How much is your class reservation deposit?
We follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines. Applicants who receive an admissions acceptance are required to pay a non-refundable class reservation deposit of $200.
Do you require the PCAT?
We do not view the PCAT as essential in helping us determine which applicants are best suited for our pharmacy school. The Admissions Committee utilizies an holistic approach that carefully considers the candidate’s academic record and full PharmCAS application.
Do you have a supplemental application?
No, we do not have a supplemental application.
How long does it take for my file to be reviewed and a decision to be made?
You will receive an email when we receive your verified application from PharmCAS, and we’ll let you know if any additional items are needed to make the file complete. Typically, you can expect to receive a decision regarding an interview within one week after we receive a complete application. Decisions of acceptance are generally communicated within 3-5 days following the interview.
Do you consider applicants outside of Tennessee?
Yes! Because Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy is a tuition-funded program, tuition is the same for all students regardless of residency.
Do I need to complete a degree before I can apply?
No. The completion of at least 61 semester hours of specified undergraduate courses is required for admission.
Can I apply before I’ve finished all of my prerequisite courses?
Yes! Applicants are expected to complete all math and science prerequisite courses by the end of the spring or summer term before the fall start date.
Do you have a minimum GPA requirement?
No, as our Admissions Committee considers your entire file. However, applicants are more likely to be competitive for admission with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above and a science GPA of 2.7 or above.
Do you give preference to a certain major?
No. The most common majors of our applicants are Biology and Chemistry.
How many students are accepted?
Our class size ranges from 55-60 students.