Welcome to the CHSU College of Pharmacy Class of 2022!

You will receive your welcome packet in the U.S. Mail shortly after your acceptance date. The welcome packet will include the Health Clearance Packet and additional information. This webpage contains other important information to help you during the admissions process and to learn more about CHSU.


Please review the information carefully to ensure you meet all deadlines and avoid unnecessary delay with your admission and registration.

Critical Dates & Deadlines to Remember
Return within 30 days of receiptStudent Enrollment Agreement (in Welcome Packet)
October 2017 – July 2018Certiphi – Background Check and Drug Screen Completion Period
October 2017 – June 30, 2018Student Loan Application Period
September 2017 – August 13, 2018Official Transcripts Sent to CHSU
May 1 – June 30, 2018Open Enrollment in University Health Insurance
June 30, 2018Health Clearance Packet Due (including immunizations and physical exam)
June 30, 2018CHSU Scholarship Application Deadline
June 30, 2018Student Loan Application Deadline
July 20, 2018Tuition Due (or Financial Aid Letter)
July 31, 2018Prerequisite Course Completion Deadline
July 31, 2018Certiphi – Background Check and Drug Screen Completion Deadline
August 13 – 17, 20185 Day Orientation*
August 20, 2018Fall 2018 Semester Begins
Saturday, September 29, 2018White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2022
*Requirements to attend Orientation:
1. Official Transcripts from All Colleges Attended (if transcript is not yet available, provide a letter from professor on College letterhead for each class with grade).
2. Health Clearance packet and Immunization records.
3. Proof of Health Insurance (University Health Insurance Enrollment or Completed Waiver).
4. Certiphi – Background Check and Drug Screen.
CHSU Scholarship

The California Health Sciences University Scholarship Fund has been established to assist you with all or part of your educational expenses. The minimum grade point average for consideration of a scholarship is 2.7 based on a 4.0 system of grade point calculation. All applicants must submit a well written personal statement including such information as background, interests, activities, career goals. You will receive detailed application instructions via email from the Director of Financial Aid.

Remember, the CHSU Scholarship Application Deadline is: June 30, 2018.

Student Loans

The CHSU Office of Financial Aid is committed to ensuring that you make informed financial choices. We will assist you in understanding, applying for, and securing financing for your Doctor of Pharmacy education. You will receive detailed application instructions via email from the Director of Financial Aid. Below are links to private student loan options secured by CHSU.

Remember, the Student Loan Application Period is now OPEN through June 30, 2018
Annual Cost of Attendance & Student Budget

(based on 9 months)

Annual Tuition and Fees
Tuition1$45,000
Fees (EST)$605
Total Estimated Costs$45,605

 

Other Expenses Paid to Other Entities
Books and Supplies (EST)$1,500
Health Insurance (EST)2$2,680
Room and Board (EST)3$13,263
Other Living Expenses (EST)4$3,537
Total Estimated Costs$20,980
1 Tuition shown is for 2018-2019 Academic year. The University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, modify services, or change its programs at any time without prior notice being given.
2 Estimated and can be waived with Proof of Insurance.
3 Reflects estimated allowances for housing and food.
4 Reflects estimated allowances for transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses.
There may be additional expenses dependent upon individual student needs that are not in the control of CHSU

The Annual Cost of Attendance represents average costs and may not always meet the student’s full financial responsibilities.
Student Health Insurance

California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy requires all students to maintain an acceptable health insurance policy. Students must provide proof of insurance coverage each year throughout enrollment in the program.

Open enrollment for CHSU student health insurance is scheduled for  May 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018
Certiphi - Background Check and Drug Screen

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) recommends that all US pharmacy schools procure a drug screening and a national background check of you upon your initial, conditional acceptance to a pharmacy degree program. The rationale for performing drug screenings and background checks on accepted pharmacy degree program applicants is based on a number of issues, including 1) the need to enhance the safety and well-being of patients and, in so doing, to bolster the public’s continuing trust in the pharmacy profession, and 2) to ascertain the ability of accepted applicants to complete their pharmacy education and eventually become licensed pharmacists.
Certiphi Screening, Inc. will send an email to the preferred email address you entered in your PharmCAS application. This email will provide you with access to a secure, online form via which you will provide basic identifying information and consent for the background check report and drug screening to be procured. Proof of a cleared background check and drug screen are required prior to registration and due no later than July 31, 2018. You are encouraged to complete both of these items immediately after being notified by Certiphi Screening, Inc. Once completed, the reports will be released to California Health Sciences University for review.
You can visit www.pharmCAS.edu for additional information and/or Certiphi’s Applicant Services department at: Phone: 1-800-803-9582,
Fax: 1-888-495-8476,
Email: ApplicantServices@certiphi.com

