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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Created: Sat, 09/14/2019 - 09:25
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Contact Information
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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

Institution Address:
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Street 1: University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
Street 2: 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
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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::
- http://www.ucwv.edu/pharmacy
- https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/admissions/

Contact Information Video::
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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? : 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

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?: 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)
Program Structure:
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What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 2 - 4

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:: Early assurance 

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:: 50
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? : 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
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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

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

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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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
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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: Anatomy
Course Title: Human Anatomy & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology I)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Physiology
Course Title: Human Physiology & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology II)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology I and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology II and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry I and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry II and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry II and 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): 2
Quarter Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics (Macro or Micro, or economic sociology can be accepted)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English I
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English II
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Psychology or Sociology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: History or 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)?:
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

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?: Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: : https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/admissions/

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::
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

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.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
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

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?: No

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

Composite Letters:
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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

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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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 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.

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 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

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::
$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::
- 2022-08-08

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

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