Pharmacy School Admissions

Pharmacy School Admissions at NEOMED

The College of Pharmacy at NEOMED provides multiple pathways for students interested in becoming a pharmacist through our Pharm.D. degree program. Future pharmacists can apply for admission after completing just 63 hours of prerequisite coursework as an undergrad, or secure a seat in pharmacy school as a high school student or as a freshman or sophomore in college.

NEOMED is now accepting applications to begin the Pharm.D. program in 2021 through PharmCAS. Speak to someone about how you can enroll in the Pharm.D. program – without an appointment during Zoom Drop-In Days!

Zoom Drop-In Days with Kelly

Do you have questions about how to apply for admission? Are you wondering whether you should apply to NEOMED now or apply for early assurance to join NEOMED in a year or two? Do you have a specific question about an admission requirement of a pre-requisite course?

Drop in virtually using Zoom videoconferencing and ask Ms. Kelly Jeroski, Assistant Director of Admission. Kelly works one-on-one with all of our pharmacy applicants and in a resident expert about how to apply for admission through PharmCAS. If Kelly doesn’t know the answer, she will find you who does!

  • Most Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 3-4:45 p.m.
  • Most Friday’s from noon to 3 p.m.


Kelly keeps an open videoconference link using Zoom on those days and time. You should be able to just click the following link to open up a Zoom session and let Kelly know you are there. You don’t need an appointment.

If you do happen to miss Kelly somehow, just send her an email at or give her a call at 330.325.6267.

Talk Pharmacy School with Dr. Abdlrasul

Do you have specific questions about the profession of pharmacy or what steps you should take to pursue a career as a pharmacist? Are you applying to NEOMED right now and have questions about curriculum, careers, and rotations?

Wherever you are in your journey toward becoming a practicing pharmacist, make a one-on-one pre-admission advising appointment with Dr. Fady Abdlrasul (Dr. A) right now. Dr. Abdlrasul is an assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice, director of Pipeline Programs for the Office of Student Success, staff pharmacist at Rootstown Community Pharmacy and NEOMED College of Pharmacy alum (’14). So no matter what you want to know, Dr. A. offers a wealth of knowledge.

Schedule your appointment to meet virtually with Dr. A. at your earliest convenience.

Visiting NEOMED

We are all working though the new normal together. NEOMED offers recurring virtual information session opportunities year-round. Pharmacy Discovery Day sessions, virtual open houses, and other opportunities remain available. In person visit opportunities will be determined by current COVID conditions of Portage County, Ohio and NEOMED’s campus community.

When conditions permit in person visits, NEOMED will observe all State and local guideline including requiring face coverings, social distancing, and as that our friends from states current only the Ohio travel advisory list visit with us virtually for the time being. For complete NEOMED COVID information, visit our Coronavirus Information website.

To check current NEOMED visit options (both virtual and in person as available) either visit your personalized self-service prospective student portal at or just email Kelly Jeroski at

Which Path to Becoming a Pharmacist is right for you?

Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Apply as early as within one calendar year of completing pre-professional requirements from an accredited institution.


Early Assurance as an Undergrad

If you are interested in reserving your seat in pharmacy school as a college freshman or sophomore.


Early Assurance from High School

If you are interested in reserving your seat in pharmacy school as a senior in high school.


Who should apply?

Pharmacy school at NEOMED is designed for students with an interest in advancing community health in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Our typical applications include those who are interested in:

  • Becoming leaders in the emerging field of pharmacy as an integral part of the health care team
  • Advancing community health in community pharmacy or clinical settings through NEOMED’s distinctive residency track
  • Developing skills outside of the classroom at one of NEOMED’s hundreds of clinical practice sites throughout northeast Ohio
  • Changing the lives of the communities they serve, particularly medically underserved areas where they can make the greatest impact on patients’ lives
  • Challenging themselves with interprofessional coursework and hands-on experiences designed to prepare them to excel as professionals at the top of their pharmacy license.

Information for Guidance Counselors & College Advisors

Guidance counselors and college advisors are welcome to create and access a personal information portal with NEOMED to learn more about our programs and campus events.

More for Counselors & Advisors



of the Class of 2018 are practicing as a pharmacist or pursuing a post-graduate education.

Naplex Pass Rate

NAPLEX first-time pass rates exceed the national average.

NEOMED: 98.6%
National Average: 89.5%


88.9% of the Class of 2018 earn more than $100,000 annually.


In support of public health recommendations related to COVID-19, NEOMED has established work from home practices until at least March 27th. In person and telephone service will not be available. Please email our admissions staff directly with questions:

For admission questions pertaining to the College of Medicine, email
For admission questions pertaining to the College of Pharmacy, email
For questions pertaining to all in-person interview dates, email

Thank you.