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ACPE Accreditation

Accreditation Disclosure Statement

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate accreditation status, Candidate accreditation status, and Full accreditation status. Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate accreditation status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the School to admit its first class. Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that has students enrolled but has not yet had a graduating class.  Accreditation status is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate accreditation status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules.

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors reviewed the Doctor of Pharmacy program of D’Youville College School of Pharmacy for purposes of continued accreditation at its January 2022 meeting. This review was based upon due consideration of the Evaluation Team Report from the on-site evaluation dated November 18 - 19, 2021 Virtual Site Visit, the School’s self-study, and other communications received from the institution. The accreditation term granted for the Doctor of Pharmacy program extends until June 30, 2028, which represents the customary eight-year cycle between self-studies.

Accreditation Status

It is expected that the accreditation status of the program will be fully disclosed. ACPE requires that all Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy with Accreditation Status utilize the following language when referring to the accreditation status of the program in any publication, both in print and on the program’s web site:

“D’Youville College School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603-3499, Phone: (312) 664-3575; Fax (866) 228-261, web site”

ACPE Complaint Policy

A student who has a concern or a complaint about the School of Pharmacy or the Doctor of Pharmacy Program related to ACPE’s accreditation standards, policies, or procedures may choose to file an identified or anonymous complaint directly to ACPE. 

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