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Virginia Wesleyan College has established an articulation agreement that will offer pre-admittance and joint degree options for VWC students at Shenandoah University’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy (BJD). BJD will give Priority Status to a maximum of five Virginia Wesleyan students per year who have completed at least 64 semester credit hours, provided they meet the following criteria: A PCAT composite score in the 50th percentile or greater with no individual score less than the 30th percentile in combination with a cumulative GPA at VWC of 3.25 on a 4.0 grading scale; Completion of all current pre-requisite courses and credits required by BJD with a grade of “C” or better; A cumulative pre-requisite GPA of no less than 3.2 on a 4.0 scale; Interview with and a letter of recommendation from the Dean of BJD or his designee; Two favorable letters of recommendation from VWC faculty members; And one letter of recommendation from a healthcare provider. A Dual Enrollment Bachelor’s Degree Option will also be offered through the agreement. Students who have completed designated coursework at Virginia Wesleyan will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from VWC upon their successful completion of the first year PharmD curriculum at BJD. Virginia Wesleyan has a long history of providing strong preparation for students heading down focused career paths. The College’s other pre-professional options include the Pre-Engineering Program with Old Dominion University, the Joint Program in Medicine with Eastern Virginia Medical School, the Peace Corps Prep Program, the Duke Cooperative Degree Program in Forestry and Environmental Management; Army ROTC, and a partnership with the U.S. Marshals Office. Learn more about VWC’s pre-professional and other academic programs at