Congratulations on your acceptance to the UK College of Pharmacy and welcome to the Kentucky pharmacy family! Here is some helpful and/or required information . . .
UKCOP Student Handbook 2018-19
Important Dates for the Class of 2023:
- New Student Early Orientation: May 29, 2019
- New Student Orientation: August 12-16, 2019
- White Coat Ceremony: August 16, 2019
- College of Pharmacy First Day of Classes: August 19, 2019
A non-refundable tuition deposit is required to reserve your admission seat for Fall 2019. For residency information, visit the UK University Registrar website, call (859) 257-3256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If already a UK student, your current residency status as an undergraduate will also apply to pharmacy school. EARLY DECISION candidates must submit the full deposit upon acceptance ($500 for KY residents/$1,000 for Out-of-State residents). REGULAR DECISION candidates must submit at least $200 upon acceptance by the deadline stated in your acceptance offer and the balance of the seat deposit on March 1 ($200 first deposit prior to March 1; remaining $300 for KY residents or $800 for Out-of-State residents due March 1).
NOTE: If the credit card holder's name is different than the student's name, you must include the student's name for correct processing.
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online by the deadline. Please be aware that if you have not used the online service before, you must request a PIN number and that can take several days. Approximately 85% of UK College of Pharmacy students will fund their tuition through federal and/or private loans. Additional information will be provided on this topic at Early Orientation. Students usually take enough loans to cover tuition/books/living expenses/room/board/etc. Since including income of parents is typically not required for professional students, most domestic students are eligible for substantial loans. Note: When completing the FAFSA, use the University of Kentucky federal school code: 001989.
Every student at UK has a financial aid counselor who can assist with questions and guidance. Find assistance at http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/find-your-counselor or contact Rene Maldonado.
The College of Pharmacy requires that all pharmacy students be certified in an approved CPR training program by September 30 of their first professional year. Information will be provided on this topic at Early Orientation. Please wait to receive this information as there are specific requirements to obtain certification for UKCOP purposes.
Class of 2023 University Health Service (UHS) Immunization Compliance Forms are due into the Academic & Student Affairs Office by the first day of the spring semester of your first professional year. Information will be provided on this topic at Early Orientation.
Students may apply for their intern card through the KY Board of Pharmacy once they have received a conditional acceptance email. This is important if students want to begin obtaining intern hours in the summer before classes start. We encourage students who are working in a pharmacy to begin collecting their intern hours as soon as they become conditionally accepted. Additional information will be provided on this topic at Early Orientation. More information can be found on the KY Board of Pharmacy website.
Q. What is the deadline?
A. June 15
Q. I sent all of my transcripts when I applied, so I have met the requirements, right?
A. NO. When you apply, you send transcripts to PHARMCAS. Even though it seems redundant, for administrative purposes you must send those same transcripts to UKCoP. These are two separate and different processes.
Q. If I attended UK, do I need to send my transcripts?
Q. Before or while attending UK, I attended one or more other schools but my credits transferred; do I need to send transcripts from those schools?
A. YES. You must send transcripts from ALL schools attended (other than UK), whether or not those courses transferred, were prerequisites, electives, core classes, etc.
Q. Will I lose my conditional acceptance if I am taking summer courses that end near or after the June 15 deadline and therefore cannot submit my transcripts in time?
A. NO. We understand that you cannot send final transcripts for coursework that is not complete. Send transcripts as soon as final grades post.
Q. Where do I send transcripts?
A. Electronic transcripts: send to: Candace.email@example.com
Paper transcripts: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
114 Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building
789 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536
Attn.: Candace Smigla
DO NOT send paper or electronic transcripts to UK or the UK graduate office (we will not receive them).
Q I can access my transcripts online. Can I just send you the pdf?
A. NO. Transcripts must contain FINAL grades (nothing marked in-progress) and be sent in an official format by a college/university or clearinghouse.
Q. How will I know that you received my transcripts?
A. Often, electronic services will send you a notification that the transcript was received. UKCoP will contact you regarding transcripts only if something is missing or incorrect. If you do not hear anything (a few weeks after June 15), please assume that your transcript requirements have been met.
Q. If all of my coursework is completed, can I send my transcripts early?
A. YES. We encourage you to send transcripts from schools where your coursework is final as early as possible to aid in our review and confirmation process.