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The University of Washington School of Pharmacy, along with many other schools throughout the country, participates in a centralized application service called PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service) which allows applicants to use a single application to apply to multiple Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs.

PharmCAS will collect and process applications to pharmacy colleges and schools that participate in this service. PharmCAS begins accepting applications in mid-July. Please be aware that PharmCAS must receive all application materials by the deadline. Any required documents received after this date will be considered late, and no further evaluation of the application will occur.

Applicants to the UW School of Pharmacy PharmD Program must complete the on-line PharmCAS Application. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply early. We no longer require a UW School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application.

PharmCAS Application

Early Decision Application Deadline: September 5, 2017 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time)
Regular
Application deadline: December 1, 2017 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time)

  • Login to PharmCAS and complete their application form
  • Submit appropriate fee to PharmCAS
  • Official, sealed transcripts from ALL colleges, universities, community colleges or technical colleges attended or from which credit was awarded (including Running Start, College in the High School, etc.) Transcripts are required even if coursework does not apply toward pharmacy prerequisites. Failure to report all coursework may result in disqualification of an offer of interview or admission. Applicants who have attended or received credit from a college or university which evaluates coursework through narrative transcripts rather than assigning numerical or letter grades must send an official narrative transcript to both PharmCAS and the UW School of Pharmacy by the deadline dates. Narrative transcripts require additional processing and review
  • One (1) required recommendation form and optional letter of recommendation. The University of Washington School of Pharmacy requires, and will accept, one recommendation from a source who can speak to your professional demeanor, accountability and maturity, such as a professor, teaching assistant, employer or volunteer supervisor. Recommendations are NOT ACCEPTED from family members, friends, fraternity or sorority advisors, personal health care providers, high school faculty/advisors, mentors or job shadow professionals. Recommendations that are not accepted are from career services or reference letter centers. Committee letters are also not acceptable.
  • Request to have Official PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) scores sent directly to PharmCAS. The PCAT must be taken between January 2016 – July 2017 to be eligible for Early Decision Application. The PCAT must be taken between January 2016 – January 2018 to be eligible for Regular Application. The PCAT must be taken within the two years prior to admission.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations must be sent to PharmCAS. Although foreign coursework may not apply to prerequisites, it is considered as part of the Cumulative GPA. Therefore, applicants who have attended any foreign schools MUST have a transcript evaluation. Although foreign coursework will not apply to prerequisites, it is considered as part of the Cumulative GPA. The UW School of Pharmacy will only accept a course-by-course evaluation by one of the following agencies:
  • F-1 Visa students are required to send TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. The TOEFL must be taken by the December 1st deadline
  • H-4 Visa students must apply for and be awarded F-1 Visa status in order to be eligible to the PharmD Program
  • U.S. Permanent Resident, Refugee-Asylee or F-1 Visa Students are required to submit a photocopy of front and back of visa or green card
  • Canadian citizens must send in a copy of their passport
  • Review the UW School of Pharmacy Admission_Retention_and_Graduation_Standards
  • Official Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Test Score Sheet (only required if AP/IB scores are being used toward prerequisite coursework). AP applicants should request test scores using Code Number 5981 which is specific to the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. CLEP credits are not accepted.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

The UW School of Pharmacy will not discuss your application materials or status with anyone else. Please do not ask others to contact our Office of Professional Pharmacy Education Admissions Office to inquire about the status of your application or to give an “additional recommendation” beyond what is included in your application. We consider only those recommendations that are included as part of the application package. This policy is established by the University of Washington School of Pharmacy for your protection.

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