To be considered for admission to Auburn University, an applicant must have a
satisfactory citizenship record, a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale on
all college work attempted, and eligibility to re-enter the institution last
attended. Please be aware that Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
does not grant grade forgiveness. Grades of D will not transfer into a
professional program at Auburn University. If a course is repeated, both the initial and
repeat grades for the course will be used in calculating the GPA.
Upon completion, both the PharmCAS and Supplemental Applications will be
reviewed by the school's Admission Committee. The Committee will make a decision
on each applicant to either extend or deny an invitation for an interview.
All correspondence will be sent by email to the address you provide on your PharmCAS application.
Psych Corp will supply the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores to
PharmCAS. This specialized test helps to identify qualified applicants by
measuring general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the
commencement of pharmaceutical education. It is your responsibility to make
certain that Psych Corp has sent your PCAT scores to PharmCAS, who will forward
the results as part of your completed application. If our office does not
receive your scores, you will not be considered for admission. Only the official
score mailed to PharmCAS from Psych Corp will be accepted. The PCAT will be used
in the rating of the applicants.
If you are extended an interview, it is mandatory that you attend. It
is anticipated that interviews will begin in September and extend through
March. Interviews will be conducted during the week. Applicants invited for an
interview will be notified by email indicating the date and time their interview
will take place in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Applicants will be
interviewed by students, faculty and staff. The interview is designed to
evaluate the applicants' interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills.
An interview score is calculated and is utilized in making admission decisions.
A list of possible hotel accommodations,
directions, and a
campus map are provided to assist with your travel planning.
Following the interviews, the school's Admissions
Committee reviews the file of each applicant. This evaluation includes
consideration of the calculated GPAs, the interview results, the PCAT score, and the completed
PharmCAS application. In addition, factors such as semester/quarter course loads, trends in the
GPAs, extracurricular activities, completion of advanced credit coursework,
holding undergraduate or graduate degrees, work experience, and
leadership/volunteer activities are taken into
Applicants can expect to receive a decision on admission within 2 weeks
after their interview. At that time they will be notified as to whether they
have been admitted, denied admission, or deferred for later consideration. If admitted, a non-refundable deposit of
$500.00 will be due within fourteen days of the admission notification and this
deposit will be applied to the first year tuition. Those applicants that have
been deferred can expect to receive a final decision regarding admission or
denial by no later than mid-May. All correspondence will be sent by
Students accepted into the Pharm.D. program will be expected to provide evidence of
CPR (American Heart Association - Basic Life Support for Health
Professionals) certification. It is the student's responsibility to
locate the training. Hospitals, police/fire/rescue
departments, and schools are places to check.
Students are required to have personal liability insurance. Unless the student presents evidence
that he/she has professional liability insurance, the student will be insured under the University
umbrella policy. Students covered under the University policy will automatically be billed at the
beginning of each academic year for this insurance ($15/academic year).
Students are also required to carry medical insurance, and
provide proof of insurance prior to the start of each academic year. The
documentation must specifically identify the student as an individual who is
insured. Students needing insurance may purchase a policy that is offered to
Auburn University students by United Healthcare (www.uhcsr.com).
Students will also be required to provide proof of
vaccination / tests before Fall Semester enrollment for:
Hepatitis B (series of three plus titer)
MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
TB Skin Test (Mantoux)
A written statement from a physician documenting Chicken Pox or record of immunization for