Here are frequently asked questions for prospective students applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.
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What are the pre-pharmacy prerequisite course requirements for UNT System College of Pharmacy?
List of pre-pharmacy prerequisite course requirements Course comparisons can be found at www.tccns.org
What are other requirements for admission?
Applicants will also need to submit three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who can assess their potential for the program. See Admission requirements.
Do you accept prerequisite coursework from community colleges?
Yes, we accept prerequisite coursework from any U.S. accredited 2-year College.
I completed my prerequisite coursework outside of the United States, will you accept these courses?
No, all prerequisite coursework must be completed at an accredited U.S. institution.
My prerequisite coursework is several years old; can I still use these courses?
Do I have to complete all coursework before I apply?
Math and science courses must be completed and official transcripts submitted no later than May 30, 2014.
General course requirements must be completed and official transcripts submitted no later than July 3, 2014.
Will AP or CLEP credits be accepted toward the prerequisite requirements?
Advanced Placement (AP) credit or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit that appears on the applicant’s official college or university transcript will count toward prerequisite coursework.
Can I submit my transcripts for evaluation?
No, at this time we are not accepting transcripts for evaluation. If you have specific questions about a course, contact email@example.com
May I schedule an appointment with an advisor to review my transcript(s)?
At this time we are not meeting with students to evaluate transcripts. If you are still at a 2-year college or 4-year university, work with your academic advisor on any prerequisite coursework questions.
Do I need a bachelor’s degree to apply?
No, but you must complete all necessary prerequisites.
If I have a prior baccalaureate degree or higher degree, will any of the prerequisite requirements not yet fulfilled be waived?
Yes, the general education requirements will be waived, however, Math and Science prerequisites are not waived.
If I hold a prior baccalaureate degree or higher in a field other than pharmacy, and I am interested in the Pharm.D. Program, am I still eligible to apply?
Yes. Regardless of what prior degree you hold, you may apply. You must complete all prerequisite courses by entry into the Pharm.D. program.
Are you admitting transfer students from other Colleges of Pharmacy?
Transfer students will be considered for acceptance after 2016, when all four years of coursework are being offered.
How good must my grades be for admission into the program?
Applicants will be assessed on a number of criteria and must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.
Is the PCAT required for admission?
Yes. The PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) is required for admissions into the Pharm.D. Program. The MCAT, GRE, or any other admissions test is not accepted.
When should I take the PCAT?
The PCAT should be taken no later than any of the November exams dates prior to the year that you are seeking admission. For example, if you are seeking admission for fall 2014, you must take the PCAT exam no later than the November 2013 test date. Test scores taken later than November 2013 will not be considered.
Where do I submit my PCAT scores?
PCAT services will route/forward your scores to us when you use our school designation code.
Where do I send my official transcripts?
Instructions for submitting your transcripts will be provided when you apply for admission. Please make sure you read transcript submission instructions very carefully.
I took my PCAT several years ago, will you accept these scores?
We will not accept PCAT scores older than three (3) years.
Where can I find more information about the PCAT?
You can find out more information about the PCAT at the following site: http://www.pcatweb.info/
How long will it take to graduate?
The Pharm.D. program is a four (4) year program.
How important is it that I have a pharmacy technician certification or an actual job in a pharmacy prior to applying?
While it is not necessary to have a Pharmacy Technician certification or an actual job in a pharmacy prior to applying, it would be helpful to know something about the profession.
Could you describe the curriculum?
The specifics of the curriculum are on the website. In general, however the Pharm.D. curriculum will be a mix of classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as pharmacy practice experiences, in which students will work in local pharmacies, hospitals, etc. Because the program will be delivered at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Pharmacy students will have the opportunity to work with students training in other areas of health care, such as medical students, physician assistant students, and physical therapy students.
How many students will be admitted?
We can accept up to 100 students
Will you offer online courses?
No distance learning courses will be offered.
Will I be able to work and go to school?
No. It is not recommended due to the rigorous curriculum.
Can I be a part-time student?
What is your tuition?
In-State - per year: Approximate - $14,480 (tuition only)
Out-of-State - per year: Approximate - $28,520 (tuition only)
Can I apply for financial aid?
Will scholarships be available?
A limited number of UNTHSC scholarships will be available. Please check deadlines with Financial Aid.
Is housing available for students?
No, but students may find housing information at the Official Off-Campus Housing Listing Service offered for the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
If I have further questions, who can I contact?
Questions not addressed by the FAQ’s should be submitted to the following email address:
Admissions staff will attempt to respond to your question(s) within 24-hours.