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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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.
261 Mountain View Drive
United States

Program Application Deadline

May 3, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Albany, New York
Trimester with summer term
* Other
Three-year, accelerated program.
Not Required
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees


Program Description

Our Colchester, VT campus is located just outside of Burlington, within 1.5 hours of Montreal. It is the only school of pharmacy in the state. Nestled in a valley along the banks of Lake Champlain between the Green Mountain and the Adirondack Mountain ranges, the setting provides an enriching complement of natural beauty and cutting-edge innovation. Nearby is the city of Burlington, a bustling community known for numerous quality of life awards, health care breakthroughs at the University of Vermont Medical Center, biomedical startups, farm-to-table restaurants, and some of the best craft breweries in the country.

The students at our Vermont campus, where each entering class is typically less than 40 students, share a close relationship with the surrounding community. For example, in the spring of 2016, ACPHS students teamed with the Vermont Pharmacists Association to influence legislation of S.243, which has since been signed into law. This expands the role of Vermont pharmacists as healthcare providers and in the prevention of opioid abuse.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


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 higher) 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
May 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 call the Office of Admissions for more information.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

It is recommended that the PCAT exam is completed in summer or fall. January exam results will be accepted.

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

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: NOT ACCEPTED
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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.



International Applicants

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


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

Accepted Applicants

  • May 31, 2021

Background Checks and Drug Screenings