Transfer Process

Admission on an advanced-standing basis is dependent on the availability of positions in the class. Admission for advanced standing is competitive and students meeting minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission. Because of significant curricular modifications when the college moved basic science courses to the 3 year prerequisites, UT's curriculum will require most transfer students a loss of one professional year. An applicant who requests admission as an advanced standing student must:

  1. Provide credentials certified by proper authorities from all colleges or schools of pharmacy previously attended, plus undergraduate colleges or universities attended, including satisfactory discharge of all financial obligations toward the institutions. A letter of good standing from the dean of the pharmacy school attended will suffice. Applications from students dismissed from a college or school of pharmacy for academic or disciplinary reasons will not be accepted.
  2. Provide certified transcripts of grades for all pre-pharmacy and professional courses. (Students must have successfully completed all prerequisites required for admission to the UT College of Pharmacy.)
  3. Appear for a personal interview.
  4. Provide Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores.
  5. Provide three letters of recommendation.
  6. Provide descriptions from their current pharmacy curriculum to determine if they may enter without losing any previously won credits. Students from schools holding membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will be allowed full course or subject credit for all courses completed satisfactorily.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the College and qualify to receive the Pharm.D. degree, a transfer student must complete at minimum the last two years of study in residence at the UT College of Pharmacy.

Memphis

Student Affairs & Admissions
881 Madison Ave. Suite 226
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6036
Fax: (901) 448-7053
Email: pharmadmiss@uthsc.edu

Knoxville

Student Affairs & Admissions
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 117
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 974-2100
Fax: (865) 974-2022
Email: pharmadmiss@uthsc.edu