South College (TN)

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South College (TN)

  • City , State Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Est. Tution $143,700
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


South College Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 69 Faculty: 41
Est. Applications: 395 Acceptance Rate: 23% Est. Class Size: 91

Program Description

The South College School of Pharmacy is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and offers a unique 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum, and is the only accelerated PharmD program in Tennessee.

Through this 3-year curriculum, we achieve our mission to prepare pharmacy students to be proficient practitioners who deliver team-oriented patient care, with advocacy and compassion, to diverse populations. We prepare student pharmacists to participate in team-oriented care through experiences in interprofessional education, including on-campus laboratory simulations with physician assistant and nursing students. The faculty is composed of recognized pharmacy professionals devoted to student success. The School of Pharmacy enjoys a diverse student body that contributes to understanding the needs of diverse populations.
The Knoxville Parkside Campus, home to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms and advanced instructional technology tools.
To learn more about the South College School of Pharmacy, please visit our website at


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $200 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score not Required
  • Minimum Two (2) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 400 Goody’s Lane, Suite 101 Knoxville, Tennessee 37922

Acceptance Rate for South College

23%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 23%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 55% Male: 45% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $47,900 per year
Tuition Fee: $700 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: N/A Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 69
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 103.5
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
Anatomy & Physiology I & II w/lab 8/12
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Microbiology w/lab 4/6
Calculus 3/4.5
Statistics 3/4.5
English Composition I & II 6/9
Speech Communication 3/4.5
Economics 3/4.5
Humanities Elective 1, 2 & 3 9/13.5
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 & 2 6/9
Total 69/103.5

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information The South College School of Pharmacy strongly prefers three letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be submitted by the applicant’s pre-professional adviser at the college or university where the applicant completed the pre-pharmacy curriculum or by a faculty member who taught the applicant in the pre-pharmacy curriculum. It is preferred that one letter be submitted by a pharmacist who supervised the applicant in an employee or volunteer capacity. One letter may be submitted by any person chosen by the applicant, except that the letter may not be from a member of the applicant’s family, whether related by blood or marriage.
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Science, Pre-Health Advisor
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Pharmacist
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Employer, Health Care Professional, Teaching Assistant, Supervisor
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: Family, Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Details: The South College School of Pharmacy will accept a committee letter as one letter of reference. If the committee letter is provided in part by an applicant’s pre-health or faculty advisor, it will meet the requirement for a letter from an advisor or science pre-requisite faculty member.
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Interview Dates:
Details: South College School of Pharmacy conducts small group interview days for invited applicants.  For a portion of the interview day, applicants will have an individual interview with either one or two interviewers. More information regarding interviews can be found at



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? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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