Transfer application cycle is now open!
Transfer Application Cycle (January-March 1st)
The transfer application will be available on this website starting in January 2014. (Please see in Documents section). The application deadline is March 1, 2014. Please read the information below to learn more about our transfer policies and how to apply.
Policy and Definitions
Transfer students are those who are currently, or have recently been, enrolled in a professional pharmacy program at an ACPE accredited school or college of pharmacy. Transfer students must be in good academic standing at the institutions they are currently attending.
Pacific University School of Pharmacy will consider transfer students for admittance into the program as a first-year student in the fall semester or second-year student in the summer semester. For admittance to advance standing, a meticulous review of all available information will be completed.
The School of Pharmacy will evaluate students who wish to transfer on a case by case basis, and will include a student interview. The application process is a three-step process in order to review prerequisites, credits from U.S. ACPE accredited PharmD program, and completion of incomplete prerequisites or pharmacy courses. Student prerequisites, course descriptions, and syllabi from the previous institution, hours completed, transcripts, and a completed admission application will be used in making a decision.
The following documents are submitted to the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions:
- A written request for transfer. The letter states the reason for transfer, current academic status and reasons for intended success at Pacific University School of Pharmacy.
- Transfer Pharmacy Application. Please read the directions carefully and complete the form thoroughly.
- An evaluation form; the evaluation form may be printed off or emailed to the individuals who will be generating the letters of reference.
- Official undergraduate transcripts and official transcript from current pharmacy program.
- A letter from the Dean of his/her current Pharmacy School which describes the circumstances surrounding the transfer.
*All application materials and required official documents should be directly sent to the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions:
Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
190 SE 8th Avenue, Suite 181
Hillsboro, OR 97123
- A non-refundable $50 application processing fee payable to the Pacific University.
- The deadline for transfer submission is March 1 in order to be considered for the next academic year.
- Candidates must have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.4 when enrolled in the professional year(s) of his/her current pharmacy program.
- Criteria for potential transfer include but are not limited to: prerequisites completed, GPA, current performance, etc.
- If the request is not feasible, the student is notified in writing by April 1st.
- If the request is feasible, the student is notified in writing and will complete an in-person interview by April 1st.
- Determination of admission will be based on similar criteria and standards used to evaluate traditional applicants and on a seat capacity of the School of Pharmacy.
- Applicants granted admissions into our program receive a formal written offer from the Dean.
- Candidates receiving an admission offer can accept the offer in writing no later than April 15th accompanied by a check, money order, or credit card for $1,000, payable to Pacific University, to reserve a seat in the class. This deposit is applied toward student’s tuition.
- If for any reason a student does not meet the April 15th deadline, the student forfeits his/her right of acceptance.
- If for any reason the student decides to reject the acceptance offer after April 15th, the student loses the above deposit.
- After the April 15th deadline, the School of Pharmacy notifies the student of the appropriate deadlines they must meet. If the student does not meet the required deadlines or cannot complete the requested prerequisites or cannot complete the requested pharmacy courses by the deadlines, he/she will be asked to withdraw and will lose the above deposit.