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Contact Information

All ACP students get ACP’s 100K advantage, learn more at . Scholarships are available for eligible international and domestic applicants up to $10,000.
1060 Dragon Road
United States

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
Merit scholarships up to $10,000 may be available, learn more at
January 4, 2023
Priority applicants may be eligible for a $5,000 scholarship, learn more at

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes, ACP has applied to deliver its second year didactic courses at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, Virginia beginning in 2023.
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Accelerated progression (year-round classes), Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s)

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No, However up to six ACP credit hours may be used to obtain an MBA degree from either Radford University or University of Pikeville.


Program Description

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) offers Virginia's only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

ACP’s mission is to prepare pharmacists to provide excellent patient-centered pharmaceutical care and systems management to meet 21st century healthcare challenges, with a focus on meeting the needs of rural underserved populations. Through active participation in community health education and rural outreach clinics, students endeavor to improve the quality of life of the underserved members of their communities. ACP strives to provide the highest standards of academic excellence and professionalism and instill in students a sense of social responsibility, professional collaboration and a commitment to lifelong learning.

To learn more about ACP, please visit our website at

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

ACP does not have a minimum GPA requirement, as our Admissions Committee considers your entire file in our holistic review. 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.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I with lab (4 semester hours) 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II with lab (4 semester hours) 4 6
Chemistry College Chemistry I with lab (4 semester hours) 4 6
Chemistry College Chemistry II with lab (4 semester hours) 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with lab (4 semester hours) 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with lab (4 semester hours) 4 6
Physics College Physics I with lab (4 semester hours) 4 6
Physics College Physics II with lab or Advanced Biological Science with lab (4 semester hours) 4 6
Anatomy Human Anatomy or Human Anatomy/Physiology I (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
Physiology Human Physiology or Human Anatomy/Physiology II (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
Microbiology General Microbiology (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition I (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition II (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
Math College Mathematics (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
Math Advanced Math (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Elective - Psychology or Social Behavioral Science (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
Humanities Elective - Humanities, Ethics or content -based courses (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
Science/Math Elective(s) Elective - Math or Science elective (3 semester hours) 3 4.5
General Elective(s) Other Electives (10 semester hours) 10 15
August 1, 2022
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Exceptions may be considered only during the COVID pandemic.
Two semesters are required: General Biology I and II w/labs, College Chemistry I and II w/ labs, Organic Chemistry I and II w/ labs.

Advanced Biological Science (e.g. physics II w/ lab, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics).

Total Electives requirement is 19 semester hours. Applicant must successfully complete one course (3 semester hours) in social/behavioral sciences (psychology or sociology), one course (3 semester hours) in the humanities/fine arts (literature, art or music) and one course (3 semester hours) in mathematics/sciences (statistics or economics). College Statistics and Public Speaking (3 semester hours each) are recommended, however other elective courses from the three categories described above may fulfill the remaining requirements. For additional information visit:

Supplemental Materials

How to Apply -

Supplemental application questions are available within the PharmCAS application .

Please direct all questions to the Office of Admissions at 276-498-4190 or 866-935-7350 (toll free) or email

The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, or veteran's status.

Title IX and 106.9 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in the educational program.

PCAT and Other Tests

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy does not require the PCAT test. However for applicants who take the PCAT, the score report will be considered by the Admissions Committee during their holistic review. For additional PCAT test information please contact the Office of Admissions at 276-498-4190 or 1-866-935-7350.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Appalachian College of Pharmacy requires two letters of recommendation. Please follow the PharmCAS instructions for submitting letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from either a Science Professor (preferred) or a Pharmacist. The second letter can be a Letter of Choice. Note: ACP does not accept evaluations from friends, family members, clergy, co-workers, or politicians.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens holding Permanent Resident status with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service will be considered for admission. Documentation of status is required and must be submitted to the College. Applicants with foreign transcripts must follow the instructions as outlined on the college website, see .
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete the TOEFL or IELTS or show successful completion of two years of full-time study in an English-speaking country which English was the language of instruction. Applicants submitting coursework from non-English speaking foreign schools who have not earned a grade of B or better in the English Composition and Speech prerequisites must successfully complete the TOEFL or IELTS. For additional information see
U.S. Pharmacy School Graduates , Canadian Pharmacy School Graduates, Foreign Pharmacy School Graduates


Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Selected candidates are offered the opportunity to interview with the College. The candidate interviews are conducted on-campus and virtual interviews can also be arranged. Candidates are interviewed typically by a two person panel (one ACP faculty member and one pharmacist/preceptor). A panel of students may also participate in the interviews with the candidates. Assessment is based on the candidate's oral communication skills, motivation, compassion, professionalism, leadership, and team skills. A writing sample is collected. Video conference interviews may be offered to applicants living in a foreign country.

Accepted Applicants

Admitted students will receive a letter informing them of acceptance and requesting that a $200 first seat deposit be submitted to Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) by a specified time. One hundred dollars ($100) of the seat deposit is refundable upon written request received by ACP prior to March 1st, after which date the seat deposit is not refundable. A second nonrefundable seat deposit of $200 is due by March 15th. The first and second seat deposit are credited toward the fall semester tuition.
2023-08-09, 2023-08-14

First year student Orientation is scheduled to begin August 9, 2023 and continue through August 11, 2023. All incoming students are expected to participate in Orientation. Classes begin on August 14, 2023.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings