US Pharm. 2009;34(3):8.Baltimore, MD -- The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has given precandidate status to the College of Notre Dame, which will allow the new school of pharmacy to move forward. The school will admit is first students into its inaugural class, which is scheduled to begin this fall. "There has been a great deal of interest in the school, with more than 500 applications having been received," reported founding dean Anne Y. F. Lin, PharmD. Precandidate status is the first step to full accreditation, which won't happen until the school's PharmD program has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. The school plans to enroll approximately 70 students per class and will be open to women and men; it will provide a distinctive focus on leadership development and women's health care across the lifespan. It will be the first pharmacy school in the U.S. to be located on the campus of a women's college.