UT Tyler

Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Students Entering Fall 2018 - Pharm.D. Class of 2022

Step A: Accepting Conditional Admission

  1. Review the Follow-Up Conditional Admission letter emailed to you by the Office of Student Affairs.
  2. 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.
  3. Accept the Offer of Conditional Admission by signing the Follow-Up Conditional Admission letter and emailing it to PharmacyAdmissions@uttyler.edu
  4. Activate your My Patriot Account.
  5. Activate UT Tyler Email Account - This will be the primary method of communication once students are admitted.
  6. Submit College of Pharmacy Seat Deposit.

Step B: Moving from Conditional Admission to Full Admission

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Submit FAFSA to UT Tyler for Financial Aid consideration (target date before April 1) - On the FAFSA, please indicate that information should be sent to The University of Texas at Tyler, Code 011163. Students should submit the FAFSA before March 15 OR as soon as possible after this date. Students should also contact and complete the Financial Aid Checklist (if indicated on your My Patriot Account). Questions regarding financial aid can be answered by contacting Enrollment Services at 903.566.7180. Be sure to identify yourself as an ADMITTED pharmacy student with questions on GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL LEVEL financial aid questions. Information regarding financial aid is typically sent to a student's UT Tyler email account vs. a non-UT Tyler email address.
  5. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination (by Aug. 1) - All students YOUNGER than 22 years of age will need to submit proof of meningitis vaccination to PharmacyAdmissions@uttyler.edu. If a student will be 22 years old on or after Aug. 1 OR if they are older than 22 years, this vaccination is not needed.
  6. Health Insurance & Immunizations - Students should review their current vaccination documents and identify any missing vaccinations and/or screenings. Documents may be emailed to PharmacyAdmissions@uttyler.edu to be reviewed. Immunizations should be started prior to orientation if at all possible. Immunizations and proof of health insurance is required by Week 6 of the program.

Step D: Complete PRIOR to Orientation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 tmerritt@uttyler.edu.
  4. Review Important Financial Aid Information - Financial Aid "To Do" list and "Awards"
  5. 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.
  • Review Important Dates (Specific dates to be added when available)
  • Aug. 14 - 18, 2017: Professional Year 1 Orientation
  • Aug.  ___: Financial Aid disbursements for pharmacy students begin
  • Aug. 18, 2017: Tuition (Session 1) Due
  • Aug. 18, 2017: Tuition Payment - 1st Installment Due
  • Aug. 21, 2017: Start of Fall Semester
  • Oct. 13, 2017: Tuition (Session 2) Due
  • Oct.  27, 2017: Emergency Loan Payments Due
  • Dec. 16, 2017: End of Fall Semester

Step E: Attend First Professional Year Orientation

  • Orientation Schedule:
  • Monday, Aug. 14 - Friday, Aug. 18: Arrive daily between 7:30 - 7:50 am. Breakfast served. Each day concludes at 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 14: Composite pictures will be taken.
  • Other Documents for the Pharm.D. Degree Program: Curriculum (Years 1-4)
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