Admissions & Aid
You can find academic requirements, application process, and tuition information here. But we encourage you to come visit our campus and speak to us in person. Information sessions are held on a monthly basis throughout the year. We'll go over academic and campus life at Touro College of Pharmacy, admissions requirements, the admissions and financial aid processes, and a current student will take you around on a campus tour.
If you're ready to apply, the first things you should know is all applicants to the College of Pharmacy should have a bachelor’s degree. Current undergraduate students are welcome to apply, provided they earn their baccalaureate degree by the end of the spring semester, before their fall start date. Required courses must be completed by the spring semester prior to enrollment.
We participate in PharmCAS early decision. If you're thinking of applying early decision, the deadline is September 5, 2017. Review the PharmCAS Early Decision page to learn more about what early decision entails.
US citizens with degrees from foreign institutions should review our guidelines for International Students to ensure they meet all requirements. Non-native English speakers must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If you need reasonable accommodations, please reach out to the Office of Student Disability Services.
Academic Requirements for Admission
In order to apply you'll need:
1. Baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited college
The minimum cumulative GPA is 2.5
But to give you an idea of our applicants, the average cumulative GPA for the 2017 admissions cycle was 3.14, and the average science GPA for the 2017 admissions cycle was 3.0.
2. Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
We strongly recommend you take the PCAT. Scores are valid only if the test was taken within the last two years (e.g., for Fall 2018 not before July 2016).
You must have completed the following coursework with a grade of “C” or better within the last ten years. Courses older than 10 years can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Biology with lab (8 semester hours)
- General chemistry with lab (8 semester hours)
- Organic chemistry with lab ( 8 semester hours)
- Microbiology with lab (4 semester hours)
- Biochemistry (3 semester hours)
- Calculus (3 semester hours)
- Economics (micro, macro or general accepted) (3 semester hours)
- Human anatomy with lab AND Physiology with lab (EACH 4 semester hours) OR Anatomy and Physiology I AND II, each with lab (EACH 4 semester hours, total 8 semester hours)
Suggested electives to support patient-centered curriculum
- Human Growth and Development
- Statistics with Biostatistics Preferred
4. Volunteer or work experience
We recommend you have volunteer or work hours in a pharmacy, public health or health care setting before applying.