2012 Admissions Instructions for Pre-Pharmacy Required Courses
Equivalency of pre-professional courses completed at colleges or universities outside the state of Utah must be evaluated by the College of Pharmacy before December 1, 2012. Submit complete course descriptions from the institution's general catalog to the College of Pharmacy prior to December 1, 2012. Courses accepted by the University of Utah are not automatically accepted by the College of Pharmacy in fulfillment of pharmacy pre-requisites.
A minimum grade point average of 2.8 in the pre-pharmacy required courses is necessary to be considered for admission. A grade of C or better must be achieved for all pre-pharmacy required courses. Historically, the average pre-professional grade point of those accepted has been 3.5. If the applicant has repeated one or more prerequisite courses, the admissions committee will consider only the second grade (regardless of the number of times the course is retaken). A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is also required for admission. All pre-pharmacy courses must be completed within the 10 years previous to the application.
No more than three (3) of the pre-pharmacy required courses may be outstanding, or in progress on January 1, 2012 of the year you are applying. If attending an institution with a quarter system, than no more than four (4) pending courses. Additional grades for course work completed after submission of your application are important to ensure that your application accurately reflects your current, complete academic record. It is the applicant's responsibility to update his/her information. This includes (1) providing supplementary transcripts directly to the College of Pharmacy for courses completed after the initial submission of the application; (2) notifying of changes in name, address, email, or telephone number; and, (3) providing supplementary material that may affect your qualifications for admission into the professional program or as requested by the Admissions Committee.
Applicants who have not completed the pre-professional course requirements by December 31, 2012, may be conditionally accepted into the Professional Program if current registration indicates completion of the courses (maximum of 3) will be accomplished by July 1, 2012. A grade of C or better must be achieved for all pre-professional requirements that are outstanding at the time that a conditional acceptance is made. Such acceptances become final when all prerequisites for admission have been satisfied. Failure to do so will result in the offer of acceptance being rescinded.