Pharm.D. Entrance Requirements

Admission to the SCCP is competitive and is based on the applicant’s completion of prepharmacy requirements, GPA, academic record, letters of recommendation, interview evaluations, PCAT scores, honors/awards, extracurricular activities, work experience, and student personal statement concerning their goals for a career in pharmacy.

Applicants must take the PCAT and have official scores reported prior to the end of the application period, on or before December 20th of the year of anticipated admission.

Applicants must provide an official copy of all college transcripts, including all grades for courses taken through the fall semester prior to application. Those currently enrolled at either USC Columbia or MUSC will be able to have their USC/MUSC transcripts generated internally at no cost for pharmacy admissions.

Admissions Criteria

Admission to the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) is competitive and is based on the following:

  • Successful completion of Prerequisite courses;
  • Cumulative and Prerequisite GPA;
  • PCAT scores (composite and writing);
  • Interview evaluations;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Pharmacy exposure;
  • Research experience;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Honors/Awards

In order to apply, a candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate and graduate GPAs will be combined). While a minimum PCAT score is not required, note that the average composite PCAT score of the entering class is ~68. It is the candidate’s responsibility to verify that minimum GPA requirements are met. An application fee refund will not be issued if application requirements are not met.

Applicants must submit official transcripts to PharmCAS, including all grades for courses taken through the last semester prior to application submission. For completed Fall 2013 course work, the PharmCAS Academic Update Window needs to be updated and an official transcript submitted to PharmCAS. To accelerate the receipt of Fall 2013 coursework, applicants should request an official transcript to be mailed to SCCP Admissions once Fall grades are posted in addition to PharmCAS.

As a state-assisted institution, preference will be given to in-state applicants. In-state applicants are defined as South Carolina residents and any non-South Carolina residents attending a South Carolina college or university. In-state status as defined here only applies to the admission process. Residency for the purpose of tuition will be based upon the South Carolina Code of Laws.

Prerequisite Requirements for Pharm.D. Program

    Resident Non-Resident Scholarship Non-Resident
Full Time* Years 1-3 $23,120 $29,289 $34,534
Full Time* Year 4 $20,150 $25,576 $30,184
         

PCAT Score Policy

    Resident Non-Resident Scholarship Non-Resident
Full Time* Years 1-3 $23,120 $29,289 $34,534
Full Time* Year 4 $20,150 $25,576 $30,184
         

Tuition & Fees

    Resident Non-Resident Scholarship Non-Resident
Full Time* Years 1-3 $23,120 $29,289 $34,534
Full Time* Year 4 $20,150 $25,576 $30,184
         

Application Process

Admission to the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) is competitive and is based on the following:

  • Successful completion of Prerequisite courses;
  • Cumulative and Prerequisite GPA;
  • PCAT scores (composite and writing);
  • Interview evaluations;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Pharmacy exposure;
  • Research experience;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Honors/Awards

In order to apply, a candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate and graduate GPAs will be combined). While a minimum PCAT score is not required, note that the average composite PCAT score of the entering class is ~68. It is the candidate’s responsibility to verify that minimum GPA requirements are met. An application fee refund will not be issued if application requirements are not met.

Applicants must submit official transcripts to PharmCAS, including all grades for courses taken through the last semester prior to application submission. For completed Fall 2013 course work, the PharmCAS Academic Update Window needs to be updated and an official transcript submitted to PharmCAS. To accelerate the receipt of Fall 2013 coursework, applicants should request an official transcript to be mailed to SCCP Admissions once Fall grades are posted in addition to PharmCAS.

As a state-assisted institution, preference will be given to in-state applicants. In-state applicants are defined as South Carolina residents and any non-South Carolina residents attending a South Carolina college or university. In-state status as defined here only applies to the admission process. Residency for the purpose of tuition will be based upon the South Carolina Code of Laws.

Transcipts

For applicants who have completed all coursework, including Pre-Pharmacy and Non-Pre-Pharmacy courses, prior to application submission:

  • Applicants must submit transcripts for all coursework taken through the last semester prior to applying to PharmCAS from all institutions attended.

For applicants who will complete all coursework, including Pre-Pharmacy and Non-Pre-Pharmacy courses, by Fall 2013:

  • Applicants must submit transcripts for all coursework taken through the last semester prior to applying to PharmCAS from all institutions attended.
  • Applicants must submit transcript of completed Fall course grades to PharmCAS as soon as grades are available
  • To accelerate the processing of Fall 2013 course grades, applicants should request an official transcript to be mailed to SCCP Admissions in addition to PharmCAS

For applicants who will complete all coursework, including Pre-Pharmacy and Non Pre-Pharmacy courses, by Spring OR Summer 2014:

  • Applicants must submit transcripts for all coursework taken through the last semester prior to applying to PharmCAS from all institutions attended.
  • Applicants must submit transcript of completed Fall course grades to PharmCAS as soon as grades are available.
  • To accelerate the processing of Fall 2013 course grades, applicants should request an official transcript to be mailed to SCCP Admissions in addition to PharmCAS.
  • Applicants must submit transcripts for coursework taken during the Spring and Summer 2014 semesters to your preferred campus (MUSC or USC) as soon as grades are available (if you are a current USC student, your Spring and Summer 2014 USC transcripts are printed internally, and a transcript request to USC or MUSC is only required from other institutions attended).

