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Admission to the South University School of Pharmacy’s accelerated three-year degree program is extremely competitive. This year, the University had more than 900 applications for approximately 165 available slots.

South University utilizes the PharmCAS system for applications. All transcripts and letters of recommendation,should be sent directly to PharmCAS. Applications will not be reviewed until these are received. Direct applications to South University will not be processed. For pre-pharmacy coursework information, please visit the South University, Savannah prerequisite page or the South University, Columbia prerequisite page.

Admissions Calendar 2018-2019

Class starts June 2019.

July 2018

Start Accepting Applications for 2019

September 2018 - April 2019

Admissions Interviews

April 2, 2019

Application Deadline

May 2019

Admissions Decisions Finalize

June 2019

Classes begin

Admissions Criteria

Consideration for admission will be based on the applicant’s potential for academic and professional achievement and an assessment of written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking skills, integrity, dedication, motivation, character, and maturity. To be considered for admission to South University Doctor of Pharmacy program, a prospective student must do the following:

  • Complete or be in the process of completing South University, Savannah pre-pharmacy course requirements or South University, Columbia pre-pharmacy course requirements (65-67 semester hours) at an acceptable accredited collegiate institution. The student must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in each prerequisite course. All pre-pharmacy coursework must be completed prior to matriculation to the South University Doctor of Pharmacy program on or before May 25th of the program entrance year.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.80 on a 4.0 scale. (A science GPA of 3.0 or better is also recommended.)
  • Submit a completed Pharmacy application through no later than April 1 of the current application cycle.
  • Submit a required minimum of two recommendations letters directly to PharmCAS, however, three letters are preferred.
  • Complete the South University School of Pharmacy’s on-campus personal interview with members of the Faculty and of the Admissions Committee (by invitation only).
  • Demonstrate the oral and written communication skills required to interact with patients and professional colleagues, and expected of a professional doctoral level student.
  • Provide directly to PharmCas all transcripts. Transcripts for all college coursework must be submitted since academic performance for all college coursework undertaken by the student will be evaluated.
  • The PCAT is not required for admission consideration.

International Students: U.S. permanent residents are considered but Non-U.S. citizens are not accepted. This program is not currently available for international students requiring Student Visa (F-1) Status. All prerequisite coursework must be completed in the U.S. at an accredited institution. Permanent residents must provide a copy of their permanent resident card.

Applications mailed directly to South University will not be accepted. Admissions decisions for students admitted to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program shall be based on a broad range of considerations, including academic and nonacademic factors. Academic factors will include the performance of applicants in their previous educational experiences. Non-academic factors include information presented through letters of recommendation, and information provided by applicants through personal interviews with the admissions staff and faculty. Such factors as motivation, commitment to service, knowledge of the pharmacy profession, communication skills, and perceived potential will be considered.
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