Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is dedicated to educate its students in a Christian environment to be pharmacists or pharmacy-related professionals who will meet existing and future healthcare needs and who will provide leadership to their profession and to organizations that represent Pharmacy.

This blog is designed to give you a glimpse into the life of a CU Student Pharmacist and to allow you to ask questions of them as they work towards their goals. Enjoy your visit!


  1. My name is Alexandria and I am a post bac student from Texas. I am applying to Campbell University School of Pharmacy for Fall 2011. What suggestions and advice would you give to a pre-pharmacy student?

    1. Great Alexandria! Best of luck to you! I would encourage you to work hard in your classes and maintain a strong GPA, especially your science GPA. Try to take some higher level biology classes like Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc because these classes will help prepare you for the PharmD program. Also get as much pharmacy experience as possible like working in a retail pharmacy or hospital pharmacy. You can also shadow a pharmacist or volunteer. This will help you figure out what area of pharmacy practice you may be interested in, and it will also look great on an application some day! Keep in mind that you can apply for fall 2011 as early as June 2010. CUCPHS works on rolling admissions so the sooner you apply the better your chances are of acceptance!

      1. Ok, Great, Thank you so much for the information, I seem to be on the right track. I plan to start apply to schools in June on PharmCAS. Campbell is my first choice school and I wanted to apply Early Decision. Does Early Decision increase your chances for admission? My science GPA so far is a 4.0 including this past semester, but I have not taken my PCAT yet. Which PCAT is accepted for early decision? I plan to take the PCAT in August, is that ok, or should I take the June and the August PCAT?

      2. Early Decision can be a good option for a student who has a strong GPA and good PCAT scores. If you take the PCAT in August then we should receive the scores by mid to late September which would be in time for Early Decision. A strong PCAT score would be in the high 60% or low 70%. Also be prepared to take the PCAT more than once. Generally students score better on their second time compared to their first time taking the exam. When Campbell looks at PCAT scores we take the highest score from each section so taking the exam more than once can be an advantage for you. So in light of this, you may want to consider taking the exam in June and August, depending on how much time you have to prepare. Best of luck!

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