Admissions Interviews

During the 2021-2022 Admissions Cycle, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is pleased to offer both in-person and virtual interview options for candidates.

Purpose

The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy admissions interview is a structured interview process that is designed to assess core competencies that are difficult to measure via an application alone. These competencies are:

  • Commitment to the pharmacy profession
  • Communication skills
  • Empathy
  • Ethical and moral reasoning
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Motivation
  • Grit

Admission is competitive and selection for an interview does not guarantee admission.

Invitation to Interview

Interviews are initiated and scheduled by the PCSP Office of Admissions. If selected, you will receive a phone call or email to schedule a date that is convenient for you to interview. Once you receive your interview invitation, you should respond promptly to confirm your interview appointment. In the case of a major conflict, you should call the Admissions Office at 864-938-3913 immediately to discuss rescheduling your interview.

You are responsible for arranging accommodations and travel to Clinton, SC for the interview process. Click here for more information regarding travel arrangements.

A valid picture ID is required to participate in the interview process.

The Interview Process

During your interview, you will meet two PCSP faculty members. The interview is blind and the interviewers have no information from your admissions application. Use your time with the interviewers to highlight your proudest accomplishments! You will receive a tour of the campus while you visit. Time will be allotted for photographs, a review of your application, and a Q&A session with the Office of Admissions staff and/or Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Interview Tips

  • Attire: Dress professionally. Suitable attire includes dresses, skirts of medium length, non-denim tailored slacks, and appropriate professional tops for females. Slacks, collared dress shirts, jackets, and ties are all appropriate for males.
  • Punctuality:In order to ensure you arrive on time for your interview, please allow time for the unexpected (e.g. traffic or weather delays). In the case of an unavoidable delay, you should call the Office of Admissions at 864-938-3913 immediately.

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After the Interview

Candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the Admissions Committee makes a decision on their application. Please call the Office of Admissions at 864-938-3913 if you have any questions or concerns about the status of your application for admission.