The South College School of Pharmacy team is here to assist you throughout the admissions and application process, starting with helping you to understand our program requirements and how to apply.
Admissions Process Overview
To apply to the South College School of Pharmacy, you must complete an application via the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).
For admission consideration to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program (PharmD) at South College, the following criteria must be met:
- Candidates should have a preferred minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all coursework from all colleges or universities attended.
- A grade of “C” or higher in each course is required for pre-pharmacy courses taken at a college or university that is accredited by a regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education.
- There is a preferred 7-year time limit on pre-requisite science coursework.
- International coursework must be evaluated by World Education Services (https://www.wes.org/) and submitted through the PharmCAS application process.
- Candidates must submit an application for admission the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (www.pharmcas.org).
- The South College School of Pharmacy strongly prefers three letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be submitted by the applicant’s pre-professional adviser at the college or university where the applicant completed the pre-pharmacy curriculum or by a faculty member who taught the applicant in the pre-pharmacy curriculum. It is preferred that one letter be submitted by a pharmacist. One letter may be submitted by any person chosen by the applicant, except that the letter may not be from a member of the applicant’s family, whether related by blood or marriage. All letters are to be submitted through the PharmCAS application.
- The PCAT or other graduate admissions tests scores are not required.
- Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English Language by scoring a minimum composite of 80, but 100 or higher is preferred, on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT).
- Ability to fulfill the Technical Standards for admission outlined at https://www.south.edu/programs/doctor-pharmacy/admissions/
- Participation in an admissions interview with the South College School of Pharmacy. Invitations to interview will be from those applicants judged most qualified (based on a holistic application review) to those judges less qualified until the class is admitted.
To learn more, see the full details below.
Applicants who submit their application by February 1, 2022 will have access to priority course registration for electives and lab offerings. Applicants who meet the February 1, 2022 deadline will also have priority assignment for IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience) rotations. Applicants must continue to meet all professional and academic standards set forth by the program to receive these incentives.
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Upcoming Dates & Events for PHARMD Program
We are still accepting applications
for the current admissions cycle until
May 1, 2024
The PharmCAS application will open
for the 2023-2024 Admissions Cycle on
July 13, 2023
February 1, 2024 will be our priority deadline for next year. May 1, 2024 will be our final deadline.