College of Pharmacy

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    Guaranteed Seat Program

The Guaranteed Seat Program (GSP) is intended to guarantee highly qualified students a position at Harding University College of Pharmacy (HUCOP) after the successful completion of prerequisite courses and maintenance of certain academic criteria.

To be eligible for the College of Pharmacy’s Guaranteed Seat Program students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled or accepted in a GSP partner school for prerequisite coursework.
  2. Attain an composite of at least 24 ACT, 1180 SAT, 77 CLT.
  3. Apply for admission to the GSP by emailing between January of the senior year of high school and December of the sophomore year of undergraduate studies. 
  4. Complete a successful GSP interview with the college of pharmacy.

GSP Partner Schools

  • Harding University
  • Crowley's Ridge College
  • ASU Beebe

Once admitted to the GSP, a student must meet the following academic requirements in order to successfully matriculate into the Pharm.D. program:

  1. Complete all math and science prerequisites at a GSP partner school. 
  2. Attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in all coursework, and a math and science GPA of 3.00.
  3. Apply to HUCOP through PharmCAS by February 1 before beginning the PharmD program in June.
  4. Begin the PharmD program no later than four years after beginning pre-pharmacy coursework. 
  5. Adhere to the Code of Conduct at the respective partner school. 
  6. Meet with a HUCOP faculty advisor once per semester (in person or via Zoom).

Completion of these requirements:

  • Guarantees a student admission to the Pharm.D. program. Students who do not achieve all requirements remain eligible to apply for admission to HUCOP without guaranteed admission.
  • Qualifies the student for a scholarship the first year. This scholarship is available for renewal in remaining years by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, participating in one or more pharmacy professional organizations, and adhering to the HU Code of Conduct and HUCOP professionalism standards.


GSP Scholarship Amounts 
ACT SAT CLT Scholarship Amount
28+ 1310+ 87+ $10,000
26-27 1240 82 $7,500
24-25 1180 77 $5,000

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