Transfer Students


Our campus is a welcoming environment for academic success, personal growth, and future discovery. Our transfer-friendly admissions process will excite you for your future at ACPHS, and a little bit of coursework will go a long way - our quick turnaround of transfer credit allows you to jump right into your desired major or track of study.

Admissions Process
Our Admissions Counselors are eager to help transfer applicants each step of the way throughout the application process. We are prepared to address your unique questions, concerns, and needs related to the admissions process.

At ACPHS, we define a transfer student as someone who:
- Has already graduated from high school
- Is currently attending college or has completed some college coursework
- Has already graduated college

We're happy to evaluate your potential transfer credit as you begin the application process. Click the link to view a sample of colleges and universities from whom ACPHS has accepted transfer credits over the past five years. Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions to discover which application is right for you.


Required coursework and semester hours for entry into the first professional year (P1) of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program:

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.


November 15

  • Priority application deadline for Spring 2017 enrollment

February 1

  • 2017-2018 FAFSA Filing deadline for NEW students

 May 1

  • Regular Admission Priority Deadline for Fall 2016 (Please note that after May 1, transfer applications will be considered and accepted on a rolling, space-available basis). Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed when Common Application is submitted.


June 1

  • PharmCAS Application opens – Rolling Admission

September 6

  • PharmCAS Early Decision Application Deadline

March 1

  • PharmCAS Application Deadline. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed when the PharmCAS Application is submitted.

May 1

  • Deadline for all Financial Aid paperwork

Deposit and enrollment confirmation due two weeks after notification. Applications will be considered and accepted on a rolling and space-available basis.

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.