NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

180 College of Pharmacy—Entry-Level Program 4. Applicants must submit three letters of reference on official letterhead, with a signature, from two science professors and either a liberal arts professor, a pharmacist or health care provider, or a pre-professional committee member. Application Procedures Primary Application Process Applicants apply for matriculation into the fall semester. The Office of Admissions processes applications on a rolling basis; therefore, it is in the best interest of the applicant to apply early. Listed below are the steps necessary to complete the primary application process. 1. Applicants must submit an electronic PharmCAS application. The interactive, web-based application is available at PharmCAS.org. The PharmCAS application process takes four to six weeks. • May 2: PharmCAS submission application deadline 2. Applicantsmust submit the followingmaterials to PharmCAS. • official transcripts from all college and universities attended (submitted directly to PharmCAS by the college or university and/or foreign-credential evaluation service) • three letters of reference • official PCAT or other health-related admissions test scores (recommended, but not required) 3. Proof of English proficiency is required for nonnative English speakers. The following standardized tests currently satisfy NSU’s College of Pharmacy English requirements: • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*: minimum score of 213 on the computer-based or 80 on the Internetbased test (toefl.org) • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*: minimum score of 6.0 on the test module (ielts.org) • Duolingo Test of English*: minimum score of 105 (duolingo.com) * Scores must be no more than two years old at the time of the interview. Candidates who have taken college courses in the United States may also prove English proficiency by completing two collegelevel English composition courses at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Secondary Application Process In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, NSU requires the completion of an NSU supplemental application. Upon receipt of the PharmCAS application, NSUwill email a link to access our NSU supplemental application. 1. Applicants must submit the followingmaterials electronically to NSU: • a completed NSU supplemental application – deadline: June 15 for admission • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 (U.S.) Transfer Students Candidates in good academic standing from their college /university of record may apply for consideration as a transfer student by 1. submitting a completed NSU electronic application with a nonrefundable application fee of $50 (U.S.) by June 15 2. meeting all entry-level or advanced-standing admissions requirements for NSU’s College of Pharmacy, as applicable 3. submitting the following documentation • official transcripts for all college coursework • a written statement outlining the reasons for requesting the transfer • three letters of recommendation (two from pharmacy faculty members and one from the dean, associate dean, or assistant dean of the transferring college of pharmacy that indicate the student is in good standing within the current or most recent academic program) 4. completing an interview 5. submitting any official standardized test scores such as PCAT, GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS to help further the evaluation of applications (recommended) Transfer credit will only be considered for courses designated with a graduate-level course number, passed with a grade of B or better, and transferred from a regionally accredited graduate institution. Credit used toward an earned degree will not be transferred. Requests for transfer credit must be submitted in writing to the associate dean or director of the relevant programprior to August 1 of the year of matriculation. Transfer credits will not exceed 2/3 of the required credits to complete the degree program. A minimum of 30 credit hours of didactic coursework and all Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) must be completed at NSU. Note: Due to the design of the Pharm.D. curriculum, a transfer student may be required to enter as a first-year student. Nondegree-Seeking Students The college accepts nondegree-seeking students for travel study, study abroad, and some specific coursework. A nondegree-seeking student is one who wishes to take courses in the program, but does not intend to pursue a degree at the time of application. Nondegree-seeking students are not