Sullivan University

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Dr. Dale English
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

2100 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40205

Phone (Work): 502-413-8645

Phone (Fax): 502-515-4669

Jillian Misbach
Admissions Advisor

2100 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40205

Phone (Work): 502-413-8978

Phone (Fax): 502-515-4669

Alex Bocking
Admissions Advisor

2100 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40205

Phone (Work): 502-413-8988

Phone (Fax): 502-515-4669


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: April 1, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Other
  • If Other, please list: Sullivan operates on a quarter system (four quarters per year). Classes are held year-round with a two week break between quarters. Quarters are 10 weeks, week 11 is finals and then two weeks of break.
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-3 (two years prepharmacy required; accelerated)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates


Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available
  • Accelerated Progression (year-round classes)
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree program is an accelerated, three year, year-round course of study. Classes are conducted in each of 4 quarters with a two week break between quarters. Please refer to our website ( for further information.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 250
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 90
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 90
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: N/A
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Minimum overall GPA considered: Competitive
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: Competitive
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: Competitive
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 48%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 52%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.40
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 19-45 (approximate)
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 4:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 108
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 72  108 
English with Composition I and II 
Principles of General Chemistry I and II with Labs  12 
Organic Chemistry I and II with labs  12 
Elements of Calculus I  4.5 
General Biology with Lab 
General Microbiology with Lab 
Human Anatomy and Physiology   4.5 
Economics (Micro or Macro)  4.5 
Public speaking (or Communication course)  4.5 
Elementary Statistics  4.5 
General Education Topics/ Electives (3 or 4 credit hour courses)  27  40.5 

Additional Information

Biology, chemistry, and microbiology courses must include a laboratory component. A lab is optional for human anatomy and physiology.

Please refer to our website at:

Scholarship Opportunities:


AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Details: Required if invited for an interview.
Deadline: April 1, 2019Postmarked by deadline
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Applicants invited to interview will be sent a link to complete the required SUCOP Supplemental Application. Once it is completed, the applicant can be scheduled for an interview. 

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?



A standardized test score is required. The PCAT is preferred. We recommend that candidates take the exam at the earliest possible testing date in order to expedite processing of applications. Candidates should not wait until the final testing dates as the class may be filled by the time results are received. Additionally, we highly recommend that students study for the exam prior to taking.

Other standardized test scores may be considered (e.g. GRE, MCAT, etc.).

Scores must not be more than 2 years old at the start of each application cycle.


Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?



If English is a second language, we do require a TOEFL score.

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? No
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: January 1, 2019 Postmarked by deadline

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services. The WES evaluation must be submitted through PharmCAS.


Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
Are LORs required? Yes
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
Institution Specific Details:

We suggest at least one professional reference and one academic reference. We do not accept recommendations from family members.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:


  • Clergy
  • Employer
  • Faculty Adviser
  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Liberal Arts)
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor


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: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
A Composite Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
  • October 5, 2018
  • October 19, 2018
  • November 2, 2018
  • November 30, 2018
  • January 11, 2019
  • February 1, 2019
  • March 1, 2019
  • March 15, 2019
  • April 5, 2019
  • April 19, 2019

Sullivan has adopted the Multiple Mini Interview process whereby applicants selected for an interview are evaluated at each of five stations by a combination of faculty, students, alumni and preceptors for important non-cognitive factors/traits. In addition, there is a writing exercise and a group activity to ascertain abiltiy to work in groups as well as discern leadership potential of the applicants. Applicants will also recieved a tour and time to ask questions of current students and faculty.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Letters are sent within approximately two weeks of the interview date. Candidates will be informed upon interview of the timeline. Timelines vary depending on the time of year.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Seven business days from date of receipt of the Dean's letter.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $200.00 on or before March 1st; $500 total after March 1st
Due: With the student's response
Refundable? No
Details: A $200 holding deposit is required when an applicant accepts an admission offer on or before March 1st. After March 1st, all applicants will be required to pay a total of $500 holding deposit. Applicants accepting an admission offer prior to March 1st will be required to pay the additional $300, for a total of $500, after March 1st as their final holding deposit. Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits are applied to the first quarter's tuition.
New Student Orientation Information:
First day of classes and/or matriculation: July 1, 2019
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes