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Contact Information
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Application deadline for 2021-2022 cycle is Wednesday, June 1, 2022.   Apply now!  

Institution Address:
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Street 1: 1060 Dragon Road
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City: Oakwood
State: Virginia
Zip: 24631
Country: United States

Program Location:: Virginia
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Vickie Keene 
  Title: Director of Academic Records, Admissions and Financial Aid 
  Office: Office of Admissions 
  Phone (Work): 276-498-4190
  Email: vkeene@acp.edu
- Name: Sherrie Baldwin
  Title: Admissions and Financial Aid Assistant
  Office: Admissions Office
  Phone (Work): 276-498-4190
  Email: sbaldwin@acp.edu
- Name: Christy Rose
  Title: Administrative Assistant for Admissions
  Office: Admissions Office
  Phone (Work): 276-498-4190
  Email: crose@acp.edu

Institutional Website::
- http://www.acp.edu/

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

Program Application Deadline
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Final Application Deadline:
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What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description::
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Priority Application Deadline:
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What is the priority application deadline for your program? : None

I would like to mark this section as done.: 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::
- N/A

Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: No
Is your institution public or private?: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: No
Academic Term Type:: Trimester
Program Structure:
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What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 2 - 3

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?: No

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

Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 59
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

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? : No

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

Program Description
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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 http://www.acp.edu.


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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: 0
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: 0
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
Higher GPAs are more competitive. 

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 41
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 110
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 61.5
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology I with lab (4 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology II with lab (4 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: College Chemistry I with lab (4 semester hours) 
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: College Chemistry II with lab (4 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I with lab (4 semester hours) 
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry II with lab (4 semester hours) 
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: College Physics I with lab (4 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: College Physics II with lab or Advanced Biological Science with lab (4 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Anatomy
Course Title: Human Anatomy or Human Anatomy/Physiology I (3 semester hours)  
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Physiology
Course Title: Human Physiology or Human Anatomy/Physiology II (3 semester hours)   
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: General Microbiology (3 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition I (3 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition II (3 semester hours) 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: College Mathematics (3 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Advanced Math (3 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Elective - Psychology or Social Behavioral Science (3 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Elective - Humanities, Ethics or content -based courses (3 semester hours) 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Science/Math Elective(s)
Course Title: Elective - Math or Science elective (3 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: Other Electives (10 semester hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 10
Quarter Hours (Min): 15

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
August 1, 2022

Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes

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Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No

Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites::
Exceptions may be considered only during the COVID pandemic. 

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
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: http://www.acp.edu  

Link to additional course prerequisites information:: https://www.acp.edu/admissions-aid/prerequisites/
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

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
How to Apply - http://www.acp.edu 

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). 

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.

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

PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Optional
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Additional PCAT information::
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 Admissions Office at 276-498-4190.

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

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

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

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: ACCEPTED
Employer: ACCEPTED
Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
Pharmacist: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Not Accepted

Composite Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Not Accepted

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
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.   

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

Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states?: Yes
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

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, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, 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 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
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 http://www.acp.edu  

Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
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 http://www.acp.edu/domestic-application/.

Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists
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Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? : No

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

Interviews
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Interview Format:: Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option?: Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
Selected candidates are offered the opportunity to interview with the College.  The candidates are conducted on-campus and virtual interviews may be approved. 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.

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

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?: Yes
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies::
Admitted students will receive a letter informing them of acceptance and requesting that a $250 seat deposit be submitted to Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) by a specified time. The seat deposit is credited toward the fall semester tuition. One hundred and fifty dollars ($150) of the seat deposit is refundable upon written request received by ACP prior to June 1st, after which date the seat deposit is not refundable. 


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- 2021-08-16

Additional details for accepted applicants::
http://www.acp.edu/academic-calendar/

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes