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Prospective Students

The Urban Health Program provides admissions and academic assistance to all prospective students. 

Our Prospective Student Support includes:

Underrepresented Minority (URM) Student Mentoring Program

The mentoring program partners with Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), pairing current pharmacy students with prospective student primarily from UIC undergraduate colleges, target community colleges in the Chicagoland area, and four year institutions. Each year we continue to add to the cohort of participating students. If you are interested in being paired with a mentor please send an email to Ms. Tiffany Bumpers for more information.

Pharmacy Student for a Day

Pharmacy student for a day allows high school, community college, and university students to shadow a pharmacy student for half-a-day in order to experience the day-to-day life/experiences of a pharmacy student.   Participants in the program are able to sit in on lectures in pharmacy school to get a true feel of the classroom environment as a student in the College. Afterwards, student are able to ask questions and get clarification from their shadowie. Each year the college arranges up to 100 individual shadow opportunities to learn more like here.

Pharmacy Enrichment Field Day


Throughout the academic year, the College of Pharmacy Urban Health Program (COP-UHP) regularly hosts several elementary, high school and community college students for college tours and information sessions.  Structured program and presentations are designed to provide students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors a first-hand look at UIC-COP and all its programs. Student participants are able to engage interactively on pharmaceutical demonstrations by our faculty members, hear from pharmacy students, and tour the medicinal garden hosted by our graduate students. Each year we host more than 400 students from various high schools for Pharmacy Enrichment Field Days. If you are interested in exposing your students to the profession of pharmacy please feel free to contact us to arrange a Pharmacy Enrichment Field Day

Student Pre-Advising


If you are unsure if you are on track to apply to pharmacy school or if you want to know if you are a competitive applicant for pharmacy school at UIC-COP, you can request a pre-advising session in the college. These advising session are meant to be supplemental to your academic adviser in your respective program. As an advisee with the COP-UHP office, we will work with you each semester to insure you are on track to apply to the College, and answer any questions you may have about the application process. We encourage you to make an appointment early in your freshman year of college to insure that you get off on the right track. To make an appointment, you can email Ms. Tiffany Bumpers.

COP-UHP PCAT Prep Summer Course

In summer of 2014, we established a Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) Prep Course as a proactive educational enrichment program designed to assist students who were preparing to apply to pharmacy schools.  The PCAT Prep course provides students the following: Pre and Posttests; Comprehensive Study Guide Material; Small Classroom Size; Live Lectures by Content Experts and Practice Test Questions and Answers. This course is designed to help students refresh their knowledge of basic science, math and English prior to taking the PCAT. The course is offered at a nominal fee. To check when the course is being offered please contact us.