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 afternoons from 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT
  • Most Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. –  4:45 p.m. EDT
  • Most Thursday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT
  • Most Friday’s from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT


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.

Campus visits resume

We are excited to announce plans for the safe resumption of campus tours beginning the week of March 22nd. As the COVID pandemic continues, we will have several safeguards in place for our guests, students, and staff.

Locate and pre-register for campus visit opportunities through your new student portal at: starting March 22nd.

Please be aware that there will be strict limitations that small group campus visits must remain under 10 people at one time, including any NEOMED staff and NEOMED students assisting. Face masks must be worn on campus at all times and social distancing of 6 feet maintained during tours and presentations. All visits require pre-registration. Sorry – no drop in visits at this time.

Ohio Department of Health Travel Advisory

In accord with State of Ohio Department of Health policy, please check the ODE travel advisory website while planning your visit and prior to departure. We regret that we may not host any guests for campus visits travelling from states currently on the ODE advisory list reporting positive testing rates of 15% of higher for COVID-19.


NEOMED Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Safety Expectations

Guests will need to attest to the following NEOMED Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Safety Expectations statement upon arrival:

In order to minimize the risks associated with the spread of the novel coronavirus infection, COVID-19, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is imposing the following safety expectations upon all students, employees, and visitors to the NEOMED campus. We appreciate your adherence to these expectations in order the keep the NEOMED campus a safe place to live, learn, work, and conduct business.

Student, employees, and guests visiting the NEOMED campus should refrain from coming to campus if they have any of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or above, or possible fever symptoms like alternating chills and sweating
  • Cough
  • Trouble breathing, shortness of breath or severe wheezing
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell or taste, or a change in taste
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Headache unrelated to a previously diagnosed condition


While on the NEOMED campus, all students, employees, and guests must:

Practice physical distancing by ensuring a 6 foot distance between people at all times, which includes following all directional signs and leaving all chairs and furniture in place to abide with physical distancing.

Wear a cloth face covering to/from their vehicle and at all times while on campus, unless they are alone in an enclosed space.

Engage in regular hand washing for 20 seconds or frequent hand sanitizing.

Cover all coughs or sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of the elbow.

Abide by occupancy limitations in place on all rooms or areas on campus

To check current NEOMED College of Pharmacy visit options, 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.


For admission questions pertaining to the College of Medicine, email

For admission questions pertaining to the College of Pharmacy, email

For questions pertaining to interviews, email

Thank you.