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We want to make your admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Student Classifications

Please see the definitions of different student groups below to determine the correct application path.

  • Freshmen student - Bachelor's or Pre-Pharmacy applicant with no college experience.
  • Transfer student - First or second year applicant with college experience or professional pharmacy program applicant
  • Graduate student - Master's program applicant
  • International student - Applicant from outside the U.S.

Admissions Staff

Meet our wonderful Admissions Staff who is here to help guide you through the admissions process.

Dan Poole
Dan Poole

Territories: High school students from Columbia County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Orange County, Westchester County, Queens, and Long Island

Contact Dan
Office: (518) 694-7398 | Cell: (518) 708-3595 | Daniel.Poole@acphs.edu

Originally from England, I have been living in the Capital Region since 2008 and have grown to love the variety of opportunities the region has to offer. I have a great love for hiking and rock climbing in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, which can make for a great day trip from both our Albany campus and our Vermont campus. I strongly believe that our students will go on to do great things for the wider community after graduation and am excited to assist you through the application process.

Katie Palmer
Katie Palmer

Territories: Doctor of Pharmacy, first professional year prospective students

Contact Katie
Office: (518) 694-7868 | Cell: (518)-708-3807 | Katie.Palmer@acphs.edu

Within my family there are multiple generations of ACPHS graduates who have all launched very successful careers, which they credit to their experiences at ACPHS. I look forward to getting to know the future generation of ACPHS graduates as they begin their college search process, and I’m eager to share with them everything the college has to offer.

Kelly Whitelaw
Kelly Whitelaw

Territories: High school students from the North Country, the greater Utica area, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, the Midwest, and the South

Contact Kelly
Office: (518) 694-7157 | Cell: (518) 708-3336 | Kelly.Whitelaw@acphs.edu

I was born and raised in Latham, NY, and am very familiar with all that the Capital District has to offer. Albany is a great area to learn, develop professionally, and have fun! In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time outdoors. I'm an avid sports fan as well. Choosing the right college is such a critical decision. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with prospective students and their families as they navigate through this exciting and important process!

Kevin Rivenburg
Kevin Rivenburg

Territories: High school students from the Capital Region, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and international students

Contact Kevin
Office: (518) 694-7183 | Cell: (518) 603-3318 | Kevin.Rivenburg@acphs.edu

I have had the pleasure of being at the College since 2008, which means I have been able to watch hundreds of students navigate the college admissions process, enroll at ACPHS, and thrive in our programs. I am now the proud former admissions counselor of medical students/residents, Ph.D. candidates, and pharmacists working in a variety of fields. I am very knowledgeable about our Bachelor of Science programs, and I am eager to serve as a resource for students who are interested in studying on a pre-med track. When I’m working and not working, I particularly enjoy travel, as well reading travel guides and memoirs.

Paul Acosta
Paul Acosta

Territories: Undergraduate Transfer Students

Contact Paul
Office: (518) 694-7158 | Cell: (518) 603-3380 | Paul.Acosta@acphs.edu

Originally from New York’s Capital District, the Albany area is very near and dear to my heart. At ACPHS, we are very fortunate to be right in the center of it all—surrounded by hospitals, government agencies, and other colleges. Students at ACPHS are well-positioned to succeed in their careers by leveraging the abundant professional and social opportunities they are afforded. I look forward to working with prospective students to help match them with the academic program that best suits their interests and goals.

Sarah DuBois
Sarah DuBois

Territories: High School students from Central NY (including Syracuse, the Southern Tier, and the Catskills), Western New York, and the West Coast

Contact Sarah
Office: (518) 694-7285 | Cell: (518) 703-3139 | Sarah.DuBois@acphs.edu

Originally from the Saratoga area, I’ve had the pleasure of attending college and working in higher education in the Capital District. Whether a student is looking for an internship, job opportunities, or leisurely activities, the Albany area has it all. I’m very excited to introduce new students to the area and help guide them through the college application process.

ACPHS has a lot to offer and I’m a firm believer in strength of our academic outcomes. Outside of my passion for higher education, you can usually find me at farmers markets, catching a live show, or grabbing a bite to eat at the best eateries the region has to offer!

Matt O'Keefe
Matt O'Keefe

Territories: Rockland County, Staten Island, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Contact Matt
Cell: (518) 545-7275 | Matthew.Okeefe@acphs.edu

Born and raised in neighboring Delmar, NY, I know first hand the impact Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni have had on the Capital District community. With state-of-the-art learning facilities, ACPHS graduates are fully prepared to enter the workforce or continue their education. I look forward to working with our incoming students to help them navigate the application process and maximize their experience at ACPHS and beyond.

Nicholas Balk
Nicholas Balk

Territories: High school students from Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Texas

Contact Nicholas
Office: (518) 694-7328 | Cell: (518) 603-2290 | Nicholas.Balk@acphs.edu

I relocated to Albany from Boston at the beginning of 2016. I love the small-town feel of the capital city of New York state and being within close range of three mountain ranges for hiking: The Catskills, The Berkshires, and The Adirondacks. The ACPHS community, where all students are bonded by their love of science, is a welcoming community for newcomers. Faculty and staff are very proud of the success of ACPHS students, so I encourage you to contact me for more information on how we support our students.