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East Tennessee State University


Interested in transferring from another PharmD program?

Transfer graduation rateETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy is accepting transfer applications and ready to help make the process as easy as possible. The college has a history of preparing successful transfer graduates with an all-time graduate rate of over 92%.In addition, Gatton offers an Academic Success Specialist, as well as tutoring services, and is committed to helping you succeed

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the college's Office of Student Affairs at or 423-439-6338 to discuss their situation prior to applying.



A transfer applicant is defined as an individual who is currently enrolled in the professional year curriculum of a PharmD program at an ACPE affiliated school or college of pharmacy, or a school or college of pharmacy which was accredited within the previous year. Students who are not currently enrolled in pharmacy school but who were enrolled in a pharmacy program within the previous year are also considered transfer applicants.

Transfer applicants must meet the same admission requirements as individuals applying for initial admission into the professional program. Additionally, transfer applicants must currently be in good standing (i.e., eligible to return) at last pharmacy school attended and are expected to be academically competitive.

Admission Process
  • Complete and submit transfer application
  • Submit a transcript from at all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Submit copies of PCAT scores
  • Request letters of reference as specified on the application
  • Copies of course syllabi for all pharmacy school courses completed

Upon receipt of the above materials, the Admissions Committee will review the application to determine the applicant's viability for admission. Should the applicant be deemed qualified for admission; a personal interview will be required. 

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the college's Office of Student Affairs at  or 423-439-6338 to discuss their situation prior to applying.

Transfer Credit and Residency

Credit awarded for previously completed coursework, and subsequently the academic classification of a transfer student shall be determined by the Office of Academic Affairs in consultation with the chairs of the academic departments.

Transfer students are required to complete a minimum of two years of the curriculum in order to receive the PharmD degree from Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.



"My choice to transfer to Gatton was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! At Gatton, I have had every resource I’ve needed to learn and thrive. The culture at Gatton is enveloping, and I am happy to be a part of this wonderful program!"Stephanie Harris ('20), transfer student

 "After knowing that I had been accepted into the program, the student affairs office at Gatton took me by my hands and guided me through all of the needed things from organizing a place to live in, completing all of the needed documents even for me as an international student, along with the extra things that needed to be done beside the regular requirements."Sameer Ben Abdulaziz, PharmD ('19), PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Holston Valley Medical Center 




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