Admissions

  • The application cycle opens in late July of each calendar year in accordance with PharmCAS.
  • Our Doctor of Pharmacy program has a rolling admission process. Interviews begin in the fall. We encourage you to get your application in early.
  • Early Decision
  • If Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is your first choice, we encourage you to take part in the early decision process.
  • PharmCAS Application is due: September 8, 2020 (Early Decision Deadline ONLY)
  • Regular Decision
  • PharmCAS Application is due: April 1, 2021
  • We encourage you to apply in the fall, well before the deadline.
  • Correspondence through the application, interview and admissions process is done via email. Applicants are encouraged to check their email regularly for status updates.


Steps to Apply

All material will be submitted to PharmCAS:

  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • Optional standardized test scores may be submitted for the Admissions Committee to consider while evaluating your application (PCAT preferred, GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc. test scores may be considered). The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score from any applicant in order to make a more informed admissions decision. We encourage you to speak with an Admissions Advisor about whether a test score might strengthen your application. Scores must not be more than 2 years old at the start of each application cycle.
  • A standardized test score is required for all internal scholarship consideration.
  • TOEFL score (if applicable)

Those applicants who qualify will be offered an onsite interview. The admissions committee takes a holistic view of your application. SU CPHS will interview approximately 200-250 applicants.

Interview Days

  • Early decision: October 4, 2019
  • Regular Decision: October 11, 2019 through April 24, 2020
  • Interview days are subject to change.

All candidates and conditionally accepted students must complete academic updates through PharmCAS in the fall and spring.

Fall Academic Update: the window for the Fall 2019 Academic Update on PharmCAS is from December 12, 2019-February 18, 2020.

Spring Academic Update: the window for the Spring 2020 Academic Update is open continuously. Spring grades need to be updated in PharmCAS by June 1, 2020.

Given the rolling admissions process, students can be notified days, weeks or months after their interview date. All admissions are conditional on meeting final requirements (criminal background check, completion of final pre-requisites, final transcript submission, etc.).

Interview Process

Candidates will rotate through three interview areas. One area will utilize the multi-mini interviews (MMIs) technique. Additionally, candidates will partake in a group activity and a reading/writing assignment. Third, the candidates will receive a tour of the university and have a chance to ask questions of a panel composed of faculty and students.

Interview Dates

Early Decision:

  • October 2020

Regular Decision

  • October 2020
  • November 2020
  • January 2021
  • February 2021
  • March 2021
  • April 2021
  • May 2021

* Interview days are subject to change.

What to Expect on Interview Day

Technical Standards

The candidate must be able to make observations accurately at a distance and close at-hand. This necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and somatic sensation and is enhanced by the functional use of all the other senses.

The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, efficiently and sensitively in oral and written English whether with patients, other health professionals or the public. The candidate must also develop the proper use and recognition of non-verbal communication skills.

The candidate must possess the motor skills (with accommodation if necessary) to undertake the preparation of all medication orders: to use diagnostic equipment that may be needed for patient assessment and delivery of patient therapies. The candidate must maintain equilibrium and hand–to-eye coordination to perform profession-specific skills and tasks.

The candidate must demonstrate a fundamental and continuing ability to use analytical reasoning to independently, and in collaboration with others on the health care team, synthesize knowledge, engage in problem solving, and explain situations affecting health care delivery. The candidate must be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understand spatial relationships.

The candidate must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his/her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgement and the consistent and prompt completion of all responsibilities, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships. Candidates must be able to function effectively in stressful situations and tolerate physically, mentally and emotionally taxing workloads. The candidate must be able to: adapt to changing circumstances and situations; display flexibility and be able to function in the face of uncertainties; have compassion; integrity, concern for others, and effective interpersonal skills; possess the ability to function as an effective team play; and have the interest and motivation to learn.

Prerequisite Courses and Requirements

The following requirements must be met for consideration for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program.

  • 72 semester hours (or 108 quarter hours) of non-remedial coursework from a:
  • Regionally accredited United States college or university
  • Recognized post-secondary Canadian institution that uses English as the primary language of instruction
  • All pre-pharmacy courses must be completed by June prior to matriculation
  • Grades of C or better must be achieved in the required pre-pharmacy courses
  • Math and science courses must not be more than six (6) years old (this will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Competitive GPA; preference give to 3.0 and greater
  • Optional standardized test scores may be submitted for the Admissions Committee to consider while evaluating your application (PCAT preferred, GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc. test scores may be considered). The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score from any applicant in order to make a more informed admissions decision. We encourage you to speak with an Admissions Adviser about whether a test score might strengthen your application. Scores must not be more than 2 years old at the start of each application style.
  • If English is a second language, we do require a TOEFL score.
  • Completion of application via PharmCAS.


