At ACPHS, we consider a transfer student as someone who:
- Has already graduated from high school
- Is currently attending college
- Has completed some college coursework
Applicants for the first professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program (P1) who have successfully met the Prerequisite Coursework requirements detailed below should apply via the PharmCAS button on this page.
All other applicants (Bachelor's and Pre-Pharmacy) should apply via the Common Application.
Prerequisite Coursework for Pharmacy (P1) Applicants
Required coursework and semester hours for entry into the first professional year (P1) of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program are as follows:
|General Chemistry I & II (a)||8 semester hours|
|General Biology I & II (a)||8 semester hours|
|Biology (200 level or higher)||3 semester hours|
|Organic Chemistry I & II (a)||8 semester hours|
|Statistics||3 semester hours|
|Calculus I||4 semester hours|
|Microbiology (a)||4 semester hours|
|Physics I & II (a)||8 semester hours|
|General Psychology||3 semester hours|
|Humanities (b)||9 semester hours|
|Public Speaking||3 semester hours|
|Electives (c)||9 semester hours|
No credit will be accepted for grades lower than "C" (C- is not acceptable) or for physical education courses. ACPHS reserves the right to refuse the transfer of any previously earned college credits.
(a) Science courses must be those required by science majors and include labs.
(b) Humanities credits can be taken from English literature, composition, U.S. history, Western Civilization, or cross-disciplinary humanities courses.
(c) At least 6 of the 9 semester hours must be liberal arts credits. Liberal arts electives include art, music, sociology, history, psychology, anthropology, foreign language, political science, economics and English
Application Process for Pharmacy (P1) Applicants
PharmCAS will process and forward all applications to the College.
Applicants will have to submit a complete web-based application comprised of biographical data, post-secondary institutions attended, academic course history, work experience, extracurricular activities, a personal statement, PCAT scores (a list of upcoming test dates can be found on the PCAT web site), two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts from all accredited U.S. and Canadian institutions attended.
To ensure full consideration and a place in the incoming class, the completed application must be submitted before the March 1 deadline, with an early-decision deadline of September 1 (visit this page for a complete list of Transfer Applicant Dates and Deadlines).
Qualified candidates will be invited to campus for an interview.
Once a student is notified of acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of $500, along with the signed Enrollment Confirmation Form will be required to reserve a place in the incoming class, as long as space remains available.
In the event that enrollment exceeds capacity, ACPHS reserves the right to return the admission deposit based on the date received.
Course Waivers for Accepted Students
Students accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at ACPHS are required to take all courses in the program at the College.
This requirement may be waived for students with academic credit for biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or immunology courses taken at other academic institutions.
The following must be met for waiver consideration: academic credit must have been earned within the last three years at a regionally accredited institution; a grade of “B” or better was earned in the course; and the course was a 300 level (third year) course.
Requests for waiver should be e-mailed to the Pharmacy Admissions Office by July 1.
Applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), unless English has been the primary language of instruction for four or more years.
A minimum score on the TOEFL of 474 paper-based (70% of the maximum score of 677), or 84 Internet-based (70% of the maximum score of 120) must be achieved to be considered for admission.