This articulation agreement is designed for applicants who have completed the prerequisites and will be obtaining a baccalaureate from Shenandoah University. This agreement is available to all students enrolled full-time at Shenandoah University for undergraduate study.
For admission and entry into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program through this articulation agreement, candidates must complete the following for priority status eligibility:
- Submit a complete application to the Director of Admissions at the School of Pharmacy, via email, by March 1st of the year applying with the following required information:
- Completed graduate application
- Three letters of reference:
- one from a pharmacist, healthcare professional, or supervisor
- two from professors
- Personal statement addressing the following questions:
- “Why you selected pharmacy as a career and how the Doctor of Pharmacy degree relates to your immediate and long-term professional goals”
- An electronic copy of PCAT score results
- Electronic copies of all official transcripts from any institution of higher education in which courses were taken.
- Academic Requirements
- Complete all prerequisites required for admission to the program with a grade of “C” or better.
- Obtain a score of recommend or above in an in-person interview with the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
Priority status will be offered to those who meet the following criteria:
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 (on 4.0 scale)
Up to a total of 40 students/graduates per year from Shenandoah University, who meet the criteria for admission through the Articulation Agreement will be granted priority status for admissions to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Shenandoah University. As with all other applicants, priority applicants must have an on-site interview prior to admission and receive an interview score of acceptable or above.
If more than 40 students meet the application deadline and qualify for priority status, Shenandoah University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program will rank-order all priority applicants based on consideration of the full set of application materials and the evaluations from the admissions interview. The additional students will enter our regular applicant pool.
All decisions for Admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program are made by the Admissions Committee for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Final decisions for all applicants are based on consideration of the full set of application materials and the evaluations from the admissions interview. Applicants who have been interviewed will be notified in writing of the Admissions Committee decisions within 30 days of their visit.
Students can be given provisional acceptance indicating that some of the admissions requirements need to be completed prior to matriculation into the program. Provisional acceptances are generally offered to those students completing final prerequisite courses prior to the program entry. These students receive a letter from the School as well as from the Admissions Office that describes/outlines which courses, materials, or other requirements (e.g. – desired level of competency for remaining prerequisites) that need to be completed.
Nothing in this agreement is intended to negate the usual process of student evaluation or supersede final decisions on admissions. After successful completion of the curriculum in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, Shenandoah University awards a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
This agreement is intended to be a long-term arrangement. Each party may continue or discontinue this agreement on a yearly basis with notice. Shenandoah University requires two-year notice for changes in prerequisites to provide adequate protection for students in a pre-pharmacy program.