Transfer Student Application Procedures
Only for Transfer Students with Credits from another Professional Pharmacy School in the U.S.
Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing all admission requirements (i.e. minimum AA degree (general education coursework), pre-professional courses, PCAT and foreign language). We admit once per year for the fall semester, therefore students may apply the year prior to completing pre-professional courses and/or AA degree requirements. All requirements must be met by the end of Summer 2013 in order to begin Fall 2013, if admitted.
Requirements for Transfer Students:
Step 1 – Apply to the UF College of Pharmacy (COP)
- Letter of Good Standing
- Letter of Intent
- Official PCAT Scores
- Official Transcripts
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Profile & Essay Form
- Campus Ranking Form
Submit documents listed in Step 1 directly to:
UF College of Pharmacy Office for Student Affairs, Attn: Mary Beth Yokomi, PO Box 100495, Gainesville, FL 32610-0495
Step 2 – Apply to the University of Florida
Submit the online application through the UF website: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/start.html
Application for Admission: Professional – Entry Level PharmD
Details on How to Apply for Fall 2013 Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Letter of Good Standing
The Dean of your current/previous professional pharmacy school must write a letter indicating your good standing.
Letter of Intent
You must write a letter specifying your intentions on why you desire to continue your studies at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
The Admissions Committee will accept PCAT scores for tests taken from June 2007 through January 2013. If the test is taken multiple times, only the highest PCAT score will be considered by the Admissions Committee. Applicants are required to submit official test scores directly to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
Applicants must submit official transcripts to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. (If you are completing courses for the required AA degree or pre-professional courses during the spring and/or summer 2013, ONLY applicants who are notified of conditional admission to the PharmD program for fall 2013 will need to submit an official transcript with the grades received).
Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Applicants should select references who will be motivated to write detailed comments about the applicant’s character, motivation, service, communication skills, empathy/compassion, self-confidence, maturity, and aptitude for pharmacy studies.
This is a required supplemental portion of the application that must be mailed to the College of Pharmacy Office for Student Affairs.
This is a required supplemental portion of the application that must be mailed to the College of Pharmacy Office for Student Affairs. The College of Pharmacy admits students for enrollment in the Fall semester among four different campus locations: Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando, and St. Petersburg. Students do not apply for admission to a particular campus. The Campus Ranking Form allows applicants to request their campus choice by ranking all four campuses in order of preference. Approximately 115 students are placed at the Gainesville campus, 55-60 students each at the Jacksonville and St. Petersburg campuses and 70 at the Orlando campus. The Admissions Committee determines campus placement by considering preferences, reasons, resources, and parity among campuses. Although the Admissions Committee attempts to place students at their preferred campus, there is no guarantee that admitted students will be placed at their first campus choice.
This must be submitted online and is required for ALL applicants. There is a required $30 application fee.