University of North Texas Health Science Center
System College of Pharmacy

Your application file will not be reviewed until both your PharmCAS and UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application have been completely submitted along with our required fee.



  1. Contact Information ↑ 


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  December 1, 2014


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: July 12, 2014 
      • Details: Summer Information Session Saturday, July 12, 2014 at UNTHSC in the MET Bldg. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Refer to our website for link to the program. Fall Information Session - TBA Refer to our website for fall date. http://web.unthsc.edu/education/scp  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? No
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    http://www.hsc.unt.edu/education/scp/curriculum.cfm

    Email is our preferred mode of communication.  Student emails are monitored daily.  However, they are not monitored on the weekends.

    For supplemental application questions, please email pharmapp@unthsc.edu
    For general questions about our pharmacy program, please email pharmd@unthsc.edu


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 307
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 100
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 98
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 1
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 5
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 51%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 48%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.42
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 375
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 90
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 10
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 5
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.50
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.50
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 40
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 19-46
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 6:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 71
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 38
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 71   
      General Biology I with Lab    
      General Biology II with Lab    
      Microbiology with lab   
      Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab OR Anatomy with Lab  3 or 4   
      Genetics   
      General Chemistry I with Lab   
      General Chemistry II with Lab   
      Organic Chemistry I with Lab   
      Organic Chemistry II with Lab   
      Physics with Lab   
      Calculus (Any 3 or 4 hours calculus class)  3 or 4   
      Statistics (any discipline)   
      English Composition I   
      English Composition II   
      Literature (survey courses not accepted) Work with an academic advisor at your institution.   
      U.S. History I   
      U.S. History II   
      Political Science (U.S. Govt.)   
      Fine Arts & Humanities elective (Work with an academic advisor at your institution)   
      Social & Behavioral Science elective (Work with an academic advisor at your institution)   
      Public Speaking    
    • Additional Information: 

      All prerequisite (Math, Science and General Course Requirments) must be completed by spring 2015 - Official transcripts due in Admissions by May 29, 2015.

      No course substitutions allowed for prerequisites.

      All prerequisite science courses taken must be those designated for science majors and must include a laboratory component.  No exceptions.  

      http://www.unthsc.edu/education/SCP/prerequisites.cfm



  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: htp://web.unthsc.edu/info/20007/unt_system_college_of_pharmacy/1872/application_process STOP - Application file is considered incomplete and will not be reviewed until both PharmCAS & UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application and $75.00 fee are received.
      • Deadline: 11.03.14 Received by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: 75.00
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        https://apps.unthsc.edu/PharmApp

        You will need your PharmCAS ID number to complete the UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application. 


        Your application file will not be reviewed until both applications (PharmCAS and UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application) have been completely submitted along with our required $75.00 fee.  

         


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 3 years
      • Details: 

        Last PCAT accepted for the 2014 - 2015 application cycle is October 2014.  Application will not be processed without a PCAT composite score.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended
      • Details: 

        While it is not necessary to have a Pharmacy Technician certification or an actual job in a pharmacy prior to applying, it would be helpful to know something about the profession.


  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
    • Details: A Texas Residency Questionnaire is part of the UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application. If admitted into the program, you will be required to provide proof of Texas residency.
    • Is preference given to state residents? Yes
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
    • Are foreign citizens considered? No
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? No
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: N/A 

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      Letters of recommendation must be from a person who can comment on the applicant’s academic, volunteer, and or employment experiences and attributes. Letters of recommendation from family members and friends are not accepted. Applicant may be come ineligible if we must exclude one or more LOR's if these instructions are not followed.

       

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Details: Letters of recommendation must be from a person, who can comment on the applicant's academic, volunteer, and or employment experiences and attributes. Letters of recommendation from family members and friends are not accepted.
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Details: Letters of recommendation must be from a person, who can comment on the applicant's academic, volunteer, and or employment experiences and attributes. Letters of recommendation from family members and friends are not accepted. Composite letters count as two letters of recommendation.
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • September 22, 2014 - January 30, 2015 
    • Details: 

      Interview half-day begins with check-in at the Admssions Office.  Applicants will need to provide a picture ID at check-in.  The Dean then presents an overview of the UNT System College of Pharmacy and engages the applicants in a short question and answer session.  

      Office of Admissions will provide final instructions, followed by a short break.  Applicants return from break to write a short 30 minute essay.  Applicants will have two (20) minute interviews with faculty, administrative staff and or community pharmacists. Applicants will also have another 20 minute file review appointment with Admissions staff.  

      File review document is signed by applicant.  An electronic copy is sent to applicant via email provided to PharmCAS.  A campus tour will end the half-day session.  The entire process takes approximately four hours. 

      Interviews for the UNT System College of Pharmacy will begin the latter part of September, 2014. Interview days TBA.

       

       


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Selected applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis during the interview cycle. Other applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 31 of the matriculating year. Additional students will be accepted according to rank order by the dean, if necessary, through orientation week, which is approximately the second week of August.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Applicants are given two (2) weeks to respond to the offer. Applicants respond to the director of admissions as instructed via email offer.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $200.00
      • Due: 2 weeks
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Enrollment materials must be postmarked by given deadline.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 10-12, 2015 
      • Details: Orientation week - August 10-12, 2015 White Coat Ceremony will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Monday, August 17, 2015
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Extraordinary circumstances only.