The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) is a centralized application service for schools and colleges of pharmacy. The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) is easy to use. PharmCAS responds to the demands of individuals looking for a more efficient way to apply to pharmacy colleges by providing a single online application. This format is more convenient for the applicant, the participating schools and their national association, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
This comprehensive service:
- Facilitates applications to pharmacy colleges and schools
- Helps admissions offices with processing, reviewing, and analyzing applications
- Promotes the profession of pharmacy to interested applicants
- Houses a rich database of applicant information and links to websites
You may log onto your PharmCAS application to edit your data as often as you wish until you submit your final application to PharmCAS. Save your application frequently to protect against lost data.
PharmCAS is for first-year professional pharmacy degree applicants only. High school students, BS of Pharmacy degree graduates, and current pharmacy students who wish to transfer to another pharmacy degree program should contact institutions directly for instructions. Not all pharmacy colleges and schools participate in the PharmCAS program. For a list of institutions who participate, check the School Information page.
What You Need to Do
- Submit a complete web application.
- Arrange for PharmCAS to receive an official transcript from all accredited US and English-speaking Canadian institutions attended by the deadline, and make sure that a copy of the PharmCAS Transcript Request Form is attached to each transcript.
- Send letters of reference, foreign transcript evaluation reports, and test scores (PCAT, TOEFL, and TSE) scores to PharmCAS by the application deadline, if required by your designated pharmacy schools.
- Submit the correct PharmCAS application fee by the deadline, with the PharmCAS Payment Form (The fee for using PharmCAS application is based on a graduated scale that varies according to the number of institutions you designate to receive your PharmCAS application. Your application will not be processed until your payment is received. Anywhere from $135–$1730).
Your designated pharmacy schools may require additional fees and/or application materials, including supplemental applications and letters of recommendation. Failure to submit all required materials as instructed may jeopardize your eligibility for admission consideration.
Participating PharmCAS programs encourage applicants to submit applications at least two weeks before their institutional deadline to avoid Web congestion due to heavy applicant and Internet traffic. Submitting your materials early will insure timely processing, help avoid delays, and may improve your chances for admission to those pharmacy institutions that use a rolling admissions process. PharmCAS is not responsible for any materials lost in the mail or for delays caused by the registrar's office. Express or certified mail does not guarantee expedient processing, nor does sending transcripts express or certified guarantee receipt by PharmCAS.
Equal Opportunity Statement
The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) value diversity and comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws related to equal opportunity and non-discrimination. As such, they do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in any of their policies, practices, or procedures.