Prospective Students

Doctor of Pharmacy Program > Transfer Admission Policy

INTRODUCTION

If there is available capacity in the program, completed applications for transfer from accredited U.S. colleges of pharmacy may be reviewed by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy (OUCOP). This committee will include representation from the Admissions Committee, the Academic Standings Committee, the Curriculum Committee, and Pharmacy Student Affairs.

Transfer admissions are not encouraged by the OUCOP. However, exceptions may be considered when personal circumstances may cause an individual to have a reason to withdraw from another college of pharmacy. Individuals who have been enrolled in a college of pharmacy but are not presently enrolled are not eligible for transfer and should make application as a new student.

1. A transfer applicant's undergraduate academic record and PCAT scores must meet the current standards for admission for new students.
2. A transfer applicant should have no grades below a "C" in any pharmacy professional coursework.
3. The transfer applicant’s current college of pharmacy’s curriculum must be reasonably compatible with OUCOP’s curriculum.
4. Individuals dismissed from a college of pharmacy for insufficient academic performance or unprofessional behavior will not be considered for admission.
5. OUCOP will not consider requests for transfer into the fourth year of the professional program.
6. Transfer applicants must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or hold DACA status at the time of application.
7. Transfer applicants must successfully complete a personal interview with the ad hoc committee. An interview is not guaranteed but will be offered if it is determined that one is warranted after considering the completed application.

TRANSFER ADMISSION FROM ANOTHER COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

Individuals seeking transfer admission must:

1. Submit a letter requesting transfer from the current or previous college of pharmacy including the reason for the request.
2. Provide a letter from the dean's office of the college of pharmacy certifying that the applicant is in good standing, both academically and professionally. This letter may serve as one of the three letters of reference required by the OUCOP.
3. Supply a copy of the curricular requirements of the college of pharmacy in which the student is enrolled.
4. Provide official transcripts of all completed college and university coursework as well as current enrollment. Transcripts are only considered official when they are mailed directly from the college or university attended.
5. If the materials outlined above in steps 1-4 indicate that a candidate merits further consideration, then steps 6 and 7 may occur.
6. Submit an official OUHSC application (once provided by the Director of Recruitment & Admissions) with payment of all applicable fees, three letters of reference (the dean's letter may serve as one of the three), PCAT scores and any other requested information.
7. Be available for a personal interview with the OUCOP if recommended by the ad hoc committee.

Initial inquiries and materials should be submitted to the Director of Recruitment and Admissions. The director will communicate with the applicant regarding any additional materials needed and will provide the OUHSC application once the initial materials have been received and it is determined the applicant is eligible for further consideration. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Inquiries should be made to Jennifer Richardson at jennifer-richardson@ouhsc.edu or by telephone at 405-271-6598.

Materials should be mailed to:

University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs
Attn: Jennifer Richardson
1110 N. Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

REVIEW OF TRANSFER APPLICATIONS

If a transfer applicant is interviewed, the ad hoc committee will provide a recommendation to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy regarding acceptance of the candidate. A recommendation for admission will include an individualized program of study for completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree which must be approved by the academic dean. If accepted, transfer applicants will be required to pay a $500.00 deposit to confirm attendance. Transfer applicants will also be required to complete a background check, a drug screening, immunization records, and must meet technical standards for admission.

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

All students who receive the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the OUCOP will be required to complete coursework as determined by the ad hoc committee and approved by the academic dean. This could mean that a student would not transfer in at the same year level as at the transfer applicant’s current college of pharmacy. Transfer applicants should carefully weigh this possibility when determining whether or not to apply for transfer.