Academic Standards

1. The implementation of all guidelines will be in addition to those existing policies and standards of the University.

2. To remain in good standing, students are required to achieve a Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) GPA of at least 2.25. GPAs will be calculated only from professional course work, which is defined as core pharmacy courses approved by the faculty and listed in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.

3. Harrison School of Pharmacy students with semester or cumulative GPAs below 2.25, or who receive Ds and Fs in required courses may be dismissed from the HSOP or required to undergo a remedial plan of study as directed by the Committee on Admissions and Academic Requirements. The remedial plan of study may require students to retake courses in which they received grades of less than C. Policies concerning academic progression, probation, and dismissal are specified in the HSOP Academic Performance Standards. A copy of the Standard may be obtained from the HSOP Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

4. Students must observe pre-requisites and co-requisites stated in the current Auburn University Bulletin. A pre-requisite statement denoting “__-year PDY standing” indicates that the student must have passed all courses in the prior year of the curriculum.

5. Any student in the pharmacy curriculum who is subject to academic suspension and desires to re-enter the HSOP must, in addition to complying with the pertinent University regulations, be approved by the HSOP Committee on Admissions and Academic Requirements.


  1. Students are required to file an application with the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy for registration as an intern at the time they are enrolled in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Information and intern registration forms may be obtained from the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, 111 Village Street, Hoover, AL 35242. (205) 981-2280.
  2. Pharmacy students are expected to observe the professional dress as described in the Dress Code. A copy of the HSOP Dress Code may be obtained from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs or on our web site.
  3. Pharmacy students are expected to abide by the HSOP Honor Code. A copy of the code is available online at under “policies and procedures” or by contacting the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
  4. Upon entering pharmacy school and at the beginning of each academic year, students are required to furnish professional liability insurance, current CPR certification, personal medical insurance and documentation that immunizations are up-to-date.
  5. Pharmacy students are required to attend the Professional Seminar Series.
  6. All HSOP elective courses are acceptable for professional elective credit. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs will provide information on any non-pharmacy elective courses that are acceptable. ROTC students should see their advisors about questions concerning special elective credit.
  7. Students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program are required to purchase a laptop computer. Laptop minimum requirements are listed on our web site in the information technology section. Computer literacy must be demonstrated upon entry to pharmacy school.
  8. Students having appropriate qualifications and pre-requisites may be able to take graduate course work while enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. However, such work cannot be applied toward both the Doctor of Pharmacy and the graduate degrees.
  9. At the end of each Spring Semester, the ability of students to integrate the knowledge, attitudes, and skills learned to date will be assessed. Students may be assigned remedial course work should the assessment be unsatisfactory.
  10. Students will be notified of their site assignments for the Advanced Practice Experience at the earliest feasible time to enable them to make housing arrangements. Rotation sites are located throughout Alabama, western Georgia, and the Florida panhandle. Although students may request specific sites, each site has a limited enrollment and students may be assigned to sites they do not request. Students are responsible for procuring housing, including the assessment of its safety and living conditions (e.g., privacy and single-sex housing). Students are also responsible for housing and other living expenses incurred when assigned to rotation sites away from the Auburn campus.

Last Updated: February 21, 2017