Supplemental Application

The University of Minnesota requires some materials unique to our program to be submitted directly to the University through links we provide via email once you've designated the University of Minnesota as a program to which you're applying in PharmCAS.

Part of the supplemental application consists of additional applicant information we use in the review of applications, and some information we collect from prospective students and applicants to help improve our admissions outreach efforts. The other part of the supplemental application is our supplemental essay questions.

Application Processing Fee

The $75 University of Minnesota PharmD application processing fee is required for a complete application. The link to pay the application processing fee will be provided to applicants.

The fee may be paid online with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card. If you received a PharmCAS application fee waiver, you are also eligible to waive the supplemental application fee but must contact us at pharmacy@umn.edu for instructions.

Essays

For the Fall 2021 admission cycle, we are updating our essay prompts. We will post new essay prompts as soon as they are available!

We urge you to draft your essay questions in a word processing program like Microsoft Word or Google Docs - and draft them as early in the application cycle as possible to allow time for editing and revising. However, be aware of the character limits for each essay - when you paste your essays into PharmCAS and our supplemental application, be sure they are not cut off! Treat these questions like you would a paper you are assigned to write at a university.

Some Tips on Writing and Revising Your Essays

  • Draft your essays, then don’t read them for a week. You’ll return with a fresh perspective.

  • Ask family or friends to read your essays, but don’t tell them what you were asked to write about. When they’re done reading, what do they think you were assigned to write? If they can answer that question, then you’ve answered our questions! If they aren’t sure what your writing assignment was, you may not have addressed the essay prompts specifically enough.

Need help getting started on your personal statement or want a one-on-one consultation on a draft of your essay? Use the online workshop Personal Statements for a Health Program.