Pharmacy

Shenandoah University uses PharmCAS, a centralized application service for schools and colleges of pharmacy, to process all applications for the PharmD program. This process can only be completed by using the Internet site for PharmCAS . We do not accept “paper” applications (except for current Shenandoah University pre-admit pharmacy students). Using this service will allow you to submit just one application that will be forwarded to the schools of your choice. You will pay an initial application fee and a supplemental fee (to PharmCAS) for each school to which you wish to apply. We also require a supplemental fee of $30 (no supplemental application is required). When you take the PCAT exam, use PharmCAS Code – 104.

The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy uses a rolling admissions process which means, applicants are interviewed as soon as we have a completed file. It may take up to eight weeks for PharmCAS to forward your file to us. Therefore, the sooner you send in your application and required paperwork, the better your chances of being interviewed and/or accepted.

Our requirements are as follows:

  • Pre-requisite courses provided: http://pharmacy.su.edu/PharmWeb/indexmenu/NavIndex.cfm?fuseaction=AppInfoTrad
  • Please submit your supplemental $30 application fee at the same time you apply with PharmCAS. It should be mailed to:
    Shenandoah University
    Attention: Business Office

    1460 University Drive
    Winchester, VA 22601
    Please include your name, address and that you are applying for Pharmacy for Fall 2010.
  • Official, up-to-date transcripts from all colleges you have attended must be received by PharmCAS. We only need final and official copies once you have been accepted to Shenandoah’s program (high school transcripts are NOT required). Please send copies to:
    Shenandoah University
    Office of Admissions

    1460 University Drive
    Winchester, VA 22601
  • All Foreign transcripts must first be evaluated by an accredited service approved by SU (we prefer World Education Services) before we can review them. These evaluations must be sent to PharmCAS as soon after you apply as possible. You can find these services listed on the Internet.
  • All letters of recommendation go to PharmCAS. We must receive three letters of recommendation (as soon after you apply as possible) from professors, pharmacists or healthcare professionals (no family or friends) with whom you have studied or worked. Please follow the PharmCAS instructions for submitting the letters. We will not consider any files without all three letters.
  • An official copy of your PCAT scores must be sent to PharmCAS and received by February 1, 2010 (January 2010 PCAT scores arrive too late). The code to use for this is 104. We will not consider any files without PCAT scores.
  • Once PharmCAS receives your materials and forwards them to us, you MAY be invited for an interview. The interview consists of verbal and written portions. A tour of our facility will be provided if you have not visited us before. Most communication with applicants is done via e-mail when possible, so please be alert for e-mails regarding your application to arrive a few weeks after you have submitted your materials or have been interviewed. Please note: you will not be considered for an interview if you have more than nine credit hours of prerequisites to complete over the summer of 2010.
  • We try to inform applicants of their admissions status within 2-3 weeks after their interview. If you are accepted, you will receive an official letter with a deadline to submit your non-refundable deposit to secure your position in the class.

The Admissions Committee will consider complete files only. It is your responsibility to keep in touch with the admissions coordinator (pharmd@su.edu) to ensure that all of your information has been received. If accepted, you cannot begin classes until all of your outstanding prerequisite classes have been completed with a grade of “C” or better.