Loma Linda University
School of Pharmacy



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Admissions Office 
      • School of Pharmacy 
      • Shryock Hall, Room 106 
      • Loma Linda 
      • California 
      • 92350  
      • Phone (Work): 909-558-1300  
      • Phone (Fax): 909-558-4859 
      • Email: admissions.sp@llu.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  November 3, 2014


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Quarter (three terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Pharm.D./M.A. in Bioethics
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: January 25, 2015 
      • Details: Our Annual Open House is for all programs offered on the Loma Linda University campus. For more information and registration go to: http://www.llu.edu/central/openhouse/ 
    • 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 ↑ 

    Admissions Overview:


    The School of Pharmacy, one of eight schools that comprise Loma Linda University, is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Because of this, preference for admission is given to members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. No candidate is accepted on the basis of religious affiliation alone. It is a firm policy of the admissions committee to admit individuals who desire a faith-based education and demonstrate a commitment to Christian principles.

    The students admitted to the School of Pharmacy come from diverse backgrounds, and therefore represent many religious and ethnic groups. They are all talented individuals who are self-motivated and have demonstrated academic excellence as well as hold a passion for reaching out into the community and helping others towards wellness.

    The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants based on a variety of criteria such as academic achievement, communication skills, pharmacy experience, and involvement in extracurricular activities. We especially value activities that demonstrate leadership and community service. Showing strong aptitude in the biological and physical sciences is important; however, we also encourage a well-balanced academic background that includes the humanities and social sciences.

    The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to educate and train pharmacists within a Christian environment so that they can become caring competent health care professionals. A Loma Linda University pharmacist is someone for whom the pursuit of excellence—both professional and personal—is a way of life. If this describes you, we encourage you to apply to Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy today.

    Please visit http://pharmacy.llu.edu  for more detailed information.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 200
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 142
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 85
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: N/A
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: N/A
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.38
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 200
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75 (3.00 preferred)
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: We do not evaluate the GPA for prerequisite courses only, but for ALL Science & Math courses taken during your secondary education. The minimum is 2.75 Cumulative GPA for ALL Science & Math courses combined.
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: Baccalaureate degree in other discipline
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: Average 25 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 7:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 77
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 41
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 115
    • 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 77  115 
      General Biology with Labs  12 
      General Chemistry with Labs  12 
      Organic Chemistry with Labs  12 
      General Physics with Labs   12 
      General Biochemistry (No Lab Required) 
      General Microbiology (No Lab Required) 
      Human Anatomy (No Lab Required) 
      Calculus (Integral and Differential) 
      Economics (Macro or Micro) 
      General Psychology 
      Speech Communication 
      Additional Requirements-Students Not Planning to Receive Bachelor's Degree: English Composition 
      Additional Requirements-Students Not Planning to Receive Bachelor's Degree: Humanities/Fine Arts  12  18 
      Additional Requirements-Students Not Planning to Receive Bachelor's Degree: Social & Behavioral Sciences  12 
    • Additional Information: 

      Prerequisites must be taken at an accredited two-year or four-year U.S. institution.

      Prerequisites must be completed with letter grade of ‘C’ or better.

      Pass/No Pass courses will not be accepted to fulfill prerequisites.

       

      For a course to be acceptable in fulfilling the prerequisites, it must be at the level of those required for a major in the field. Introductory courses in the sciences are not accepted. The science sequences must be completed with the full sequence of courses offered at your institution. Final determination of acceptability of course as prerequisites resides with the School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee in conjunction with the Loma Linda University Registrar.

       

      Applicants who have completed academic work in countries outside the U.S. must have all prerequisites completed at a two or four-year regionally accredited U.S. institution.  

       

      The approved academic record evaluation for foreign transcripts will still be required as supplemental material for evaluating the potential for success of that student.

       

      Please visit http://www.llu.edu/pharmacy  for more information.


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Deadline: 15 days after receiving the Supplemental Application Invitation E-mail from LLUSP. Received by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $75
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        After PharmCAS has verified and processed your completed application and is received by LLU, you will be sent an e-mail invitation. The invitation will contain instructions and a link on how to access and complete the online LLUSP Supplemental Application. The deadline for completing the application is 15 days after the invitation is sent to you. The LLUSP Supplemental Application is sent to all students who apply to Loma Linda University.


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? 
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? 
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
    • 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 an original foreign transcript directly to the school
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 11/03/2014 Received by deadline
    • Details: 

      International students must have their foreign transcripts reviewed by one of the following evaluation services prior to applying and submitted to PharmCAS by November 3, 2014:  Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).  Evaluations by different companies are not accepted.

       

      In addition, the student must submit original foreign transcripts directly to our university. Please send the transcript to Admissions Processing, 11139 Anderson St., Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA  92350.


  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Four (4)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      We require a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation.  One letter of recommendation must be from a pastor, clergy, or spiritual advisor. If you have already met the PharmCAS limit of four (4) letters, you may submit the spiritual letter of recommendation through the LLU Supplemental Application.  We will only accept this type of letter directly.  All other letters of recommendation must be submitted directly through PharmCAS.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Clergy
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Pharmacist
      • Professor (Science)
    • 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: Only committee letters from Seventh-day Adventist schools will be accepted. The Committee letter will fulfill all requirements for letters of recommendation.
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • November 3, 2014 - March 31, 2015 
    • Details: 

      Interview appointments consist of the following:  writing sample, two one-on-one interviews, video about Loma Linda University and a session with admissions personnel.


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed to applicants when a decision is made by the Admissions Committee. All applicants will be notified by mail no later than April 15.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Accepted students have 15 days from the date they receive their acceptance letter to respond with their deposit.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500
      • Due: 15 days from the date they receive their acceptance letter
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Accepted students have 15 days from the date they receive their acceptance letter to respond with their deposit. The deposit amount is $500. The deposit will be applied to the first quarter's tuition
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • September 14-18, 2015 
      • Details: Attendance each day to the Week of Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: September 21, 2015
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No