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Transfer Admission

The UIC College of Pharmacy will consider transfer admission for pharmacy students who began their pharmacy education at another ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy if they meet certain criteria and accept required curricular adjustments.

Because pharmacy school curricula vary considerably between school to school, curricular adjustments are necessary when transferring into the UIC College of Pharmacy. Transfer applicants should be aware of the following:

  • Credit for and waivers from enrolling in certain UIC pharmacy courses may be awarded to transfer applicants who completed a similar course at their current pharmacy school. Evaluation of non-UIC course comparability to UIC pharmacy courses are made by UIC course coordinators. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of enrollment at UIC is required to earn the PharmD degree from UIC. As a result, transfer students are often required to retake previously completed courses to fulfill UIC COP graduation requirements.
  • Transfer applicants may only transfer into the didactic curriculum. No admissions consideration will be given to applicants who wish to transfer to UIC solely to complete clerkships at UIC sites.
  • Admission to the UIC College of Pharmacy is highly selective and subject to availability of space in the relevant professional year class. 

To be considered for transfer admission to the UIC College of Pharmacy, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in good academic standing at an ACPE-accredited pharmacy school
  • Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Successful completion of UIC basic science pre-pharmacy pharmacy prerequisites or equivalents

All prospective transfer applicants must contact the UIC College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs - (312) 996-7242 or email by January 15 to express their transfer interest prior to starting the application process.