Welcome PCSP Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy! Below will you find information that will be helpful to you prior to matriculation.
Mark Your Calendars:
- Class of 2017 Meet and Greet: April 6, 2013
- New Student Orientation: August 19-23, 2013
- White Coat Ceremony: August 24, 2013
Correspondence with PCSP
You will receive a letter from the PC Information Technology Department with your PC email address as well as login and password for accessing email, BannerWeb, and Moodle.
All future email correspondence with the School of Pharmacy will be addressed to your PC email and will only be accepted from your official PC email address.
All outstanding prerequisite coursework must be completed by August 15. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a verified grade of “C” or better before matriculation into the PharmD program and you must maintain a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.
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 and is due on June 1. 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
The School of Pharmacy must maintain an official copy of undergraduate transcripts for all pharmacy students. All students must submit official transcripts by June 1. If you are completing coursework during the spring semester, please wait to submit your transcripts until after your spring grades have been posted so that they are included on your transcript.
Students completing coursework during the summer should submit an additional copy of their official transcripts as soon as their summer grades are included on their transcripts. Transcripts for summer coursework should be submitted to the School by August 15.
Official transcripts should be mailed to: Office of Professional and Student Affairs
Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
307 North Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325
Fall 2012 Registration
The School will register all incoming students for classes in the fall. Batch registration will occur the first week of July, after which time you can access your schedule via BannerWeb. Course information will be accessible on Blackboard. Tuition bills will be generated when registration is complete and online bills can be viewed in BannerWeb. Tuition payments are due August 1.
Complete the FAFSA
You must complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for financial aid assistance. The FAFSA website will guide you through the application process. Additional information about financial aid opportunities for pharmacy students is available here. If you have financial aid questions, please call 864.833.8290 or email financial aid.
Criminal Background Check
PCSP contracts with the company, Certiphi Screening, to administer criminal background checks and drug screens. Admission to the School of Pharmacy is conditional pending the results of the background check. PCSP is participating in the AACP-facilitated program for performing criminal background checks on conditionally accepted applicants. You should follow the instructions provided by PharmCAS and Certiphi to initiate and release your criminal background check to the School of Pharmacy. The criminal background check must be completed by July 1.
PCSP contracts with the company, Certiphi Screening, to administer criminal background checks and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, you should go to an approved site for urine collection. All LabCorp sites are approved; additional drug 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 and Greet or mailed to you via postal mail if you are unable to attend.
Online Submission of Required Information for Experiential Education
PCSP uses the information management system, E*value, to collect and manage information and documents in a paperless manner. The required information listed below must be submitted online via E*value. Forms will be available for download from E*value. Login information for E*value will be emailed to you separately after May 1.
Proof of Health Insurance: Students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy are required to have and demonstrate proof of health insurance; you are responsible for the costs of their own health insurance.
Immunizations: Pharmacy students at Presbyterian College are required to provide documentation of completion of the immunization guidelines. 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)
- Polio (oral or injection)
- PPD (tuberculosis; patch test not accepted)
- Diphtheria / pertussis / tetanus (vaccine within the last 10 years)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Hepatitis B (3 shot series; at least documentation of 1 shot is required by July 1 of the year of enrollment)
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 were not vaccinated for varicella but contracted chicken pox as a child, you must demonstrate immunity via a positive antibody titer.
Students must also be vaccinated for influenza during the fall before the beginning of the spring semester.
The PCSP Bulletin is available online at here. Policies on the professional dress code, professional behavior, transportation, technology leasing, etc. are helpful to incoming students.
Students are responsible for obtaining their own housing. Information about housing is available here or by joining the PCSP housing group on Facebook.
New Student Orientation
You will begin the fall semester with the week-long New Student Orientation August. New Student Orientation is a pass-fail course, PHRM 5100, therefore attendance is required and each day will include graded activities. During orientation, you will be introduced to the PC campus and student services, receive your leased laptop and iPod touch, attend sessions on professionalism, learn about the curriculum and your upcoming classes, and interact with faculty and classmates in various activities. Orientation week will conclude with the White Coat Ceremony, a formal ceremony in which you will be presented your white coat and inducted into the pharmacy profession. More information about orientation will be sent to you in early August. We will be compiling the white coat order in June 15, and so will need your coat size by July 1 to order your coat. Sample coats will be available for you to try on at the April Meet and Greet or you may take your chest measurement to determine the size required. Please do not simply order your clothes size as the coats are sized differently. The sizes are as follows:
Men’s chest sizes: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52
Women’s sizes (chest measurement): 4 (32), 6 (33), 8 (34), 10 (35), 12 (36), 14 (38), 16 (40), 18 (42), 20 (44), 40 (46), 42 (48), 44 (50), 46 (52), 48 (54)
Pharmacist Intern Certification
Fifteen hundred hours of internship experience are required by the South Carolina Board of pharmacy in order for a student to be considered for licensure. Students are required to obtain an Intern License from the Board of Pharmacy in order to accrue intern hours. Any hours accrued before becoming a registered intern do not apply towards the intern hours needed to be considered for licensure. Students are not required to earn all fifteen hundred hours working and will be given credit for experiential coursework taken during their fourth professional year. To determine the specific number of hours that can be applied please check the website for the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy or the Board of Pharmacy in the state in which you are seeking to become licensed.
The Board of Pharmacy holds final authority over the internship rules and regulations and students are advised to check the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy website for updates or changes to any requirements. Board of Pharmacy requirements vary from state to state and it is the student’s responsibility to verify the requirements of the state in which he/she intends to become licensed. Information regarding the various states can be found via the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website .
The SC pharmacy internship license application is available online here. The completed application and application fee should be mailed to the SC Board of Pharmacy. South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation allows incoming students to apply for a pharmacist intern certificate 90 days before matriculation into pharmacy school once the incoming student has completed all prerequisite coursework. SC LLR will NOT accept your conditional letter of acceptance; you must submit the official letter of acceptance that you will receive after all prerequisite coursework has been completed and your transcripts have been verified by the School of Pharmacy. For more information on intern and/or licensing requirements please visit the SC Board of Pharmacy’s website, or call 803.896.4700.
The following items are REQUIRED (unless otherwise noted) and MUST be completed by the listed due date for you to matriculate in the fall.
|Complete all outstanding prerequisites||August 15||Have official transcripts sent to:Office of Professional and Student Affairs
School of Pharmacy
307 North Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325
|Remit proof of registration for summer courses||June 1|
|Remit transcripts for courses taken in spring semester||August 15|
|Remit transcripts for courses taken during summer session||June 1|
|Remit proof of health insurance||August 15||Upload via E*value online. Site will open May 1.Forms will be available for download on E*value. All information should be submitted electronically.
Login information will be emailed to students May 1.
|Upload proof of vaccinations||July 15|
|Polio (oral or injection)|
|PPD (tuberculosis; patch test not accepted)|
|Hepatitis B (1 shot completed of the 3 shot series)|
|Order your white coat.||June 15||White coat size should be emailed to Gloria King by June 15.|
|Criminal background check||July 1||Initiate process online via Certiphi Screening Application Station.Drug Screen information will be emailed to students after the Meet and Greet.|
|Drug screen||July 1|
|Pay your tuition||August 1||Tuition bills are generated the first week of July and can be accessed via BannerWeb.|