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Congratulations on your acceptance to the UK College of Pharmacy and welcome to the Kentucky pharmacy family!
All recently accepted students are required to read the Student Handbook: UKCOP Student Handbook 2019-20
Next, complete the tasks below marked (required) to accept your seat.
Finally, please read all sections of this page as it is your "next steps" information source.
Follow this link UKCOP Conditional Acceptance Agreement to complete and submit the agreement and accept your seat.
A non-refundable tuition deposit is required to reserve your admission seat for Fall 2020. Required deposit is $500 for KY residents and $800 for out-of-state/international residents. For residency information, visit the UK University Registrar website, call (859) 257-3256 or email email@example.com. If already a UK student, your current residency status as an undergraduate will apply to pharmacy school. If the credit card holder's name is different than the student's name, you must include the student's name for correct processing.
*Use the "Split Tuition Deposit" payment option that applies to your residence status ONLY if you have been granted permission by the Director of Enrollment Management to pay your deposit in two equal payments. You must submit the payments by the deadline stated in your approval.
One to two days after the deadline to accept your seat and pay the tuition deposit, you will receive two emails from firstname.lastname@example.org (Certiphi Screening, Inc./Application Station). Both emails will have the same subject line: Conditional Acceptance Background Check Consent. The emails are auto-generated and you will receive both (please check your inbox/spam/junk/filters, etc.) Read both emails carefully. One will have instructions for completing your Criminal Background Check and the other will include instructions for completing your Drug Screen.
The process includes completing the authorization forms and payments for each process separately, locating an acceptable lab facility to complete the urine drug screen, and submitting a urine specimen. Each of these items must be completed by the stated deadline, including submitting the urine sample.
Before urine specimens, do not drink an excessive amount of water, otherwise your results will be "diluted" and you will have to reschedule, repay, and resubmit your sample.
All results will be available to UKCOP through the screening vendor. Due to the volume of screenings, UKCOP cannot confirm receipt. If there is an issue or concern, you will be contacted; otherwise, assume your results are received and approved.
If you have questions about the process, contact Certiphi directly via the phone number they provide (or call 800-803-7859). They will provide assistance, as this procedure is completely independent from UKCOP.
ALL incoming students (only those accepted) are required to submit transcripts from EACH college attended to UKCOP by the JUNE 15 deadline. Please review the following frequently asked questions:
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. Do I need to send transcripts from UK?
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. We 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.
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 85-90% 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 to 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. Contact Julianne Kravetz.
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. Contact Julianne Kravetz.
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. A print-out of your acceptance email is proof of your enrollment for internship application purposes.
Important dates for the Class of 2024 (entering fall 2020)
ALL DATES ARE TENTATIVE
New Student Early Orientation: June 5, 2020
New Student Orientation: August 17-21, 2020
White Coat Ceremony: August 21, 2020
College of Pharmacy First Day of Classes: August 24, 2020