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Checklist

Accepted Student Checklist

Important Next Steps!

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 18 – Class of 2019 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 14 – Prerequisite coursework must be complete and summer transcripts DUE
  • August 17– 21– First week of classes = new student orientation
  • August 22– White Coat Ceremony
  • August 24– First day of regular classes

 

June 1

Enter your completed coursework, including grades, up until the SPRING of 2014 into PharmCAS.

Remit official transcripts for ALL coursework completed through SPRING of 2014.  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 14.

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.

Order and pay for your drug screen through Certiphi Screening (independent from criminal background check – you will need to create a new account). 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. After ordering and paying for your drug screen online, 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. You must take both your clinic authorization form and chain of custody form with you to the urine collection site. The School of Pharmacy does NOT need a copy of either form. Both forms will be provided at the Meet & Greet or mailed to you via postal mail if you are unable to attend.

July 15

Upload certification of immunity and the Authorization and Consent Form into myRecordTracker.  Forms will be available for download from myRecordTracker.  Certiphi Screening will contact you to set up a myRecordTracker account; please note that although drug screens and criminal background checks are also conducted by Certiphi Screening, the tracking of document submission is an independent process.

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.

Our pharmacy practice rotation sites requirements follow the CDC guidelines for healthcare workers as stated at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html and more specific infomation 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)
    • 2 live vaccinations.  Both vaccines must have been administered after December 31, 1967 and after the age of 12 months. An additional rubella titer may be required by some hospitals before you can complete pharmacy practice experiences at their site.
  • Polio (oral or injection; 3 doses)
  • PPD – tuberculosis (intradermal Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test; patch test not accepted)
    • If you have record of a PPD conducted between August 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015, you should have a 1-step PPD conducted between May 1 and July 8, 2015.  Records of both tests must be uploaded in MyRecordTracker.
    • If you do NOT have record of a PPD conducted between August 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015, you should have a 2-step PPD conducted between May 1 and July 8, 2014. Please note that a 2-step PPD consists of two separate TB skin tests.
    • Please note that you must have your TB skin-test verified by a healthcare professional by July 15, therefore you must be tested by July 8 for the results to be submitted by the deadline.  Pharmacy experiential sites require TB tests be completed within 6 months to 1 year, therefore you should have your TB test completed between May 1 – July 8.
    • If you have a positive TB skin test, you will be required to demonstrate that you are negative for TB via a chest X-ray.  If you have a history of BCG vaccination, you may choose an Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) instead of a TB skin test.
  • Diphtheria / Pertussis / Tetanus)
    • Tdap vaccination as an adult is required.  Documentation of childhood DPT will not be accepted.  You can receive Tdap vaccination regardless of when you received your last Td booster.
    • Tetanus vaccinations are valid for a maximum of 10 years and you must demonstrate immunity through your anticipated graduation.  If you had your last tetanus vaccine before May 15, 2009, you will be required to get a booster before July 15, 2015.
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
    • Proof of immunity must be demonstrated via a varicella titer.  If the titer is negative, then you must receive 2 vaccinations 4 – 8 weeks apart andprovide documentation of at least one vaccination by July 15, 2015.
  • Hepatitis B
    • Proof of immunity must be demonstrated via a hepatitis B titer.  If the titer is negative, then you must receive the 3-shot hepatitis B vaccination series; the 2nd dose is administered 1 month after the initial dose and the 3rd dose is administered 6 months after the initial dose.
    • Documentation of at least 1 shot is required by July 15, 2015.  All 3 doses must be completed by January 1, 2016.
    • If you started but did not complete the 3-dose series, you should check for immunity via a hepatitis B titer and upload the results of the titer.  If the titer is negative, you must start the vaccination series over and document administration of at least 1 dose before July 15, 2015.

August 1

Pay your tuition.  Tuition bills can be viewed online via BannerWeb:  https://banners.presby.edu/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin?ret_code=

August 14

Remit official transcripts for ALL coursework completed through SUMMER of 2014.  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 next week.

August 17

Matriculate as a student at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy!

    • 2 live vaccinations.  Both vaccines must have been administered after December 31, 1967 and after the age of 12 months. An additional rubella titer may be required by some hospitals before you can complete pharmacy practice experiences at their site.