New Student Application: To be eligible for the TAP program, you must first apply for undergraduate admission to the University of Southern California Office of Admission and be admitted to a USC undergraduate program. A separate TAP application must be submitted to the school.

Continuing Student Application: USC undergraduates may also apply to the TAP program after completing one to five semesters at USC. A minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA is required for admission to the TAP program.

Transfer Student Application: USC transfer students may also apply to the TAP program in either their sophomore or junior year. Transfer students must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA.

Complete all pre-pharmacy coursework according to USC and the policies as outlined by the school (pre-pharmacy course equivalencies)

Enroll as a full-time student each fall and spring semester

Maintain a science/pharmacy prerequisite GPA of 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of 3.2 at the end of each term

Enroll in all TAP-required courses for a letter grade

Complete BISC-300, Microbiology, BISC-307: Physiology and BISC-330: Biochemistry (or approved equivalents) at USC

 Join and maintain an active role in the USC Pre-Pharmacy Society

Participation in at least one health fair event per year as well as in other pharmacy sanctioned events

Participation in at least one of laboratory research, clinical shadowing or other practical experience

Registration in a minimum of four (4 unit) RXRS courses, not including RXRS-490 (applicable to students who are not in the PDD major or SMBT minor)

Maintain contact with the TAP program and meet with the TAP advisor to ensure enrollment in the appropriate courses

Earn a Bachelor’s degree from USC with a cumulative GPA 3.2 or higher and a 3.0 GPA or higher in all TAP required math and science courses

 Satisfactorily complete an interview (oral and written) for consideration to USC Mann


2024 TAP Application




One Letter of Recommendation (Submitted directly by the recommender)

A recommendation is required from an instructor regarding your past and future academic success and your potential as a pharmacist. A letter from a peer or family member is not accepted.

*Current USC applicants must submit their TAP application materials separately from their USC application.