Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy
Students Entering Fall 2018 - Pharm.D. Class of 2022
Step A: Accepting Provisional Admission
- Review the Follow-Up Provisional Admission letter emailed to you by the Office of Student Affairs.
- Review Professional Technical Standards for Admission, Matriculation and Graduation - Students concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should contact the UT Tyler Office of Accessibility and Resources and/or the College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs.
- Accept the Offer of Provisional Admission by signing the Follow-Up Provisional Admission letter and emailing it to PharmacyAdmissions@uttyler.edu
- Activate your My Patriot Account, UT TYler Email account. A follow-up email will be sent within one week of receiving your Provisional Admissions email with directions on how to activate these accounts.
- Submit College of Pharmacy Seat Deposit vis myUTTyler.
Step B: Moving from Provisional Admission to Full Admission
- Criminal Background Check and Urine Drug Screens (by date given by Office of Student Affairs) -PharmCAS will send an email with information regarding the criminal background check and urine drug screening information. The company that is working with PharmCAS is called Certiphi (https://www.certiphi.com/). In the instructions from PharmCAS, you will sign up for these screenings and arrange for a location for the urine test. Both the background checks and the urine drug screen should be completed bu the deadline assigned by the Office of Student Affairs since both of these may take up to 14 days to process.
- Complete all remaining prerequisite courses (by the end of spring semester 2018)- All remaining prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of spring with a grade of "C" or higher. Official transcripts for spring 2017 and for any summer courses should be submitted to the College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs.
- Completion or Adequate Progress for Texas Core Curriculum (by end of Summer 2018) - All students who do not have a prior Bachelor's degree must complete the Texas Core Curriculum. The College of Pharmacy allows up to 12 semester credit hours (specific categories only) to be completed during Summer 1 and Summer 2 of the Pharm.D. program.
Step C: Preparing for Fall 2018
- Review Tuition & Fees, Financial Aid and Scholarship Information - This guide includes information on Tuition & Fees ($17,253 per semester), cost of attendance, UT Tyler payment plans options, financial aid, tuition exemptions/waivers, and scholarships and tuition assistance programs.
- Contact Housing Options - UT Tyler Housing includes several on-campus apartment style options including University Pines Apartments (Individuals and families; located across the street from WT Brookshire Hall), Eagles Landing Apartments (upperclassmen; located near campus), and Patriot Village Apartments. There are also a number of privately owned apartments near campus.
- International Students
- (F/J Visas) - International students with a F/J visa will be contacted by the Office of International Programs when either provisionally or fully admitted into the program
- ALL International students will need to be eligible to work within the US and will need a social security number in order to apply for a Texas State Board of Pharmacy Intern/Intern-Trainee. Non-citizens can request a social security number (SSN) by following the attached instructions.
Step D: Complete PRIOR to Orientation
- Registering for Classes (Not needed) - The College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs will register you for classes in late July. Please do not enroll yourself in Pharm.D. courses.
- Pharmacy Intern License Trainee status - The paperwork for the Pharmacy Intern License Trainee paperwork will be completed during orientation. You will not be able to submit paperwork ahead of time. You will need to bring a copy of your Social Security Card to orientation for this paperwork. Please note that in Texas, when you are licensed as a "pharmacy intern trainee" in the first year of pharmacy school, this ONLY covers you for college of pharmacy activities. This will NOT allow you to work in a pharmacy as an employee. A student is eligible to work as a pharmacy intern after semester two of the program. Until that license is in effect, if a student wants to work in a pharmacy during the first year of school, they will need to register as a pharmacy technician trainee or pharmacy technician.
- Technology Requirements for Orientation/Program (needed for Orientation) - A mobile computer or device with wireless internet access, word processing capabilities, and ability to access UT Tyler course management system and the College of Pharmacy examination software (ExamSoft) is required. Recommendations and minimum requirements are provided in the link above. Computer and Software Discounts are available for UT Tyler students, faculty, and staff. Thayer Merritt, IT Coordinator II for the College of Pharmacy, can be reached for any specific computer questions or assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review Important Financial Aid Information - Financial Aid "To Do" list and "Awards"
- Review Important Tuition and Fee Information
- Tuition Schedule and Payment Due Dates
- Tuition Payment Plan Options and Emergency Loans
- Instructions on how to submit payments (tuition, parking permits, etc) through myUTTyler
- Please note that your seat deposit will be applied to your first tuition bill.
- Review Important Policies
- Standards for Professional Dress and Classroom Behavior
- Classroom hours for coursework: Please reserve Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for coursework. At the beginning of each eight-week session, you will be given a class schedule and this MAY have open time slots where you will not be physically meeting for class. HOWEVER, we may place coursework or mandatory meetings in these open slots, so I'll need you to keep the Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. open for classes. If you schedule work or other activities during this time and there is a schedule change, you'll need to arrange to be in class that day.
Step E: Attend First Professional Year Orientation
- Orientation is 8 am-5 pm each day. Arrive daily between 7:30 - 7:50 am. Breakfast served.
- On Monday, Aug. 20: Composite pictures will be taken.
- Dress is business casual unless specified on the orientation schedule.
Step F: Attend First Year Classes