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South Texas College-UHCOP Pre-pharmacy Cooperative Program

Academic and Conduct Standards

Maintaining Good Standing

In order to remain in good standing after being admitted into the STC-UHCOP Co-op, the student must:

  • Continue attending South Texas College and work toward an Associate of Science Degree at South Texas College.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative UH prerequisite GPA of 3.2 and UH prerequisite math/science GPA of 3.2. GPA will be reviewed annually at the end of the spring semester. Any grade of a D or an F will automatically make a student ineligible to continue in this program.
  • Continue completing UH prerequisite courses.
  • Notify the UHCOP Director of Pharmacy Admissions in writing prior to each registration for the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).
  • Take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) no later than November of the year prior to a student's entrance into pharmacy school.
  • Score a minimum of 60% on the composite section of the PCAT.
  • Meet with the UH/STC Pharmacy Cooperative Faculty Director at South Texas College at least twice per semester during the academic year.
  • Make a personal visit to the UHCOP once a semester during the academic year.
  • Meet with the UHCOP Director of Pharmacy Admissions at least once per semester during the academic year.
  • Shadow a current Pharm D. student once a semester at the UHCOP during the academic year.
  • Provide updated transcripts of all undergraduate courses and grades each semester to the UH College of Pharmacy via a signed release form submitted to the UH/STC Pharmacy Cooperative Faculty Director at South Texas College.
  • Remain in good standing at South Texas College. This includes complying with STC's Student Code of Conduct.

Probation and Dismissal

For purposes of probation and dismissal, compliance with academic standards will be evaluated at the end of the fall and spring semesters only. Summer course work will be evaluated the following fall semester. Evaluation will begin with the spring semester of the freshman year.

A student admitted to the UH/STC Pharmacy Cooperative Program who fails to meet the above academic or conduct standards may be:

(1) placed on probation with appropriate counseling and academic assistance required, or

(2) terminated from the program at the end of the semester during which the student failed to meet the requirements.

A student's participation in the program is automatically terminated if for two consecutive semesters the student fails to meet the above requirements without good cause as determined by the UHCOP.

Students terminated from the program will receive a letter indicating that this action has been taken.