PharmCAS has modified its Fall 2020 application dates to better accommodate applicants and schools during the crisis. UB will accept applications through July 1, 2020.
Applicants who were registered for the cancelled April PCAT may be waived of the PCAT for Fall 2020 however, the July PCAT is accepted and recommended.
The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) is a centralized application service for schools and colleges of pharmacy.
You are ready to apply to the PharmD via PharmCAS when you plan to have all prerequisite courses completed by the end of the summer prior to fall matriculation. We accept 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.
*Requested documents must be uploaded as instructed and submitted electronically. Please do not send any mail, unless instructed to do so.
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.