In response to the ongoing pandemic, completion of the PCAT is optional for the 2021-2022 cycle. Regional Tuition & Merit scholarships available $1,500 - $5,000. Virtual & on-campus interviews will be available. Priority Deadline is November 1st
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Submission Number: 4116
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Created: Sat, 09/14/2019 - 09:25
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Institution Name University of Charleston
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Charleston
Banner Image: UC banner_pharmcas 9.21.png
If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: In response to the ongoing pandemic, completion of the PCAT is optional for the 2021-2022 cycle. Regional Tuition & Merit scholarships available $1,500 - $5,000. Virtual & on-campus interviews will be available. Priority Deadline is November 1st
Street 1 University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
Street 2 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Street 3
City Charleston
State West Virginia
Zip 25304
Country United States
Program Location: West Virginia
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Ms. Stacie Geise
    Title: Director of Enrollment & Admissions
    Office: Office of Enrollment & Admissions
    Phone (Work): 304-357-4889
    Email: staciegeise@ucwv.edu
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? November 1, 2021
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. Please contact pharmacy@ucwv.edu for more information.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
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: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Early assurance
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 50
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 45
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 80
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 6
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
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: The major goal of the Doctor of Pharmacy/Masters of Business Administration (PharmD/MBA) program is to educate student pharmacists to assume responsibilities as managers, administrators, consultants, and executives in health care systems designed to provide health care to their patients. Learn more by visiting: https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/pharmacy-mba-program/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description The UCSOP offers students a technology-infused, dynamic, and rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Our students are trained to know about the body, medications, and what happens when medications enter both a healthy and diseased body. From a state of the art facility, to an in-house patient care clinic, the UCSOP makes it possible for students to participate in delivering pharmacy services to real patient’s just steps away from their academic classroom and labs. From the beginning, we envisioned a different kind of school of pharmacy -- one where the role of pharmacy was shaped by community-focused students and caring, hands-on faculty in an intimate environment.

UCSOP uses a holistic admissions process to identify talented, qualified, and committed individuals through a competitive admissions process. Each applicant’s academic background and achievement, test scores, letters of recommendation, and more are reviewed.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR PROGRAM INCLUDE:

*Small classes & personalized attention
*Individual connections through an 8:1 student to faculty ratio
*In the top four most affordable 4-yr, private school tuitions in the country
*100% of the Class of 2026 will receive a renewable scholarship ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 per year
*Didactic curriculum with active learning and a variety of elective courses
*Unique clinical rotations inside and outside of WV
*Co-curricular activities in leadership, advocacy, interprofessional education, cultural awareness, public health, innovation, and entrepreneurship
*Opportunities to participate in community outreach and rural health initiatives in statewide vaccination efforts, disease management, medication adherence and safety, and substance use disorders
*Employment rates above 90% within the first year of graduation
*UC is ranked #1 in Diversity & Campus Safety in WV

Please visit http://www.ucwv.edu/pharmacy for more info
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: While we do not have a required minimum GPA or PCAT score, we consider a 2.75+ GPA and 50+ on PCAT to be competitive. All applications received are reviewed and considered using a holistic admissions process.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 56
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:
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy Human Anatomy & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology I) 4 6
Physiology Human Physiology & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology II) 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology I and Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology II and Lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology and Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I and Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II and Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II and Lab 4 6
Math Calculus 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 2 3
Economics Economics (Macro or Micro, or economic sociology can be accepted) 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English I 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English II 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3 4.5
Humanities History or Political Science 3 4.5
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Successfully complete all courses with a C- or better by July prior to the August you intend to start the program. (Example, July 31, 2021 when starting program August 2021)
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: Online courses will be accepted as long as they are successfully completed through an accredited college or university. Please contact pharmacy@ucwv.edu to verify if a course will be accepted.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: Pass/Fail classes completed during the pandemic will be accepted. Please contact pharmacy@ucwv.edu for more information.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: Courtesy Transcript Evaluation Available. Email your transcript and questions to pharmacy@ucwv.edu

Prerequisites must be completed prior to the beginning of the professional program. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade C- or better prior to entry into the program. AP credit is only accpeted if it appears on a college transcript All questions should be directed to 304-357-4889 or pharmacy@ucwv.edu We do not waive any prerequisite coursework.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/admissions/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/admissions/
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: Applicants can complete their Supplemental Application anytime online. There is no fee. Please visit: https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/admissions/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website: https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/admissions/
Additional PCAT information: In response to the ongoing pandemic, completion of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is optional for the 2021-2022 cycle. While this test-optional admission policy has been temporarily adopted, we strongly recommend applicants take the PCAT (if able) and submit scores to strengthen their admission application if one or more of the following conditions are met:

- Overall GPA below 2.75
- Downward trend in academic history, especially for science prerequisite courses

The MCAT, DAT, or GRE will be considered in lieu of the PCAT exam. While a GPA of 2.75 or above and scores on standardized exams in the 50th percentile and above are considered competitive, all applications are individually reviewed.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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.
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? No Answer
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? No answer
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: The UCSOP requires two letters of recommendation. At least one letter MUST be from a professor.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Other clarifying information, if necessary: Translation by any recognized official transcript evaluation service is required, however WES is preferred.
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: Select code 8246 and 5419. The TOEFL is NOT required if you took prerequisite coursework at an accredited US college or US university.
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
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: Once the UCSOP receives the complete PharmCAS application and Supplemental Application, your application will be reviewed. Competitive applicants will be invited for an interview. The interview panel consists of at least two UCSOP faculty members. Each interview is 30 minutes in duration. The interview process is designed to ascertain the applicant's strengths in the non-cognitive areas of interest identified as important measures and potential for success in the school's pharmacy program.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/admissions/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: $1,000 non-refundable tuition deposit due to accept offer and hold seat in program. $1,000 deposit can be split into two $500 installments. First $500 will be due in 1-2 weeks of offer, while second $500 will be due by May 1st.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • Aug 08, 2022
Additional details for accepted applicants: PHAR 501L is the required orientation for incoming students. This on-campus course will begin in August before the actual fall semester begins. Anticipated PHAR 501L Orientation start date for Fall 2022: August 8, 2022
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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
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AACP Institution Number 7150
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