Pre-Arrival Requirements

Before you arrive on campus at Pacific University, there are several important tasks you must complete in order to begin our program in the School of Pharmacy. Please refer to this page for important information on deadlines and instructions for completing background checks and drug testing, immunizations, getting your pharmacy intern license, and sending official transcripts.

Background Check and Drug Testing

Because of requirements by Pacific University as well as IPPE and APPE experiential sites, you will be required to do drug screenings and have criminal background checks performed at various times throughout your 3 years at Pacific. The cost for these screenings are the responsibility of the student.

Certiphi Screening, Inc. provides background investigations, drug testing and immunization tracking services to higher education institutions across the country. If you have questions about a screening, please use the following contact information:

800-803-9582 |

Pacific University School of Pharmacy utilizes the centralized Background Check and Drug Testing service through PharmCAS. The company, Certiphi Screening Inc., will email students in May with instructions. This information may be sent in two separate messages (one for background check, the other for drug screen). It is important to complete both processes simultaneously.  Please do not submit your applications for these tests before you receive instructions in May.

Instructions for completing background check and drug screening


The School of Pharmacy, along with many IPPE and APPE sites, requires students to receive various vaccinations. Students will need to upload documentation of required immunizations to myRecordTracker and to eValue. Instructions will be sent by email in early May.

Instructions for submitting immunization and health screening records

Full list of immunization and health screening requirements (pdf)

See our guide to the Two-Step TB Skin Test (pdf) for more information.

It is very important to start obtaining these vaccinations right away. A few of the required vaccinations take a series of months to complete.

Pharmacy Intern Licenses

All students must obtain both Oregon and Washington pharmacy intern licenses. It is important to start the process early so you are ready to start your IPPEs in your first year. Intern applications should be submitted as quickly as possible after you receive instructions in Mayto allow time for processing. Please do NOT submit your application before you receive instructions.

Instructions for applying for Oregon and Washington intern licenses

Intern License Frequently Asked Questions

What address do I put on my intern application?
The address where you will be receiving mail on a daily basis through June. This is the address where your official Board of Pharmacy fingerprint packet will be mailed.

What if the address on my application is not where I will be living during the school year?
You have 10 days after you receive your OR license and WA registration to submit a "change of address" request to each board.

It has been a month and I have not received my fingerprint packet...what do I do?
Call or email the respective boards and ask for the Licensing Division:

Oregon Board

Washington Board

Why hasn't my license been mailed to me?
The Oregon Board of Pharmacy will send your license and registration directly to the School of Pharmacy. You will receive this during Orientation week.

Official Transcripts

After confirming your seat in the class, the graduate admissions office will complete an official prerequisite evaluation. This evaluation will let you know if there are any outstanding prerequisites.

All prerequisite coursework must be completed by Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with a grade of 'C' or above. You were sent an official prerequisite evaluation shortly after confirming your seat in the class. This evaluation outlined which prerequisites were still incomplete and the transcripts needed by admissions.

You can send all official transcripts directly to:

Pacific University
Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
190 SE 8th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123

For Pre-Arrival requirement questions: Contact Andrew Longhofer