TRANSFER APPLICANT INFORMATION

Applicants for admission as a transfer student to the first year of the professional degree program must be eligible for admission to Florida A&M University. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in college coursework is required. A grade of “C” or better is required in all prerequisite courses (C- is not acceptable). Please note that all college course loads, withdrawals, repeat courses, and academic career paths will be considered. Performance in science and mathematics coursework is critically evaluated. Although GPA is an important factor, it is not the only basis in admission. In addition to academic competence, the College’s admission committee considers leadership ability, community service, communication skills, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy. Acceptance at the first professional year (P1) is determined by availability of space, not the size of the applicant pool. The University undergraduate application for admissions must be submitted directly to the FAMU Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In addition, the College of Pharmacy requires the submission of the Pharmacy Supplemental Application as well as the following additional information:

Additional Requirements:

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Recommendation letters and evaluation forms must be from a pharmacist, a professor, and a person familiar with your potential for study in a pharmacy professional program.
  • If you have attended a school or college of pharmacy, you must submit a letter of recommendation mailed directly from the dean of the school/college of pharmacy indicating your academic status at that institution.
  • Although the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences adheres to the University’s policies relative to transfer credit and advanced standing, the College does not accept transfer credits in required professional courses earned by students that were previously enrolled at another college/school of pharmacy.
  • Individuals that fall into this category must complete the professional curriculum as offered; as a result, advanced standing is not a factor. Also, all students who have attended a school or college of pharmacy must submit a letter of recommendation mailed directly from the dean of the school/college of pharmacy indicating academic status at that institution.
  • Transfer students entering FAMU must have completed two (2) years of the same foreign language in high school or six semester hours (or the equivalent) of a foreign language at an accredited undergraduate institution prior to enrollment. Each applicant must provide document completion of this requirement prior to admission.
  • If invited, a personal interview is required for the most qualified students after applications have been reviewed.

Pre-Requisite Requirements: Please note that the completion of the prerequisite courses listed below does not guarantee admission to the College of Pharmacy.

Course Semester Hours
Anatomy and Physiology w/Lab
8
General Biology w/Lab (Botany and Zoology w/Lab for science majors)
8
Chemistry
8
Organic Chemistry w/Lab
8
Pre-Calculus
4
Calculus
4
Physics w/Lab
8
English Composition
6
Social Science
6
U.S. History
3
Humanities
6