College of Pharmacy

Admissions Process

Important Dates

Application Deadline Date December 1, 2017
COP Supplemental Application Due two weeks after receiving email notice to complete the online COP Supplemental Application

  

STEP 1:

Complete XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements.pdf  Once most of the XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements have been completed, you are ready to begin the application process. Although some of the pre-requisites can be missing at the time you are applying, ALL XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements MUST be completed prior to beginning the Pharm.D. Program. (click here for XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements page.)


IMPORTANT NOTE:  Applicants must complete Pre-Requisite Requirements on or before June 30th.  This deadline ensures that students who must participate in the Pharmacy Pre-Matriculation Summer Program (PPMSP) will be available to attend the 4-week program which begins in July.  For more information about the PPMSP click http://www.xula.edu/cop/Current%20Students/current-ppmsp.html.


Who is required to participate in the PPMSP?
Accepted applicants who have a Pre-Requisite GPA and/or Math/Science GPA that is less than 3.0


If required to attend the PPMSP, can I take a course while attending the program?
The PPMSP will operate Monday – Friday (8:30am – 3pm) Therefore, students MUST be available to attend all classes. PPMSP participants cannot take face-to-face classes due to the PPSMP attendance policy. Note: program schedule may change.  However, upon approval – COP administrators could allow a student to enroll in an online course (100% online – no hybrid).

If you would like to take an online course(s) while enrolled in the PPMSP, download the PPMSP Request to Complete an Online Course Form and email to: ghudson@xula.edu <or> mail to:


Xavier University of LA College of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs
1 Drexel Drive; New Orleans, LA 70125;
Attn: Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

STEP 2:

The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is no longer required for admission to the College of Pharmacy.

STEP 3:

Complete PharmCAS application available at www.pharmcas.org.

Submit a College of Pharmacy Application through the centralized application system under PharmCAS. PharmCAS' WebAdMIT allows an applicant to upload an application, grade information, required recommendations, statement of interest, PCAT scores, and TOEFEL scores (if applicable). Application open in mid-July 2017. Deadline to submit application through PharmCAS is December 1, 2017. The application process is extensive, so allow ample time to complete it. The PharmCAS application is available at www.pharmcas.org (click here to see Pre-Pharmacy RequirementsAll applicants (with a degree) MUST complete the XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements and comply with the requirements for admission to Xavier University]

What is PharmCAS?

PharmCAS

is a centralized application service for schools and colleges of pharmacy.

PharmCAS is designed to:

  • Facilitate the pharmacy admissions process for applicants;
  • Provide pharmacy institutions with a comprehensive set of tools and services for processing, reviewing, and analyzing applications;
  • Promote the profession of pharmacy and Xavier University College of Pharmacy; and
  • House a rich database of applicant information

The PhamCAS application consists of the following:

  • All official college transcripts
  • PCAT Scores
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Three (3) from college/university level science or mathematics instructors

Or

  • Two (2) from college/university level science or mathematics instructors and One (1) from a work or volunteer supervisor
  • Work and Volunteer Experience
  • Demographic Information

Benefits to PharmCAS Applicants
PharmCAS will simplify the process for applicants applying to the COP by:

  • Providing access to individual pharmacy school admission requirements in an easy to find and standardized format.
  • Supplying applicants with a comprehensive online checklist and instructions to help them more easily navigate through the application and admissions process.
  • Reducing or eliminating the need for duplicate application data, letters of recommendations, PCAT scores, and transcripts for those applying to more than one pharmacy institution.
  • Providing a real-time status tool so that applicants may check the status of their PharmCAS application, transcripts, test scores, and letters on-line at any time.
  • Allowing applicants to check the status of supplemental application materials sent directly to the XUCOP via an on-line status tool.
  • Providing one point of contact for customer support needs.
  • Facilitating the application fee payment process by allowing applicants to make online credit card payments over a secure Web site using a real-time payment system (VeriSign). Money orders are also accepted by PharmCAS via the mail.

STEP 4:

XUCOP Supplemental Application
Upon completion of the PharmCAS application and satisfactorily meeting the GPA requirements,the COP's Supplemental Application email will be sent to qualified applicants and MUST be returned within two weeks of receipt of the XUCOP Supplemental Application.

STEP 5:

On-Site Interview
Upon completion of the PharmCAS and XUCOP Supplemental Applications, the Admissions Committee will review completed applications and may extend an interview to qualified applicants. if you are extended an interview, it is mandatory that the applicant make a personal appearance on campus. It is anticipated that interviews will begin in December and extend through March. Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by email indicating the date and time their interview will take place at Xavier University College of Pharmacy. Applicants will be interviewed by two faculty members. The interview is designed to evaluate the applicants' interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills. An interview score is calculated and is utilized in making admission decisions. 

Applicants who satisfy the following minimum requirements will be considered for an interview:

  • Completion of the PharmCAS and supplemental applications by the stated deadline 
  • Submission of the required documents by the stated deadline 
  • Pre-pharmacy preferred grade point average of 2.75 
  • Math-Science preferred grade point average of 2.75 

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee the applicant an interview with the College of Pharmacy. If an applicant is granted an interview, the College of Pharmacy will contact the applicant by email and/or telephone to schedule an appointment. Under no circumstances will an interview be conducted by telephone.

Upon completion of the interview process, the applicants will be notified of their status via mail during the Spring 2017 semester. There are three possible decisions: acceptance, wait list, and denial. Internal transfer applicants who are denied admission to the College of Pharmacy may reapply a second time. 

If the applicant is not successful on the second attempt, he/she must obtain a science-related degree before re-applying. Applicants who have been accepted to the College of Pharmacy must submit a non-refundable deposit of $500.00. The deposit is due two weeks after the acceptance letter has been mailed to the student.

Students meeting one or more of the following conditions will be automatically enrolled in the college's Academic Enrichment Program (AEP):

  • Math-Science preferred GPA between 2.75 and 3.0
  • Pre-pharmacy preffered GPA between 2.75 and 3.0

College of Pharmacy

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