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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International Application Requirements

The University at Buffalo is one of the United States' most international universities and offers a welcoming environment for students from over 100 countries.

Application Requirements

In addition to your program application, as an international student you will need to provide the following materials as electronic uploads. Please do not send any mail, unless instructed to do so.

Submit to PharmCAS:

  • WES Course-by-Course International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP)
    If you provide the standard WES Document-by-Document Report, you will be required to provide official transcripts if admitted. If you provide the WES iCAP, you will not be required to provide transcripts.
  • Official English proficiency scores
    In addition to meeting the standard academic criteria for the program to which you are applying, international applicants must also demonstrate English proficiency. Unless exempt, all international students must take one of the tests indicated here and meet the university minimum score requirement. Send your TOEFL or IELTS score report to PharmCAS.  

Accepted Students

These documents can be submitted after accepted - you will be able to submit them later when prompted.

  • A photocopy of your passport page
    Upload a photocopy of your passport (photo page).
  • Copy of current I-20 and visa
    If you are currently studying in the United States, you must upload a copy of your current I-20 and Visa
  • International Applicant Financial Form and Bank Documents
    Accepted students need to submit the Financial Form for PharmD, along with bank documents showing funding for the first year of academic study (minus any scholarships you may be receiving).
Accepted Students: See Immigration & International Arrival Information

Learn about the steps to receiving your I-20 documentation.

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.