Pharmacy Schools ACP

Appalachian College of Pharmacy Admissions Guide

acp logoStudents attending SWCC who elect to pursue the Pharm.D. degree program at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy may take all courses required through Southwest's Science Pre-Medical degree. All applicants to ACP are subject to review and acceptance by ACP. No guarantee of admission or financial aid is expressed or implied. SWCC students completing the pre-pharmacy program are provided preferential admission to ACP when compared to similar applicants from non-partner institutions.

Checklist for Collaboration with the Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP)

  1. Complete online Southwest Admission Application and make sure all required information, including transcripts from other institutions are provided to SWCC.
  2. Declare a major in Science: Specialization Pre-Medical.
  3. Meet with Georgia Householder to find out course substitutions that will allow students to obtain an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree.Email:,  Telephone: 276.964.7397
  4. Receiving this degree and maintaining a high overall GPA and science GPA will enhance chance for admission to a four-year college or university or professional school.
  5. No PCAT® is required.
  6. Application to ACP is through the online Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS, at
  7. Submission of supplemental application through PharmCAS
  8. Obtain three strong letters of recommendation.
  9. Successful completion of an on-campus admissions interview.
  10. Meet ACP’s admission standards. Visit for details.
Download the Admission Guide for ACP (pdf)

Articulation Plan for Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP)

#*CHM 111Chemistry I4 credits
#*CHM 112Chemistry II4 credits
Total 8 credits
ENG 111English Composition I3 credits
#*BIO 101Biology I4 credits
*CHM 241Organic Chemistry I4 credits
MTH 161/261Pre-Calculus I or Calculus I3 credits
SDV 101College Survival Skills1 credits
Total 15 credits
ENG 112English Composition II3 credits
#*BIO 102Biology II4 credits
*CHM 242Organic Chemistry II4 credits
MTH 261/262Calculus I or Calculus II3 credits
ElectiveECO, ITE or MTH3 credits
Total 17 credits
CST 100Principles of Public Speaking3 credits
ENG 241Literature3 credits
MTH 245Statistics I3 credits
Total 9 credits
HIS 101 or 121History 13 credits
*PHY 201General College Physics I4 credits
*BIO 141Anatomy & Physiology I4 credits
ElectiveSocial Science3 credits
ElectiveHumanities3 credits
Total 17 credits
**PHY 202General College Physics II4 credits
*BIO 142Anatomy & Physiology II4 credits
*BIO 205General Microbiology4 credits
HLT 143Medical Terminology3 credits
ElectiveSocial Science3 credits
Total 18 credits


#CHM 111, 112 or BIO 101, 102 may be taken in Summer Semester Year One.

*These four hour science credit classes consist of three lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

** CHM 260 and CHM 261 Biochemistry lecture and lab may be substituted for PHY 202.

To receive the Associate of Arts and Science Degree Major Science: Specialization in Pre-Medical requirements:

Math; the student who needs MTH 161 will need 9 hours math, which includes one semester of calculus.
Social Science electives: ECO, PSY, SOC. Humanities electives: ENG, Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Foreign Language, REL, PHI.

Substitutions: HLT 143 is approved for HLT/PED credits. ACP requires 19 hours of electives

In order to fulfill the Electives requirement, the successful applicant must complete at least:

  • one course in social/behavioral sciences (3 semester credits) such as psychology or sociology
  • one course in the humanities/fine arts (3 semester credits) such as literature, art, or music
  • one course in ITE, ECO, or MTH (3 semester credits).

Humanities courses are content based courses rather than skilled-based courses, such as English Composition, or a foreign language course. Skill-based courses will not fulfill the Humanities requirements. The remaining four (4) semester credits can be fulfilled by the successful completion of any of the three categories described above.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students take the listed math and science classes during their two years at SWCC
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