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 are not accepting transcripts for evaluation. Work with your academic advisor at your respective institution to ensure you are taking the correct prerequisite courses. If you or your academic advisor has further questions regarding a course, contact

Q. May I schedule an appointment with an advisor to review my transcript(s)?
A.  At this time we are not meeting with students to review transcripts. If you are still at a 2-year college or 4-year university, work with your academic advisor on any prerequisite coursework questions.

Q. What are other requirements for admission?
A.  In addition to the minimum PCAT score of a 40 composite percentile, minimum GPA requirement of 2.5, UNT System College of Pharmacy Course Verification Form, 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. I completed my prerequisite coursework outside of the United States, will you accept these courses?
A. No, all prerequisite coursework must be completed at an accredited U.S. institution.

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 coursework?
A.  No.

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

Q. Do I have to complete all coursework before I apply?
A. ALL prerequisite coursework must be completed and official transcripts submitted no later than May 31, 2017.
If two-thirds (2/3) of your Math and Science prerequisite courses are not completed by Fall 2016, the Faculty Admissions Committee may not review your application.

Q. Will AP, Dual Credit or CLEP credits be accepted toward the prerequisite requirements?
A. Advanced Placement (AP) credit, Dual Credit, and/or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit that appear on the applicant’s official college or university transcript will count toward prerequisite coursework.

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 earnedbachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to entrance. To qualify for the exemption, an applicant must graduate no later than May 31, 2017.

Important Note: CLAIMING THE EXEMPTION IS OPTIONAL.  If an applicant elects the exemption for General Education coursework requirements; based on a completed bachelor’s (or higher) degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, then only his/her Math and Science prerequisite coursework will be included in the GPA calculation.  An applicant must have a 2.5 GPA in Math and Science prerequisite coursework to be considered for an interview.

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 18, 2016