Admissions Process

PharmCAS Primary Application

The Touro University California College of Pharmacy does not accept direct applications. All applicants are required to submit a primary application through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).  Typically, PharmCAS will take between three and six weeks to process your application materials, then make them available to us. 

Application Review

The Admissions and Standards Committee reviews the primary (PharmCAS) application and letters of recommendation to determine interview eligibility.  As a function of this review, candidates may be invited to attend an interview, placed on our Interview Hold list, or they may be denied.  Please note that submission of application materials does not guarantee any specific result in the process.  

The Interview

The Admissions and Standards Committee reviews files and extends invitations to interview on a rolling basis. Invitations to interview are sent to those candidates showing the highest potential to perform well at Touro University as students, and finally as successful pharmacists.  Among other items, interviewers assess each candidates verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills. Candidates with difficulties in any of these areas are encouraged to work with a tutor or other specialist prior to their interview. Interviews are conducted in panel format and are typically held from late September through April.

Touro University California complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act by providing reasonable accommodations to candidates for admission with known disabilities. To ensure that disabled candidates timely receive all reasonable accommodations necessary for them to participate in the on-campus admissions interview process, Touro University strongly encourages such candidates to contact the Office of Admissions (admit@tu.edu) at least three (3) days before their scheduled interview. 

Due to the nature of the admissions process, all interviews are conducted in-person on the Touro University California campus. Phone or Skype interviews are not provided.

Acceptance and Deposits

The Admissions and Standards Committee typically meets every other week to discuss each candidate and make recommendations to the Dean.  Following the Dean's review, decisions are mailed via U.S. Mail shortly thereafter. 

Applicants accepted prior to March 1st will be required to pay an initial, non-refundable deposit of $200.00, due within two weeks of the date on the letter of acceptance.  A second, non-refundable, non transferable deposit of $1,000.00 will be required on or before March 15th.  Applicants accepted after March 1st will be required to pay a single, non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $1,200.00.  

Multiple Deposit Policy 

Applicants to Touro University California (TUC) may also choose to apply to and submit seat deposits for other programs located within TUC or the greater Touro College and University System (TCUS).  TUC applicants who have deposits at one or more TUC or other TCUS programs will be given until April 15th (for Summer starts) or June 1st (for Fall starts) to decide which program they wish to attend and will be required to withdraw from all other TUC/TCUS program to which they have deposited.  TUC applicants who are accepted and who submit seat deposits after April 15th (for Summer starts) or June 1st (for Fall starts) will be required to immediately withdraw from any other TUC/TCUS program to which they have deposited. 

Admissions Office Correspondence with Candidates

Unless otherwise stated, virtually all correspondence is conducted via email.  Please be certain that you are able to receive emails from "@tu.edu" addresses and be sure to monitor your junk mail folder. 

Background Checks

Incoming and current students may be required to submit to a background check either prior to or during their enrollment at Touro University California. Facts uncovered as a result of a background check which could preclude licensure and/or practice in the profession may impact their ability to begin or continue their education at the University. Details are provided with the letter of acceptance.