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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.
Admitted students will receive a letter informing them of acceptance and requesting that a $250 seat deposit be submitted to ACP by a specified time. The seat deposit is credited toward the fall semester tuition. One hundred and fifty dollars ($150) of the seat deposit is refundable upon written request received by ACP prior to June 1st, after which date the seat deposit is not refundable.
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.
Appalachian College of Pharmacy requires a copy of a state issued identification card or a Passport upon enrollment.
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 seat deposited applicants who request a deferral of 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. If the deferment request is granted, applicants will be required to submit a second seat deposit of $250 by April 1st of the year of admission as well as all official academic transcript(s) for coursework completed at that point in time.