Prerequisite Course Requirements

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Q: What are the pre-pharmacy prerequisite course requirements for UNT System College of Pharmacy?
Please see the Prerequisite Course Requirements.  Texas course comparisons can be found at

Q. Can I submit my transcripts for evaluation?
A. No, we do not review/evaluate transcripts.  On the Prerequisite Course Requirements page, you may review our prerequisite requirements along with course descriptions to determine what you have completed and what remains to fulfill our prerequisites.  General rule of thumb is that all science courses taken should be those designated for science majors. Online course work is accepted if it matches our course description. We strongly recommend that you work with your academic advisor. If you have question(s) about a specific course please complete the course equivalency form to have a staff member from the Office of Admissions review the course in question.  Additional questions can be sent to:

Q. May I schedule an appointment with an advisor to review my transcript(s)?
A.  No, do not meet with students to review/evaluate transcripts. If you are still at a 2-year college or 4-year university, work with your academic or faculty advisor on any prerequisite coursework questions. If you have question(s) about a specific course please complete the course equivalency form to have a staff member from the Office of Admissions review the course in question.  Additional questions can be sent to:

Q. What are other requirements for admission?
A.  The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is a requirement for admissions consideration. All applicants are strongly encouraged to have minimum PCAT score of a 40 composite percentile.  Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5, complete PharmCAS application, complete the UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application, submit the UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application Fee, submit three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who can assess your potential for the program. Letters from friends, co-workers and family members will not be accepted and may result in an incomplete application. See Admission Requirements.

Q. Do you accept prerequisite coursework from community colleges?
A. Yes, we accept prerequisite coursework from any U.S. accredited 2-year college.

Q. Do you accept foreign coursework to fulfill your prerequisites?
A. No, we do not accept coursework completed outside the U.S. to fulfill our prerequisites. Transcripts from foreign institutions evaluated to U.S. standards will not be accepted by our program.

Q. Do you accept international students?
A.  No, you must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (must possess U.S. Permanent Resident card).  We will not accept letters of application for U.S. permanent residency.

Q. Do you accept foreign degrees?
A.  No, we only accept degrees from accredited U.S. institutions.

Q. My prerequisite coursework is several years old; can I still use these courses?
  Yes you may, there is no expiration date to prerequisite coursework required by out program.

Q. Do I have to complete all coursework before I apply?
A. No, you may apply before you complete your prerequisite coursework. If two-thirds (2/3) of your Math and Science prerequisite courses are not completed by Fall 2018, the Faculty Admissions Committee may not review your application until your Fall 2018 grades are posted.

ALL prerequisite coursework must be completed by the end of 2019 Summer Session 1. Summer Session 1 Deadline for completion is July 6, 2019. Note, only two (2) prerequisite courses allowed during 2019 Summer Session 1. You may only take Statistics, English Comp I & II, US History I & II, Political Science (US Government), Public Speaking and Social & Behavioral Science in Summer Session 1. All other prerequisites must be completed by Spring 2019.

We will not accept course work from 2019 Summer Session 2 for Fall 2019 start.

Q. Will AP, Dual Credit or CLEP credits be accepted toward the prerequisite requirements?
A. If they meet our prerequisite requirements, Advanced Placement (AP) credit, Dual Credit, and/or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit coursework that appears on the applicant’s official college or university transcript will count toward prerequisite coursework, if submitted by the required deadline.

Q. Do I need a Bachelor’s degree to apply?
A. No, but you must complete all necessary prerequisites.

Q. If I have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, will any of the prerequisite requirements not yet fulfilled be waived?
Yes, an applicant can claim an exemption from the general course requirements if they have (or will complete in May) Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university. To qualify for the exemption, an applicant must graduate in May before matriculation.
(Matriculation = Enrollment)

General Education Prerequisites Exemption – If you have (or will complete in May) a Bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, you may claim an exemption from the General Education Prerequisites. If you claim the General Education exemption then only your Math and Science prerequisite coursework will be included in the GPA calculation. IMPORTANT – Claiming the General Coursework Exemption is optional. If you choose to claim the General Coursework Exemption, you must have a 2.5 GPA or higher in your Math & Science coursework to be considered for an interview.

Math and Science prerequisites cannot be waived.

Q. If I hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a field other than pharmacy, and I am interested in the PharmD Program, am I still eligible to apply?
A. Yes, regardless of what degree you hold, you may apply. However, you must complete all prerequisite Math and Science courses before entry into the PharmD program.

Q. What is the minimum GPA in order to apply to the PharmD program?
A. Applicants will be assessed on a number of criteria and must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

This page was last modified on May 30, 2018