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Getting Started as a First-Year Professional Program Applicant

Course Transferability
The transferability of course credit depends on, but is not limited to, the following: 

  • Courses are taken at a regionally accredited college or university
  • The grade received is ‘C’ or higher
  • The course is deemed equivalent to a course provided at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus
  • The course is applicable to a degree offered at the Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus

Note(s):  Quarter system units should be taken in sequence (ex: Bio 1, Bio 2, Bio 3 = 12 quarter units or 8 semester credits), labs must also be completed in sequence for science coursework.  Also, science and math courses should not be more than 10 years old.

To determine if courses at your school are transferable or equivalent to courses that are offered at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, you must compare the course descriptions from your school’s bulletin to the LIU Brooklyn Undergraduate Bulletin.  The bulletin can be viewed on the website at

Pre-requisite course requirements:

Students who have or will have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to beginning the Professional Phase of the PharmD program will need all required science & math courses plus any 27 (for 2014) or any 24 (for 2015) credits in social science or humanities (i.e. ENG, PHI, SOC, PSY, HUM, ART, MUS, etc.) with a grade of ‘C’ or higher to complete the pre-requisite course requirements. 

Applicants who will not have completed a degree from a regionally accredited college/university must adhere to the list of pre-requisites provided in the undergraduate bulletin.

Applicants with transcripts from outside the U.S.:
Official transcripts from every college/university previously attended, including those from outside the U.S., must be submitted.  Also, it is required for all educational records, presented from outside of the U.S, to be evaluated and, if not written in English, translated.  Please see the Credential Evaluation list of acceptable agencies for evaluations and translations at  In some cases this process may take 8 – 12 weeks so allow enough time for application and program deadlines.

Transfer credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Applicant may be asked to submit additional supporting documents.

Note:  Any evaluation and translation submitted from an agency that is not on our list may not be honored.

Standardized Tests:

Those applicants who have completed the following exams may be considered for advanced standing or transfer credit, official test scores should be sent directly to the Admissions Processing Center for consideration:

Advanced Placement (AP), minimum score 3; International Baccalaureate (IB), minimum score HL-4; and College level Examinations Program (CLEP), minimum computer based exam score 50.