The University of South Carolina (USC) College of Pharmacy (COP) offers an early
assurance program known as the Gamecock Pharmacy Assurance (GPA)Program. The GPA Program is designed for exceptional high school students who commit to pursuing
a career in pharmacy prior to entering college. The program intends to encourage
graduating high school students who have achieved academic distinction by issuing
a provisional early acceptance into the USC College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy
(PharmD) Program. Candidates who are admitted into this program are expected to matriculate
into the USC College of Pharmacy PharmD Program at the beginning of their third collegiate year.
GPA Program Benefits
Students enrolled in the GPA Program receive exclusive benefits, including:
Notification of acceptance into the PharmD Program two years earlier than standard admissions processes
Assured acceptance into the PharmD Program pending completion of all maintenance requirements
Exemption from PCAT requirement
Ability to better prepare for the rigors of the PharmD Program by focusing on pharmacy
prerequisite courses instead of the admissions process
Completion of the PreParE Program Certificate
Eligibility for membership on the USC COP Recruitment and Diversity Committees
Press release to your high school upon acceptance into the GPA Program
In addition to exclusive GPA Program benefits, GPA students will have access to all
general Pre-Pharmacy student advantages.
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