Proof of a cleared background check and drug screen deadline: July 31, 2018
Official Transcripts

The Office of the Registrar must receive Official, Sealed Transcripts from each College you attended prior to Orientation on August 13, 2018, to officially register you in the CHSU College of Pharmacy. This in addition to the transcripts you submitted to PharmCAS.

Please request your transcripts as soon as possible after you have completed your coursework to prevent delays in Registration.

Any coursework that’s not included in your official transcripts received at CHSU, must have a signed letter from the course director on college letterhead confirming successful completion of the course with the assigned grade, submitted to CHSU prior to the deadline. You will still be required to supply an official transcript as soon as one is available.

Below is the Transcript submission period.

Official Transcripts Received at CHSU: September 2017 – August 13, 2018
Deadline to receive all Transcripts (or letters from professors): August 13, 2018

Send Official, Sealed Transcripts to:
California Health Sciences University
Office of the Registrar
120 N. Clovis Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 325-3600

Registration

The Office of the Registrar utilizes block registration, since all students matriculate through the same courses in the first semester. Therefore, accepted students are automatically registered for Fall 2018 upon submitting/completing the following:

  • Tuition Payment for Fall 2018
  • Health Clearance Packet and Immunization Records
  • Proof of Health Insurance (University Health Insurance Enrollment or Completed Waiver)
  • Official Transcripts from All Colleges Attended (if transcript is not yet available, provide a letter from professor on College letterhead for each class with grade)
  • Certiphi – Background Check and Drug Screen
Registration Holds: If any of the above items are not completed by their respective deadlines, the Office of the Registrar will place a Registration Hold on your student record, which will likely prevent you from attending Orientation and beginning instruction. Please contact the Registrar with any questions or concerns.
Housing Information

CHSU does not yet have on-campus housing, however the Office of Student Affairs has identified several housing units within 5 miles of the College you might consider for your housing needs. These properties offer a wide range of rental rates ($600-$1,200/month) depending on number of bedrooms, amenities, etc. While representatives from the university feel comfortable with these properties based upon our research, including a personal visit, we can’t make any guarantees to their quality, nor does CHSU endorse or have any affiliation with the apartments listed. It is recommended that you take a careful look at the desired apartment and complex before making any contractual commitments. Download the map and contact information of nearby housing units below.

Orientation/First Day

CHSU College of Pharmacy holds a mandatory, 5-day Orientation to get you acquainted with the program, allow you to meet your classmates and professors, and prepare you for the first day of instruction the following Monday.
Prior to attending Orientation, you MUST have submitted the following items to CHSU:

  • Health Clearance packet and Immunization Records
  • Proof of Health Insurance (University Health Insurance Enrollment or Completed Waiver)
  • Official Transcripts from All Colleges Attended (if transcript is not yet available, provide a letter from professor on College letterhead for each class with grade)

The Office of Student Affairs will provide you with more information and the agenda for Orientation in the future. Below is the date for Orientation.

Event:Orientation – Class of 2022
Date:Monday-Friday, August 13-17, 2018
Where:CHSU Campus
Student Leadership/Organizations

CHSU College of Pharmacy recognizes the significant contribution that students can make in the institutional decision‐making process. Students in the College serve with faculty and staff on many committees. Various student government organizations serve as the voice of the students and are liaisons between students and the administration/faculty. Students at the College of Pharmacy are encouraged to become involved in professional organizations and extracurricular activities while enrolled.

The following organizations are currently established at CHSU College of Pharmacy:

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is here to represent YOU, the student body and ensure you have a unique, and extraordinary experience at CHSU. We advocate for your rights and serve as the official voice of the student body. We uphold and promote the universities values, and honor code. We act as an open forum for all of your ideas, opinions, and concerns. We work to maintain transparency in the governance of our SGA and the university. We strive to provide abundant opportunities for professional development through enhancing, promoting and supporting other organizations and the university. We aim to strengthen and unite the students, staff and faculty. We work continuously to foster Pharmily, a culture of mutual respect, encouragement and kinship.

