VCU agrees to automatically accept eligible Randolph-Macon College students into pharmacy school

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VCU and Randolph-Macon College have signed an agreement to automatically grant admission into VCU’s Pharm.D. program to eligible Randolph-Macon students.

Randolph-Macon sophomores who meet VCU’s requirement for health-care shadowing and who successfully complete an on-site interview will be given provisional acceptance into the doctor of pharmacy program under the articulation agreement. If they maintain their grades and score well on the PCAT pharmacy entrance exam they will be automatically accepted into VCU’s pharmacy school upon completing their undergraduate programs.

Students who do not qualify for provisional or guaranteed acceptance can apply through the standard application process.

Criteria for guaranteed admission under the articulation agreement include:

  • PCAT composite scores in the 70th percentile or greater for students with GPAs of 3.25 and in the 60th percentile or greater for students with GPAs of 3.4
  • Completion of VCU’s required prerequisite courses and credits with grades of C or better
  • A completed PharmCAS application submitted by Oct. 1
  • Two favorable letters of recommendation from Randolph-Macon faculty
  • One letter of recommendation from a health-care provider
  • Meeting all graduation requirements from Randolph-Macon

VCU is a major urban research institution in Richmond. Randolph-Macon is a private liberal-arts college with more than 1,400 students in the town of Ashland, about 20 miles from Richmond.

For more information, see the School of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. admissions page.

Contact VCU School of Pharmacy Director of Communications Greg Weatherford at

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