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Dual Acceptance Program: Illinois Institute of Technology & Midwestern University - Chicago College of Pharmacy

Program Eligibility

  • Students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class.
  • Students must score in the top 25% on a college entrance examination (ACT 24 or SAT 1175)
  • Students must apply to both the Illlinois Institute of Technology and the Dual Acceptance Program and must submit all applicable application and deposit fees.

Students accepted for admission to IIT but not accepted into the Dual Acceptance Program will retain their acceptance to IIT.

Program Requirements

To be ensured a seat at the Chicago College of Pharmacy, students accepted into the Dual Acceptance Program must:

  • complete the following courses at IIT before enrolling at the Chicago College of Pharmacy
IIT Course
Semester Hours

English Composition

Communication 101
Communication 421
3 hours
3 hours
Speech (public speaking) Communication 428 3 hours
Biology Biology 107, 109
Biology 115, 117
5 hours
5 hours
Anatomy Biology 305 3 hours
General Chemistry* (with lab) Chemistry 124
Chemistry 125
4 hours
4 hours
Organic Chemistry* (with lab) Chemistry 237
Chemistry 239, 240
4 hours
5 hours
Physics Physics 211 and 212
OR Physics 123 and 221
6 hours
8 hours
Calculus* Mathematics 151 5 hours
Economics Economics 211 3 hours
General Education Electives Humanities 102, 104 or 106
Social Science Elective
Humanities or Social Science Elective
Computer Science
3 hours
3 hours
3 hours
2 hours
TOTAL HOURS   64-66 hours
* Placement exams may be required for Math and Chemistry. Therefore, students may be required to take additional hours if they are placced in a lower level course.
  • maintain a cumulative 3.20 GPA at the end of the first year of pre-pharmacy studies
  • maintain a cumulative 3.20 GPA at the end of completion of their two-year IIT pre-pharmacy studies
  • earn a grade of C or higher in all required coursework
  • courses may not be repeated for a higher grade

Students who do not successfully complete the Dual Acceptance Program may apply to the Chicago College of Pharmacy through the traditional application process.