UF and Valencia College students and newly admitted students in any major who plan to take courses listed in the UF pre-pharmacy track or the Valencia Pharmacy Degree Pathway.

PEAP Pinning Ceremony

Eligibility

PEAP is open to both current UF or Valencia College students and newly admitted students.

  • Current UF students:
    • Must have at least one year remaining in their undergraduate studies
    • Plan to complete the courses listed in the UF pre-pharmacy track*
    • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher at the time of their application
  • Newly Admitted Students:
    • High school seniors must be admitted to UF and plan to follow the pre-pharmacy track*.

* UF students in any major are eligible, but must also plan to take courses listed on the pre-pharmacy track

  • Current Valencia Students:
    • Valencia College students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of their application submission and have at least one year remaining in their undergraduate studies.
    • Have taken General Biology (BSC 1010C) and General Chemistry I (CHM 1045C)
    • Plan to apply to the UF College of Pharmacy within three years.

Application Deadline: August 2nd, 2024

It is preferred that applications be made before or during the college freshman year using the form below. However, you must be admitted to the University of Florida or Valencia College before submitting your application. Students with one year or more years of undergraduate courses remaining are also welcome to apply.

  • Applications will be reviewed after the deadline and applicants will be notified within 2-3 weeks of their status.
  • Please upload all documents as a pdf.
  • Two letters of recommendation are preferred. However, at least one letter must be submitted for a completed application.
    • Your recommenders will receive a link to upload their recommendations after you submit your application.
    • If the link is not received, your recommenders can send their letters directly to prepharmacy@cop.ufl.edu.
    • Letters of recommendation will not be accepted directly from the applicant.

Please note: Submitted applications will not be reviewed until after the deadline.

If you have questions please email prepharmacy@cop.ufl.edu.

Application Form

Pre-Pharmacy PEAP application

Pre-Pharmacy PEAP application






For example: ND, PR, FL, CA, etc


If you are a UF student, you must use your @ufl.edu email address







If you do not meet these criteria, please send an email to prepharmacy@cop.ufl.edu to schedule an appointment to discuss program requirements.


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Two letters of recommendation are preferred.  One letter of recommendation is 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!


Pharmacy Early Assurance Program 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.