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Application Process

What documentation and information does ACPE need from an institution that wants to establish a College/School of Pharmacy?

Application for Precandidate Status
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Flow Chart for New Schools
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Precandidate Threshold Documents
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What is the application fee?

A new program application fee is required for initial review by ACPE. Please click here to find information for the application fee in the year you are submitting; the fees are listed for current and future year. This includes coverage of the cost of an on-site staff consultation, which should occur between the time of initial submission of the application and the June meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors. The fee is non refundable and expires after one year.

Note: ACPE reserves the right to adjust fees should circumstances dictate.

What are the important dates for submitting a new application?

First-time submissions of new applications will only be accepted in the spring of a given year, approximately 18 months prior to the planned matriculation of the first students into a new program. The initial draft application (three hard copies) and the application fee are due by January 15, and the final version (6 copies plus a single PDF version of the entire application on a flash drive) is due by April 1 in order to be considered by the Board at a June meeting. If authorized, an on-site evaluation will be conducted in the fall, and the report from the review would go to the Board for consideration at the following January Board meeting.

For a complete summary of the application review process click here

Any program considering an application for a new college or school of pharmacy is highly encouraged to consult ACPE staff well before an initial application is submitted. For staff contact information, please click here.



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