Transfer Student Admission Policy

Application materials          

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

  1. A Rangel College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Transfer Student application.
  2. A personal statement detailing the reason or reasons for applying for a transfer. Include information about extracurricular activities, membership in student organizations and relevant volunteer work.
  3. An official transcript from the current school or college of pharmacy.
          - A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, on a 4.0 scale, is required.
  4. Official transcripts from institutions where pre-pharmacy coursework was completed. 
          - A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, on a 4.0 scale, is required.
  5. An official PCAT score.
          - Scores more 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 of 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 who has firsthand knowledge of your capabilities. 

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

Submission deadline and fee

The transfer application, supporting documentation and processing fee of $100 must be submitted by Feb. 1 of the year the students wishes to transfer. Mail transfer application and supporting documentation to:

Office of Academic Affairs
Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
1010 West Avenue B
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Transfer students are admitted into the PharmD program at the 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, 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 Rangel College of Pharmacy to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
  • Because of differences in pharmacy programs, there is no guarantee a transfer student will enter the PharmD program at the Rangel College of Pharmacy with the same classification. For example, a transfer student may have been classified as a third-year student in their current program, but may be classified as a second-year student in our program.    
  • Students applying for a transfer may be interviewed and should plan to travel to the Rangel College of Pharmacy at their own expense.

Contact us:

Elena Cantu, Administrative Assistant (361.221.0621)