Application for Admission
You must complete the following:
- PharmCAS Application
- LLUSP Supplemental Application ($75 application fee required)
- Three letters of recommendation (minimum) sent to PharmCAS
- Official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions sent to PharmCAS
- Academic Prerequisite Record Form (available after submission of LLU Supplemental Application)
- International students please see International Student Admissions for additional requirements
- Non-Degree Academic Prerequisite Record form (if applicable)
Please see below more detailed information regarding these required items:
1. Applying through PharmCAS
In early July, the PharmCAS application will open for filing and close in early November. Visit the PharmCAS website www.pharmcas.org to establish an account and begin an application. Detailed instructions can be found at this site to assist you in completing the PharmCAS application.
2. LLUSP Supplemental Application
After PharmCAS has processed your completed application and is received by LLU, you will be sent an e-mail invitation with instructions on how to complete the online LLUSP Supplemental Application. The deadline for completing the LLUSP Supplemental Application is 15 days after the invitation is sent to you. The LLUSP Supplemental Application is sent to all students who apply to LLU School of Pharmacy through PharmCAS. Please note there is a $75 Supplemental Application Fee.
3. Submitting Letters of Recommendation
Use PharmCAS to submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation. It is recommended that two letters come from a science instructor and/or a professional in the pharmacy field. Committee letters of recommendation are only required and accepted from schools affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and will fulfill the three letter requirement.
One letter of recommendation is required from a pastor, clergy, or spiritual advisor. This letter may be submitted directly to LLUSP through the online supplemental application if you choose not to send it through PharmCAS. All other letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to PharmCAS.
Reapplicants must submit at least one new letter of recommendation. Previously submitted letters of recommendation will be used for the current application cycle.
4. Official Transcripts for PharmCAS Application
Official transcripts for U.S. students must be received by PharmCAS by their published November deadline. International transcript evaluations by a LLU School of Pharmacy approved evaluation service must be received by PharmCAS by their published November deadline. Refer to the "International Students and Coursework" section below for approved companies.
Submitting Transcripts to LLUSP
If offered an acceptance, you must request official transcripts to be sent to LLU from all post-secondary institutions from which you have attended, regardless of whether or not it applies to your prerequisite coursework. This includes all colleges, universities, military credit, and unaccredited schools. Transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution(s) directly to LLU Admissions Processing. Transcripts provided in any other manner are unofficial and will not be accepted for purposes of admission. International students must submit all official U.S. and international (non-U.S.) transcripts to LLUSP by the published November PharmCAS deadline. (Please visit International Student Admissions for more information.)
Please request transcripts to be sent to:
Loma Linda University
11139 Anderson St.
Loma Linda, CA 92350
5. Academic Prerequisite Record (APR) Form
This form is available following the submission of the LLU Supplemental Application and processing of the application fee. The APR maybe found on the LLU application portal. The PDF file must be downloaded to the computer. The applicant must complete and submit the form as an attachment to an email.
6. Academic Prerequisite Record - Non-degree Applicant
An applicant who is not planning to complete a Bachelor's degree prior to matriculation must complete this form. Refer to the Admissions Requirements Section "Students not Planning to Obtain Bachelor's Degree" for detailed information.
7. International Students and Coursework
Applicants who have done academic work in countries outside of the U.S. must have all prerequisite coursework completed at a two or four-year regionally accredited U.S. institution.
The approved academic record evaluation for foreign transcripts will still be required as supplemental material for evaluating the potential for success of that student.
Click on the link for additional specific information for international student admissions and for U.S. students who have international school credits.
Submission of Transcripts: International (non-U.S.) transcripts must be submitted to LLU School of Pharmacy by the published November PharmCAS deadline. Prior to an offer of acceptance, official transcripts from all post-secondary schools must be submitted to Admissions Processing:
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
11139 Anderson St.
- Transcript Evaluations: International students must have their foreign transcripts reviewed by one of the following evaluation services prior to applying and submitted to PharmCAS by their published November deadline:
- English Composition: Applicants who have earned their degree outside of the United States must complete 9 quarter or 6 semester units of English Composition. This should be the freshman composition sequence (equivalent to ENGL 1A and 1B). Remedial English and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are not acceptable to fulfill the requirement. English courses must be taken from the English Department.
- TOEFL Test: If the applicant's native language is not English, or if most education was completed in a non-English program, a score of at least 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required. Some consideration is given to applicants who have earned a college degree in the United States. Please visit www.TOEFL.org for more information.
Please note that LLUSP has a rolling admissions policy in which we review completed applications and accept students on a continual basis from November through the end of March.