Appalachian College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Vickie Keene
Director of Academic Records, Admissions and Financial Aid

Office of Admissions

1060 Dragon Road
Oakwood, Virginia 24631

Phone (Work): 276-498-4190

Phone (Fax): 276-498-4193

Website:

  • http://www.acp.edu/
  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy Campus Photo

  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy Students Photo

Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: May 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: The Appalachian College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is a three year program. The first year consists of two terms. The second and third year of the program consists of three terms.
Dual Degree Programs No
If Yes, Check all that apply:
Structure of your PharmD program: 3-4 (three years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
Open House Information:
  • Dates

    Details

    ACP open houses will be announced on our website at www.acp.edu. Individual campus visits are offered upon request and applicants should contact the Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment.

Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available
  • None
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:
  • N/A

Program Description (back to top)

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) offers Virginia's only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

ACP’s mission is to prepare pharmacists to provide excellent patient-centered pharmaceutical care and systems management to meet 21st century healthcare challenges, with a focus on meeting the needs of rural underserved populations. Through active participation in community health education and rural outreach clinics, students endeavor to improve the quality of life of the underserved members of their communities. ACP strives to provide the highest standards of academic excellence and professionalism and instill in students a sense of social responsibility, professional collaboration and a commitment to lifelong learning.

To learn more about ACP, please visit our website at http://www.acp.edu.

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Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 200
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 120 - 130
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 75
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 0
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:
Minimum overall GPA considered: The Appalachian College of Pharmacy adopts a holistic approach to admissions. Applicants presenting above average GPA scores are more competitive. Experience and other evidence may be considered.
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: The Appalachian College of Pharmacy adopts a holistic approach to admissions. Applicants presenting above average GPA scores are more competitive. Experience and other evidence may be considered.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) does not require the PCAT test however preference is given to applicants who submit PCAT test scores. ACP adopts a holistic approach to admissions.
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: 44%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 56%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.02
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 20 - 46
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 7.3:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72 semester hours
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 41 semester hours
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 110
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 72 semester hours   110 
General Biology I with lab (4 semester hours) and General Biology II with lab (4 semester hours)  12 
College Chemistry I with lab (4 semester hours) and College Chemistry II with lab (4 semester hours)  12 
Electives (see www.acp.edu website for clarification of required electives)   19  29 
Organic Chemistry I with lab (4 semester hours) and Organic Chemistry II with lab (4 semester hours)  12 
College Physics I or II with lab (4 semester hours) 
Human Anatomy (3 semester hours)  4.5 
Human Physiology (3 semester hours)  4.5 
General Microbiology (3 semester hours)  4.5 
English Composition I (3 semester hours) and English Composition II (3 semester hours) 
College Mathematics (6 semester hours) which must include Calculus (Calculus with minimum of 3 semester hours)  
Advanced Biological Science or Physics II (4 semester credits) 

Additional Information

Two semesters or three quarters are required for each of the following prerequisites:  General Biology (General Biology I with lab and II with lab), College Chemistry (College Chemistry I with lab and College Chemistry II with lab), Organic Chemistry (Organic Chemistry I with lab and Organic Chemistry II with lab).

Advanced Biological Science course (e.g. physics II / lab, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, others).

The mathematics component must include a minimum of 3 semester hours of calculus. Examples of acceptable Calculus courses are Analytical Geometry and Differential Calculus, Calculus I, Basic Calculus, etc.

A total of 19 semester credits are required for the Electives requirements.  In order to fulfill the Electives requirement the successful applicant must complete at least one course (3 semester credits) in social/behavioral sciences such as psychology or sociology, one course (3 semester credits) in the humanities/fine arts such as literature, art or music and at least one course (3 semester credits) in mathematics/sciences such as statistics or economics.  Humanities courses are content-based courses rather than skilled-based courses such as English Composition or a foreign language course.  Skill-based courses will not fulfill the Humanities requirements.  Three semester credit hours each of College Statistics and Public Speaking (6 total semester credits) are recommended as part of the Electives requirements, however other elective courses may be deemed to fulfill the requirements.  The remaining semester credits can be fulfilled by the successful completion of any of the three categories described above.

