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Graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 51/2 years!

The Community College Accelerated PharmD Pathway (CCAPP) program provides IVC students with a guaranteed seat in the Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, upon successful completion of the Transfer Admission Guarantee requirements.

Participants will graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in approximately 51/2 years, as opposed to the traditionally required eight years in a non-accelerated program (2 years at IVC, and 31/2 at WesternU).  

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Transfer Admissions Guarantee Requirements

  • Complete all required WesternU PharmD prerequisites with a grade of C or better. 
  • Have a minimum of 60 transferrable semester units.
  • Earn and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all required pre-requisite courses. 
  • Submit all transcripts and grades from all college institutions attended. 
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Submission of a PharmD application through Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).
  • Submission of secondary application materials as requested by WesternU. 
  • A disciplinary record free of proven violations of standards of student conduct.
  • A successful interview at WesternU.


  • Guaranteed transfer to WesternU College of Pharmacy
  • Mentorship from WesternU faculty and alumni
  • Specialized support
  • Earn a six-figure income earlier 

To participate in this program, please contact the IVC Transfer Center via email or call 949-451-5339.