Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Admissions

The University of New England’s College of Pharmacy participates in the Centralized Application Service for Pharmacy (PharmCAS). All applications for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program must be submitted through PharmCAS. Please visit PharmCAS for additional information and detailed instructions for completion of the application.

PRE-PHARMACY ADMISSIONS

Application for UNE’s two-year undergraduate (Pre-Pharmacy) program must be submitted through Undergraduate Admissions. Visit the Undergraduate Admissions website to find details on admissions criteria in the Catalog. All pre-pharmacy students must apply for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program; admission is not automatic or assured upon completion of the undergraduate Pre-Pharmacy program.

Important Dates to Remember

 July 14:  PharmCAS application portal opens for the 2014-15 cycle!

September 2, 2014:  EARLY DECISION APPLICATION DEADLINE 
If you want to be considered for early decision through the PharmCas application, you may apply to one school only. Decisions will be made by October 24, 2014. If accepted, you are obligated to attend that university and will not be allowed to apply to any other PharmCAS schools. If you are not accepted, you will be able to submit your application to other schools.

The application, all transcripts and fees must be received by PharmCAS by September 2nd. If application, all transcripts and fees are not received by September 2nd, the application will automatically be removed from early decision and placed into regular decision status.

March 2, 2015:  REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINE  
Electronic application and transcripts must be submitted to PharmCAS by March 2nd.

PharmCAS will send the application to UNE once your application file is complete and verified. Please be sure to check the status of your PharmCAS portal account to ensure that all of your materials have been received and your application mailed.

Admissions are rolling and decisions are made after each interview session. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early in the admissions cycle.  Applications are reviewed as they are received and applicants are invited to interview after review.

September through April:  On-campus Interview Sessions by invitation only.

For specific academic dates, please view the UNE Academic Calendar.

Admissions

All Applicants must:

  • Complete a minimum of two years of undergraduate pre-professional coursework with 72 required undergraduate semester credits from a regionally accredited institution(s) to include all of the following prerequisite courses:

PREREQUISITE COURSES

Courses

Specifics

Semester Hrs

Quarter Hrs

General Biology, equivalent to 2 semester courses

Labs

8

12

General Chemistry, equivalent to  2 semester courses

Labs

8

12

Human Anatomy & Physiology, equivalent to 2 semester courses

Labs

8

12

Physics 1, equivalent to 1 semester course

Lab

4

6

Organic Chemistry, equivalent to 2 semester courses

Labs

8

12

College Calculus

 

3

4

Statistics for Life Sciences

 

3

4

English (including 1 course in English Composition)

 

6

8

Social Science (Psychology/Sociology/Economics/Anthropology)

 

3

4

Public Speaking

 

3

4

Humanities/Liberal Arts

 

6

8

Social/Global Awareness

 

3

4

Additionally all applicants must:

  • Complete all math and science courses within five (5) years of matriculation into the Doctor of Pharmacy program (Summer 2010 or more recent).
  • Successfully complete all prerequisite coursework with a grade of ”C” or better by the end of the summer session of the year of matriculation into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
  • Have earned a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 as calculated by PharmCAS.
  • Have successfully completed the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) by the end of January of the desired year of matriculation to the College of Pharmacy.

Note: Before matriculation, accepted applicants will be expected to obtain a physical examination with proof of up-to-date immunization status to meet all health immunization requirements.  Please visit Student Health Care  for details.

As required by clinical training sites, students may be subject to criminal background checks and drug screens prior to matriculation, and periodically throughout the Pharmacy program.

PROCEDURES AND POLICIES (FOR ALL APPLICANTS)

  • Applications for admissions are accepted through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) only.
  • On-campus interviews are granted to qualified applicants by invitation only and are required for admission to the program.
  • Admissions are rolling and decisions are made after each interview session and continue until the program starts with candidates on the waitlist being offered admissions as seats become available. 
  • Applications received before the deadline will be given full consideration. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis only.
  • International applicants and applicants with international degrees must have their transcripts evaluated for degree and grade equivalency to that of a regionally accredited US institution. UNE will accept transcript evaluations from World Education Services (WES) only.  Please see International Admissions for details.
  • International Applicants must submit the International Student Supplemental Application Form at time of acceptance to the university and not before then.
  • All applicants to UNE must be able to understand and communicate in English to be admitted to the university. UNE accepts several methods of English Proficiency (see International Admissions).  If applicable, the TOEFL requirement must be completed and score received by the application deadline.
  • Official transcripts for in-progress degrees and other in-progress or planned prerequisites (not verified by PharmCAS) must be submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions prior to matriculation (includes all degrees/coursework in progress and planned at the time of submission of the PharmCAS application).

For additional information on the admissions process and requirements, please access the College of Pharmacy’s website.

Exceptions to Policy

The College of Pharmacy and the COP Admissions Committee reserve the right to make exceptions to the admissions criteria and to make changes or exceptions to policies and procedures, on a case by case basis, when it deems such a decision is necessary and appropriate.

Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are rarely awarded to students who transfer from another Doctor of Pharmacy program. The Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy, with input from the course directors, will award transfer credits on a case-by-case basis.

Experiential Learning

No credit will be awarded to transfer students for experiential learning.