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Transfer Student Application Procedures

Only for transfer students with credits from another professional pharmacy school/college in the U.S.

Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing all admission requirements (i.e. minimum AA degree (general education coursework), pre-professional courses, PCAT and foreign language).  We admit once per year for the fall semester, therefore students may apply the year prior to completing pre-professional courses and/or AA degree requirements.  All requirements must be met by the end of Summer 2017 in order to begin Fall 2017, if admitted.

Requirements for Transfer Students:

Step 1 – Apply to the UF College of Pharmacy

Submit documents listed in Step 1 directly to:

UF College of Pharmacy Office for Student Affairs, Attn: Mary Beth Yokomi, PO Box 100495, Gainesville, FL 32610-0495

Step 2 – Apply to the University of Florida

Submit the online application through the UF website

Application for Admission: Select Professional – Entry-Level PharmD program

Details on How to Apply for Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program

  • Letter of Good Standing
    The Dean of your current/previous professional pharmacy school must write a letter indicating your good standing.
  • Letter of Intent
    You must write a letter specifying your intentions on why you desire to continue your studies at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
  • Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
    The Admissions Committee will accept PCAT scores for tests taken from June 2012 through January 2016. If the test is taken multiple times, only the highest PCAT score will be considered by the Admissions Committee. Applicants are required to submit official test scores directly to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
  • Official Transcripts
    Applicants must submit official transcripts to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. (If you are completing courses for the required AA degree or pre-professional courses during the spring and/or summer 2017, ONLY applicants who are notified of conditional admission to the PharmD program for fall 2017 will need to submit an official transcript with the grades received).
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Applicants should select references who will be motivated to write detailed comments about the applicant’s character, motivation, service, communication skills, empathy/compassion, self-confidence, maturity, and aptitude for pharmacy studies.
  • Personal Profile & Essay Form
    This is a required supplemental portion of the application that must be mailed to the College of Pharmacy Office for Student Affairs.
  • Campus Ranking Form
    This is a required supplemental portion of the application that must be mailed to the College of Pharmacy Office for Student Affairs. The College of Pharmacy admits students for enrollment in the fall semester among three different campus locations: Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando. Students do not apply for admission to a particular campus. The Campus Ranking Form allows applicants to request their campus choice by ranking all three campuses in order of preference. Approximately 130 students are placed at the Gainesville campus, 60 students at the Jacksonville and 80 at the Orlando campus.  The Admissions Committee determines campus placement by considering preferences, reasons, resources, and parity among campuses.  Although the Admissions Committee attempts to place students at their preferred campus, there is no guarantee that admitted students will be placed at their first campus choice.

This must be submitted online and is required for ALL applicants. There is a required $30 application fee.