How To Apply

Students applying

There are multiple paths to pharmacy school, but the following are the general steps to apply. We are here to help if you have questions about your unique situation! Below you’ll find our deadlines, application checklist and application requirements; you'll also want to review our PharmCAS School Directory page for detailed information about all our requirements.  We also offer opportunities to discuss your application with our admissions staff. Visit our Contact Us page for more information.

Deadlines

Deadlines

Fall 2022 application deadlines

Priority deadline - October 1, 2021 by 11:59 pm Central time

  • All materials received; PharmCAS complete (including all transcripts received)
    • Final PCAT testing dates to meet priority deadline: July 8-9, 2021
    • We recommend all transcripts are sent to PharmCAS by September 15, 2021
  • Admitted applicants meeting the priority deadline will receive priority scholarship consideration and will receive admission to their preferred campus

Final deadline - February 1, 2022 by 11:59 pm Central time

  • All materials received; PharmCAS complete (including all transcripts received)
    • Final PCAT testing date to meet final deadline: January 5, 2022
    • We recommend all transcripts are sent to PharmCAS by January 17, 2022
  • Admitted applicants meeting the final deadline will be considered for any remaining scholarships and will receive admission to their preferred campus if space permits

Required Application Materials

Required Application Materials

The following are all the parts required to apply for admission. We recommend that you carefully review our PharmCAS School Directory page for details about all our application requirements.

Online PharmCAS application

  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions (sent directly to PharmCAS)
  • WES course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation(s), if applicable
  • Official PCAT scores (sent to PharmCAS at code 104)
    *Note that PCAT scores may be optional for many Fall 2022 applicants. Visit our PCAT webpage for more details.
  • Official TOEFL scores, if applicable (sent to PharmCAS at code 8246)
  • Work experience (in the Experiences section of PharmCAS)
  • Volunteer and extracurricular experience (in the Experiences section of PharmCAS)
  • 3 evaluations (letters of recommendation)
  • University of Minnesota supplemental application (submitted through the Program Materials section in PharmCAS)

University of Minnesota application fee

  • $75 application processing fee (paid directly to UMN)

Interview

  • Complete and eligible applications are reviewed for an interview invitation. Applicants are typically notified of an interview decision within 10 business days.

Application Process Overview

Application Process Overview

  1. Review our selection criteria because the more time you have to prepare, the stronger an application you can build!
  2. Make a plan to complete the prerequisites
  3. Consider options for work and volunteer experiences
  4. Optional for Fall 2022: take the PCAT
  5. Learn about the Minnesota PharmD - and don't forget to check back in on our selection criteria
  6. Submit an application via PharmCAS, including the University of Minnesota supplemental application (once you select our program in PharmCAS, our supplemental application will appear in the Program Materials section). See our supplemental essay questions here
  7. Interview (applications are reviewed for an interview invitation)
  8. Submit your campus preference
  9. Receive your admission decision
    1. If offered a seat: submit paperwork to hold your seat if you’re still considering our program within 2 weeks
    2. If offered a seat: by the tuition deposit deadline, make your decision about the school you wish to attend. If you choose Minnesota, pay your $500 nonrefundable tuition deposit online by 11:59 pm Central time on the day of the deadline

Equal Opportunity and Title IX

Equal Opportunity and Title IX

The University of Minnesota is committed to adhering to the following Equal Opportunity Statement:

“The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.” 

As required by Title IX, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities, including in admissions and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the University’s Title IX Coordinators or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights. The Title IX Coordinators on the University’s campuses may be contacted at:

  • Duluth Campus
    Jen Mencl
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    426 DAdB
    1049 University Drive
    Duluth, MN 55812
    (218) 726-7385
    jmencl@d.umn.edu
  • Twin Cities Campus
    Tina Marisam
    Title IX Coordinator, Twin Cities
    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA)
    274 McNamara Alumni Center
    200 Oak St. SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    marisam@umn.edu or eoaa@umn.edu
    (612) 626-9357 or (612) 624-9547

Please see the University’s policy for information about: (1) how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking or relationship violence; and (2) the University’s procedures for responding to reports and formal complaints.