Now that you have been accepted to Presbyterian College, you have some additional items to complete before classes begin in August.

The following items are REQUIRED and MUST be completed by the listed due date for you to matriculate in the fall.

  • April 8 – Class of 2021 Meet & Greet
  • June 1 – Official transcripts and proof of summer registration DUE
  • June 15 – White coat and t-shirt sizes DUE
  • July 1 – Criminal background check and drug screen DUE
  • July 15 – Immunization certification DUE
  • July 15 – Authorization and Consent Form DUE
  • August 1 – Fall tuition payment DUE
  • August 15 – Prerequisite coursework must be complete and summer transcripts DUE
  • August 16-18 – New student orientation
  • August 18 – White Coat Ceremony
  • August 21 – First day of regular classes

June 1

Enter your completed coursework, including grades, up until the SPRING of 2017 into PharmCAS.

Remit official transcripts for ALL coursework completed through SPRING of 2017.  Have official transcripts mailed to:

Office of Professional and Student Affairs
School of Pharmacy
Presbyterian College
307 North Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Enter any planned summer coursework, without grades, into PharmCAS. Note that you must plan your summer coursework so that all outstanding prerequisites are completed by August 15.

Students completing coursework during the summer must provide proof of registration from the institution(s) at which the courses will be completed.  Proof of registration for coursework to be completed during the summer may be submitted via email, fax, or postal mail.  A printout of your online registration, receipt of registration, email confirmation of registration or tuition payment, etc. will serve as proof of registration.  The following information must be submitted:

  • Institution name
  • Course designation/number
  • Course title
  • Credit hours
  • Dates of the summer session

June 15

Order your orientation t-shirt and white coat.

July 1

Initiate and release your criminal background check to the School of Pharmacy; follow the the instructions provided by PharmCAS and Certiphi.

Drug Screen:  Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy also uses Certiphi Screening to administer drug screens.  Admission to the School of Pharmacy is conditional pending the results of the drug screen.  Certiphi Screening will contact you to initiate the required drug screen; please note that although both are conducted by Certiphi Screening, the criminal background check and drug screen are independent processes.  The drug screen must be completed by July 1.

You will receive an email to your PC email address from studentedition@certiphi.com entitled “Application Station-Student Edition” that will give you instructions for initiating your drug screen.  You must initiate the order for a drug screen via the application station website.  To order your drug screen, the information you provide that identifies you as a Presbyterian College student must exactly match what the School has submitted to Certiphi Screening, Inc.

If a drug screen is performed before logging on to www.applicationstation.com to complete the application, it will cause a delay with receiving your drug screen results. You must first create your profile and pay for your drug screen on application station before proceeding to the lab.

After ordering and paying for your drug screen, you should go to an approved site for urine collection.  All LabCorp sites are approved; additional urine collection clinic locations may be obtained by calling Certiphi Screening at 800.803.7859.

Do not drink coffee or too many fluids prior to your lab visit.  If your results are a negative dilute, the facility will require a second drug screen to be completed which will require another payment.  Should a negative dilute occur, please contact the school.

Remember after providing your specimen to the lab call into Certiphi (1-800-799-0945) to provide your specimen ID#.

July 15

Immunizations:   Pharmacy students at Presbyterian College are required to provide documentation immunization completion.  Our rotation site requirements follow the CDC guidelines for healthcare workers as stated at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html. More specific information is available below.

Immunization records must be submitted by July 15.  You are required to show proof of immunity (titers) or vaccination records and incur all costs for the following vaccinations:

MMR (measles / mumps / rubella) ­- Submit documentation of 2 vaccinations (administered after 12/31/1967 AND after the age of 12 months) OR positive antibody titer (lab report required).  If MMR documentation is not available and an antibody titer is negative or equivocal, you must receive the 2­vaccine series. If your series is in process, submit where you are in the series by July 15, 2017, and new alerts will be created for you to complete the series by October 1, 2018.

PPD – Submit documentation of TB screening as follows:

  1. TB Skin Test (PPD): If you had a TB skin test between August 1, 2016, and April 1, 2017, you must have an additional 1­step TB skin test between May 1­July 8,
  2. TB Skin Test (PPD): If you have never had a TB skin test or if you last test was before August 1, 2016, you must have a 2­step TB skin test administered 1-­3 weeks apart. This 2­step test must be administered between May 1­July 8,
  3. Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) Lab Test: If you have had IGRA testing since August 1, 2016, you may submit this documentati The QuantiFERON Gold In­Tube Test (QFT) is recommended. If you have a history of having received the BCG vaccination, the QFT is recommended.
  4. Chest X­Ray: If you have had a previous positive TB skin test or history of BCG, you may submit documentation of a negative chest x­ray and TB assessment by a healthcare provider completed since August 1,
  5. If results of any TB skin test are positive, submit documentation of #3 or #4 abov If results of an IGRA test are positive, submit documentation of #4 above. If a chest x-ray is positive, further evaluation and treatment by a physician or other appropriate agency is required. Contact the School of Pharmacy for assistance.

Diphtheria / Pertussis / Tetanus – Submit documentation of a tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (Tdap) vaccine received since July 2011. If your Tdap was administered before July 2011, submit documentation of a tetanus (Td) booster received since July 2011. If you have never received the Tdap as an adult, submit documentation of this vaccine before July 15, 2017.

Varicella (chicken pox) – Submit a positive antibody titer (lab report required).  If your titer was negative or equivocal, you must receive the 2­vaccine series AND then repeat the titer. If your series is in process, submit where you are in the series by July 15, 2017, and new alerts will be created for you to complete the series and the titer by October 31, 2018.

Hepatitis B – Submit a qualitative or quantitative positive antibody titer (lab report required) for hepatitis B.  If your titer was negative or equivocal or if you have never received the hepatitis-B series, you must receive the 3­vaccine series AND then repeat the titer.

If your series is in process, submit where you are in the series by July 15, 2017, and new alerts will be created for you to complete the series and the titer which must be done by March 31, 2018.

All vaccination records and test results must be certified by a healthcare provider, including the healthcare provider’s signature, name, and clinic information (either on official letterhead or marked with the clinic seal).  Unofficial or un-certified records will not be accepted. Photos of documents will not be accepted.

Students must also be vaccinated for influenza during the fall before the beginning of the spring semester.  The School provides this vaccine free of charge to all enrolled students.

August 1

Pay your tuition.  Tuition bills can be viewed online via BannerWeb.

August 15

Remit official transcripts for ALL coursework completed through SUMMER of 2017.  Have official transcripts mailed to:

Office of Professional and Student Affairs
School of Pharmacy
Presbyterian College
307 North Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Obtain health insurance and be prepared to sign a form stating you have health insurance during orientation week.

August 16

Matriculate as a student at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy!