THE BEN AND MAYTEE FISCH COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
The Fisch College of Pharmacy is housed in the W.T. Brookshire Hall, a state-of-the-art building, specifically designed to encourage student-faculty interaction, support our innovative teaching, and includes a variety of student-centered study spaces. The College uses Team-Based Learning (TBL) as our primary teaching/learning method. In TBL, students are accountable for learning fundamental concepts outside the classroom and applying these in class to solve real-world problems.
MISSION AND CORE VALUES
Our Mission is to advance public health and wellness in East Texas and beyond through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy education, scholarship and advocacy. The College embraces the following Core Values as part of our academic and professional culture: Integrity, Optimism, Curiosity, Accountability, Leadership, Initiative and Development. These core values are used to guide our interactions, both current and future.
Applicants applying Early Decision must submit all materials (PharmCAS application, Supplemental Application, Letters of References) by September 4, 2018. We recommend submitting before/on Aug 5, 2018 to allow time for processing. Applicants who do not submit all of their materials on/before Sep 4 are automatically considered a Regular Decision applicant. The Supplemental Fee deadline is individualized and will be requested only after the candidate’s application file is reviewed; this may be after the Sept 4th deadline.
Applicants applying Regular Decision must submit all materials (PharmCAS application, Supplemental Application, Letters of References) by March 1, 2019. The Supplemental Fee deadline is individualized and will be requested only after the candidate’s application file is reviewed; this may be after the March 1st deadline.
Prospective students are encouraged to review all of the admissions information posted on our web site at https://www.uttyler.edu/pharmacy/admissions/new-students.php. Please note that all communication between the student and the college may be considered within the application process including phone calls, emails, and written correspondence.
WHOLE FILE REVIEW
The college uses a whole file review process when determining admission decisions. We primarily focus on whether or not the student is a good fit for the profession, the college and the university. This evaluation includes, but is not limited to, academic records, prior experiences in pharmacy or healthcare, volunteer activities, recommendation letters, writing skills, PCAT, and admission interviews. Residency status (e.g. in-state vs. out-of-state applicants) is not considered in admission decisions.
The college uses a rolling admission process, e.g. as applications are received, files are reviewed and candidates invited for interviews. All candidates must complete an on-site interview.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY
Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in order to apply. Exemptions to these requirements are not available.
GPA (total): 2.5 or above;
GPA (science/math): 2.5 or above;
GPA (prerequisite) considered: No specific minimum; must be completed as a “C” or higher;
PCAT (composite): No minimum score is required. The PCAT is OPTIONAL for those applicants with a science/math GPA (combined) of 3.0 or higher. When required, the PCAT must be taken within the previous 3 years (e.g. between July 2015 and Jan 31, 2019.
Able to meet the Professional Technical Standards for Admission, Matriculation, and Graduation.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Total and science/math GPA calculations are calculated using a four-point scale (e.g. A, 4 points per semester hour). Grades with pluses or minuses are converted to the corresponding A, B, C or D letter grades. Failing course grades, e.g. “F”, withdraw failing (WF), and no credit (NC), will be calculated as an “F”. For repeated courses, both the original grade(s) and repeated grade(s) are included. Coursework from unaccredited colleges and/or universities within the US will not be included in GPA calculations. All other GPA calculations follow the rules outlined by PharmCAS.
Prerequisite courses are required to be completed at a grade of “C” or higher. Students may retake these courses. If a grade of “C” or higher is achieved, this requirement is considered complete.
The Professional Technical Standards for Admission, Matriculation, and Graduation are based on the physical and mental attributes required of students to function competently as a pharmacist upon graduation. Students with disabilities are welcome to apply and may consult with the Office of Student Affairs and/or the Disability Services Office regarding accommodations that may be available.
Applicants to the college must be eligible for admission to UT Tyler, e.g. students who have been barred from applying to UT Tyler or ineligible for readmission will not be considered for admission.
TUITION AND FEES
The tuition for the 2019-20 Academic Year has not been finalized. Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $17,253 per semester (P1, P2, P3 fall and spring), $12,343.58 (P3 Summer) and $18,485.37 per semester (P4 Fall/Spring). The tuition rate includes all mandatory state student fees. The third professional year includes a summer semester. This is when students will start their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.
THE BEN AND MAYTEE FISCH COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
Get access to manage your school’s profile, keep your school’s data up-to-date, and get insights on user activity for your profile.