Sullivan University
College of Pharmacy

Applicants must create a PharmCAS account and contact for consideration. A standardized test score is required.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • 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 
      • Email: 

      • Jillian Misbach 
      • Admissions Services Coordinator 
      • 2100 Gardiner Lane 
      • Louisville 
      • Kentucky 
      • 40205 
      • Phone (Work): 502-413-8978 
      • Phone (Fax): 502-515-4669 
      • Email:  

      • Alex Bocking 
      • Admissions Services Coordinator 
      • 2100 Gardiner Lane 
      • Louisville 
      • Kentucky 
      • 40205 
      • Phone (Work): 502-413-8988 
      • Phone (Fax): 502-515-4669 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

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

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    Applicants invited to interview will be sent a link to complete the required SUCOP Supplemental Application. A standardized test score is required. The PCAT is preferred. Other standardized test scores may be considered (e.g. GRE, MCAT, etc.).

    • 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:  
      • Details:  
    • 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:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • 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
      • Details: 
    • 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

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • 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: for more information.


    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Required if invited for an interview.
      • Deadline: April 1, 2019 Postmarked by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: 100.00
      • 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. 

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? No
      • Details: 

        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 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? Yes
      • Details: 

        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: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: US Citizenship, or permanent residency is required of all applicants.
    • Is preference given to state residents? No
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • 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
    • Details: 

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


  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

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

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
      • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
    • Interview Dates:
      • October 12, 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 
    • Details: 

      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.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • 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? Yes
      • Amount: $500.00
      • Due: With the student's response
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Deposits are non-refundable. The deposit is applied to the first quarter's tuition.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Details: New student orientation will be held during the last week in June 2019.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: July 1, 2019
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: This will be considered on a case by case basis.