Look for your advisor during his/her office hours or make an appointment with him/her. Your advisor’s office hours and extension are found on the Arts and Sciences website (click on the department that your advisor is in followed by “faculty and staff” and then the name of your advisor). Your advisor’s office hours can also be found in the Arts and Sciences Dean’s office (ASC 3052) and may also be found on your advisor’s office door. If you can’t find your advisor during his/her office hours or during a scheduled appointment then go to to his/her department office, and request assistance finding your advisor, and they will help you. We suggest contacting your advisor 2-3 weeks prior to the first day that you can register for classes.
No, you need a minimum of 9 social awareness credits.
Taking ECON 221 and PSYC 150/SOCY 121 (which are part of the pre-pharmacy curriculum) will give you only 6 social awareness credits. You need 3 more social awareness credits to be eligible to receive an associate of science degree. View Sortable General Education list for Social Awareness Courses
Not necessarily. See the information under “Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum Requirements” and then under “Withdrawing from a Course and Financial Aid”.
First register into another section if possible and then periodically check if seats become available in your desired section. Sometimes seats become available when students readjust their schedules or the department increases the maximum enrollment. If you can’t register into any section then contact the department to see if there is a waiting list for the course.
The biology department (ASC 2004) will handle these exceptions on a case-by-case basis
You may use the old lab grade if your new instructor and the biology or physical sciences department allows it. You must ask the new instructor and the department for permission. If the course that you want to repeat is BIOL 121 or 122 then you do not need the instructor’s permission but you need to go to the biology department (ASC 2004) and fill out a request-for-lab-grade-transfer form.
Yes. Examples of commonly made mistakes are found here.
The standards may change from year to year. However, getting into the College of Pharmacy is competitive. The average Math/Science GPA of a student matriculating into the program in fall 2008 was a 3.76 which is slightly higher than an A- at Ferris (A- = 3.7). The average composite PCAT score was in the 93 th percentile. Note that these are averages i.e. some students matriculated with lower grades and/or PCAT scores. The advice given by the College of Pharmacy on how to improve an application is stated in their FAQ section.
No, you do not automatically lose your seat. No, your rank does not change. You may take courses during the summer before entering the College of Pharmacy to complete the course requirements. You must successfully complete all of your requirements before the beginning of the fall semester or you will lose your seat.
If you are certain that you want to change your major...
If you are not sure whether you want to change your major then contact your academic advisor.