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.
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.