The PCAT is not required for admission to PCSP.
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Contact Information

The PCAT is not required for admission to PCSP.
Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
307 North Broad Street
Clinton
South Carolina
29325
United States
South Carolina
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
Applicants are encouraged (but not required) to apply by February 1, 2022. PCSP will continue to review applications after February 1 through June 1, 2022.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

32
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

The PharmD program at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) is designed to prepare students for the general practice of pharmacy. We believe learning occurs in a variety of settings so we integrate classroom, experiential learning, and simulations into your training right from the start. Our curriculum focuses on managing patients' healthcare and utilizes diverse modes of learning including lectures, laboratories, and simulated patient experiences. PCSP provides pharmacy education with a liberal arts approach, integrating classroom learning with practical experience, emphasizing community engagement, valuing each student, and focusing on patient care. We are committed to helping students acquire the knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive pharmacy care to the communities they serve.

At PCSP, faculty and staff know you by name. Lectures are delivered live 100% of the time and opportunities for research are plentiful. At PCSP, your success is our number one goal.
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Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.75
64
37
102
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with lab 8 12
Microbiology Microbiology with lab 4 6
Humanities Humanities 6 9
English Composition / Writing English 6 9
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3 5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking 3 5
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology 6 9
Chemistry General Chemistry with lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with lab 8 12
Physics Physics 3 5
Statistics Statistics 3 5
Math Calculus 3 5
Economics Economics 3 5
All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to matriculation in August 2022.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better prior to fall matriculation. Life science and organic chemistry courses earned seven or more years prior to applying to the School will not be used to satisfy pre-pharmacy course requirements unless approved by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Admissions Committee on an individual basis.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
PC School of Pharmacy no longer requires the PCAT for its applicants. We strive to be an inclusive and welcoming college to all and we hope to remove any barriers that would prevent us from recruiting and retaining a diverse group of future pharmacists.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Varies
Recommended but not required
Varies
PCSP requires two evaluations (or letters of recommendation). The first should be from a college professor. In the circumstance where a professor evaluation is not attainable, an employer can submit an evaluation in lieu of a professor evaluation. The second evaluation should be from a pharmacist or healthcare professional.

Please note: applicants can submit evaluations after submitting their application for admission. Do not wait on evaluations to submit your application for admission.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
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
Our program only accepts course-by-course transcript evaluations from WES submitted directly to PharmCAS.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
PC School of Pharmacy employs a structured interview process that is designed to assess core competencies that are difficult to measure via an application alone. Applicants are selected to interview based on their academics, evaluations, volunteerism, leadership, and professional exploration. We will utilize both virtual and in-person interviews for the 2021-2022 application cycle.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $350 non-refundable seat deposit is required of accepted students to indicate the intent to matriculate into the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy. A student must remit their deposit by the deadline stated in his/her acceptance letter. Upon matriculation, this deposit will be applied to the first semester’s tuition.
  • 2021-08-16
The fall semester begins with Student Orientation, August 16, 2021. Attendance at the new student orientation is mandatory and culminates with a White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 20, 2021.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes