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.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology with Labs||8||12|
|General Chemistry with Labs||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with Labs||8||12|
|General Physics I (Mechanics, Newtownian Physics): One course (4 quarter or 4 semester units) of General Physics lectures with laboratories. (Survey Courses Okay)||4||4|
|General Biochemistry (No Lab Required) -Requirement can be met by taking General Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or Molecular Biology.||3||4|
|Additional Requirements-Students Not Planning to Receive Bachelor's Degree: English Composition||6||9|
|Additional Requirements-Students Not Planning to Receive Bachelor's Degree: Humanities/Fine Arts||12||16|
|Additional Requirements-Students Not Planning to Receive Bachelor's Degree: Social & Behavioral Sciences||12||16|
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.
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.
The TOEFL may be required if a student has completed the majority of their undegraduate work in a non-english speaking environment or if they are an international student whose native language is not English.
International students must have their foreign transcripts reviewed by one of the following evaluation services prior to applying and submitted to PharmCAS by November 1, 2016: Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). Evaluations by different companies are not accepted. WES is strongly recommended. Applicant's who have done their foreign coursework evaluation through WES will not be required to send original transcripts from the foreign school they attended. Students must submit original foreign transcripts directly to our university unless they have submitted the transcripts to WES for their foreign evaluation. Please send the transcript to:
Admissions Processing-Loma Linda University
11139 Anderson St., Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350.
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.
Interview appointments consist of the following: writing sample, two one-on-one interviews, video about Loma Linda University and a session and tour with admissions personnel.