Doctor of

Pharmacy

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Satisfactory completion of the required prerequisite coursework from an accredited college or university is necessary. A baccalaureate degree (or graduate or other professional degrees) is not required for admission to the School of Pharmacy, but students possessing a previous degree will be given additional consideration for admission. Prior to matriculation, competitive applicants must have completed the prerequisite coursework and obtained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework completed with a 2.5  considered competitive. Also, applicants must have  minimum 2.25 grade point average or higher for all science coursework completed with a 2.5 considered competitive.  All science and math prerequisites must have been completed within the last 10 years with a letter grade of “C” or higher. There is no minimum score for the PCAT, however composite scores < 40% or individual subtest scores < 25% are not likely to be competitive. The Admissions Committee will take into consideration the highest composite PCAT score (regardless of whether this is the most recent score or not). PCAT scores must be taken within 5 years of the application date in order to be considered valid scores.

Prerequisite courses:

  • General Biology I and II (live lab required): 8 credits (cellular or molecular biology with lab or zoology with lab are also acceptable)
  • General Chemistry I and II (live lab required): 8 credits
  • Organic Chemistry I and II (live lab required): 8 credits
  • Physics (live lab required): 4 credits
  • Calculus: 3 credits
  • Introductory Statistics: 3 credits
  • English Composition: 6 credits (3 credits from English Literature is also acceptable)
  • Economics: 3 credits
  • Speech: 3 credits
  • Social/ Behavioral Science (ie, History/Psychology/Sociology/Ethics): 3 credits
  • Humanities (ie, Art, Foreign Language, Music, Religion): 3 credits
  • Electives: 8 credits

Credits are listed as semester credits. To determine equivalent quarter credits, multiply quarter credits by 2/3 (2 semester credits = 3 quarter credits). The Admissions Committee reviews the entire application, and is seeking well-rounded, achievement oriented people whose maturity and dedication will lead them to a successful career as a pharmacist.

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EARLY DECISION APPLICATION PROCESS

The Early Decision application deadline is September 2, 2014. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts and fee by September 2nd. If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status to regular status.

You may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions. Interviews for Early Decision will be in September and early October.  Please refer to your PharmCAS application instructions for additional information about the Early Decision Process. Click here for more information.

PCOM will make admission decisions on early decision applicants by October 15th.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All inquiries about admission to the Pharmacy program should be directed to PCOM’s Office of Admissions, 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (215) 871-6700 or (800) 999-6998. PCOM School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus participates in the centralized Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) for applicants applying to colleges and schools of pharmacy. Application to PCOM School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus consists of a completed PharmCAS Application and a PCOM School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus Supplemental Application. Beginning in June, prospective pharmacy students may submit their application through PharmCAS. The PharmCAS application will include all undergraduate and graduate coursework, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and PCAT score(s). PharmCAS applications must be completed no later than March 2nd of the year of desired matriculation; however, applicants are encouraged to apply well ahead of this date. Upon receipt of the PharmCAS Application by the Office of Admissions, a PCOM School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application will be sent via email and must be completed and signed. The deadline for the PCOM School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application is April 1st of the year of desired matriculation. When the PharmCAS Application, letters of recommendation, and PCAT score(s), as well as the PCOM School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application (including fees) is received in the Office of Admissions, the application will be considered complete. Early application and fulfillment of all requirements is strongly recommended, because a rolling admissions process is followed with review of completed applications beginning in early Fall. All accepted candidates are required to remit a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to secure a seat in the class. The candidate is also asked to review and acknowledge the PCOM — School of Pharmacy Technical Standards. Interviews begin in mid October and will be conducted through May. If you are selected for an interview, we will send you an email with the date of your interview. Applicants will receive an email from PharmDinterviews@pcom.edu. All interviews are conducted at the Georgia Campus. Please add this address to your directory so it will not be captured in any computer filters. We will use the email address provided on your PharmCAS application. Please check your account on a regular basis. It is your responsibility to notify us, in writing, if your email address changes. For questions regarding submission of the PharmCAS application, contact PharmCAS directly at info@pharmcas.org or 617-612-2050. Should you have any questions, please contact us via email at: PharmDadmissions@pcom.edu

 

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