Presbyterian College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; Phone – 404-679-4501) to award Baccalaureate and Doctoral degrees.
School of Pharmacy Accreditation Process
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate status, Candidate status, and Full accreditation.
Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program, which is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program, and authorizes the college or school to admit its first class.
Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that has students enrolled, but has not yet had a graduating class.
Full accreditation is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure, by examination or reciprocity, reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules.
Accreditation Status of PCSP
The accreditation team came in on April 9 and 10, 2013, to conduct interviewing and reviewing our program. This was a scheduled visit that all new programs have during the end of their third year. The results of the review will be presented to the ACPE Board in June for approval of “Continued Candidate Status”. This review is done in anticipation of our full accreditation review visit next year this time.
We fulfilled all 30 standards and are on track to full accreditation. We will continue the work to enhance our program to provide you with an outstanding education and experience at PC.
For more information on ACPE accreditation process, consult the Office of the Dean at 864-938-3900; email@example.com or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.
This website will be updated to reflect any changes in status.