Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy utilizes a rolling admissions process. While the application deadline is March 1, 2013, review of applications begins in October 2012. Applicants are interviewed and admissions decisions are made on a continual basis beginning in October 2012 until the class is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.
· Complete a minimum of 66 semester hours of pre-professional education at an accredited college or university.
· The pre-pharmacy education will require a minimum of 66 semester hours. Required pre-pharmacy courses should be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to desired enrollment; however, coursework may be in progress or planned at the time of application without it negatively impacting the application. If an applicant has not completed all required pre-pharmacy coursework prior to submitting the application, a proposed plan for completion is required as part of the application process.
· Achievement of a grade of "C" or higher for each required pre-pharmacy course is mandatory.
· Attain a cumulative academic grade point average (GPA) of not less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all coursework.
· Complete the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) with a minimum composite score of 45th percentile and with 30th percentile preferred in each subcategory.
· Applicants should select the PharmCAS code 104 to ensure that scores are received by PharmCAS.
· Applicants must achieve the minimum PCAT scores to be considered for admission. The Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee strongly advises applicants to take the PCAT in the Summer or Fall prior to the year of admission. This timeline provides an opportunity to take the test again if it is believed that a re-take will significantly improve your score. If Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy receives results from multiple test dates, the highest scores across all results will be accepted.
· PCAT testing is administered through: Pearson, 19500 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX 78259. www.pcatweb.info
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Step One: Submit on-line the Application for Admission
· Applications are available through PharmCAS. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically via their website. Please read instructions very carefully to be sure the application is submitted properly. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, 2013.
· Students interested in enrolling through the Early Decision process must complete the same application process as regular applicants. For Early Decision consideration candidates should also meet regular admissions criteria.
Any student not admitted through early decision will automatically have their application rolled forward for consideration in the regular admissions process. The deadline for submitting an application for Early Decision is September 4, 2012.
Step Two: Submit on-line the Supplemental Application
· The Supplemental Application for the class entering Fall 2013 is open until March 1, 2013. The $50 application fee is non-refundable and must accompany the application. Payment can be processed on-line at the time of application submission using a debit or credit card.
· If on-line payment by debit or credit card is not an option, then a check or money order made to the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy may be mailed to Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, ATTN: Pharmacy Admissions, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204. Please print and include the supplemental application fee form if payment is made via mail.
· Applications are only considered complete when an application fee is received.
· Applications will not be accepted via fax transmission.
Step Three: Submit an official College/University transcript.
All applicants are required to submit an official transcript from each previously attended college. To be considered official, a transcript must be sent directly to PharmCAS by the issuing school(s). Send all transcripts to: PharmCAS, Transcript Department, PO Box 9109, Watertown, MA 02471-4403
Step Four: Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
· Please request that your PCAT scores be sent to PharmCAS. The PharmCAS code for the PCAT is 104. Remember to include your CID Number on your PharmCAS Application so that your scores may be matched to your application. After the test date you may request additional scores by visiting www.pcatweb.info
· If we receive results from multiple tests, the highest composite score will be accepted.
Letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to PharmCAS.
· One composite/collective letter by your college pre-professional or pre-health committee is required. If your college or university does not have a pre-professional committee, then two academic letters of recommendation will be accepted as a substitution. These two letters should be submitted by faculty members and/or academic advisors who have instructed you in the classroom or assisted with your academic progress.
· One academic letter of recommendation is required from someone who has supervised you in a work or volunteer setting. It is preferred that one non-academic letter be completed by a pharmacist who has supervised you in a work or volunteer setting. If you do not have pharmacy experience, then this letter of recommendation may be completed by anyone who has recently supervised you in a work or volunteer setting.
· One letter of recommendation is required from someone not related to you who can provide a personal statement of your character and values.
Step Six: Prepare for an Admissions interview.
An on-site interview is required for admission to Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. Interviews are conducted by invitation only. Each complete application will be evaluated for competitiveness. Competitive applicants may only be scheduled for an interview when their application is complete.