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.

  • First-Year student - Bachelor's or Pre-Pharmacy applicant with no college experience.
  • Transfer student - First or second year pre-pharmacy applicant with college experience or a first, second or third year bachelor's program applicant with college experience
  • Doctor of Pharmacy -  Applicant with college experience seeking entry to the 4-Year professional program
  • Graduate student - Master's program applicant
  • International student - Applicant from outside the U.S.

Admissions Staff

Meet your Admissions Staff member who is here to help guide you through the entire process.

Sarah Burke
Sarah Burke

Territories: New England States, International students and US Students Studying Abroad, US Territories and APOs.

Contact Sarah
Office: (518) 694-7233 |

I am originally from Pennsylvania and grew up next door to a college campus. I moved to Albany in 2020 and have loved getting to learn more about this region and explore all that it has to offer! Upon moving to Albany, I was particularly impressed by the thriving downtown, local restaurants, and the presence of so many diverse local colleges. When I'm not at work I love to bake, walk along the Erie Canal, and take day trips through New York and Massachusetts. I look forward to helping prospective students navigate the application process!

Daria Czaplicki
Daria Czaplicki

Territories: Central and Western NY, including greater Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, Buffalo, & North Country, Mohawk Valley and Adirondacks, and Upper Midwest and Central States.

Contact Daria
Office: (518) 694-7235 | Cell: (518) 603-3318 |

I am originally from Kingston, New York and have been living in the Albany area since 2017. I have one cat named Eleanor, and we like to crochet together in our spare time. I look forward to helping you acclimate to independent living here at ACPHS!

Sarah Ohnsman
Sarah Ohnsman

Territories: High school students from the Capital District of New York Including Albany, Rennsselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. West Coast, Pacific, and Mountain States. Transfer students into our Bachelor of Science programs.

Contact Sarah
Office: (518) 694-7285 | Cell: (518) 703-3139 |

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!

Katie Palmer
Katie Palmer

Territories: First Professional Students and transfer students into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at any level.

Contact Katie
Office: (518) 694-7868 | Cell: (518)-708-3807 |

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.

Nicoy Pusey
Nicoy Pusey

Territories: Central Hudson Valley, Westchester, The Bronx, Midatlantic and Greater DC including Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia, and Great Lakes. 

Contact Nicoy
Office: (518) 694-7159 | Cell: (518) 603-3380 |

I was born and raised on the Island of Jamaica. In May of 2000, my family and I migrated to Albany NY where I completed high school. After college, I spent 12 years in Residence Life in all capacities supporting students as they enter college. Having migrated to the Capital Region, I would do it all over again. The rich culture and amazing adventures in surrounding areas makes Albany a wonderful place to live and study. I look forward in sharing what the Capital Region and ACPHS has to offer you.

Julia Rinaolo
Julia Rinaolo

Territories: New Jersey, Lower Hudson Valley, including the Catskills and Rockland Counties, Staten Island, and Pennsylvania.

Contact Julia
Office: (518) 694-7148 | Cell: (518) 708-3595 |



Albany is the perfect city to go to college and pursue a career in the health field. Our campus is located in the medical heart of Albany, ideal for students to find placements, internships and jobs upon graduation. Being in the admissions office at ACPHS is an extremely rewarding career, and I look forward to helping our students through the application process.

Outside of work I love to sew, travel, and spoil my dog, Maisy.

Patty Tse
Patty Tse

Territories: Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Southern States.

Contact Patty
Office: (518) 694-7158 |

After being raised in Alabama and living in Texas for several years, I’ve spent the majority of my professional career working for various institutions of higher education and with students from around the country. In my role at ACPHS, I’m very excited to help those from the boroughs of New York City, Long Island and the South find their home at ACPHS. Outside of the office and on weekends, you can find me searching for the best Chinese food in the city, perusing antique stores, and hanging out with my husband Alex and our French Bulldog Charlie!

Justin Hadley
Justin Hadley

Graduate Student Admissions

Contact Justin
Office: (518) 694-7130 |

I am from Western New York, but have lived in Albany since attending college in the Capital Region. As the Coordinator of Graduate Programs, I have the opportunity to work with students from the time they express interest in ACPHS until they complete their M.S. program. The Admissions office is a frequent stop for students currently enrolled at ACPHS – as a result, we can readily assist them as they progress towards their degree.