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The Pharmacy College Application Service states: “The pharmacist is an accessible liaison whom patients can talk to face-to-face, without an appointment. He or she is someone who can answer health-related questions — what foods, drinks, activities, or other drugs could have an effect on medication or what to do about a missed dose. Essentially, pharmacy jobs help people with almost anything related to the use of medicines, which means they help people to stay as healthy as possible. If this sounds interesting to you, then perhaps becoming a pharmacist — a trusted, caring, and knowledgeable health care professional.”

For further information about Pharmacy school and the admission process visit: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

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Application service: Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS)

PharmCAS School Directory

PSAR (Pharmacy School Admission Requirements)

PharmCAS Schools’ Interview Types


Standardized test: Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

Please note: “The final Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) testing cycle will be offered during the 2023–2024 (next) admissions cycle on the following dates: July 6, 2023; October 16–27, 2023; and January 3–9, 2024. No PCAT testing dates will be offered during the 2024–2025 admissions cycle or beyond. Applicants who have previously taken or plan to take the PCAT during the 2022–2023 (current) admissions cycle will not be affected. All test-takers may continue to request Official Transcripts and Personal Score Reports through the Pearson website until February 2026. No pharmacy schools currently require the PCAT for admission. Please visit the PCAT and Other Tests page to determine whether a pharmacy school will consider the PCAT in the current admissions process.

While some pharmacy schools currently accept or consider score reports for other standardized admissions tests (e.g., DAT, GMAT GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and/or OAT) that are self-reported or sent directly to the institution, we do not anticipate that pharmacy schools will make any of these other tests required for admission in the foreseeable future. To determine which schools accept other tests, please visit the “PCAT and Other Tests” table on the PharmCAS website. The PharmCAS School Directory pages will indicate what specific standardized tests are accepted or required by each school.

As a point of clarification, some schools may require situational judgment tests or timed writing assessments before or during the interview process. Additionally, pharmacy schools typically require international applicants to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or other tests designed to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers.”