Important Dates

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy will use the Pharmacy College Application System (PharmCAS) for Fall 2019 Admission

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office for an evaluation of their transcripts to be sure all necessary pre-pharmacy requirements can be completed. An early evaluation will provide applicants needing to complete pre-pharmacy courses the opportunity to make changes in their fall/spring schedules if necessary. Contact the Admissions Office at COPAdmissions@uams.edu.

PharmCAS Application Deadline

March 1, 2019

Applicants are encouraged to apply and take the PCAT exam well in advance of the March 1, 2019 deadline as the UAMS College of Pharmacy admits on a rolling basis.

For more information about PharmCAS, visit www.pharmcas.org

Supplemental Application

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted with the supplemental application material information by the admissions office when their application is complete and verified in PharmCAS and their application has been reviewed.  This is by invitation only. Applicants should not complete the supplemental application without receiving the invitation email from the Admissions Office.

Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)

Registration and scheduling opened April 2, 2018.  All applicants for the Fall 2019 class must present PCAT scores taken January 2015 or later. Apply online to take the PCAT – www.pcatweb.info. Results must be sent to PharmCAS (code 0104) and to UAMS College of Pharmacy (code 0004). Check the PCAT website for information on taking the Official PCAT Practice Test. We will accept scores from the February 2019 PCAT exam.

Fall 2019

In an effort to notify applicants more quickly of their admission status, the College will begin reviewing complete and verified PharmCAS applications according to the following schedule:

September – November 2018 – Early Decision and Regular Decision Interview Dates and Admissions Committee meetings scheduled as necessary

January – April 2019 – Interview Dates and Admissions Committee meetings scheduled as necessary

Some letters of acceptance will be mailed after the Fall 2018 Admissions Committee meetings. Applicants not admitted at the fall meeting/s will be considered again in subsequent meetings. Final admissions and alternate list decisions will be made at the April 2019 meeting. Applicant folders will be updated between meetings as Fall 2018 grades and additional PCAT scores arrive. To be considered at the fall Admissions Committee meetings, applicants will need to have taken the PCAT between January 2015 and October 2018. March consideration will include results of the November 2018 – February 2019 PCAT dates.

Applicants should include their fall 2018 and spring 2019 course schedule in PharmCAS if enrolled, regardless if the courses are not necessary to meet the pre-pharmacy requirements. All applicants will be required to update their Fall 2018 grades in PharmCAS in December/February update period and submit an official transcript to PharmCAS after fall grades are posted. Since admission decisions include consideration of the applicant’s enrollment in Fall 2018/Spring 2019 coursework, applicants are expected to complete the planned coursework to avoid any jeopardy of their status.

 

Important Dates Timeline

April 2, 2018 Registration; Scheduling Opens for Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) – www.pcatweb.info
Latest PCAT date for Fall 2019 consideration is February 2019
July 18, 2018 PharmCAS opens for Fall 2019 applications
July 11-18, 2018 PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is May 11, 2018
September 6-7, 2018 PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is July 6, 2018
October 22 – November 2, 2018 PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is October 5, 2018
January 3-4, 2019 PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is November 2, 2018
February 1-14, 2019 PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is Janurary 16, 2019
March 1, 2019 by 10:59 PM CST PharmCAS Application Deadline, remember time deadline is Eastern Standard Time.
June 1, 2019 Spring 2019 Transcripts due for Accepted Applicants