The Dual Acceptance Program (DAP) is an early assurance program for select high school seniors. The program provides students who are motivated to become pharmacists with a clear path to achieving their goal directly out of high school. Students admitted to the DAP are required to complete their prerequisite requirements during the first two years at Dominican University, and then transition into Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy to begin a three-and-a-half year Doctor of Pharmacy program.

At the end of five-and-a-half years, the successful DAP student will earn a Pharm.D. degree enabling him or her to embark upon an exciting career in this high-demand healthcare field. Benefits of the DAP include:

*     Provides for an excellent foundation in pre-pharmacy education.

*     Sets out a clear road map for what courses to take and when.

*     Saves money by not having to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)

*     Saves money by not having to participate in the PharmCAS admissions process.

*     Guarantees entry to MWU CCP upon successful completion of program requirements.

For more information on this outstanding opportunity: Dominican's DAP Partnership with Midwestern University

For a brief printed summary: DAP Flyer (pdf version)

To be considered for admission to the Dual Acceptance Program (DAP), applicants students must have earned a:

  • High school GPA of at least 3.2 out of 4.0
  • ACT composite score of 24 or higher (a writing component score must be included) or
  • SAT score of 1190 or higher

Note: Upon successful completion of this five-and-a-half year program, students earn only the PharmD degree. No undergraduate degree is awarded as part of this program.

Students who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree may do so at Dominican and then enter a graduate pharmacy program according to the normal timetable.