Through this agreement, the ACPHS Doctor of Pharmacy program (PharmD) assures admission each year to ten qualified Saint Michael's College students who have met the following course requirements, and who have surpassed ACPHS's PCAT threshold.
- Completion of at least 60 credits at Saint Michael's with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (only grades of C or above will count towards the 60 credits)
- Completion of the following required Pre-pharmacy courses at Saint Michael's College:
- General Biology I and II
- General Chemistry I and II
- Organic Chemistry I and II
- Calculus I
- Physics I and II
- General Psychology
- A course in public speaking (waived for Saint Michael's students)
- 3 courses in areas such as literature, composition, civilization, history, humanities
- 3 courses in areas such as fine arts, psychology, sociology, foreign language, political science, economics
- Completion of the interview at ACPHS
- Completion of the writing assessment
- Completion of the PCAT
Students who begin the ACPHS first-year Professional program after three years at SMC will be considered SMC students until they complete all requirements for the SMC degree/major. Once students are admitted to ACPHS, they also become ACPHS students for the remainder of their degree program. For the first three years the host institution will be SMC, and for the last four years the host institution will be ACPHS. Tuition and fees will be paid to the host institution according to its normal policies, including financial aid, etc. For more information see ACPHS Financial Aid. For specific information about financing the first year of the ACPHS professional program see Doctor of Pharmacy: First Professional Year.