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Future Students

East Tennessee State University

Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy accepts transfer students into the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program (PharmD) as space may be available. A transfer applicant is defined as an individual who is currently enrolled in the professional year curriculum of a PharmD program at an ACPE accredited school or college of pharmacy. 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.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs to discuss the their situation prior to applying.


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.

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 at a minimum the last two years of the curriculum in order to receive the PharmD degree from the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

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