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 expected to launch on or around July 18, 2018.

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

The PharmCAS Application Includes

  • 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.