The University of Mississippi’s Early Entry Program allows highly-qualified high school seniors to avoid the competitive selection process for regular admission in the professional pharmacy program and guarantees them a place upon completion of three years of pre-pharmacy coursework. If they complete 3 years of pre-pharmacy and the first year of professional curriculum, they will receive a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree. They must then complete 3 additional years of study and take the national licensure exam in order to earn a Pharm.D. degree and practice pharmacy.
Acceptance into the Early Entry Program is based on two primary factors: an ACT score of at least 25 and high school grade-point average. Extra-curricular activities and leadership, as well as performance during a campus interview, are also considered. Furthermore, enrollment in the freshman early entry class is capped.
Hillcrest is proud to claim 2 members of the Class of 2018 who have been accepted into this prestigious and very competitive program. Congratulations to Isaiah Brown and Bruce Reed for their hard work and dedication throughout high school, which has placed each young man on the path to becoming a doctor of pharmacy!