Doctor of Pharmacy


Love WSU? Passionate about pharmacy? Can’t get enough math and science?

Save your seat in the College of Pharmacy as a WSU freshman without having to compete with hundreds of other applicant’s years later.


  • Enroll at WSU Pullman, Tri-Cities or Vancouver fall semester
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
  • Less than 30 college level credits (AP Credits do not count toward this total)
  • Preference given to Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) or Project Lead The Way (PLTW) students

Save your seat now, here’s how to apply

  • Complete the Save-A-Seat application by March 1:
    Click here to access the application
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, advisors and/or counselors
  • Successfully complete an interview on the Health Sciences campus in Spokane in the spring.
  • Transcripts do not need to be submitted to PharmDirect as they are in the my.WSU system.

The pharmacy admissions committee will review applications and invite qualified candidates for an interview on WSU Health Science campus in the spring. Students typically receive a decision within two weeks of their interview.

Once you have been saved a seat

  • Complete pre-pharmacy requirements at WSU Pullman, Tri-Cities, Vancouver in 3 years or receive a bachelor's degree in 4 years
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each pre-pharmacy year
  • Earn a “C” or higher in all pre-pharmacy courses
  • Apply through Early Decision and complete all the admission requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Pre-pharmacy club member (recommended)

If accepted into the Save-A-Seat program you will not need to compete for admission. If you remain committed to the program and are successful in maintaining eligibility you can focus taking advantage of all learning opportunities during your undergraduate education.

If you do not qualify at this time for the Save-A-Seat program you may continue working on your pre-pharmacy curriculum at the University as an undergraduate student. We encourage all applicants to continue working with pharmacy pre-health advisor, who can help you develop a plan to gain admission to WSU College of Pharmacy with the normal admission cycle.

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For more information on Save-A-Seat and WSU’s College of Pharmacy, contact the Student Services Office at 509-368-6605 or