Pre-Pharmacy Grade Point Average (PPGPA)

The preferred minimum pre-pharmacy grade point average required for application consideration is 3.000.

Grades below “C” are not accepted.

The grade point average is calculated using the following formula: Sum of the Grade Points/Total #SCH (semester credit hours).

This calculator is designed to help you determine your Pre-Pharmacy Grade Point Average prior to applying to the School of Pharmacy.

This is the GPA that will be used in the admissions process to determine your ability to successfully complete the program.

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The Pre-Pharmacy grade point average is calculated with the last grade earned* for each course taken, multiplied by the number of semester credit hours (SCH), using the following scale:


A = 4.0 x #SCH = Grade Points

B = 3.0 X #SCH = Grade Points

C= 2.0 X #SCH = Grade Points

D = 1.0 X #SCH = Grade Points

F = 0.0 x #SCH = Grade Points

*For example, if you received a grade of “C” the first time you completed organic chemistry then repeated the course with a grade of “A”, we disregard the “C” and calculate PPGPA using the “A”.  This process allows students to demonstrate competency in a course.

Please note: Courses older than seven years require approval.

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