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Admissions | College of Pharmacy
The Application Process
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy is not participating in PharmCAS.
The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy invites applications for admission into the Class of 2016, entering July 2013.
For program success information please visit: sullivan.edu/programsuccess
- Click on the Application for Admission
- Complete the application legibly and completely
- Print two copies-one to submit to the College of Pharmacy and one for your records. You may not save data typed onto the form, you may only print it.
- Order official transcripts sent to the Office of Student Affairs or submit them with your application. We must have official transcripts of all coursework from all colleges attended. We cannot process an application without all transcripts.
- Request two letters of recommendation sent to the Office of Student Affairs, using the Sullivan Recommendation Form.
- Submit a personal essay with your application
- Submit a curriculum vitae (resume) with your application
- Include a $100.00, non-refundable, application fee with the application.
- Submit the completed application and accompanying documentation directly to the Office of Student Affairs by the deadline date for consideration.
Letters of Recommendation/Evaluation
The applicant must request letters of recommendation/evaluation from two professionals to be submitted directly to the Office of Student Affairs. It is preferred that one letter be from a college professor who has taught the applicant and can speak to the applicant's abilities, strengths and weaknesses academically. The second letter may be from a health professional who knows the applicant well. An applicant's file is not complete until all letters of recommendation are received. Applicants must download the Letter of Recommendation Form from the college web site. In accordance with FERPA standards, an applicant must indicate whether or not he/she waives the right to review the contents of the letter of recommendation/evaluation and sign the form accordingly.
About the Personal Essay
The personal essay reveals your thoughts about your strengths as a person as well as areas of personal development you believe you need to improve. The essay communicates your motivation, goals, circumstances, and experiences related to a career in the profession of pharmacy. Applicants should focus on providing complete and in-depth information about themselves, including their educational experiences as well as co-curricular and other activities that have contributed to their development.
Evaluation of Applicants
Evaluation of completed applications will begin as soon as received and continue until the class is filled. This initial evaluation will determine which applicants will be eligible for an on-campus interview. A final evaluation will determine which applicants are eligible for admission. Given the extreme competitiveness of admissions to colleges and schools of pharmacy across the country, multiple criteria are utilized to select the most qualified candidates from the pool of applicants that far exceeds the number of seats available. The criteria used in evaluation include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Grade point averages in math and science coursework
- Cumulative grade point average
- Pharmacy Experience
- Letters of Recommendation/Evaluation
- Professional preparedness and motivation as demonstrated by the applicant's personal essay and co-curricular activities
The Interview Process
Once an applicant's file is complete, the Admissions and Student Affairs Committee will review the applicant's submission to determine the applicant's eligibility for an interview. If the Committee considers an applicant eligible for an interview, he/she will receive an invitation for an interview. Applicants selected for an interview must appear personally on the designated day. Telephone interviews will not be conducted except under very special circumstances.
During the interview process, the applicant will meet with an interview panel consisting of Faculty members, Clinical Faculty/Preceptors, Stakeholders and/or pharmacy students. Panel members will evaluate the applicant's:
- Professional motivation and preparedness
- Personal qualities
- Communication skills
- Knowledge of the profession
- Attitude and cooperation
- Attention to detail
- Stress tolerance
This is done by rating the applicant on a standardized evaluation scale. After reviewing the applicant's completed application and interview evaluation, the Admissions and Student Affairs Committee can recommend accepting, denying, or placing the applicant on an Alternate List.
The Doctor of Pharmacy at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy is an accelerated program that is rigorous and challenging and requires a strong commitment on the part of our students. The Admissions and Student Affairs Committee will assess the quality and rigor of the pre-pharmacy preparation presented by each applicant.
Applicants presenting pre-pharmacy coursework in math and science that is more than six years old may be required to selectively take refresher courses as directed by the Committee.
While the minimum grade point for consideration, both cumulative and in math and science courses, is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, a higher grade point average is strongly recommended in order for an applicant to be competitive for admission.
The Matriculation Process
After an applicant has received notification of his/her acceptance (a formal letter of invitation from the Dean of the College), the matriculation process begins. The student must return a copy of his/her signed letter of invitation within seven (7) days. In addition, the student must:
- Submit the required reservation deposit (currently $500.00) by the date designated in the letter of invitation from the Dean. This deposit is non-refundable but is applied to the student's tuition.
- Submit official copies of all transcripts indicating completion of pre-pharmacy coursework (only if the student had coursework in progress).
- Submit a recent physical examination record (not more than three months old) and a record of immunizations.
- Submit proof of medical insurance coverage.
- Non-US citizens /non-permanent residents must provide documentation verifying legal residence in the United States and verify that sufficient funds have been deposited in a U.S. bank to cover all expenses while attending Sullivan University College of Pharmacy.
- Sign an authorization allowing a criminal background check and/or a drug screen.
- Satisfy the Technical Standards for Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
If a student either fails to satisfy these matriculation requirements or omits or falsifies any information, the student automatically forfeits his/her seat in the entering class.