Important dates for Transfer Students
To ensure full consideration and a place in the incoming class, we highly recommend you submit your completed application by the priority deadlines of November 15 for spring semester entry and May 1 for fall semester entry.
We will continue to process and accept applications after the priority deadlines, as long as space remains available.
Questions about transferring to ACPHS? Contact Kevin Rivenburg, Director of Admissions.
All applicants are required to use the most current application for admission. ACPHS uses our own free ACPHS Transfer Application. Students can also apply via The Common Application. Applicants are required to select a program when completing application for admission. In addition, we ask that you indicate your desired entry term; Spring or Fall. The change of program policy can be found in the College Catalog.
International applicants who have studied for fewer than four (4) years where English is the language of instruction are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum score on the TOEFL of 84 Internet-based or a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS is required to be considered for admission.
All non-U.S. citizens, including U.S. permanent residents, must submit a copy of their visa or permanent resident card. Doctor of Pharmacy (pre-pharmacy years one and two only) and Bachelor's degree program applicants must submit an application by November 15 for spring semester entry and May 1 for fall semester entry.
The following materials must be sent to the Office of Admissions:
- For the Common Application ONLY: $75 non-refundable fee (made payable to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). There is not a fee associated with the ACPHS Transfer Application.
- Official transcript from high school and each college attended
- One (1) letter of recommendation
Pending approval of the application, an interview may be required for admission.
Applicants applying to the first professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program are required to apply online through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).
Once a student is notified of acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of $400 along with the signed Enrollment Confirmation form will be required to reserve a place in the class, as long as space remains available.
International students must also supply:
- Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if the applicant has studied for fewer than four (4) years where English is the language of instruction.
- Completed course-by-course Foreign Education Credentials Evaluation form from the World Education Service (WES) for post-secondary education completed outside of the U.S.
Pending approval of the application, a letter of acceptance and a Declaration and Certification of finances form will be sent. The applicant must return this form promptly to the College with a non-refundable tuition deposit. International students coming from outside the United States are required to pay a $200 SEVIS fee directly to the government.
Payment of enrollment deposit and submission of supporting financial documents to the College will therefore allow the College to forward to the applicant the Certificate of Eligibility form I-20A. Form I-20A is required for a visa. International applicants are not eligible for need-based federal and state financial aid.
Note: Students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the content of the College Catalog prior to enrollment.
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Title IX: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, place of birth, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, or age in its programs and activities with respect to students, applicants, or employees. The College is Required by Title IX and its regulations to not discriminate on the basis of sex, including but not limited to all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Further information, including contact persons at ACPHS is available on the College's Title IX webpage.