International Admissions | Pharmacy

Pacific University School of Pharmacy does accept international applicants. Official evaluations from WES or ECE must be sent directly to PharmCAS in order for Pacific to receive them. International students must complete the same application requirements mandatory for all applicants.

Foreign Coursework

Applicants must have all coursework completed at foreign colleges or universities (non-US and Canadian colleges, universities or graduate schools) evaluated by a third-party organization. All transcripts from foreign colleges or universities must receive both a credential evaluation and course-by-course evaluation from a certified agency. These transcripts and evaluations are required even if the coursework does not apply toward the pharmacy prerequisites. Pacific University School of Pharmacy will only accept evaluations from the following certified agencies: Educational Credentials Evaluations (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).

Please contact PharmCAS with any questions regarding sending transcript evaluations.

To obtain additional information or download the application form online, please contact ECE or WES directly

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203–3470
414–289–3400 | eval@ece.org
www.ece.org

World Education Services (WES)
P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113–0745
1–800–937–3895 | info@wes.org
www.wes.org

School of Pharmacy English Proficiency Policy

A satisfactory command of the English language is required for admission to Pacific University prior to admission. Please note that this requirement applies to all applicants if English is not their native language, including permanent residents and citizens.

Valid Proof of English Language Proficiency

The following criteria represent different ways to prove English proficiency for this program.

  • Achieving the minimum required official score on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Test scores are valid for two years after the test date, but will still be considered valid if the score exceeded the minimum requirement and you have maintained continuous residency in the United States since the exam date.
  • Completion of a bachelor's, master’s, doctorate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university where English is the only language of instruction. Individuals who are in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution may be admitted to some programs.

Minimum Test Score Requirements

TOEFL

IELTS

Paper-based

Computer-based

Internet-based

 

600 overall

Minimum per section:
54-55 reading
55 listening
55 structure/written expression

250 overall

Minimum per section:
21 reading
22 listening
22 structure/writing

100 overall

Minimum per section:
20 reading
21 listening
22 writing
22 speaking

7.0 overall

Minimum sub scores per section:
7.0

Invalid Proof of English Language Proficiency

The following criteria represent different ways that indicate insufficient English skills to join this program.

  • Test score less than Pacific’s minimum requirement
  • Test score more than two years old (unless you have lived in the United States since the exam date)
  • Institutional TOEFL score from any school except Pacific
  • Completion of an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at any school
  • Successful completion of English, writing, or literature courses at any college or university
  • An associate’s degree from a community college in the United States

Foreign Pharmacy Education

Applicants who completed a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from a foreign college or university are handled on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are encouraged to complete an unofficial prerequisite worksheet first to have their foreign coursework evaluated by the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions. As mentioned above, all foreign coursework must receive an official evaluation by a certified agency (ECE or WES). Several factors will be taken into consideration when evaluating any previous foreign pharmacy education: coursework completed, grades received, duration of study, and the length of time passed since completion of the pharmacy degree. Based on these factors, some of the School of Pharmacy prerequisite courses may be waived. The Admissions Committee for the School of Pharmacy makes all final decisions about the use of foreign pharmacy courses to meet prerequisite requirements.