Linkage agreements provide direct pathways and early admissions for qualified undergraduate students from linked schools to attend Touro College of Pharmacy.
We currently have linkage agreements with:
Interested students will follow a specific track at their college. If they meet all requirements, after three years, students will matriculate into TCOP, and after satisfactory completion of their first year at TCOP, their undergraduate institution will award a bachelor’s degree.
During a student's three years in college the following is required:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 2.75. (The undergraduate institution may approve a waiver for an individual science course below 2.75.)
- A PCAT exam taken within the last two years. Minimum score will be provided, if necessary.
- Completion of a minimum of 8 hours of biology (course/lab), 8 hours each of inorganic and organic chemistry (course/lab), 8 hours of anatomy and physiology (if taught combined, anatomy and physiology 1 and 2, or if taught individually, anatomy and physiology, each course to include a lab), 4 hours of microbiology (course/lab), 3 hours of biochemistry, 3 hours of calculus, 3 hours of economics, with no grade below C in any of these courses or labs and no grades taken earlier than 10 years ago.
- Students are encouraged to enroll in additional courses such as physics, public speaking, English, genetics, statistics/biostatistics, anthropology, psychology, human growth and development and sociology.
- A favorable recommendation by the Pre-health Advisor and 2 additional recommendations
- Passing a personal interview by Touro College of Pharmacy faculty
- A completed PharmCAS application
Enrollment in the Program is not a guarantee that the candidate will be granted admission to Touro College of Pharmacy and final decisions will be solely at the discretion of Touro College of Pharmacy.
Students enrolled in this program who do not meet or exceed the above standards have the privilege of applying for admission to Touro College of Pharmacy through the regular channels or procedures but will require a bachelor's degree. All candidates must meet Touro College of Pharmacy admission standards at the time of their enrollment into Touro College of Pharmacy.
Touro College of Pharmacy reserves the right to deny admission to students who, in the opinion of Touro College of Pharmacy, may have difficulty obtaining a pharmacy license.