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Admissions Information

Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy


The PCAT is no longer required!

 

Important Deadlines for Fall 2019 Applications

For students applying for fall 2019, the following must be completed by the deadlines listed:

Deadlines

PharmCAS Early Decision 

PharmCAS Regular Decision

PharmCAS Application

September 4, 2018

May 1, 2019

Supplemental Application Fee ($75) 

Individualized

Individualized

Prerequisites

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

 

Early Decision 

Applicants may submit applications as a PharmCAS Early Decision or Regular Decision candidate. An Early Decision applicant submits a complete application to only one college of pharmacy by the Early Decision deadline. Applicants meeting the deadline will have their application files reviewed by the college, be considered for an on-site interview, and receive their admission decision by October. 

 

Regular Decision Applications

Applicants selecting the Regular Decision option may apply to more than one College of Pharmacy. Application materials must be submitted before the Regular Decision deadline. Admission decisions follow the rolling admission process with admission offers starting in October and continuing until the program starts.

 

Minimum Requirements for Admission

  • GPA (cumulative) = 2.5 or above
  • GPA (science/math) = 2.5 or above
    • GPA calculations are calculated using a four-point scale and include:
      • All college coursework from accredited U.S. and foreign institutions
      • Dual-credit coursework
      • Advanced Placement, College-Level Examination Program, and the International Baccalaureate Program. Required Scores
      • Original and repeated grades if applicable 
  • Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Course Equivalency Sheets
    • Several prerequisite courses (organic chemistry, biology, microbiology, anatomy & physiology, and all accompanying labs) must be completed within seven years of entering the Pharm.D. program.
    • Students may petition the FCOP Office of Student Affairs to take prerequisites in the summer. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

 

Exemption Requests

Applicants requesting an exemption to the prerequisites or other requirements must submit an Exemption Request Form.

 

Academic Fresh Start

If a candidate has been granted an “Academic Fresh Start” (Texas Education Code, § 51.931), those credits and related grades will not be included in the GPA calculations. Please note, courses included in the Academic Fresh Start may not be used to satisfy program prerequisites.

 

Texas Core Curriculum

The Texas Core Curriculum describes the general education requirements required of all students receiving a Bachelor’s Degree at a public university in Texas. The Texas Core Curriculum includes courses such as;

  • History
  • Government
  • Fine Arts
  • Sciences
  • Communication
  • Mathematics

Many of the pharmacy prerequisite courses will also satisfy the math and science requirements.

The following link will provide information and assist you in determining if you are Texas Core complete: Texas Core Curriculum

 

International Applicants

International applicants are considered candidates who are not US citizens and not lawful permanent residents. International applicants may be considered for admission and may have additional requirements:

Social Security Number (SSN):

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) requires all pharmacy students to submit a SSN when applying for their pharmacy intern/intern trainee license.

  • SSNs are available to all US citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and aliens who are authorized to work in the US. 
  • Additional information on obtaining a SSN as an international student is available through the Social Security Administration website.
  • Since admitted students are required to obtain a pharmacy intern license before week 8 of the program, international applicants should begin the process of obtaining a SSN prior to being admitted into the program.

English Proficiency Testing:

International applicants may be required to submit an English proficiency assessment.

 

Admission Interviews

The Fisch College of Pharmacy on-site interviews includes:

  • Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMIs)
  • Team-based learning session
  • Math and writing session
  • Campus tour
  • Question/answer sessions with Dean Brunner and the Office of Student Affairs

A Pre-Interview Open House is held the evening before the on-site interview.

  • The evening is designed for candidates and their guests to meet Fisch College of Pharmacy students, faculty, staff, and pharmacists from the community in an informal setting.

 

Guaranteed Interviews:

University of Texas at Tyler students are eligible for a Guaranteed Admission Interview if:

  • GPA-cumulative ≥ 3.0
  • 3 positive Reference Letters
  • UT Tyler attendance for at least 3 semesters full-time

Students from other Universities and Colleges are eligible for a Guaranteed Admission Interview if:

  • GPA-cumulative ≥ 3.3, GPA-science/math ≥ 3.3, PCAT-composite ≥ 50 PR, and the applicant is attending (or attended) one the following institutions:
    • Lamar University
    • LeTourneau University
    • Stephen F. Austin State University
    • Texas A&M Commerce
    • Texas A&M Texarkana
    • Texas College
    • Tyler Junior College

Program Admission

Provisional Admission

Initial offers for admission are provisional until the following requirements are met:

Full Admission

Full Admission status indicates that the candidate has fulfilled all of the following requirements:

  • Admission standards established for the degree program;
  • Official transcripts or foreign transcript evaluation reports for all colleges or universities attended;
  • All prerequisite courses at grade of “C” or higher; and
  • Acceptable urine drug test and criminal background check.

Deferred Admission

  • Deferred Admission is the process when an applicant has been offered admission, but needs to delay starting the program until the next academic year.
  • Deferred Admission requests are only considered for significant extenuating circumstances and are submitted to the FCOP Office of Student Affairs.

 

Revoking Admission

An offer of admission may be revoked for reasons that include, but are not limited to:

1) failure to respond to an admission offer or submit the seat deposit within the time frame specified;

2) failure to satisfy criminal background check and/or urine drug screening requirements;

3) failure to maintain Minimum Requirements to Apply to the FCOP including GPA/grade requirements and the ability to meet the Professional Technical        Standards for Admission, Matriculation and Graduation;

4) falsification and misrepresentation of admissions related requirements; or

5) ineligible for admittance to UT Tyler.

Admission Denial Appeal Process

  • Applicants denied admission may appeal the decision in writing to the FCOP Dean within 14 calendar days of the date on the denial notification.
  • The FCOP Dean, or designee, shall have 10 calendar days to respond in writing to the appeal.
  • Since professional programs are capacity limited, further appeals are not available.
  • Appeals must be received prior to the term for which the applicant is seeking admission.
    • If there is insufficient time to complete the appeal process before the beginning of the term for which the applicant seeks admission, the admission year may be moved to the next academic year so their case may be reviewed.

Application and Admission Statistics (Link)

The college of pharmacy began admitting students into the Pharm.D. program in fall 2015. Each year, the college publishes information on the number of applications, interviews offered and admissions.

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