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:
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
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. If you
supply the standard WES, you will also be asked to provide official
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.