How to Apply
Applicants who plan to apply for admissions must use PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service), a web-based application service, to submit their applications, official transcripts, and letters of recommendation. This service also allows applicants to submit one application to apply to multiple PharmD programs. The deadline for submitting the PharmCAS application, references, and transcripts for 2012-2013 is March 1, 2013. In addition to the PharmCAS application, all applicants must submit the Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) supplemental application and the $40 application fee by the March 1st deadline. Please direct all questions to the Office of Admissions at 276-498-4190 or 866-935-7350 (toll free).
Letters of Recommendation
ACP requires three letters of recommendation; one must be completed by a science professor and one by a pharmacist. ACP does not accept evaluations from friends, family members, clergy, co-workers, or politicians. You will need to submit your letters of recommendation through PharmCAS using the Electronic Letters of Reference (eLOR) tool. More instructions are available on the PharmCAS website.
In addition to submitting the required information through PharmCAS, each applicant must complete a supplemental application, that will be submitted directly to ACP. A non-refundable fee of $40 must accompany the supplemental application. The annual deadline to submit the supplemental application is March 1. Late applications will NOT be considered.
PharmCAS and supplemental applications for admission are annually due March 1. Although applications will be accepted until the deadline, it is recommended that you submit your application, with official transcripts, as early as possible. An early application receives stronger consideration.
Applicants to the ACP must pay a supplemental application processing fee of $40. This fee is non-refundable, and is in addition to fees paid directly to PharmCAS.
Students granted admission will receive a written offer from the Director of Admissions. Students offered admission have ten (10) business days (unless otherwise stated in the admissions offer) from the date of the offer letter to notify ACP, in writing, whether they wish to have a seat reserved in the class. The student's written acceptance of ACP's offer must be accompanied by a check or money order for $1,000, payable to ACP, to reserve their place in the class. This money will be credited to the first semester's tuition for the first year of enrollment.
After evaluating candidate files, the Admissions Committee will invite selected candidates for on-campus interviews. Candidates are interviewed by a panel typically consisting of at least one ACP faculty member and one pharmacist. During the interview, the panel will assess the candidate's oral communication skills, motivation, accomplishments, professionalism, compassion, and cooperation skills. Candidates selected for an interview can expect to spend a full day at ACP.
Criminal Background Checks Policy
ACP requires that all accepted students must submit to a criminal background check prior to enrollment. ACP Criminal Background Checks Policy.
Students electing to defer their offer of admission must make the request by July 1, preceding matriculation. Students may request to defer an offer of admission once, for the next academic year only.