AP/IB scores must be submitted by the applicant to SCCP Admissions at:

College Code + 5407

Attn: SCCP Admissions
Office of Enrollment Managemant
45 Courtenay Drive, 3rd Floor,Room 359
MSC 203
Charleston, SC 29425-2030

When submitting transcripts via PharmCAS, applicants must use the Transcript Request Form found on the PharmCAS website. Only transcripts mailed along with the Transcript Request Form will be accepted.

It can take up to five weeks to process transcripts via PharmCAS. It is recommend that applicants apply early to prevent any delays in processing.

Admissions Interviews

Admission to the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) is competitive and is based on the following:

  • Successful completion of Prerequisite courses;
  • Cumulative and Prerequisite GPA;
  • PCAT scores (composite and writing);
  • Interview evaluations;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Pharmacy exposure;
  • Research experience;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Honors/Awards

In order to apply, a candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate and graduate GPAs will be combined). While a minimum PCAT score is not required, note that the average composite PCAT score of the entering class is ~68. It is the candidate’s responsibility to verify that minimum GPA requirements are met. An application fee refund will not be issued if application requirements are not met.

Applicants must submit official transcripts to PharmCAS, including all grades for courses taken through the last semester prior to application submission. For completed Fall 2013 course work, the PharmCAS Academic Update Window needs to be updated and an official transcript submitted to PharmCAS. To accelerate the receipt of Fall 2013 coursework, applicants should request an official transcript to be mailed to SCCP Admissions once Fall grades are posted in addition to PharmCAS.

As a state-assisted institution, preference will be given to in-state applicants. In-state applicants are defined as South Carolina residents and any non-South Carolina residents attending a South Carolina college or university. In-state status as defined here only applies to the admission process. Residency for the purpose of tuition will be based upon the South Carolina Code of Laws.

Admissions Decisions

Admission to the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) is competitive and is based on the following:

  • Successful completion of Prerequisite courses;
  • Cumulative and Prerequisite GPA;
  • PCAT scores (composite and writing);
  • Interview evaluations;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Pharmacy exposure;
  • Research experience;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Honors/Awards

In order to apply, a candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate and graduate GPAs will be combined). While a minimum PCAT score is not required, note that the average composite PCAT score of the entering class is ~68. It is the candidate’s responsibility to verify that minimum GPA requirements are met. An application fee refund will not be issued if application requirements are not met.

Applicants must submit official transcripts to PharmCAS, including all grades for courses taken through the last semester prior to application submission. For completed Fall 2013 course work, the PharmCAS Academic Update Window needs to be updated and an official transcript submitted to PharmCAS. To accelerate the receipt of Fall 2013 coursework, applicants should request an official transcript to be mailed to SCCP Admissions once Fall grades are posted in addition to PharmCAS.

As a state-assisted institution, preference will be given to in-state applicants. In-state applicants are defined as South Carolina residents and any non-South Carolina residents attending a South Carolina college or university. In-state status as defined here only applies to the admission process. Residency for the purpose of tuition will be based upon the South Carolina Code of Laws.

Accepted Students

    Resident Non-Resident Scholarship Non-Resident
Full Time* Years 1-3 $23,120 $29,289 $34,534
Full Time* Year 4 $20,150 $25,576 $30,184
         

Previous Applicants

Admission to the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) is competitive and is based on the following:

  • Successful completion of Prerequisite courses;
  • Cumulative and Prerequisite GPA;
  • PCAT scores (composite and writing);
  • Interview evaluations;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Pharmacy exposure;
  • Research experience;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Honors/Awards

In order to apply, a candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate and graduate GPAs will be combined). While a minimum PCAT score is not required, note that the average composite PCAT score of the entering class is ~68. It is the candidate’s responsibility to verify that minimum GPA requirements are met. An application fee refund will not be issued if application requirements are not met.

Applicants must submit official transcripts to PharmCAS, including all grades for courses taken through the last semester prior to application submission. For completed Fall 2013 course work, the PharmCAS Academic Update Window needs to be updated and an official transcript submitted to PharmCAS. To accelerate the receipt of Fall 2013 coursework, applicants should request an official transcript to be mailed to SCCP Admissions once Fall grades are posted in addition to PharmCAS.

As a state-assisted institution, preference will be given to in-state applicants. In-state applicants are defined as South Carolina residents and any non-South Carolina residents attending a South Carolina college or university. In-state status as defined here only applies to the admission process. Residency for the purpose of tuition will be based upon the South Carolina Code of Laws.

International Applicants

Admission to the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) is competitive and is based on the following:

  • Successful completion of Prerequisite courses;
  • Cumulative and Prerequisite GPA;
  • PCAT scores (composite and writing);
  • Interview evaluations;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Pharmacy exposure;
  • Research experience;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Honors/Awards

In order to apply, a candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate and graduate GPAs will be combined). While a minimum PCAT score is not required, note that the average composite PCAT score of the entering class is ~68. It is the candidate’s responsibility to verify that minimum GPA requirements are met. An application fee refund will not be issued if application requirements are not met.

Applicants must submit official transcripts to PharmCAS, including all grades for courses taken through the last semester prior to application submission. For completed Fall 2013 course work, the PharmCAS Academic Update Window needs to be updated and an official transcript submitted to PharmCAS. To accelerate the receipt of Fall 2013 coursework, applicants should request an official transcript to be mailed to SCCP Admissions once Fall grades are posted in addition to PharmCAS.

As a state-assisted institution, preference will be given to in-state applicants. In-state applicants are defined as South Carolina residents and any non-South Carolina residents attending a South Carolina college or university. In-state status as defined here only applies to the admission process. Residency for the purpose of tuition will be based upon the South Carolina Code of Laws.