The five-day Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Program (PrEP) at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is designed for prospective students interested in a career in pharmacy. Participants will explore the pharmacy profession through interactive classes and activities that will provide an introduction to pharmacy practice. Students will be introduced to the many career opportunities available in the field of pharmacy and exposed to ways pharmacists can impact patients’ lives beyond the traditional dispensing role.

Program content may include compounding and other hands-on activities, clinical skills, emerging pharmacy topics, problem-based learning, health information technology, research presentations, professional development, an introduction to the pharmacy curriculum, and admissions requirements.

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2021 Dates

  • Session #1 (online): June 21-25
  • Session #2 (online): July 12-16
"PrEP made a huge difference for me. I always knew I wanted to be a pharmacist, but this program made me even more passionate about pharmacy and was an amazing experience."
Sindy Canales Diaz
PrEP Student
Summer 2020

Application Procedures and Requirements

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    Application Deadline

    • June 1*
      *Applications will still be accepted on rolling basis until the start of the program, or until the class is full. Apply today!

    Application Requirements 

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • Personal statement instructions: Please provide a brief statement (maximum 500 words, 12-point font, 1 inch margins) describing yourself and explaining why you want to participate in this program.
    • Resume
    • Transcripts
      • Undergraduate students or those who have already graduated are required to submit unofficial transcripts for all institutions attended. High school students are required to submit unofficial high school transcripts.
    • Letter of Recommendation (strongly preferred)
      • Contact information for the recommender can be included in the application. Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and staff who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application

  • The program is appropriate for motivated undergraduate students or high school seniors interested in applying to pharmacy school in the future. Eligible applicants include:

    • Undergraduate college students (enrolled in community college* or four-year institutions)
    • Students who have completed their undergraduate degree but have not yet been admitted to a PharmD program
    • High school seniors

    *15 seats in each session are reserved specifically for community college students. Please contact to inquire about how KGI can help support you in your transition from community college to KGI’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.

  • There is a $20 application fee.

    Participants will need their own computer/device with an internet connection and webcam.

    If you are in need of an application fee waiver, please contact