Transfer Student Admission Policy

 Application materials          

Students enrolled in a Pharm.D. program at another college or school of pharmacy, may apply to transfer into the Pharm.D. program at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy.  When applying for a transfer, students must submit the following:

  1. A Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Transfer Student application.
  2. A personal statement detailing the reason or reasons for applying for a transfer.  Please include information about your extra-curricular activities, membership in student organizations and relevant volunteer work.
  3. An official transcript from the current school or college of pharmacy.
          - Please note that a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, on a 4.0 scale, is required.
  4. Official transcripts from institutions where prepharmacy coursework was completed. 
          - Please note that a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, o-n a 4.0 scale, is required for prepharmacy coursework.
  5. An official PCAT score.
          - Scores greater than three years old are not accepted and a competitive score is required.
  6. A letter of good academic and professional standing from the Dean of the current school or college pharmacy.
  7. Three letters of recommendation.  Two letters from faculty members teaching at the current school or college of pharmacy and one letter from a pharmacist or work supervisor that has firsthand knowledge of your capabilities. 

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy may request a syllabus for each pharmacy course completed at the current school or college of pharmacy.  Please do not submit course syllabi unless they are requested.

Submission deadline and fee

The transfer application and supporting documentation must be submitted by Feb. 1 of the year students wish to transfer along with the required processing fee of $100. Please mail transfer application and supporting documentation to the Office of Academic Affairs, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, 1010 West Avenue B, Kingsville, Texas 78363.

Transfer students are admitted into the Pharm.D. program at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy in the fall semester of the year they apply.   

Important information regarding transfers

  • Transfers are considered on a case-by-case basis and contingent on whether a seat is available. 
  • Students may only transfer into the didactic curriculum and are required to be enrolled for a minimum of three years as a full-time student at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
  • Because of differences in pharmacy programs, there is no guarantee that a transfer student will enter the Pharm.D. program at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy with the same classification (e.g., second year student).  For example, a transfer student may have been classified as a third year student in their current program, but classified as a second year student in our program.    
  • Students applying for a transfer may be interviewed and should plan to travel to Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy at their own expense.

Contact us

Elena Cantu, Administrative Assistant, 361-221-0621 or ecantu@tamhsc.edu