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

To encourage all student pharmacists to become more knowledgeable about APhA and the profession of pharmacy by: Providing opportunities for student participation in the decision-making process of the profession on the Chapter, State, Regional and National levels; Encouraging student attendance at Chapter, Regional and National American Pharmacists Association Academy (APhA) meetings; Increasing student awareness of current issues facing the pharmacy profession by means of programs, meetings, speakers, etc.; Making information in all fields of pharmacy practice readily available to all student pharmacists and to support their pursuits in these areas; To encourage development of all student pharmacists into knowledgeable and competent health care professionals by providing opportunities to develop leadership capabilities by holding APhA elected offices or being appointed to one of the APhA-ASP Standing Committees; To encourage development as student pharmacists by continued engagement in outreach that benefits the community.

California Pharmacists Association (CPhA)

Founded in 1869, CPhA is the largest state association representing pharmacists. CPhA represents pharmacists, technicians, and student pharmacists from all practice settings. These practice settings include community pharmacy (both independent owners and employees working in chain drug stores), hospitals & health-systems, and specialty practices such as compounding, managed care, and long term care. The CPhA mission is to advance the practice of pharmacy for the promotion of health.

California Health Systems Pharmacists (CSHP)

CSHP works to expose members to different aspects of Health Systems pharmacy and promote awareness throughout the college of pharmacy.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

SNPhA is a student organization dedicated to the profession of pharmacy and serving the underserved in our community. We also provide pharmacy students with leadership opportunities, scholarships, community outreach, and more!

Kappa Psi

Our goals for the upcoming year include developing a solid foundation for the fraternity to thrive in the coming years. We will create programming throughout the year that touches on each of the ideals of Kappa Psi. Thus, in establishing recurring events, we will follow the objectives of Kappa Psi which are: to conduct a professional fraternal organization for the mutual benefits of its members; to develop industry, sobriety, and fellowship; to foster high ideals and scholarship; and to support all projects advancing the profession of pharmacy and to actively participate in them.

Phi Delta Chi

Phi Delta Chi was founded on November 2, 1883, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The fraternity was formed to advance the science of pharmacy and its allied interest, and to foster and promote a fraternal spirit among its Brothers. The Delta Gamma Chapter was chartered on August 9, 2015, and founded on September 12, 2015. The chapter has host numerous fundraising and professional events throughout the year such as Grill & Chill, Blood Drive, Kid Zone at CHSU Health Free Clinic Fair and Blood Pressure Education at Garfield Elementary.

Intramurals

Intramurals are a way to get involved in fun sports competition. Whether you were a former varsity high school athlete or are new to a sport, IM is open to all levels with both men’s and coed events. The format is unique in that it is P1 vs P2 vs P3 for some events. Each event is worth an undisclosed amount of points and at the end of the semester the winning class will be revealed with the winning participants receiving the coveted IM CHAMP t-shirt as well as have a trophy with the plaque engraved to be displayed in the front of School. Are you in or Are you in?

Outdoor Club

The Outdoor Club at CHSU is about doing activities in the outdoors. The primary focus is hiking, however there will be other outdoor activities throughout the year. We hope that through our organization, we are able to provide students with opportunities to go into the outdoors and see the wilderness through marked trails. Giving students and faculty the chance to exercise with amazing views through hiking is something we hope many will engage in.

Phi Lambda Sigma

The National Pharmacy Leadership Society. The mission of Phi Lambda Sigma is to support pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development.

 Additional professional organizations can be officially recognized on campus after receiving formal approval. The Office of Student Affairs will provide additional information about leadership opportunities and professional organizations at Orientation and upon matriculation.

White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat ceremony is an important event that signifies the transition into pharmacy school. Attendance is mandatory and below is the information for the CHSU College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 White Coat ceremony. The Office of Student Affairs will provide you with more details in the future and an official invitation with tickets to invite your family and friends.

Event:White Coat Ceremony – Class of 2022
Date:Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time:10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Venue:Paul Shaghoian Memorial Concert Hall at Clovis North High School
2770 International Avenue
Fresno, CA 93730
11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Reception immediately to follow at the CHSU campus.
Experiential Education

Students will begin to complete the Pharmacy Intern License after the add/drop period. Students should NOT begin any part of this application before further instructions are given.

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