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Chicago College of Pharmacy

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Advanced Standing in the Pharm.D. Program

Chicago College of Pharmacy

All requests for advanced standing by newly admitted, transfer, or enrolled students are processed on a course-by-course basis by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee. The Dean's Office provides staff support for such evaluations. To request such consideration, a student should submit a letter of request to the Dean in which the student lists a course(s) previously taken at an accredited college or university which might be similar in content to a professional course(s) that he/she is scheduled to take. The student is advised to provide an official course description(s) and a syllabus(syllabi) of the course(s) previously taken, as well. For some courses, a student may be required to take a comprehensive challenge exam. All requests must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the start of the course being considered. For APPEs, all requests must be submitted at least six months prior to the first day of the specific APPE that the student is seeking to be excused from. The decision of the Committee is forwarded to the Dean as a recommendation to either grant or deny advanced standing. Advanced standing will be considered for coursework taken in which a letter grade of "C" or better has been earned. A "C-" letter grade is not acceptable for advanced standing consideration.

No advanced standing will be awarded for professional pharmacy coursework completed at a foreign college of pharmacy.