Transfer student policy

Students currently enrolled and in good academic and professional standing in another ACPE-accredited pharmacy program may request admission to the Wayne State University Doctor of Pharmacy program, possibly with advanced standing and a transfer of credits. Such requests shall be directed to the Chair of the Admissions Committee for review and evaluation. Admission into the program will be dependent upon the academic credentials of the applicant in their existing pharmacy program, their pre-pharmacy academic record, and available space within the program. Students requesting transfer must meet existing pre-pharmacy admission requirements and provide a letter of academic and professional standing from their previous or current pharmacy program to be considered for transfer. Potential transfer students with strong academic performances will be invited to participate in an admissions interview. Decisions regarding admission rests with the Admissions Committee.

Transfer applicants accepted for admission into the WSU program are typically placed into the first professional year. If admitted, waivers of specific courses in the Wayne State Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum will be reviewed by the WSU Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum Committee in consultation with individual course instructors. Final determination for waivers of courses will be made by the Curriculum Committee.

Waivers or exemptions from courses within the PharmD curriculum at Wayne State University will not be granted to students admitted through the regular admission process on the basis of courses completed at other universities or colleges.