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Accreditation

Accreditation

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

ACPE-logoPresbyterian College School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Candidate status by 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.

With respect to clarification of the meaning of Candidate accreditation status, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program.  The Candidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period.  It should be underscored, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statues and administrative rules.  Should Candidate accreditation status be awarded to a program, ACPE would, however, make its position known and make recommendations consistent with that position.

For more information on ACPE accreditation process, consult the Office of the Dean at 864-938-3900; pharmacy@presby.edu 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.