The South College School of Pharmacy is a 3-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. Our start date for the incoming class is June 28, 2021.
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Contact Information
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The South College School of Pharmacy is a 3-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program.  Our start date for the incoming class is June 28, 2021.

Institution Address:
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Street 1: South College School of Pharmacy
Street 2: 400 Goody's Lane
Street 3: Suite 101
City: Knoxville
State: Tennessee
Zip: 37922
Country: United States

Program Location:: Tennessee
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Lori Brown
  Title: Admissions and Student Outreach Coordinator
  Office: Office # 279
  Phone (Work): (865) 288-5871
  Email: lbrown3@south.edu
- Name: Jill Brehmer
  Title: Director of Pharmacy Marketing and Enrollment
  Office: Office # 272
  Phone (Work): (865) 288-5779
  Email: jbrehmer@south.edu

Institutional Website::
- https://www.south.edu/academics/programs/doctor-pharmacy/
- https://www.facebook.com/southcollegesop
- https://www.instagram.com/southcollegesop/

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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::
We will consider applications submitted as late as June 1, 2021.  However, due to the end of June start date for the incoming class, applications submitted close to or at the June 1, 2021 deadline must be complete with transcripts, letters of reference, and coursework updated as much as possible.


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?: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: No
Academic Term Type:: Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
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?: 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:: 99

Upcoming Entering Class
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Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:: 100
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class:: 2

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?: Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
Doctor of Pharmacy students can enroll in a self-paced MBA starting in the 2nd quarter of their pharmacy education.  MBA classes are available at no additional cost to current Doctor of Pharmacy students.  Students can opt to select specific courses to compliment their education, or to pursue completion of the MBA degree.  If selected, specific concentrations can be pursued, including the option of a Healthcare Administration concentration.  


Program Description
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Program Description:
The South College School of Pharmacy is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and offers a unique 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum, and is the only accelerated PharmD program in Tennessee. A supportive environment is offered to students, including peer and faculty mentors, access to a learning support specialist, and a student-centered faculty who pride themselves on their accessibility to students. The School of Pharmacy enjoys a diverse student body that contributes to understanding the needs of populations served. 

The South College School of Pharmacy curriculum entails 2 years of didactic coursework, followed by 9 months of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE).  Students are provided the option to pursue out-of-area rotations for APPE rotations.  The South College School of Pharmacy is proud to partner with a variety of APPE sites located across the United States.  Available options for students to consider in their studies include a research concentration and a concurrent MBA degree program.

To learn more about the South College School of Pharmacy, please visit our website at https://www.south.edu/academics/programs/doctor-pharmacy/


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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
The South College School of Pharmacy has a preferred minimum overall PharmCAS GPA of 2.5.  All applications received are reviewed in a holistic manner, taking into account all information included in the application. 

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 69
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 103.5
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 54
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Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology I with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology II with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry I with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry II with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition I
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition II
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Speech Communication
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Humanities Elective 1.  Electives in Humanities include fine arts, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and foreign language.
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Humanities Elective 2.  Electives in Humanities include fine arts, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and foreign language.
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Humanities Elective 3.  Electives in Humanities include fine arts, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and foreign language.
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 1.  Electives in Social/Behavior Sciences include psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 2.  Electives in Social/Behavior Sciences include psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
All pre-requisite courses should be completed prior to orientation for the incoming class.  Completion by the end of the Spring 2021 term is ideal, but coursework will be considered and accepted as long as it completed by June 21, 2021.

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
All pre-requisite coursework must be completed at a college or university that is accredited by a regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the US Department of Education.  International coursework will be accepted if evaluated by a credential evaluation service that is accepted by PharmCAS.  For applicants who have successfully completed a bachelor's degree, the pre-requisite requirements of speech communication and economics can be considered for substitution if competency in these content areas can be sufficiently demonstrated throughout the application and/or interview process. It is preferred that all science pre-requisite coursework be completed within 7 years of the application cycle. For more information on pre-requisite course requirements, please visit the South College School of Pharmacy Admissions Website at https://www.south.edu/academics/programs/doctor-pharmacy/admissions/

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::
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PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: https://www.south.edu/programs/doctor-pharmacy/admissions/
Additional PCAT information::
PCAT tests are not required for the South College School of Pharmacy.  However, for candidates who wish to include a PCAT score with their application, PCAT scores can be considered as a part of the holistic review process.

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.: Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require:: DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT


Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information::
The South College School of Pharmacy encourages either pharmacy observation or pharmacy related work experience for applicants.



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: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Co-Worker: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Employer: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Faculty Advisor: REQUIRED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Friend: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Health Care Professional: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Politician: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Pre-Health Advisor: REQUIRED
Professor (Liberal Arts): NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Professor (Math): NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Professor (Science): REQUIRED
Supervisor: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Teaching Assistant: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)

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.:
Committee Letters from an applicant's undergraduate institution will be accepted in place of the required letter from an advisor or science faculty member.

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.:
A composite letter may be submitted by a candidate if desired.  The composite letter must include a letter from an advisor or undergraduate science faculty member to count for the required letter from an advisor or pre-pharmacy faculty member.  

Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
The South College School of Pharmacy strongly prefers three letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be submitted by the applicant's pre-professional advisor at the college or university where the applicant completed the pre-pharmacy curriculum -or- by a faculty member who taught the applicant in the pre-pharmacy curriculum. It is preferred that one letter be submitted by a pharmacist who supervised the applicant in an employee or volunteer capacity. One letter may be submitted by any person chosen by the applicant, except that the letter may not be from a member of the applicant's family, whether related by blood or marriage.


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::
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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
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
   The South College School of Pharmacy will only accept foreign coursework submitted via a WES evaluation through PharmCAS.

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: :
Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English Language by scoring a minimum composite of 80, but 100 or higher is preferred, on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT).


Interviews
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Interview Format:: Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
South College School of Pharmacy conducts small group interview days for invited applicants.  For a portion of the interview day, applicants will have an individual interview with either one or two interviewers. On-campus interviews are preferred, but the South College School of Pharmacy will consider interviews conducted via video calling software in certain situations.  Not all applicants will be extended an offer to interview, and offering of an interview is not an indication that the applicant will be accepted.

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: https://www.south.edu/programs/doctor-pharmacy/admissions/.

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::
Prior to March 1, 2021 an initial seat deposit of $200 is due to hold an acceptance's seat.  On March 2, 2021 an additional $550 will be due to maintain one's seat, for a total seat deposit of $750.  For seat deposits made on March 2, 2021 or later, the full $750 will be due with the first payment.  The full $750 will be applied to the first quarter's tuition upon enrollment.


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- June 28, 2021

Additional details for accepted applicants::
Orientation for the incoming class is anticipated to occur the week of June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021.

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?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: Yes