College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Transfer FAQ

How long are the College of Pharmacy's degree programs?

The total length of the BSPS program is four years, and the length of the PharmD program is six years. 

How much academic credit can I expect to receive?

  • One year towards the length of the program is the most credit that can be expected, and only if the proper courses have been taken.
  • The college only accepts transfer students into the first or second year of the pre-professional division. Transfer students will be considered second-year students if they have a full year of the appropriate general chemistry and biology, with all labs.  Our own faculty evaluates courses for equivalencies. Students will need to submit syllabi for evaluation, if requested.
  • All transfer students can expect to be here for a minimum of three years for the BSPS degree and five years for the PharmD degree, if credit is given for the first year.

When can I apply to the Professional Division? 

  • Transfer students with a strong cumulative and science GPA are required to take a minimum of 16 graded semester hours with us before being eligible to apply to the professional division. Functional Anatomy and Pathophysiology must be taken here at UT; we don’t accept it from anywhere else.

What is involved in applying for the Professional Division?

The college looks at five items when students apply to the professional division.

    1. We look at an essay that is submitted in the spring semester of the year you wish to begin the professional division. 
    2. We look at the cumulative GPA. Students must have completed a minimum of 16 graded hours at UT before they are eligible to apply to the professional division.  If they have completed fewer than 30 graded hours at UT their higher education GPA or their UT GPA will be evaluated as the cumulative GPA, whichever is lower. Transfer students who have taken 30 graded hours at UT before applying to the professional division will have their UT GPA evaluated as the cumulative GPA.
    3. We look at the science GPA, which is calculated from grades in the two general chemistry lecture courses, the first organic chemistry lecture course, the two biology lecture courses, the first calculus course, the first physics course and the first functional anatomy and pathophysiology course. We allow students to take the science courses a maximum of two attempts, and we will use the better of the two attempts in calculating the GPA. We do not average them together.
    4. PCAT test score (PharmD professional division)
    5. Finally, the top students will be interviewed for a seat. We currently accept up to 115 students in the BSPS class and 108 in the PharmD class.  We average 250-275 applicants per year.  See the most recent profile of accepted students

The information on this page is also available in an online, printable brochure


If you need further assistance, please call 419.383.1904 and ask for an appointment with Jose Trevino. The appointment can be in person or by phone. Either way, it will be helpful to have all your transcripts available for the appointment. You can also fax a copy of your transcripts to 419.383.1994.

Last Updated: 6/9/16