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Transfer Applicants

Whether you've decided to change course in your educational path or you've already earned a degree and are interested in pursuing a new career, transferring to MCPHS is the first step toward making your dream of becoming a healthcare professional a reality.

At MCPHS, we are committed to helping you strengthen your skills and gain the experience you need for a rewarding and successful career in healthcare. Our transfer admission team will help you navigate the transfer process and work with you to ensure a smooth transition.

A transfer student is anyone who has completed 12 or more college credits or has already earned a bachelor's degree and is seeking a second bachelors or professional degree.

Ready to make a change? Apply now.

MCPHS Transfer ApplicationPharmD

Not sure which application to use or have questions about the application process? See below for more information.

MCPHS Transfer Application: Use this application if you are applying to one of our Bachelor of Science degree programs or the pre-professional phase (years one and two) of the Doctor of Pharmacy program on our Boston campus.

PharmCAS: Use this application if you have completed the pre-professional requirements and are applying to the third year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program on our Boston campus or the Accelerated PharmD program on our Worcester or Manchester campuses.

The average grade point average (GPA) for transfer admission is 2.8. (Note: certain programs may have a higher average GPA for admission. Achieving the average admitted GPA is not a guarantee of admission.) To review individual program prerequisites, please visit the program page for the program to which you are applying.

All applicants must submit the following credentials along with their completed applications.

  • Official high school transcripts are required if you have not previously earned a bachelor's degree.*
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended**
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT or ACT scores (only required if you have completed fewer than 30 college credits)
  • Official AP or CLEP scores, if applicable (transfer credit will be awarded for AP scores of 4 or 5 or CLEP scores of 50 or higher)
  • Proof of English language proficiency if English is not your first language (language proficiency may be submitted with a score report from TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP or by taking the MCPHS on-campus language proficiency test)

*High school transcripts are required for all students who transfer into the accelerated BSN program, regardless of previous degrees earned.

**Official transcripts from non-U.S. secondary schools, colleges, or universities must also be sent to World Education Services ( or Educational Credential Evaluators ( for a course-by-course evaluation.

Final transcripts should be mailed directly from your college/university or testing agency in a sealed, signed envelope to the Admissions Office of your program's campus. These documents may also be submitted to MCPHS via email or fax. Note: If applying to the PharmD program, you will submit the above credentials directly to PharmCAS.

MCPHS University
Admission Office
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA, 02115

Fax: 617.732.2118

MCPHS University
Admission Office
19 Foster Street
Worcester MA, 01608

Fax: 508.890.7987

MCPHS University
Admission Office
1260 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Fax: 603.314.0213

We are currently accepting transfer applications. Applications are typically processed within two weeks of receipt of a complete application and all requirements. All applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarship with their application.  Please review the program page for which you are applying to determine program start dates. In some instances your start term will be determined based on your transfer credits awarded (e.g., accelerated programs that include a summer start).

The Admission Office will complete a Transfer Credit Worksheet during the application review process. Courses passed with a grade of C or higher may be considered for transfer credit. You may transfer up to half of your program's required credits but professional courses must be completed at MCPHS. Math and science courses must have been completed within the last 10 years prior to enrollment in order to be eligible for transfer credit.

For complete details, please refer to the University’s Transfer Credit Policy.

Have questions about the admission process or how to apply? Contact us and speak to an admission counselor today. 









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