Before you can begin your journey to your Doctor of Pharmacy, we have some requirements that must be met. Many of these are required of all healthcare professionals, so consider this a step toward your career.
Applicants who are granted an offer of admission will receive a written offer from the Director of Admissions. The applicant has ten (10) business days, from the date of the offer letter (unless otherwise stated in the admissions offer) to notify Appalachian College of Pharmacy, in writing, whether they wish to reserve a seat in the class. Accompanying the written acceptance of Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s offer of admission, applicants are required to submit payment in the amount of $1,000 to Appalachian College of Pharmacy to reserve their place in the class. Payment may be in the form of a check or money order, made payable to the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. Credit card payments may also be accepted; please contact the Student Affairs Office for additional details. The payment will be credited to a student’s first semester tuition during his or her first year of enrollment.
Students are involved in direct patient care during enrollment at Appalachian College of Pharmacy, and, therefore, are at risk for potential exposure to infectious materials and patients. Therefore, precautions are required to protect patients, students, and other health professionals. Applicants must provide records documenting all required immunizations prior to enrollment. Refer to the immunization form and schedule for more details.
Criminal Background Check
Appalachian College of Pharmacy requires that all accepted applicants provide authorization for a criminal background check, to be conducted by Certiphi Screening, Inc prior to enrollment. An authorization form will be provided to students. Refer to Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s criminal background check policy for more details.
Accepted applicants are required to obtain and maintain health insurance while enrolled at Appalachian College of Pharmacy. Verification of health insurance will be required at the beginning of each term; policies must be active in order for students to complete course registration.
Intern Licensure through the Virginia Board of Pharmacy
The Appalachian College of Pharmacy requires that accepted applicants become licensed as pharmacy interns with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy (VBP). Applicants who have any of the following conditions should check with VBP to determine if they are eligible for a pharmacy intern license:
- Diagnosis or treatment in the last five years for a mental illness or a physical condition that would impair your ability to perform any of the essential functions of your license, including alcohol or substance abuse;
- Misdemeanor or felony charges, arrests, or convictions;
- Previous administrative action, whether completed or pending;
- Suspension, revocation, surrender, or other discipline against the license, including any action that was not made public.
Accepted applicants electing to defer their offer of admission are required to make a written request by July 1. Deferral requests are reviewed by the admissions committee and, if granted, admission will be deferred for one year.