PharmCAS Application

woman on computerThe Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) is a national application to apply to most pharmacy schools in the United States.

The Fall 2019 application is open; the Fall 2020 application is expected to launch in mid-July 2019. 

Verification Process

There are two stages to the PharmCAS application:

  • Completing the steps required for PharmCAS to verify the application
  • Completing your entire application with all required materials

PharmCAS Application

  • Online PharmCAS application
  • PharmCAS application fee
  • All official college transcripts
  • Foreign transcript evaluation, if applicable
  • PCAT scores
  • TOEFL scores, if applicable
  • Personal statement
  • Work & volunteer experience
  • 3 evaluations (letters of recommendation)
  • Demographic information
  • University of Minnesota supplemental essays

PharmCAS Deadline for Verification

The PharmCAS deadline for verification is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 1, 2019. The materials that must be received by this deadline so that your application will be verified are:

  • PharmCAS application
  • PharmCAS application fee
  • All official transcripts

In order for your application to be reviewed by the University of Minnesota, all application materials must be received by the complete application deadline, 11:59 p.m. Central time on March 1, 2019. Note that we have deadlines for priority scholarship consideration: November 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time for the PharmCAS materials (PharmCAS application, PharmCAS application fee, and all official transcripts) and December 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Central time for all remaining application materials. 

Selection Criteria

Once you have submitted a complete application, your application is reviewed within three weeks according to the first seven selection criteria.

Our selection criteria include: academic achievement, understanding & motivation for pharmacy, work experience, letters of recommendation, community service & leadership, application essays, unique factors that contribute to a diverse student body, and the interview.