Prerequisites

Course Description
Semester Hours
Quarter Hours
English with Composition I and II
6
9
Principles of General Chemistry I and II with Labs
8
12
Organic Chemistry I and II
8
12
Elements of Calculus I
3
4.5*
General Biology with Lab
4
6
General Microbiology with Lab
4
6
Human Anatomy and Physiology
3
4.5*
Economics (Micro or Macro)
3
4.5*
Public speaking (or Communication course)
3
4.5*
Elementary Statistics
3
4.5*
General Education Topics/Electives (3 or 4 credit hour courses)
27
40.5
Total
72
108
Course Description
English with Composition I and II
Semester Hours
6
Quarter Hours
9
Course Description
Principles of General Chemistry I and II with Labs
Semester Hours
8
Quarter Hours
12
Course Description
Organic Chemistry I and II
Semester Hours
8
Quarter Hours
12
Course Description
Elements of Calculus I
Semester Hours
3
Quarter Hours
4.5*
Course Description
General Biology with Lab
Semester Hours
4
Quarter Hours
6
Course Description
General Microbiology with Lab
Semester Hours
4
Quarter Hours
6
Course Description
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Semester Hours
3
Quarter Hours
4.5*
Course Description
Economics (Micro or Macro)
Semester Hours
3
Quarter Hours
4.5*
Course Description
Public speaking (or Communication course)
Semester Hours
3
Quarter Hours
4.5*
Course Description
Elementary Statistics
Semester Hours
3
Quarter Hours
4.5*
Course Description
General Education Topics/Electives (3 or 4 credit hour courses)
Semester Hours
27
Quarter Hours
40.5
Course Description
Total
Semester Hours
72
Quarter Hours
108

Scholarships

The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has multiple Specialty Scholarships available. Selected chain drug stores will provide scholarships to Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students. In the future, the College will publish other sources of additional scholarships.

SPECIALTY SCHOLARSHIP - Chancellor's Excellence in Pharmacy Studies Scholarship (PharmD Program)

$45,000

Application Procedure: Submit a completed PharmCAS and supplemental application (includes, but not limited to, all official transcripts, standardized test score - PCAT preferred, other standardized test scores considered, 2 letters of recommendation).

Basis for Selection: Give to the Doctor of Pharmacy applicants offered acceptance with the highest academic achievement. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, sixtieth percentile or higher standardized test score - PCAT preferred, other standardized test scores considered, excellent interview and professionalism, as judged based on the PharmCAS, supplemental application items and background check.

Deadline: Annual application deadline. Contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Office of the Dean for more information.

Term: Paid equally over 12 quarters for full-time enrollment

Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA with continuous enrollment and high level of professional behavior

Number of Students: varies annually

Amount: $45,000

SPECIALTY SCHOLARSHIP - Academic Performance Excellence Scholarship (PharmD Program)

$12,000

Application Procedure: Submit a completed PharmCAS and supplemental application (includes, but not limited to, all official transcripts, standardized test scores - PCAT preferred, other standardized test scores may be considered, 2 letters of recommendation).

Basis for Selection: Given to the Doctor of Pharmacy applicants offered acceptance with high academic achievement. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.75, fortieth percentile or higher standardized test score - PCAT preferred, other standardized test scores considered, and excellent letters of reference, interview, and professionalism.

Deadline: Annual application deadline. Contact the College of Pharmacy Office of the Dean for more information.

Term: Paid equally over 12 quarters for full-time enrollment.

Eligibility: Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA with continuous enrollment and a high level of professional behavior.

Number of Students: varies annually

Amount: $12,000

SPECIALTY SCHOLARSHIP - Admission Test Performance Excellence Scholarship

$12,000

Application Procedure: Submit a completed PharmCAS and supplemental application (includes, but not limited to, all official transcripts, standardized test score - PCAT preferred, other standardized test scores may be considered, 2 letters of recommendation).

Basis for Selection: Give to the Doctor of Pharmacy applicants offered acceptance with high academic achievement. Must have a sixtieth percentile or higher standardized test score - PCAT preferred, other standardized test scores considered, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and excellent letters of reference, interview, and professionalism.

Deadline: Annual application deadline. Contact the College of Pharmacy Office of the Dean for more information.

Term: Paid equally over 12 quarters for full-time enrollment.

Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA with continuous enrollment and a high level of professional behavior.

Number of Students: varies annually

Amount: $12,000

SPECIALTY SCHOLARSHIP - Communication Excellence Scholarship (PharmD Program)

$12,000

Application Procedure: Submit a completed PharmCAS and supplemental application (includes, but not limited to, all official transcripts, standardized test score - PCAT preferred, other standardized test scores may be considered, 2 letters of recommendation).

Basis for Selection: Give to the Doctor of Pharmacy applicants offered acceptance with high academic achievement. Must have excellent verbal and written performance, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, fortieth percentile or higher standardized test score - PCAT preferred, other standardized test scores considered, and excellent letters of reference and professionalism.

Deadline: Annual application deadline. Contact the College of Pharmacy Office of the Dean for more information.

Term: Paid equally over 12 quarters for full-time enrollment

Eligibility: Must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA with continuous enrollment and a high level of professional behavior.

Number of Students: varies annually

Amount: $12,000

University Housing Award (PharmD Students only)

Application Procedure: Submit a completed PharmCAS and supplemental application (includes, but not limited to, all official transcripts, standardized test scores, 2 letters of recommendation). To be considered for this award applicants must complete a Gardiner Point Housing Application along with an essay (500 words or less) describing the applicant’s need due to currently living outside of the Louisville area or documented financial hardship.

Basis for Selection: Given to the Doctor of Pharmacy applicants offered acceptance. Applicants should have excellent verbal and written performance and must submit an essay describing their desire to secure university student housing accommodations. The housing award has been designed for applicants with need that may be currently living outside of the Louisville area or individuals with documented financial hardship.

Deadline: Annual application deadline. Contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Office of the Dean for more information.

Term: Paid each quarter for up to 12 quarters of enrollment

Eligibility: Must maintain enrollment in the PharmD program with a high level of professional behavior.

Requirements: Double or single occupancy room in the designated “Quiet Wing”. All residents and any visitors must follow the requirements as outline in the Housing and Residence Life Policies and Procedure Manual

Meal Plan: Not included in housing award

Number of Students: Varies annually

Amount: Valued at $990/month single occupancy rate.

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS
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