Evidence of English Language Proficiency
Applicants are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. One of the following can be used as certification of English proficiency:
- Diploma or degree from an English speaking school – a degree or diploma from an accepted accredited college or university in which the primary language of instruction for the entire institution is English.
- You have graduated from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
- You have taken English composition and speech prerequisites from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, and have earned a “B” or better.
- The TOEFL – The recommended minimum scores for admissions are:
- Paper-based test score of 550 or higher
- Internet-based test score of 90 or higher
- The date of taking the TOEFL should not be more than 12 months prior to the date of enrollment.
- The TOEFL score should be included in your PharmCAS application and not submitted to the Appalachian College of Pharmacy.
CP offers a sequence of courses designed to lead to a doctor of pharmacy degree. Requirements for the PharmD degree for graduates in the Class of 2016 include completion of a minimum of 140 credits, including more than 1,700 hours of experiential coursework, and three academic years of full-time residence. In addition, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) or better in order to progress and graduate. For didactic classes, credit hours are typically awarded at a ratio of approximately 18 hours of class time to 1 hour of credit. For laboratory and experiential courses, credit is awarded at a ratio of 40 contact hours for 1 hour of credit.