Campus Assignment Policies
All students accepting admission to the College of Pharmacy are made aware of the fact that they will be placed at either the Little Rock campus or the regional campus in northwest Arkansas for a period of up to two years. Students receive information concerning both campuses during their admissions interview process. All students
interviewed for admission to the College of Pharmacy are made aware of the possibility of placement at either campus, the necessity for travel to that site, their need to provide living quarters, and meet other expenses associated with living in their assigned campus location. Students will complete their campus preference form electronically after paying their tuition deposit. Students will be notified of their campus assignment no later than New Student Orientation.
Students will be admitted to the College of Pharmacy independent of their campus preference. In the event that there are an insufficient number of admitted students for available campus openings at either campus, students may be assigned via random lottery as needed to meet campus balance. Students will receive a confirmation of any changes from the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs no later than New Student Orientation.
Campus Swap and Reassignment Policies
Even Swap and Reassignment requests based on extenuating circumstances may be accepted as outlined below. Even swap requests will be permitted until July 1st prior to the P3 year.
Even Swap Procedures
After the assignment process for admitted students is complete, students that wish to change campus assignments may arrange a “swap” with a classmate. When a student identifies someone to swap with, both students wishing to swap must email the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The email should clearly include the original and post-swap campuses for both students. Both students should be on the email and the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs will confirm agreement with both parties. Both parties will receive a letter confirming the new campus assignment.
Reassignment Requests Procedures
Extreme extenuating circumstances may be the basis for a campus reassignment. Students must submit a letter to the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The letter should be addressed to the Honor Council and should contain all appropriate documentation for making a request to change campuses including a compelling reason for the change request and all attempts that have been explored to attempt to find an
even campus swap. The Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs will forward these requests to the Honor Council. A quorum for the Council is six voting members, including at least one student representative per class and one Northwest Campus representative. At least one faculty advisor should be in attendance to conduct the
business of the Council.
Once the Council makes a recommendation, the recommendation of the Council will be made to the Scholastic Standing Committee for action to confirm, amend, or rescind. The final decision will be forwarded to the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs to notify the student in writing. Appeals related to this process will be handled as outlined under the Student Grievance and Appeal section of the Student Handbook.
Students Not Progressing on Time: Students failing to progress on time may be reassigned to meet goals for campus balance.