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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions
Office of the Dean
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Community College Transfer Admission Agreement

Transfer Admission Agreement - Community College Guaranteed PharmD Admissions Pathway

The School has collaborated with a select group of community colleges to offer a guaranteed admission pathway program to qualified students. The pathway program affords applicants the opportunity to receive priority consideration for admission into the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program.

Eligible institutions include:

  • DeAnza College
  • Los Rios Community College District
    • American River College
    • Consumnes River College
    • Folsom Lake College
    • Sacramento City College
  • Modesto Junior College
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • Sierra College

The advantages of entering as a pathway student:

  • Apply early and receive priority consideration
  • Establish early relationship with the School
  • Have a clear path to complete PharmD pre-requisite requirements
  • Designated advising  based on the Pathway Agreement

Qualified students will be admitted into, and complete an undergraduate degree from a Pacific approved science related major. One year prior to degree completion, students will apply to early decision into the PharmD program.

As a part of our established pathway agreement, the School will reserve five admission seats for applicants in the PharmD program for each institution. Qualified applicants receive early, guaranteed admission, if all requirements are met. 

While Enrolled at the Community College

To be considered for the pathway program, students must:

Step 1: Apply for the TAA Pathway Program while attending an approved community college by filling out the Transfer Admission Agreement. Applications must be submitted June 1st through June 15th of the year prior to their anticipated entrance as an undergraduate at Pacific.

Step 2: Completed a minimum of 45 transferable units

Step 3: Submit official copies of all transcripts for all schools attended.

Students who hold a U.S. or International Bachelor's Degree are not eligible for the TAA-PharmD program. 

Requirements for the Pathway

The doctor of pharmacy pathway program is only valid with an approved Transfer Admission Agreement and the satisfactory completion of all pre-requisite courses and requirements as listed:

A cumulative GPA of 3.5 in transferable coursework to Pacific and good academic standing through your last term at your community college. 
Continuous enrollment in a minimum of 16 units per semester and completion of all pre-requisites in two years at the community college. 
No more than 70 transferable units to Pacific and completion of all pre-requisite courses
Completion of a minimum of 60 units at Pacific with cumulative GPA of 3.0. Completion of a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or another approved science related major with a GPA of 3.0 math/science in coursework completed at Pacific. 
Completion of the Bachelor's degree at Pacific. 
One year prior to your anticipated entrance to the doctor of pharmacy program, you must apply early decision and submit both PharmCAS and supporting documents.
Successful passing of the doctor of pharmacy interview and writing sample. 

Conditions of Acceptance

If successfully admitted to a Pathway Program, a student must meet all conditions of acceptance to be eligible to matriculate into the PharmD program. For a full list of conditions, see the Transfer Admission Agreement.