Pre-Pharmacy - Early Admission

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo) the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) Pre-Pharmacy - Early Admission is an intensive three-year scholarly program. Students who complete the Pre-Pharmacy - Early Admission curriculum (minimum of 85 credits) over three years while maintaining the desired GPA, submit an Early Decision PharmCAS application, submit a supplemental application, and successfully interview with the DKICP will receive preferred enrollment to the Pharm.D. Program.


All students applying to DKICP Pre-Pharmacy - Early Admission must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must be accepted into the UH Hilo and apply to the UH Hilo DKICP Pre-Pharmacy - Early Admission. The deadline for applications for the UH Hilo DKICP Pre-Pharmacy - Early Admission is Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
  • Students must have no more than 30 college credits.
  • For high school students: have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher, and a minimum combined SAT score of 1280 or minimum ACT composite score of 27.
  • For college students: have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Must have expressed interest and commitment to the study of Pharmacy.
  • Desirable experiences include: demonstration of achievement in leadership, research, volunteer and/or community service activities with a priority to those related to health.

Maintaining Eligibility

While in the program, students must:

  • Maintain full-time student status at UH Hilo (minimum of 12 credits/semester) for the duration of the Program;
  • Meet at least once each semester with Pre-Pharmacy Advisor for mandatory academic advising;
  • Earn a grade of C or better in all classes;
  • Maintain a 3.25 GPA for each academic year of the program;
  • Apply for Early Decision via PharmCAS (early September of application year) and successfully interview with the UH Hilo DKICP PharmD Program;
  • Students must spend a minimum of 2 years enrolled in the UH Hilo DKICP Pre-Pharmacy - Early Admission;
  • If a student’s GPA for the academic year drops below 3.25 they will be dismissed from the Program. The student may appeal that decision to the UH Hilo DKICP Dean.