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A simple checklist of all the last-minute things you’ll need to do before classes begin:

  • View laptop requirements (below)
  • Review the dress code (below)


School of Pharmacy Computer Requirements

The School of Pharmacy utilizes computer-based testing through a program called ExamSoft. SofTest is the program that runs the exam features of ExamSoft on your computer. Please see the minimum requirements for these programs for PC and MAC computers and the Surface Pro below.

SofTest can be used on most modern Microsoft Windows based computers (i.e. purchased within the last 3-4 years). Please see specific system requirements as noted below.

SofTest cannot be used on virtual operating systems such as Microsoft’s Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual environment.

Examplify Requirements:

  • Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
  • All Windows 10 Creators versions, including the Spring 1803 update are now supported on Examplify version 1.5.0.
  • Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S, are NOT supported at this time.
  • Only genuine, U.S.-English versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported.
  • ExamSoft does not support Tablet devices other than Surface Pro as detailed below
  • CPU Processor: 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater
  • RAM: highest recommended for the operating system or 2GB
  • Hard Drive: highest recommended for the operating system or 1GB of available space.
  • For onsite support, and in order to backup the answer files to USB, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • For technical troubleshooting, account passwords, including BitLocker keys, may be required.
  • Internet connection for Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload.
  • Screen Resolution should be at least 1024×768 or higher.

For instructions on how to check your computer’s specifications, click Here!

Surface Pro Requirements:

  • Surface Pro, Surface Books, and Surface Laptops are supported (Non-Pro Surface devices are NOT supported)
  • Must be running a supported Operating System (See PC Requirements)
  • External Keyboard (USB or Bluetooth) required. Bluetooth keyboards must be paired prior to launching exam.
  • Hard Drive: Minimum of 1GB available space.
  • For onsite support, and in order to backup the answer files to USB, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • Internet connection for Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload.
  • Screen Resolution must be 1920×1080.
  • Administrator level account permissions.

MAC

This software can be used on most modern Mac OS X based computers (i.e. purchased within the last 3-4 years). Please see specific system requirements as noted below.

This software cannot be used on virtual operating systems such as Microsoft’s Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual environments.

Examplify Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), and OS 10.12 (Sierra). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported.
  • OS 10.13 (High Sierra) is now supported!
  • CPU: Intel processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
  • For onsite support, and in order to backup the answer files to USB, a working USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor)
  • For technical troubleshooting, account passwords, including device passwords, may be required.
  • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported

Internet connection for Download, Registration, Exam Download and Upload

PharmD Classroom Dress Code

As a future health care professional, you’re expected to dress in a manner that demonstrates professionalism during class, during on campus activities and in clinical situations. You have an additional responsibility regarding your dress and behavior, please review the guidelines below:

  • Hair: Hair should be clean and neatly groomed.
  • Nails: Nails must be neatly manicured (not chipped) and kept at a length that will not interfere with the duties of a pharmacist (e.g., dispensing prescription, compounding in lab, performing physical assessments, making IVs).
  • General Hygiene: Offensive body odor and poor personal hygiene is not acceptable.
  • Jewelry: Excessive facial jewelry/piercing and tongue piercing is discouraged and will not be permitted in the IPPE or APPE courses. Facial jewelry worn for bona fide religious purposes is permissible.
  • Shirts: Revealing clothing (e.g., tank tops, spaghetti straps, halter tops, midriffs, tube tops, swim tops) is not permitted, and proper undergarments shall be worn. Torso exposure will not be permitted. Men’s shirts must have sleeves and a collar. Shirts with graphics or print that may be considered distracting, provocative, or offensive are not to be worn on campus.
  • Skirts/Dresses: Skirt lengths must be of a conservative nature and reach approximately to the knee; no mini-skirts or tight fitting skirts are allowed. They must fit properly around the waist, and do not expose the torso or buttocks. Skirts or dresses made of denim material are not permitted.
  • Pants/Slacks: Pants and dress shorts are permitted as long as they are clean, fit properly around the waist, have no holes, and do not expose the torso or buttocks. No tight fitting or short shorts are allowed (shorts should reach approximately to the knee). Jeans or pants made of denim material are not permitted.
  • Casual Wear: No athletic wear, hooded sweatshirts (hoodies), or pajamas are allowed. Shoes: Shoes must be clean and in good condition. Open toe shoes are permitted, but no flip-flops.
  • Head Gear: Hats, caps, and other head gear may not be worn inside the campus buildings. Only headgear worn for bona fide religious or medical purposes is permissible inside the buildings.

If you violate the dress code policy, faculty members may either address you directly or notify the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Continued infractions of the dress code policy will result in a discussion with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and may place you in Academic Jeopardy regarding professional behavior.