The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is designed to prepare a well-rounded student who is trained to practice in many specialty areas of the pharmacy profession.APPLY NOW FOR PHARMD PROGRAM
All PharmD program applications undergo a holistic review process whereby careful consideration is given to all the credentials presented by applicants. 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 PharmD applicants must have completed the prerequisite coursework (see below) with a grade of “C-” or better. Average overall GPA is 2.9 and 2.8 for science GPA for the prior matriculating class.
PCOM does NOT require any standardized test scores (PCAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE) as part of the application for the PCOM School of Pharmacy. However, applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are encouraged to submit a PCAT or other standardized graduate or professional admissions test.
PCAT scores must be submitted directly to PharmCAS. Candidates who have completed the MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE or similar graduate or professional admissions tests may also submit those test results directly to the PCOM Office of Admissions. Any submitted standardized test scores including the PCAT, however, must have been taken within five years of the application date for consideration.
A virtual or in-person interview is required for consideration to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at PCOM Georgia. Professional preparedness, motivation, decision making and written and verbal communication skills are also evaluated in PharmD program candidates.
Our Doctor of Pharmacy program course prerequisites are:
* Note: live labs are not required for those classes taken during spring/summer/fall 2020 and spring/summer 2021 semesters for the 2020-21 PharmCas application cycle.
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. All prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher.
Applicants can have outstanding prerequisites but they must complete all prerequisites prior to starting the program in August of the year they are applying.
The early decision application deadline for the Doctor of Pharmacy program at PCOM Georgia is September 8, 2020.
In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts and fee by September 8, 2020. If your application, transcripts, or fee arrived 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.
Admissions decisions on early decision applicants for the Doctor of Pharmacy program will be made by October 23, 2020.
PCOM School of Pharmacy participates in the centralized Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) for applicants applying to colleges and schools of pharmacy. The PharmCAS application will include all undergraduate and graduate coursework, official transcripts and three letters of recommendation. A holistic approach to admissions is utilized whereby all attributes of the applicant are considered.
Beginning in July, prospective pharmacy students may submit their application through PharmCAS. The application processes for PCOM academic programs, including PharmD, are on a rolling admissions basis so applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Early applications are strongly encouraged.
The PCAT is NOT required to apply to the PharmD program.
However, PharmD program applicants may submit a PCAT test result. PCAT subset and composite percentile scores >40 are considered competitive. Doctor of Pharmacy program candidates who have completed the MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE or similar graduate or professional admissions tests may also submit those test results directly to the PCOM Office of Admissions.
PharmCAS applications must be completed no later than June 1, 2021, and applicants are encouraged to apply well ahead of this deadline.
When the PharmCAS application, letters of recommendation, and PCAT score(s)—or similar graduate or professional admissions tests are received in the Office of Admissions, the application will be considered complete. Early application and fulfillment of all requirements are strongly recommended because a rolling admissions process is followed with review of completed applications beginning in early fall.
Yes, the Doctor of Pharmacy program at PCOM Georgia is rolling admissions. Early application and fulfillment of all requirements are strongly recommended because the rolling admissions process is followed with review of completed PharmD program applications beginning in early fall.
All accepted PharmD program candidates are required to remit a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure a seat in the class. PCOM has two-step deposit policy for all accepted applicants prior to March 1. Doctor of Pharmacy program applicants accepted prior to March 1 are asked to send a non-refundable $200 tuition payment that will be credited to the student's tuition account. A second non-refundable $300 pre-payment is required after March 1 to hold the seat in the upcoming class. Applicants accepted after March 1 will be asked to submit a single, non-refundable $500 pre-payment. All pre-payments will be credited to the student's tuition account. The candidate is also asked to review and acknowledge the PCOM School of Pharmacy Technical Standards (PDF).
An interview is a required component of the admissions process for the Doctor of Pharmacy program at PCOM Georgia. Interviews begin in mid September and continue until the class has been selected.
Due to COVID-19, we will conduct online interviews only for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle at all PCOM locations.
If you are selected for an interview, we will send you an email with the date of your interview. PCOM School of Pharmacy will conduct computer-based virtual interviews. Applicants will receive an email from PharmDinterview@pcom.edu. 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.
The Early Assurance (EA) Program is designed for undergraduates interested in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at PCOM School of Pharmacy. The program provides college freshmen, sophomores and juniors a clear roadmap to admission.LEARN MORE
PCOM School of Pharmacy does not routinely accept transfer students; however, a transfer application may be considered under extenuating circumstances and depending on availability. A minimum of two years of study must be completed at PCOM for a student to receive the PharmD degree. No consideration will be given to students who wish to transfer solely to complete their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) at PCOM.
To be considered for transfer admission to PCOM the applicant must meet the following criteria:
Candidates for transfer who meet these requirements must provide:
The Admissions Committee and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will consider transfer feasibility based on such variables as seat availability, student academic strength, and program-to-program curricular match. PCOM will evaluate all completed courses for the purpose of transfer credit. Because of curricular adjustments, transferring between pharmacy programs may result in extended time to graduation. Transfer students will ONLY be considered for fall term admission. All requests and supporting documentation for transfers must be submitted to the School of Pharmacy by June 15. A formal interview with the Admissions Committee members may be required.
Should you have any questions about the Doctor of Pharmacy program, please contact us via email at PharmDadmissions@pcom.edu.
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All inquiries about admission to the Pharmacy program should be directed to:
PCOM Georgia Office of Admissions
625 Old Peachtree Road, NW
Suwanee, GA 30024