ISU College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Application Instructions

Our Doctor of Pharmacy Application deadline has been extended to March 1st, 2018.

The application consists of three components; the online application, an application fee and mailed in hard copy documents. All three components need to be completed and received by the application deadline of March 1st 2018 at 5pm. If any one component is missing, your application will be seen as incomplete and will not be considered competitive amongst the applicant pool.

If you encounter difficulties while completing any portion of the application, please call: (208) 282-3475 or email:

Online Application

Creating Your Profile

You will be required to enter a valid email address and password when starting your application. Once this information has been entered, you will then receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account. After you click on that link, you will be able to login into your account and begin filling out the application. You will need to remember your username and password in order to check the status of your application online.

Entering Your Application Information

You may enter all the required information on your application at one time or you may choose to enter each section at different times. You may return to your application and edit information as needed until you submit your application. Do not submit your application until all sections are completed.

The required templates for the letters of recommendation can be found at  If you have questions, please call: (208) 282-3475 or email

Section A - Personal Data

Your full legal name is required. Correspondence from the College of Pharmacy will be sent to the “Local Mailing Address” on your application. Beginning mid-May, we will send information to your “Permanent” mailing address.

You must complete all sections that are marked with an asterisk *.

Information regarding Idaho residency determination can be found in the registration section of ISU’s Undergraduate Catalog or see: You must be classified as an Idaho resident on or before the February 1, 2018, application deadline in order to be considered an Idaho resident for the Doctor of Pharmacy admission process.

Campus Location: Anchorage AK, Meridian or Pocatello, ID

All admission decisions are made independent of site preference. Your site preference will not affect your chances of admission. Once admission decisions have been made, students will be assigned to the Anchorage, Meridian or Pocatello site according to your preference, availability and the needs of the program. At that time, your preference will be taken into consideration. We will attempt to meet the site preference of as many students as possible. Preference in the anchorage site will be given to current Alaska residents.

Section B – Pre-Pharmacy Requirements

Note: Biochemistry (BIO 4432) will be available during summer term at ISU

List all courses you have completed, or plan to complete, by the end of summer 2017. Students taking courses in the quarter system will need to list a sequence of three courses, e.g., Chem 221, 222, 223 to be equivalent with two semesters on that same subject.

You must enter information on all pre-pharmacy courses. Indicate the year and semester and grade of courses you have already completed. If you are currently taking a course, indicate “In Progress” or if you will be taking the course following fall 2016 indicate “Planned”. Enter the semester and year you will complete these courses. If you have, are or plan to repeat any courses, please check the “Repeated” box.

At some institutions, laboratory grades are included with the course grade. Other institutions report a laboratory grade separately. Please indicate if the laboratory grade is included in the course grade or a separate grade.

Follow the same procedures used to list pre-pharmacy coursework to enter all junior level or higher science coursework you have completed or will complete. This coursework is typically 200 level or higher.

Section C - Additional Science Coursework

Follow the same procedures used in Section B to enter all junior level or higher science coursework you have completed or will complete. This coursework is typically 2000 level or higher.

Section D - General Education Objectives

Please answer the question whether you have completed or will have completed a Doctoral, Masters, Bachelor, Associate of Arts, Associates of Science or Associates of Arts and Science by August 2017. Earning one of the degrees listed above may satisfy all General Education Objectives of Idaho State University. However, all applicants need to complete this section. This section allows us to estimate if you have completed the General Education Objectives at ISU and to ensure students have a broad educational background with communications, humanities, and social sciences. ISU’s Office of Admissions will officially evaluate your transcripts and determine which courses will transfer. Be aware that acceptance into the Pharm.D. program does not guarantee that completed coursework will satisfy ISU's General Education Objectives.

Section E - College Coursework

List in chronological order ALL colleges and universities attended as well as the GPA earned at each individual institution.

Section F - Pharmacy Volunteer Experience

Actual pharmacy experience is not a requirement; however, it is strongly encouraged in order to be considered a competitive applicant. Pharmacy experience may be gained through shadowing, volunteering, or working in a paid position within a pharmacy. Experience must be gained prior to the February 1, 2017 deadline in order to be listed.

Section G - Health Care Related Experience

Enter any professional experience you have in a health care setting excluding pharmacy experience.

Section H - Professional and Academic Awards and Accomplishments

Enter any professional or academic awards or accomplishments you have received.

Section I - Professional and Academic Organization Memberships

Enter pertinent professional or academic information on organizations you have belonged.

Application Fee

A $55 non-refundable application fee payable to College of Pharmacy through PayPal. The PayPal link will become available on your application page once your application has been submitted. Once you have paid your fee, it will take at least 2-3 business days to appear as received by the college on your application.

Hard Copy Documents


Submit official transcripts for each institution to the College of Pharmacy. Transcripts for ALL previous coursework are required. Failure to list ALL prior colleges and universities attended will result in your removal from the applicant pool. If you intend to take courses during the PharmD application process, submit transcripts of all previously completed coursework and then, at the close of the fall 2016 semester, submit an updated transcript with fall 2016 grades posted. If you are selected for a personal interview, forward subsequent official transcripts (e.g., spring 2017).

Note: transcripts must arrived sealed and they must be sent to the College of Pharmacy directly from issuing institutions. Electronic submissions and/or transcripts picked up in person and subsequently mailed by the applicant will not be accepted. An exception to this rule will be made for current ISU students. Applicants enrolled exclusively at ISU for the upcoming school year may submit an unofficial transcript printed from BengalWeb in lieu of their official transcripts.

International Coursework

If you have international coursework to be considered with your application, submit an official course-by-course evaluation report from an institution that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services Incorporated (NACSI). ISU recommends either:

Educational Credential Evaluators
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400

World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
Box 5087
New York, YN 10274-5087

Letters of Recommendation Form:

Three letters of recommendation forms are required. We will only review three. One recommendation must be from a pharmacist licensed to practice in the United States, preferably one who has supervised you and not related to you.  The pharmist recommendation form can be viewed and printed at The other two recommendations must be from individuals who have supervised you in a professional, work or academic setting. The general recommendation form link:

The letters must be received by the College of Pharmacy in sealed envelopes with the recommender’s signature across the back of the sealed envelope. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Recommendation letters can be mailed directly to the College of Pharmacy or included in a packet with other application documents; Personal Statement, etc.

Personal Statement:

Explain in some detail your interest in becoming a pharmacist. Include (1) how you developed this interest and, (2) any attributes and related accomplishments you believe will enhance your future academic and career success. Limit your statement to one typed page; double-spaced using no smaller than 10 point font. Your name must be on the statement. Please submit your personal statement to:

Mail your personal statement, letters of recommendation, and transcript(s) to:

ISU College of Pharmacy
921 South 8th Avenue
Campus Stop 8288,
Pocatello, ID  83209

We will not accept FAXED applications.

Check List

Completed and submitted on-line PharmD Application
$55 non-refundable application fee payable to College of Pharmacy through PayPal. The PayPal link will become available on your application page once your application has been submitted.
Official College Transcripts.
Three recommendations; one from a pharmacist, two from academic or work related supervisors.
One-page Personal Statement.

Deadline: All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. March 1, 2018.

Log on to our website to check the completeness of your application file. If your file is incomplete, (e.g., missing transcripts, personal statement, or any letters of recommendation) by the February 1 deadline, your application will be evaluated as an incomplete file.