PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2014: January 6, 2014
- ACPE accreditation status: Full Accreditation
- Institution Type: Public
- Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
- Type of academic term:
- Semester (two terms per academic year)
- Dual Degree Programs Yes
- If Yes, Check all that apply:
- If Other, please list: Pharm.D./MBA
- Structure of your PharmD program:
- 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
- Open House Information:
- Dates: September 2013 and April 2014 (Dates TBA)
- Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
- Alternative enrollment options available
- 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:
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a Research I University that has been rated as the leading public University in New England. The School of Pharmacy is an upper-division school and one of 10 schools and colleges located on the main campus in Storrs, a very beautiful and picturesque area of the state. The School is designated as a regional New England School.
The School has offered the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) as its sole professional degree since 1997. The professional program requires completion of: two years of pre-pharmacy requirements, two years in the professional program leading to a Bachelor of Science with a major in Pharmacy Studies (BS Pharmacy Studies), followed by two additional years leading to a Pharm.D. This professional BS/Pharm.D. program is a full-time, four-year program (146 credits professional program plus 64 credits pre-pharmacy for a total of 210 credits), making the Pharm.D. graduate eligible to sit for licensure. The professional program (Pharm.D. years), will require additional tuition and fees for in-state students and proportional increases for New England Regional and out-of-state students.
The professional program is made up of integrated sequences expanding the concepts introduced during the pre-professional years, and applying them to pharmaceutical systems:
- an organ-based modular approach incorporating pathophysiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, drug delivery/formulation and therapeutics,
- application of this knowledge to problem solving and patient cases,
- a sequence of applied practice-based courses including the socioeconomic aspect of the profession and pharmacy administration, and
- clinical experience with patients The curriculum prepares our graduates to become general practitioners with the ability to specialize in many areas of pharmacy.
For more information on our Pharm.D., joint-degree, or graduate degree programs, please visit our website at http://www.pharmacy.uconn.edu/">www.pharmacy.uconn.edu.
- Estimated number interviewed for fall 2013 entering class: 150
- Estimated number accepted for fall 2013 entering class: 100
- Estimated fall 2013 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 100
- Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
- Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: <12
- Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 30 - 40
- Estimated percent of males in 2013 entering class: 40%
- Estimated percent of females in 2013 entering class: 60%
- Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.3
- Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 150
- Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: *See Residency Criteria
- Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: *See Residency Criteria
- Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2014 entering class: *See Residency Criteria
- Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
- Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.7
- Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 60
- Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
- Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 18-32
- Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 4:1
- Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 54-64
- Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 34
- Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2014 term
Course Prerequisites Table:
|Biology w/ lab
|General Chemistry I & II w / labs
||4 / semester; 8 credits total
||6 quarter hours / 12 hours total
|Sociology, Psychology, or Anthropology
|General Education* (Must include the following):
|Arts & Humanities
|Diversity & Multiculturalism
|Second Language Competency (Either 3 years high school or 2 college semesters in a single foreign language is required)
|Writing Competency (1 non-pharmacy writing intensive course; not Academic Writing)
|Physics (with or without lab)
|Organic Chemistry I & II (Labs are not required)
||3 credits per semester / 6 credits total
||4-5 hours per quarter / 8-10 total hours
|Human Physiology and Anatomy I & II (With Labs)
||4 credits per semester / 8 credits total
||6 quarter hours / 12 hours total
- Additional Information:
*(See pg. 18 of UConn Undergraduate Catalog for more details; http://www.catalog.uconn.edu/">http://www.catalog.uconn.edu/
All English, math, and science prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring 2014 semester. Any application that does not meet this requirement will be denied immediately.
The microeconomics and social science prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment.
It is very strongly recommended that the University General Education Requirements be completed prior to enrollment. Unfulfilled General Education Requirements must be completed by the end of the second professional year. Please refer to our website, http://www.pharmacy.uconn.edu/">www.pharmacy.uconn.edu, for more information regarding specific academic regulations and policies.
- Supplemental Application required? Yes
- Details: The School of Pharmacy does not require a supplemental application, however, transfer applicants must complete an additional application for undergraduate transfer admission to the University of Connecticut though the Office of Undergraduate Transfer Admissions. Please see http://admissions.uconn.edu/content/transfer for more information.
