Touro College (NY)

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Heidi Fuchs
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management

Touro College of Pharmacy

231 West 124th Street
5th Floor
New York, New York 10027

Phone (Work): 929-333-8360

Phone (Fax): 212-531-2264


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: June 3, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation (Probationary Status)

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:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs No
If Yes, Check all that apply:
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
Open House Information:
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:

Program Description (back to top)

Touro College of Pharmacy, located in New York City, is a four year Doctor of Pharmacy program. The College is ideally situated in the Harlem community of Manhattan, home to a large number of health care facilities, community organizations focused on health, and an area rich in cultural heritage and diversity. Our location offers the advantage of an abundance of opportunities for student learning and career development.

Since opening the doors to its Harlem campus in 2008, the Touro College of Pharmacy has offered a truly unique educational experience.  The College emphasizes hands-on learning, with extensive rotation practice experience and service to the community. Touro’s exceptional, 2.5+1.5 curriculum-based education sets it apart, providing students 9 rotations and extended opportunities to put learning into practice. Beyond that, Touro is the pharmacy school focused on public health, cultural awareness, and community outreach. Small classes maximize personalized instruction. Students’ futures comes first, with many opportunities to work closely with knowledgeable and skilled faculty, and network with a variety of health care providers.

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at Touro is uniquely composed of five semesters of classroom experiences and 9 rotations of professional practice, placing us amongst the few colleges of pharmacy with the most experiential education. Students receive individualized attention through small classes and a highly qualified faculty who are accessible and available to meet with students and provide one-on-one sessions.

Courses in biological sciences, biomedical sciences, public health, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical sciences, and pharmacy practice form an essential part of the curriculum. The experiential years of our curriculum are designed to provide community-based education in health care facilities, public health agencies, and advocacy experiences. 

The core values of the Touro College of Pharmacy reflect a commitment to providing educational and professional opportunities and fostering access to underserved populations. With a class size of a maximum of 100 students per year and a program focus on communication, community engagement, population health, and leadership skills, our graduates will be highly sought after by the employment community.

While a bachelor’s degree is preferred, it is no longer required. We do require you to complete a minimum of 67 credits of undergraduate classes and meet the pre-professional coursework.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 240
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 80-100
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 80-100
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: 0-100
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 0-100
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75 preferred
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: N/A
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
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: 40%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 60%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.18
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 20-39
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 5:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: minimum of 67 (please see*)
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 43
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72-105
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 minimum of 67 (please see*)  72-105 
General Chemistry with lab    
Organic Chemistry with lab    
Biology with lab    
Human Anatomy with lab OR Anatomy and Physiology 1 with lab   
Physiology with lab OR Anatomy and Physiology II with lab   
Microbiology with lab    
Physics with lab   
English Composition   
English Oral Communication/Public Speaking/Speech    
Humanities (English Literature/History, Philosophy, Ethics)   
Social/Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology)   

Additional Information

Biology, Chemistry. Organic Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology and Physics must include a laboratory. While we used to require a bachelor's degree, we no longer require a bachelor's degree. We do require you to complete a minimum of 67 credits of undergraduate classes and meet the pre-professional coursework 



AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?



Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is strongly recommend

If PCAT scores are submitted, please note the following:

1. Official scores must be sent directly to PharmCAS by Pearsons.

2. PCAT scores are valid only if the test was taken within the last two years (e.g., for Fall 2019 not before July 2016).


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


To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the minimum scores.
TOEFL scores must be no more than two years old.
Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Applicants must provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations. A criminal background check is mandatory.

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: 6/15/19 Received by deadline
FTER will be accepted from World Education Services (WES) only 

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:

The application requires three letters of recommendation, including one from a healthcare professional. We do not accept letters from family members.

Recommenders must complete and submit the PharmCAS Reference Request Form directly to PharmCAS.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

  • Health Care Professional


  • Employer
  • Faculty Adviser
  • 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:

  • Co-Worker
  • Family Member
  • Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with one interviewer
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
  • Late September 2018 through June 2019

Touro College of Pharmacy will notify candidates selected for an interview via e-mail. The interview day will include group and individual sessions, meet and greet current students when possible and participate in a tour. The interview day will last approximately fivehours. Not all applicants will be selected for an interview


Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are sent out to potential students via email within 4-6 weeks of the interview date. Acceptances are emailed on a continual basis. Please visit
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? The deadline for responding to an acceptance letter via email is five (5) days after an offer is extended. This time frame may be shortened if the admissions cycle is extended.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $1000
Due: 5 days after acceptance deadline and 3 days if the admissions cycle is extended
Refundable? No
Details: Due to time constraints applicants accepted later in the cycle or from the wait list may have to submit deposits in a shorter time frame than candidates accepted through April or through direct admissions.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • August 26, 2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: The Tuesday following Labor Day and orientation unless otherwise noted on our academic calendar
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes