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 semester prior to fall matriculation (first summer session is expected). 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. To apply to UB to complete your prerequisite courses, visit Undergraduate Admissions.
Selection is based on:
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.
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:
Submit the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences supplemental form and $50 fee (payment site included in application). The supplemental form must be submitted by March 1.
International students apply online using the same method as other students, but must supply additional information.
If admitted to our program, 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. Log in to your PharmCAS application and check the status menu option. Neither PharmCAS nor UB will process or consider incomplete applications. Review the Supplemental Status Tool to verify that all materials have been received by PharmCAS.
Selected applicants will be contacted by email for an invitation to interview. UB students should take advantage of our Career Services Interviewing resources. Our interview is a conversation between students, faculty, staff, and alumni.