The School of Pharmacy defines a transfer applicant to be any applicant, regardless of prior education, who is not enrolled at the University of Connecticut and is seeking direct admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Program. Applicants who have received degrees from institutions other than the University of Connecticut are considered to be transfer students by this definition and therefore, must apply to and meet the application criteria of the University of Connecticut's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The University of Connecticut's Undergraduate Admission application deadline for transfer applicants to Pharm.D. is February 1, 2014.
See http://pharmacy.uconn.edu/admissions/undergraduatepharm-d/ for more information.
- Deadline: 2/1/2014 Received by deadline
- Supplemental Application fee: $70.00
- Obtaining the Supplemental Application:
Only transfer students (please refer to the above definition of transfer student) are required to complete the Common Application and Supplemental Transfer Application for the University of Connecticut's Office of Transfer Admissions. Some of the supporting documents that must be included with the transfer application to UConn by the February 1, 2014 deadline include; official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of higher education, high school transcripts, and standardized testing results.
Please refer to the University Admissions website (http://admissions.uconn.edu/content/transfer) for general information on the transfer admission process and for the Common Application to the University of Connecticut. There is also a supplemental transfer application at www.admissions.uconn.edu/content/apply/supplements. http://admissions.uconn.edu/content/apply/supplements">
The Common Application, Supplemental Transfer Application, and all supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office of Transfer Admission by 2/1/14. Transfer applications that don’t meet this criteria will become ineligible for further consideration by the School of Pharmacy Professional Program.
- PCAT required? Yes
- TOEFL® required? No
- Other required tests or credentials:
For Transfer Students Only - The University of Connecticut requires that all applicants whose primary language is not English, including international and non-native English speakers must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. The minimum score requirement for the TOEFL is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based). The minimum score requirement for the IELTS exam is 6.5. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Connecticut from the respective testing service. UConn's TOEFL Code: 3915.
- Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended
- Is proof of state residency required? Yes
- Details: Definition of Transfer Student:
The School of Pharmacy defines a transfer applicant to be any applicant, regardless of prior education, who is not currently, nor has ever been, enrolled at the University of Connecticut and is seeking direct admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Program. Applicants who have received prior degrees from institutions other than the University of Connecticut are considered to be transfer students under this definition.
Preference is given to University of Connecticut students (regardless of residency), Connecticut-state residents, and New England Regional students (MA, ME, NH, VT) (residency is defined as the place of your primary permanent residence) for direct admission to the Pharm.D. Professional Program. Connecticut State residency is defined by the Connecticut State Statutes and determined by the UCONN office of Transfer Admissions. Transfer students must have completed their pre-pharmacy curriculum at regionally accredited, degree granting institutions of higher education and must have met all application requirements for both the School of Pharmacy and the University of Connecticut. Transfer students must submit a complete application with the University of Connecticut's Office of Transfer Admission by Feb. 1. 2014 in addition to the PharmCAS application (Jan 6, 2014). Ineligible applications will be promptly denied without consideration.
Please see WWW.Pharmacy.UConn.Edu for more information
- Is preference given to state residents? Yes
- Is preference given to residents of other states? Yes
- Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
- Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
- Are LORs required? Yes
- Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
- LOR types that are REQUIRED:
- LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED:
- Faculty Adviser
- Pre-Health Adviser
- Professor (Liberal Arts)
- Professor (Math)
- 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:
- Are Committee Letters accepted? No
- Are Composite Letters accepted? No
- Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
- Interview Dates:
- Interviews generally take place in March
All students will be considered for an interview on a competitive basis. Students receiving an interview should not assume that they will be admitted to the professional program. An excellent academic record may be a factor in prioritizing applicants for interview. If invited to interview, the applicant’s personal characteristics such as professional and social awareness, communication skills, self-knowledge and maturity, ethics and integrity and problem-solving ability are assessed. Please see www.pharmacy.uconn.edu for more information.
- When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? April 2014; Letters of Provisional Acceptance may be sent as soon as interviews are completed and continue being sent until class is full. Letters of Final Acceptance are sent following the completion of the spring semester and distribution of final grades.
- When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 3 weeks from date of acceptance letter
- Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? No
- Details: The School of Pharmacy does not require a deposit. However, transfer students must pay a $150 deposit with the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Admissions Office to secure their UConn acceptance.
- New Student Orientation Information:
- First day of classes and/or matriculation: 8/25/2014
- Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No