The PCAT is now optional for those applicants with a GPA greater than 3.0. For those with a GPA less than 3.0, it will be recommended.
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Contact Information

The PCAT is now optional for those applicants with a GPA greater than 3.0. For those with a GPA less than 3.0, it will be recommended.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
106 New Scotland Ave
Albany
New York
12208
United States
New York
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance , Other
Applicants from high school to the Early Assurance (0-6) program or transfer students to the pre-pharmacy/ Early Assurance program are asked to apply through the Common Application. All applicants to the 4 year, professional portion of the program may use PharmCAS.
Yes

Last Entering Class

160
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), Other Dual Degrees
Dual degree options for PharmD/MS within ACPHS are PharmD/ Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences, PharmD/ Professional Science Masters. When obtained concurrently, there is no additional cost to earn the second degree.
Yes
Minors in Public Health, Microbiology, and Medical Humanities are also offered.
Yes

Program Description

As the role of pharmacists evolves to a more patient-focused landscape, we are committed to providing an education for students that will prepare them to be beyond practice ready upon entering their careers.

ACPHS owns two student-operated pharmacies, providing students an entrepreneurial experience to strengthen skills in communication, leadership, and service to a diverse population. Within the program, students have the opportunity to practice their skills during 2,000 hours of rotations, with about 600 rotation sites to choose from.

Students are encouraged to discover their career goals and customize their educational pathway through professional electives, minors, and joint degrees.

Our campus is in the capital city of New York, about 2.5 hours from Boston and New York City, and 3.5 hours from Montreal. Within our neighborhood are major medical centers, laboratories, and other colleges. It is the perfect location for our students to pursue professional opportunities, while enjoying a full college experience.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
Preferred GPA is greater than 2.75.
63
33
90
48
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Lab 8 12
Biology/Biological Science Biology selective (generally 200-level or above) 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 3 4
Physics Physics with Lab 3 4
Math Calculus 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social Science 3 4
Humanities Humanities 9 12
General Elective(s) At least 6 of the 9 credits must be Liberal Arts 9 12
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking or equivalent 3 4
All prerequisites must be complete by the middle of August 2022.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Prerequisites must be completed with an institution that is regionally accredited.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
We will fulfill prerequisite requirements with courses earning a Pass grade (Pass/Fail grading system) for those semesters impacted by COVID 19 (Spring 2020 through Spring 2021).
No credit will be accepted for grades lower than "C"; physical education courses can not fulfill prerequisites.

(a) Science courses should be those required by science majors

(b) Examples of Humanities are English literature, composition, U.S. history, Western Civilization, or cross-disciplinary humanities courses

(c) Examples of Social Sciences are Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and Economics

(d) Examples of Liberal Arts electives art, music, sociology, history, psychology, anthropology, foreign language, political science, economics and English

(e) Public Speaking may be fulfilled with any course with a significant public speaking component

Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 application cycles, the PCAT is optional. Beyond Fall 2022 entry, the PCAT will be recommended for student with a GPA less than 3.0.
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
If the committee letter is a single letter with excerpts from various individuals, it is considered one letter; if the committee letter/file contains distinct, full letters each from a single individual, we will consider it as more than one evaluation.
Varies
Conditionally accepted
If the committee letter is a single letter with excerpts from various individuals, it is considered one letter; if the committee letter/file contains distinct, full letters each from a single individual, we will consider it as more than one evaluation.
No
ACPHS requires two letters from academic or professional sources. At least one letter should be written by post-secondary faculty from math or science disciplines or a health professional or pharmacist working in a clinical setting.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
ACPHS accepts WES and ECE evaluations only.
Yes
Non-native English applicants will be required to submit the TOEFL unless English has been the primary language of instruction for four or more years, or the applicant is a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Qualified applicants will be invited for virtual interviews through the 2021-2022 year. Interviewees meet with ACPHS faculty and staff or current students to discuss their motivation for a pharmacy career, their experience in healthcare, and leadership roles. Interviewees' communication skills, professionalism, and maturity are assessed.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $500 enrollment deposit is required within 14 days of notification of acceptance. During the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the enrollment deposit has been reduced to $100 until further notice.
https://www.acphs.edu/academic-calendar
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes