Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the 2020-2021 cycle, we are waiving the PCAT as an application requirement (it is optional). We will accept Pass/Fail courses or Credit/No Credit designations for pre-requisites completed during the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters.
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Contact Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the 2020-2021 cycle, we are waiving the PCAT as an application requirement (it is optional). We will accept Pass/Fail courses or Credit/No Credit designations for pre-requisites completed during the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
106 New Scotland Ave
Albany
New York
12208
United States
New York

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • ACPHS offers a three-year, accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program at our Colchester, Vermont campus.
Yes
Private
No
Other
* 0 - 6/7
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

173

Upcoming Entering Class

170
100

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
Yes

Program Description

Our Albany, NY campus is in the capital city of New York, within 2.5 hours of Boston and New York City and within close proximity to major medical centers, laboratories, and government agencies.

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. We recently opened two student-operated pharmacies near campus, providing students an entrepreneurial experience to strengthen skills in communication, leadership, and service to a diverse population.

Outside of the classroom, students enjoy an array of extracurriculars, such as athletics, performing arts, clubs, and professional organizations. In addition, the city of Albany offers political, cultural, and social opportunities. The region’s population of over a million people includes 60,000 college students, providing students access a major metropolitan area with the feel a tight-knit college town.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
63
33
90
48
ACPHS will consider P/F coursework for prerequisites for semesters impacted by COVID-19.

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) General Electives (at least 6 of 9 credits should be Liberal Arts) 9 12
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking or equivalent 3 4
All prerequisites must be complete by August 2021.
No credit will be accepted for grades lower than "C" or for physical education courses.

(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

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
During the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are waiving the PCAT as an application requirement & will be accepting Pass/Fail courses or Credit/No Credit designations for prerequisites completed during the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 semesters and until further notice.
No

Observation Hours

No

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
Recommended but not required
No
Recommended but not required
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.

Residency

No
No

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
International applicants will be required to submit the TOEFL unless English has been the primary language of instruction for four or more years.

Interviews

Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Qualified applicants will be invited for on-campus interviews. Interviewees meet with faculty to discuss their motivation for a pharmacy career, their experience in healthcare, and leadership roles. Interviewees' communication skills, professionalism, and maturity are assessed.

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.
  • August 31, 2020
https://www.acphs.edu/academic-calendar
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No