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Contact Information
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No PCAT required! Early Decision applicants who are extended an admissions acceptance will earn a $2,000 renewable scholarship (up to $8,000 total) and secure a $200 class deposit waiver. Apply now!

Institution Address:
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Street 1: Box 70414
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City: Johnson City
State: Tennessee
Zip: 37614
Country: United States

Program Location:: Tennessee
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Office: ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Admissions Office
  Phone (Work): 423-439-6338
  Email: pharmacy@etsu.edu

Institutional Website::
- http://www.etsu.edu/pharmacy

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Program Application Deadline
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Application Deadline:
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What is the application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description::
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Does your institution participate in Early Decision?: Yes

Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
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Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: Yes
Is your institution public or private?: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: Yes
Academic Term Type:: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
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What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 4

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
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Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance 


Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 78

Upcoming Entering Class
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Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:: 80
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class:: 0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
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Dual Degree:
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Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : Yes
If yes, check all that apply:: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), Other Dual Degrees
If other dual degrees, as defined above, please list::
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies


Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?: No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
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Program Description
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Program Description:
Gatton Community:  Situated in picturesque Northeast Tennessee, Johnson City has a lot to offer. You can explore our bustling downtown with live music, parks, and close proximity to the Smoky Mountains and a variety of outdoor activities. Your professors will know your name, greet you in the hallways, and be actively invested in your success. At Gatton, you're part of our family.

Tailor Your Training:  We prepare you to explore a variety of pharmacy career options and tailor your studies to your dream path. Pursue a PharmD/MPH or PharmD/MPH or earn a BS in Pharmacy Studies through our degree completion program. We offer research opportunities and an Interprofessional Education and Research Center where you will learn how to take care of patients in any setting.

Make an Impact:  Our study abroad and global experiences prepare you to make an impact around the world, and our focus on the need for care in rural areas allows you to see firsthand the positive difference you make in pharmacy. With 100+ opportunities for student leadership through our national award-winning organizations and co-ed fraternities, it’s easy to get involved.

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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
We do not have a minimum GPA requirement, as our Admissions Committee considers your entire file. However, applicants are more likely to be competitive for admission with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above and a science GPA of 2.7 or above.

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 61
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 31
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Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology and Lab (Course must count toward any science degree or be a course for a Biology major.)  
Semester Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology and Lab (Course must count toward any science degree or be a course for a Biology major.)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology Elective (Course must count toward any science degree or be a course for a Biology major. Examples:  Biology 2, Biochemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, etc.)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry and Lab (Courses must count toward any science degree or be courses for a Chemistry major.) 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry and Lab (Courses must count toward any science degree or be courses for a Chemistry major.) 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
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Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: General Physics and Lab (Course must count toward any science degree or be a course for a Physics major.  Either a calculus based course or a non-calculus based course is acceptable.)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus (Examples: Analytical Geometry and Differential Calculus, Calculus 1, Basic Calculus, etc.)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics (Examples:  Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Statistics, etc.)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: *Economics (Examples: Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, etc.)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: *Composition (Any writing-intensive course in the English area is acceptable.)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: *Oral Communication (Examples:  Speech, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, etc.)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title: *Additional Writing-Intensive Course or Oral Communication Course
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title: *Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and/or Humanities Electives (Examples:  Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Language, Philosophy, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, etc.)
Semester Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: *General Elective (science course recommended)
Semester Hours (Min): 3

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
Applicants are expected to have completed all math and science prerequisites by end of the spring 2021 term. With permission, summer coursework may be allowed; however, all courses must be completed prior to August 2021.

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
*Applicants who have or will earn a baccalaureate degree by the end of the spring 2021 term are considered to have met the general education requirements and only the math and science prerequisites are required.

All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and prior to enrollment. Applicants who are in the process of completing prerequisites at the time of application should note these on their PharmCAS application as in progress or planned courses. Prerequisite coursework must be completed at an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the equivalent authority in a foreign country.

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
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Supplemental Requirements:
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Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: No

Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

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PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Not Required or Considered
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Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: N/A
Other Admission Tests:
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Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.: No


Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
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Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
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Evaluations Required:
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Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?: Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?: Two (2)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants.:
A committee letter from the pre-health advising office at the applicant's academic institution will be accepted in lieu of the required letter from a faculty member who has taught the applicant. This letter should address the applicant's academic performance and academic potential as a future Student Pharmacist.

Does it count as more than one evaluation?: No

Composite Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants.:
Composite letters are acceptable provided it includes either a letter from a faculty member who has taught the applicant or a letter from the pre-health advising office at the applicant's academic institution. This letter should address the applicant's academic performance and academic potential as a future Student Pharmacist.

Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Varies

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
One letter must be from a faculty member (science recommended) who has taught the applicant or from the pre-health advising office at the applicant's academic institution. This letter should address the applicant's academic performance and academic potential as a future Student Pharmacist. The second letter may be from a source of the applicant's choosing; however, a letter from a pharmacist or other source who can attest to the applicant's potential as a future health care professional is highly recommended.


Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: No
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::
Because ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy is a tuition-funded program, tuition is the same for all students regardless of residency.


International Applicants
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Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS 
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Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
International applicants whose native language is not English must submit one of the following to certify English language proficiency: (1) Proof of degree from an accredited US institution OR (2) TOEFL score of at least 79 on the internet-based examination or 550 on the paper-based examination; or IELTS score of at least 6.5; or PTE Academic score of 53 or higher; or successful completion of the ELS Language Centers level 112 course or an equivalent ELS program.


Interviews
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Interview Format:: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
An in-person interview is required and is by invitation only. International applicants not residing in the United States may be given the option of an in-person or an online interview. The interview day is a half day of activities including two interviews with one member of the Admissions Committee per interview.

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: https://www.etsu.edu/pharmacy/admissions/interview_day.php

Accepted Applicants
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Deposits:
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Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class?: Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time?: No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies::
Class reservation deposit of $200 is waived for Early Decision applicants.


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- August 02, 2021

Additional details for accepted applicants::
Subject to change.

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No