PharmCAS for College Students

UB Pharmacy Student.

Current and former college students can apply via the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).

Admission Requirements

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.

Why #UBuffalo?

We are proud to be the No. 19 ranked pharmacy school in the nation and No. 1 in New York State.*

We are ranked the 12th most affordable pharmacy program in the country.**

*2024 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School Rankings
**College Affordability Guide

PharmCAS Application Steps

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Applications open in July and close June 1.

Important Notes about PharmCAS:

  • Apply through PharmCAS only if you plan to have all prerequisite courses complete by the end of summer prior to fall admission into the PharmD program. To apply to UB to complete your prerequisites, visit Undergraduate Admissions or International Admissions.
  • Please read PharmCAS Application Instructions and refer to our PharmCAS School Page and follow instructions carefully. A limited number of PharmCAS Application Fee waivers are available to financially disadvantaged applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis (apply before Sept. 1). 
  • When entering coursework, select the subject that best describes the content of the course curriculum. See the PharmCAS Course Subject list.
  • All official transcripts from previously attended institutions, letters of reference and PCAT scores must be submitted directly to PharmCAS (not to UB SPPS) for verification. This is also applicable to current UB students.
  • AP Scores must be sent directly to UB SPPS. Credit will be granted according to UB's Alternative/Exam Credit policies. Students with international coursework should send a foreign transcript evaluation report (WES or WES ICAP) to PharmCAS.  

PharmCAS processing may take up to two weeks once all required materials are received.

Students choosing this path are not given preferential treatment for admission.

The SPPS admissions committee values intellectual competence, communication skills, leadership ability, community service, healthcare-related or research experience and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.

The school completes a holistic review of applicants to assess candidates’ potential for success in SPPS degree programs. An important part of this review is performance in college math and science coursework as well as the overall academic record and standardized test scores (when recommended or required). Additional important components of the holistic review include personal statements, letters of recommendation, and noncognitive attributes. SPPS considers an applicant’s full capabilities by carefully reviewing personal initiative, experiential factors, ability to overcome challenges, and other evidence of achievement. To assist in this review, we strongly encourage applicants to complete their admissions application thoughtfully and thoroughly.