Touro College (NY)
College of Pharmacy

Touro College of Pharmacy-NY is excited to participate in the Early Decision process with an application deadline of September 4, 2018.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • 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 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

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

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 


    • 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: At this time a Baccalaureate degree is required for admission unless a student is applying through a linkage or articulation agreement. Please check our website for updates regarding our Baccalaureate degree requirement for students who have completed 2 years of pre-pharmacy education.
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: TBA 
      • Details:  
    • 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:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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.

    The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at Touro is uniquely composed of five semesters of classroom experiences and fifty-four weeks 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.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 240
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 70-100
    • Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 70-100
    • 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: 2.5
    • 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: Baccalaureate degree in other discipline
    • Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
      • Details: 
    • 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: 3.19
    • 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

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90-100
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36-42
    • 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 90-100  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    
    • Additional Information: 

      Biology, Chemistry. Organic Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology must include a laboratory.

      At some point in the cycle our college may be able to consider candidates who have completed a pre-professional curriculum of a minimum of 67 credits.  In that instance we will require additional pre-requisite courses to include:

      Physics w/lab: 4 credits
      English Composition: 3 credits
      English Oral Communication/Speech: 3 credits
      Social/Behavioral Science: 6 credits (e.g. Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology)
      Humanities: 6 credits (e.g. English Literature/Ethics/Philosophy/History)





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

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? No
      • Details: 

        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? Yes
      • Details: 
        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.

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • 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: 6/15/19 Received by deadline
    • Details: 
      FTER will be accepted from World Education Services (WES) only 

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • 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
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • 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

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • 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 
    • Details: 

      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


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • 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? Yes
      • 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 
      • Details: This date is tentative and recommend that candidates check our academic calendar for confirmation. Admitted students will be notified via email of the date of New Student Orientation
    • 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
      • Details: Deferment requests will be reviewed and granted on a case- by- case basis.