Important Dates

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy will use the Pharmacy College Application System (PharmCAS) for Fall 2020 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

April 1, 2020

Applicants are encouraged to apply and take the PCAT exam well in advance of the April 1, 2020 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 15, 2019.  All applicants with a cumulative GPA below a 3.3 at the time of application must present PCAT scores taken after  January 2015. Apply online to take the PCAT here. 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 April 2020 PCAT exam.

 

Fall 2020

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 2019 – Early Decision and Regular Decision Interview Dates and Admissions Committee meetings scheduled as necessary

January – April 2020 – Interview Dates and Admissions Committee meetings scheduled as necessary

Some letters of acceptance will be mailed after the Fall 2019 Admissions Committee meetings. Applicants not admitted at the fall meeting/s will be considered again in subsequent meetings. Final admissions decisions will be made at the April 2020 meeting. Applicant folders will be updated between meetings as Fall 2019 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 2019. April consideration will include results of the November 2019 – April 2020 PCAT dates.

Applicants should include their fall 2019 and spring 2020 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 2019 grades in PharmCAS during the 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 2019/Spring 2020 coursework, applicants are expected to complete the planned coursework to avoid any jeopardy of their status.

 

Interview Dates

Interview Dates for the fall 2019 semester are on the following dates.

October 4, 2019

November 22, 2019.

 

Important Dates Timeline

April 15, 2019

Registration; Scheduling Opens for Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) – www.pcatweb.info
Latest PCAT date for Fall 2020 consideration is April 2020

July 18, 2019

PharmCAS opens for Fall 2020 applications

July 11-12, 2019

PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is May 10, 2019

September 3, 2019

Early Decision deadline

September 10, 2019

PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is July 10, 2019

October 21 – November 1, 2019

PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is October 4, 2019

January 6-7, 2020

PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is November 1, 2019

February 1-14, 2020

PCAT Test Dates, registration deadline is January 15, 2020

April 1, 2020 by 10:59 PM CST

PharmCAS Application Deadline, time deadline is Eastern Standard Time.

July 1, 2020

Spring 2020 Transcripts due for Accepted Applicants