The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) is a centralized application service for schools and colleges of pharmacy.
We now accept applicants through Early Decision (ED).
You are ready to apply to the PharmD via PharmCAS when you plan to have all prerequisite courses and the PCAT completed by the end of the summer prior to fall matriculation. We accept transfer students enrolled in 2- or 4-year accredited institutions, graduates with bachelor's or post-baccalaureate degrees, former and current UB students, US and non-US citizens and permanent residents.
The school's admissions committee considers intellectual competence, communication skills, leadership ability, community service, health care-related or research experience and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.
Selection is based on:
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT DEMONSTRATE THESE PROFICIENCIES AND ATTRIBUTES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION.
Subject to revision without extensive notice.
Important Notes about PharmCAS:
International students apply online using the same method as other students, but must supply additional information.
1. Submit the WES or WES iCAP to PharmCAS. If you provide the standard WES, you will be required to provide official transcripts if admitted. If you provide the WES iCAP, you will not be required to provide transcripts.
2. Send your TOEFL or IELTS score report to PharmCAS (code 8246). See English Proficiency for minimum score requirements and exceptions.
If admitted to our program and if an I-20 Form will be needed to apply for an F1 Student Visa, students will be asked to provide a copy of their passport, a financial form, a bank statement and current US immigration documents (such as current I-20 or visa). The bank statement must show that you and your sponsor(s) have enough money to pay your first year’s total costs. See International Cost of Attendance.
PharmCAS processing may take up to 5 weeks once all required materials are received. Once we receive your application from PharmCAS, two letters of recommendation and a PCAT score, we will invite selected applicants for an interview. UB students should take advantage of our Career Services Interviewing resources. Our interview is a conversation between students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Decisions are sent shortly after interviews. Applicants are expected to respond within 10 days of an admissions offer. We participate in the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelinels (CAG), also known as admissions traffic rules. Applicants are expected to hold only one acceptance after March 1. All remaining applicants will receive a decision by mid-August.