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Pharmacy Schools - Admissions Guide for Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP), Oakwood VA

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.

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


  1. Meet with a Southwest Virginia Community College Counselor to review the admissions program and make sure all required information, including transcripts, from other institutions are provided to SWCC.
  2. Declare a science major: specialization: Pre-Medical
  3. Meet with Georgia Householder and obtain a copy of the SWCC/ACP collaborative agreement 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 GPA will enhance chance for admission to a state four-year college or university.
  5. Meet ACP’s admission standards. Visit   for details.

merit Scholarship ACP SWCCJasmine Hagy of Grundy, VA and James Steffey of St. Paul, VA are the first SWCC recipients of the new merit scholarship opportunity awarded by ACP. Both students completed an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Science and a Pre-Medical specialization at Southwest Virginia Community College in May of 2015.

The ACP scholarships are merit based and there are several levels with specific criteria for different amounts. The scholarship opportunity is new and the first year of awarding is for the incoming class who will graduate in 2018.

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 or Pre-Calculus3 credits
ElectiveECO, ITE or MTH
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.

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

Math; the student who needs MTH 163 will need 9 hours math, which includes one semester of calculus. ACP requires 6 hours of MTH plus 3 hours statistics.
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 13 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