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Early Assurance Programs

For those students whose academic path is more clearly defined, UB’s dental and pharmacy schools offer special early assurance programs. These unique programs afford students the chance to complete additional studies, study abroad and pursue other interests free of the pressures of the admissions process.


Each year, qualified undergraduates may receive formal acceptance to UB’s School of Dental Medicine after the second semester of their sophomore year. To qualify, students must possess a minimum GPA of 3.3 and complete specific science courses. Upon receipt of the baccalaureate degree, the dental phase will begin. This is not an accelerated program. For more information, contact a pre-professional health advisor or visit the School of Dental Medicine website.


Early Assurance to the PharmD program is restricted to students who enter the University at Buffalo directly from high school as freshmen intended-pharmacy majors and earn a minimum 3.50 GPA in science and math prerequisite courses by the end of their third semester. For additional requirements, visit the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences website.

Last updated: December 05, 2014 11:43 am EST