Confirmation and fees
Accepted students are mailed an acceptance letter and information on completing the Confirmation Form. The Confirmation Form should be completed within 21 days of the date marked on the acceptance letter. The first non-refundable admissions deposit of $200.00 is due with the Confirmation Form. In accordance with the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines, a final decision is required by March 1. The final non-refundable admissions deposit of $300.00 is due by March 1. Both deposits ($500.00) will be applied to your Fall term tuition. In order to confirm your admission for Fall Semester 2018, please visit your UC status center here: grad.catalyst.uc.edu/status
Students who require more than 21 days to return the confirmation form and deposit should contact the College to request an extension at (513) 558-3784.
Conditional and unconditional admission
Until accepted students complete all of their Pre-Pharmacy requirements, their admission is considered to be conditional. Once we verify that the student has completed all Pre-Pharmacy requirements and complied with other pre-admission requirements, their acceptance becomes unconditional. If a conditionally-admitted student does not complete the Pre-Pharmacy requirements before professional pharmacy classes begin, they forfeit their admission to the College.
All offers of admission are considered conditional until students successfully complete the Pre-Pharmacy requirements including:
Completion of Pre-Pharmacy curriculum with a "C" or better in required core courses (a grade of "C-" or less is not acceptable)
A clean background check
Good academic standing in the last term prior to beginning the PharmD program
Have all official college/university transcripts from every institution attended sent to the College of Pharmacy
Once the college verifies that the student has completed all Pre-Pharmacy requirements and complied with other pre-admission requirements, their acceptance becomes unconditional. If a conditionally-admitted student does not complete the Pre-Pharmacy requirements before professional pharmacy classes begin, they forfeit their admission to the College.
The College hosts an orientation day to provide accepted students with HIPAA training, acclimate them to the College, prepare them for their summer shadowing experience, and assist them with questions they may have. The summer orientation is also the first time classmates meet in person. Attendance at this orientation is suggested but not mandatory. Summer Orientation is Monday, May 21, 2018 for students entering Fall 2018.
After admission and prior to enrollment in the program, students are required to participate in a mandatory summer shadowing program which places them in a variety of pharmacy settings with assigned preceptors for a total of 16 hours. Participation in and completion of the summer shadowing program counts as a percentage of a final grade in one of the first professional year classes. Accepted students will receive further instruction on fulfilling this requirement.
The College hosts a mandatory orientation program during the two days before classes begin in the fall. Students should dress in business casual attire and come prepared with a notebook and writing instrument. Both days are filled with introductions, informative presentations, and workshops. Student IDs are issued at this orientation event. Participation in and completion of this orientation program counts as a percentage of a final grade in one of the first professional year classes.
The College hosts a White Coat Ceremony prior to the start of classes. Family members are invited to observe admitted students transition into a professional pharmacy program, symbolized by the awarding of the student's first white lab coat.
Intern licenses and background checks
All admitted students are required to obtain an intern license for the states of Ohio and Kentucky. To obtain an intern license in Ohio, students must complete a background check. Students will receive background check information from Certiphi Screening, Inc. after an offer of admission has been made. During Orientation, students will be given information, forms, and instructions on how to register as a pharmacy intern. In Ohio, students cannot register as interns until they are enrolled in (attending) a college of pharmacy. For more information, visit the Ohio Board of Pharmacy or the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy.
Medical history and immunization requirements
After admission and prior to enrollment in the program, all students must meet certain medical and immunization requirements. The deadline for completion of this requirement for students entering Fall 2017 is August 18, 2017. If this is not completed, your admission may be rescinded.