Appalachian College of Pharmacy

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Appalachian College of Pharmacy

  • City , State Oakwood, Virginia
  • Est. Tution $109,800
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Appalachian College of Pharmacy Quick Facts

Duration: 3 Years Courses: 72 Faculty: 27
Est. Applications: 421 Acceptance Rate: 19% Est. Class Size: 80

Program Description

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) offers Virginia’s only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

ACP’s mission is to prepare pharmacists to provide excellent patient-centered pharmaceutical care and systems management to meet 21st-century healthcare challenges, with a focus on meeting the needs of rural underserved populations. Through active participation in community health education and rural outreach clinics, students endeavor to improve the quality of life of the underserved members of their communities. ACP strives to provide the highest standards of academic excellence and professionalism and instill in students a sense of social responsibility, professional collaboration and a commitment to lifelong learning.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Preferred
  • $1000 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 1060 Dragon Road, Oakwood, Virginia 24631

Acceptance Rate for Appalachian College of Pharmacy

32%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 30%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 56% Male: 44% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $36,600 per year
Tuition Fees: $3,000 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.00 Average GPA: 2.00 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 41
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 110
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Biology I & II w/lab 8/12
College Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
College Physics I & II w/lab 8/12
Human Anatomy or Human Anatomy/Physiology I & II 6/9
General Microbiology 3/4.5
English Composition I & II 6/9
College Mathematics 3/4.5
Calculus 3/4.5
Elective – Psychology or Social Behavioral Science 3/4.5
Elective – Humanities, Ethics or content -based courses 3/4.5
Elective – Math or Science elective 3/4.5
Other Electives (10 semester hours) 10/15
Total 72/110

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Appalachian College of Pharmacy requires three letters of recommendation. Please follow the PharmCAS instructions for submitting letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from each of the following:

1. Science Professor
2. Pharmacist
3. Applicant’s Choice
Note: ACP does not accept evaluations from friends, family members, clergy, co-workers, or politicians.

LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Science, Pharmacist
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Employer, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, and Math, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Family, Friend, Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Not Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Selected candidates attend on-campus interviews. Candidates are interviewed by a two person panel (typically one ACP faculty member and one pharmacist/preceptor). A panel of two students also interview the candidates.  Assessment is based on the candidate’s oral communication skills, motivation, compassion, professionalism, leadership, and team skills.  A writing sample is collected.  Video conference interviews may be offered to applicants living in a foreign country.



June 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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