Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP)

Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) status is an exciting opportunity for outstanding high school students to be pre-admitted to the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy. With this opportunity, students are provided with a clear path toward achieving their goal of becoming a pharmacist.

Normally, applications to the entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program are considered from university students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate science. With CAP status, high school students receive a conditional offer of admission to the School of Pharmacy, to begin the PharmD program in their third year of university studies. Specific criteria must be met in order to maintain CAP status. Students who satisfy these requirements will have their place assured in the PharmD program at Waterloo.

With CAP status, students will be able to participate in some social and educational activities organized by the School and the Society of Pharmacy Students (SOPhS). This will enable CAP students to learn more about the degree program and the profession of Pharmacy. With the connections and friendships they will establish, CAP students will have a smooth transition into the Pharmacy program. In addition, School of Pharmacy staff will act as resources to CAP students, to guide them toward successful admission into the PharmD program.

Further information

Please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page of our website for further information about CAP. If you require additional information beyond what the website provides, email to or call 519-888-4848.

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