Early Decision Application

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy participates in the Early Decision Program through PharmCAS. Please visit the PharmCAS for more information. Make sure that your application is designated as early decision on PharmCAS. If your application is NOT designated as early decision, we will consider your application as a regular application. Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Early Decision program is an option for applicants who have decided that the UW School of Pharmacy is their first choice. When applying through PharmCAS as an Early Decision applicant, you can only apply to one pharmacy school during the application cycle. If you are offered admission to the UW School of Pharmacy as an Early Decision applicant, you are required to accept the offer and enroll in the program. If you are NOT offered admission, your application may be released back into the regular applicant cycle, and you may apply to other pharmacy schools for an additional fee.

Schools of pharmacy must make decision on Early Decision applicants by October 19, 2018.

Steps to apply as an Early Decision Applicant:

  • Submit a PharmCAS Application, transcripts, required letter of recommendation and fee by September 4, 2018 (EST 11:59PM)
  • Take PCAT by July 2018 (Acceptable Test dates must be taken between January 2017-July 2018)
  • Complete as many math and science prerequisites as possible before submitting your application in order to increase your chances of admission. In addition, preference may be given to applicants who have completed a prior BA, BS or higher degree. All applicants will be held to the same prerequisite and cumulative GPA thresholds and PCAT subtest score thresholds that are required in the regular admissions cycle
  • Come to the UW Seattle Campus for an admissions interview in October if you are a qualified applicants
  • Receive admissions decision by October 19, 2018

Final Decisions on Early Applicants

  • Accepted Applicants: If a student is accepted to the UW School of Pharmacy, the applicant is obligated to accept the offer and is not permitted to apply to other pharmacy schools. Acceptance is still contingent upon same acceptance standards for the regular admissions cycle
  • Denied Applicants: If a student is denied admission, applicants may apply to other pharmacy schools for an additional fee
  • Deferred Applicants: If a student is not offered early decision admission but deferred for consideration in our regular admissions cycle, the applicant may apply to other pharmacy schools for an additional fee