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Current Gatton Pharmacy Students

East Tennessee State University

Matriculation Requirements

This page is updated with additional information throughout the spring and summer. Please check your email regularly for important updates.

Updated July 18, 2019


NEW! Online pre-orientation deadlines

Please complete the following online activities by the deadlines indicated below:

 You may click here for a printable checklist of online pre-orientation items.

Order parking decal Order your pass here to receive your pass on the first day of Orientation. Included in tuition & fees.

July 19, 2019

Student handbook acknowledgment  Complete the form here after reviewing the student handbook. Pertinent links provided on the form. 

August 12, 2019

Campus safety overview Complete the form here. The campus safety module is linked. August 12, 2019
Student organizations intro Simply review the Gatton Guide. See "Student Activities" section. August 12, 2019
ETSU Email setup You will need your ETSU email account set up before you complete the next items on the list.

Prior to completing the following:

StrengthsFinder assessment Your individual code will be sent to your ETSU email from Michele Graybeal. Redeem your code and complete your assessment here. Save your Top 5 result.

August 4, 2019

BLS course registration For those without current certification. Instructions to register will be sent to your ETSU email from Michele Graybeal. 

August 4, 2019

HIPAA training

You will receive an email from the HIPAA compliance office with instructions to complete this requirement.

August 12, 2019

OSHA training You will receive an email from the Health & Safety office with instructions to complete this requirement. 

August 12, 2019

Liability insurance enrollment Starting August 3: Follow the instructions here to enroll in your required liability policy. Included in tuition & fees. Enrollment open only August 3-12, 2019



Questions about matriculation requirements?
Contact the Office of Student Affairs at 423.439.6338.

You may click here for a printable checklist of required items.

White Coat Size

May 20, 2019

Health and Immunization Requirements

June 7, 2019*

*see requirements linked at left regarding Hepatitis B immunization schedule

Background Check Requirement

You will receive an email when you have been entered into the background check system, in April. You may then initiate the background check process as will be linked above.

June 7, 2019

Health Insurance Requirement

June 7, 2019

Basic Life Support (BLS) Requirement

August 1, 2019*

*see requirement at left regarding deadline

Transcript Requirement:

Because PharmCAS keeps all of your transcripts, you are required to submit to us a final, official transcript from all colleges/universities you have attended (including ETSU, if applicable).

Transcripts must reflect all final grades and, if applicable, the degree conferred.

Transcripts must be mailed directly from the registrar's office to us. Please request they use P.O. Box 70414 to ensure your transcript is not mistakenly sent to ETSU's undergraduate admissions office.

Admissions and Records Office
Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70414
Johnson City, TN  37614-1704

Questions about transcript requirements?

Contact the Admissions and Records Office at  or 423.439.6338.

June 7, 2019*

 *If you are planning to complete coursework this summer (First Summer Session/Summer Session 1), please contact the Admissions and Records Office for further instruction. Please be reminded that all math and science prerequisites must be successfully completed by Spring 2019.


PharmaConnect, Orientation, and White Coat Ceremony

  • PharmaConnect Preview Day for Class of 2023
    • May 17
    • Check out the Class of 2023 Facebook page for photos from PharmaConnect!
  • Orientation schedule - detailed schedule coming this spring!
    • August 12-16
    • Attendance REQUIRED for all sessions unless otherwise stated
  • For food served at Orientation, please advise of any dietary restrictions you may have.
  • White Coat Ceremony:
    • Friday, August 16, 2019
    • Location TBD

Financial Aid Information

Computer Requirements - updated for 2019


Housing Information

  • Update: Also see pages 17-20 of the Class of 2023 Gatton Guide: a resource from current pharmacy students to you! 


Academic Information


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