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Doctor of Pharmacy Admissions

The College of Pharmacy selects students based on pre-pharmacy academic performance, Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores, personal interviews, online applications and letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications for the Fall 2017 admissions cycle is January 5, 2017.

Admission Requirements:

  • Successful completion of all required prerequisite coursework.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) - Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all required courses. Our average incoming prerequisite GPA for Fall 2016 was a 3.35.
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) - Applicants are required to submit official scores from the PCAT, a national standardized examination that is designed to measure verbal ability, quantitative ability, reading comprehension and knowledge of biology and chemistry. Our average PCAT composite for Fall 2016 was at the 55th percentile. A minimum PCAT composite score at the 30th percentile is recommended. For Fall 2017 admissions, the PCAT must be taken by January 2017. The half-day test is offered in July, September, October, November and January at locations throughout the United States and Canada. You may register online at or call (800) 622-3231 for a brochure.

    You may also forward a written request to:
    Pharmacy College Admission Test
    The Psychological Corporation
    555 Academic Court
    San Antonio, Texas 78204
  • PharmCAS – Applications must be submitted using the PharmCAS online application service. More information on this process can be found under the "How to Apply" page of our website.
  • Time Limit for Biology and Chemistry Lecture Courses – All biology and chemistry lecture courses must be completed within seven years from matriculation into the program.
  • Prerequisite Completion -- All biology, chemistry and physics lecture courses must be completed by the end of the Spring semester for matriculation the following Fall semester. All other prerequisites must be completed by June 30th for Fall Matriculation.