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Affiliation Programs

The UIC College of Pharmacy has partnered with Illinois State University (ISU), Northern Illinois University (NIU), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC),  and Western Illinois University (WIU) to form Affiliation Programs that guarantee a limited number of exceptional students admission to the College of Pharmacy.  To be eligible for consideration for admission to these programs, prospective students must:

Complete a minimum of 3, full-time (minimum of 12 credits) semesters of university coursework at their respective institutions and with at least 4 full-time semesters of coursework remaining in their program. Preference will be given to students who have completed some pre-pharmacy coursework.  Students who begin their academic careers elsewhere and are transfer students to these universities are not eligible for the Affiliate Programs.  Only students who matriculate to these univerities directly from high school are eligible.
Have a minimum cumulative (all coursework) GPA of 3.5/4 at their respective schools.
Successfully complete an on-site interview (UIC campus).
Demonstrate expressed interest in the profession of pharmacy/healthcare through work or volunteer activities.
Participate in extracurricular activities at the collegiate level.


Applications to the Affiliation Programs are considered once a year and are due January 15.

Contact persons on the Affiliation Campuses are:





Brenton Kane
Pre-Professional Advisor

Fell Hall 340
Normal, IL  61790
(309) 438-7604

Dr. Kenneth Gasser
NIU, Dept of Biological Sciences
356 Montgomery Hall
DeKalb, IL  60115
(815) 753-0437
Arianna Agramonte
UIUC, The Career Center
715 S Wright St
Champaign, IL
(217) 333-0820

Dr. T K Vinod
WIU, Dept of Chemistry
438-A Currens Hall
Macomb, IL  61455
(309) 298-1379


Affiliation Program Application Materials

All Affiliation Program application materials must be submitted in one envelope and delivered to the Affiliate Program contact person.   Applications due: January 15.

Keep a copy for your own records

Step 1. Download and Complete

Affiliate Application Form

Demographic information, employment history, extra-curricular activities, and other information are to be entered on this form.

Step 2. Download and Complete

Affiliate Pre-Pharmacy Prerequisite Program of Study


This is a program of study, listing all pre-pharmacy prerequisite courses already taken and yet to be taken.

Step 3. Download and have your References Complete

Supervisory Reference
       Academic Reference

    Two references are required
  • Supervisory Reference - from a person who has served in a supervisory capacity
  • Academic Reference - from a person who can comment on academic ability/performance.

Other Affiliation Program Information:

If admitted to an Affiliation Program, a student must meet certain conditions to be eligible to matriculate to the UIC College of Pharmacy.