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Accreditation Process

Roosevelt University has been granted continued and full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools since 1946. The last comprehensive visit conducted by the Higher Learning Commission occurred in 2006, and the institution was granted another ten years of accreditation with no major follow-up requirements.

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 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 program 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. Full 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 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 Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy was awarded Candidate accreditation status during the June 20-24, 2012, meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors based upon an on-site evaluation conducted April 10-12, 2012. Continued Candidate accreditation was granted the College of Pharmacy on June 23, 2013, following an ACPE site visit on April 9-10, 2013.

If the program continues to develop as planned, Full accreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy program will be considered by the Board after the ACPE Full Accreditation Site Visit scheduled for April 1-3, 2014.

On June 20, 2011, the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association, voted to extend Roosevelt University's accreditation to include the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Schaumburg campus.