Prerequisite Course Requirements

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

Q. May I schedule an appointment with an advisor to review my transcript(s)?
A.  Yes, please visit this page to schedule a virtual counseling session.  You may email your transcript ahead of time to pharmd@unthsc.edu.  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.

Q. What are other requirements for admission?
A.  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 online prerequisite coursework?
A. Yes.

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?
A.
  Yes you may, there is no expiration date to prerequisite coursework required by our 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 2019, the Faculty Admissions Committee will not review your application until your Fall 2019 grades are posted. Please review prerequisite coursework requirements

We will not accept course work from 2020 Summer Session 2 for Fall 2020 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?
A.
Yes, an applicant can claim the General Education Prerequisites Exemption if they have (or will complete in May 2020) a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university. To qualify for the exemption, an applicant must graduate in May 2020 before matriculation in August 2020.
(Matriculation = Enrollment)

General Education Prerequisites Exemption – If you have (or will complete in May 2020) 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 Prerequisites Exemption, then only your Math and Science prerequisite coursework will be included in the GPA calculation. IMPORTANT – Claiming the General Education Prerequisites Exemption is optional. If you choose to claim the General Education Prerequisites 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 March 31, 2020