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Information for Transfer Students

For Prospective Students Seeking Admission from Another ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy (UIC COP) will consider for transfer admission students who began their pharmacy education at other ACPE-accredited schools of pharmacy if they meet the criteria listed below and if they are willing to accept curricular adjustments as a result of changing schools.  Credit for, and waivers from enrolling in, certain courses may be awarded to transfer students who have already completed courses evaluated by respective course coordinators as equivalent to comparable courses in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. curriculum.  Pharmacy school curricula vary considerably. As a result, transfer students are often required to repeat courses in order to fulfill graduation requirements.  A minimum of 3 years in enrollment residence as a full-time student is required to receive the Pharm.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, so the most a transfer student could transfer from another ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy is one year.  Students may only transfer into the didactic curriculum.  No consideration will be given to students who wish to transfer solely to complete their clerkships at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy sites.  Transfer students will only be considered for fall semester admission.

To be considered for transfer admission to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy the applicant must meet the following criteria:

• Be in good academic standing at an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school
• Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Successful completion of UIC basic science pharmacy prerequisites or equivalents

Application - Deadline is the regular PharmCAS deadline in any given admissions cycle.

In addition to meeting the above criteria, students must complete a PharmCAS application (but making certain to tell us that they are seeking transfer admission).

Transfer applicants must also complete the UIC College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application Materials.  In addition to the regular supplemental materials, the following must be included.

• a courtesy letter from the Dean of the current pharmacy school must be submitted with the UIC Supplemental Application Materials.
• course syllabi for every pharmacy course completed and every pharmacy course that will be completed prior to transfer to the University of Illinois at Chicago (These do not need to be submitted until they are requested by the Admissions Committee.)
• provide a personal statement that addresses the reason for the transfer.

As part of the transfer admissions consideration process, applicants selected by the Admissions Committee will be interviewed prior to acceptance into the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

Admission to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is selective and subject to the availability of space in the relevant professional year class. All transfer applicants will be notified of the admissions decision by May 1st.

For more information about the transfer student admission process, please contact the UIC College of Pharmacy, Office of Student Affairs - (312) 996-7242 or email pharmosa@uic.edu before applying.


For Current PharmD Students Seeking to Transfer Courses - Please Current Students Transfer of Elective Credit Policy.