The website for additional information is: http://www.acp.edu

 

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework

Yes

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

Yes

Details: The Appalachian College of Pharmacy supplemental application is available at http://www.acp.edu.
Deadline: Supplemental application is due on the day of interview.Postmarked by deadline
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

How to Apply - http://www.acp.edu

Supplemental Application - http://www.acp.edu

Please direct all questions to the Office of Admissions at 276-498-4190 or 866-935-7350 (toll free).

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

No

Details:

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy does not require the PCAT test.  However admissions preference is given to applicants who submit a PCAT test report.

For additional PCAT test information please contact the Admissions Office at 276-498-4190.

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

Yes

Details:

Evidence of English Language Proficiency

Applicants are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. One of the following can be used as certification of English proficiency:

  • Diploma or degree from an English speaking school – a degree or diploma from an accepted accredited college or university in which the primary language of instruction for the entire institution is English.
  • You have graduated from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
  • You have taken English composition and speech prerequisites from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, and have earned a “B” or better.
  • The TOEFL – The recommended minimum scores for admissions are:
    • Paper-based test score of 550 or higher
    • Internet-based test score of 90 or higher
    • The date of taking the TOEFL should not be more than 24 months prior to the date of enrollment.
    • The TOEFL score should be included in your PharmCAS application and not submitted to the Appalachian College of Pharmacy.
Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Applicants must provide official transcripts of all academic coursework prior to matriculation.  Applicants must also provide documentation indicating the completion of all required immunizations, proof of health insurance coverage and submission of a criminal background check prior to matriculation.  Please see enrollment requirements at http://www.acp.edu/index.php/admissions/enrollment-requirements/

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? Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states? Yes

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: 05/01/2018 Postmarked by deadline
Details:

U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens holding Permanent Resident status with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service will be considered for admission. Documentation of status is required and must be submitted to the College. Applicants with foreign transcripts must follow the instructions as outlined on the college website, see http://www.acp.edu


 

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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:

Appalachian College of Pharmacy requires three letters of recommendation. Please follow the PharmCAS instructions for submitting letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from each of the following:

1. Science Professor

2. Pharmacist

3. Applicant’s Choice

Note: ACP does not accept evaluations from friends, family members, clergy, co-workers, or politicians. 

 

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

  • Pharmacist
  • Professor (Science)

LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

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

LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED:

Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Clergy
  • Co-Worker
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • September - May
Details:

After evaluating candidate files, the Admissions Committee will invite selected candidates for on-campus interviews based on the established admissions criteria. Candidates are interviewed by a panel typically consisting of at least one ACP faculty member and one pharmacist/preceptor. Candidates are also interviewed by a student panel consisting of two students.  During the interview, the panel will assess the candidate's oral communication skills, motivation, compassion, professionalism, leadership, and team working skills.  A writing sample is also collected during the interview process.

Video conference interviews may be offered to applicants living in a foreign country.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Issued within 2 weeks after applicant interview
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Ten (10) business days from date of acceptance letter. Applicants must notify the College in writing that they wish to accept and reserve a place in the class. *The College reserves the right to shorten the time frame for an applicant to accept an offer of admissions.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?

Yes

Amount: $1,000 seat deposit will be credited toward fall term tuition. A $500 refund is available upon written request prior to June 1st.
Due: Ten (10) business days from date of acceptance letter.
Refundable? Yes
Details: The $1,000 seat deposit is due by the deadline established in the acceptance letter. The seat deposit ($1,000) will be credited toward fall term tuition. A $500 refund is available upon written request prior to June 1st.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • August 15 - 17, 2018
First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 20, 2018
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes