Transfer Students

Transfer students, please read the definition below and contact Jenna Henderson at for clarification!

The UConn School of Pharmacy welcomes applications to the first professional year of the Pharm.D. program. A transfer applicant is someone who has never been enrolled at UConn, has completed post-secondary coursework at institutions outside of UConn, and is seeking direct admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Program. Applicants who have received prior degrees from institutions other than UConn are considered to be transfer students under this definition and MUST complete an undergraduate transfer application with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

To be eligible, transfer students must have completed their pre-pharmacy curriculum at regionally accredited, degree-granting institutions of higher education and must have met all application requirements for both the School of Pharmacy and University of Connecticut.

Transfer students should submit their application with the University of Connecticut’s Office of Transfer Admission by April 1.

If you have any questions regarding the transfer application or would like to apply to UConn, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office:

University of Connecticut
Admissions Office
2131 HIllside Road, Unit 3088
Storrs, CT 06269-3088
Phone: 860-486-3137

You may apply for transfer admission to UConn using the online application. Be prepared to submit the following supplemental documentation along to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by the April 1 deadline:

  • Application Fee
  • All official post-secondary transcripts from each institution attended
  • Official High School Transcripts or GED records (special guidelines exist for home schooled applicants)

See Transfer Application Details for special guidelines and instructions for the following:

  • Standardized Testing Results
  • Military Credit
  • Toefl or IELTS scores
  • Permanent Resident Card

Please Note: Your application to UConn is a separate process from your PharmCAS application to the School of Pharmacy.

Transfer Course Equivalencies for Coursework Taken at Connecticut Institutions

The University’s Undergraduate Transfer Admission Office is responsible for transfer credit evaluations.   From the Transfer Course Equivalencies website you may select a Connecticut institution from a list to search for transferable courses.

For Transfer Students to the Pre-Pharmacy Program

If you have already met pharmacy program prerequisites, you are not eligible for admission to the pre-pharmacy program.  Transfer applicants to pre-pharmacy should have completed no more than one year of college-level study in pharmacy program prerequisites:

  • General Chemistry 1 & 2 (with labs)
  • Foundations in Biology (organismal)
  • Physics
  • College writing
  • Calculus

Applicants who have completed the above will be considered automatically for admission to the Academic Center for Entering Students (ACES) instead of pre-pharmacy but are still eligible to apply to the School of Pharmacy.

Please note that admission to transfer students to pre-pharmacy, or to ACES, is not a guarantee of eventual admission into the School of Pharmacy.

Other Helpful Resources for Transfer Students

Bursar’s Office

Office of Student Financial Aid Services

Office of the Dean of Students

International Student & Scholar Services

Office of the Registrar

Residential Life

Veteran’s Affairs and Military Programs

Transfer applicants should download the Transfer Admission Information & Plan of Study brochure