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Applying to Pharmacy School

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Applicants to the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy must apply through the national application service, PharmCAS. Many other institutions also use this service; check with each school for specific application requirements.

The PharmCAS application process opens in July and begins with the following steps. Be aware that the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has rolling admissions. Applications are reviewed in the order received and become limited as the year proceeds.

  1. Take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) exam and submit scores to PharmCAS.
  2. Submit an application to PharmCAS.
  3. Submit three letters of reference to PharmCAS.
  4. Submit all college transcripts to PharmCAS.

Once your PharmCAS application is submitted and verified, the University of Minnesota will review your application to ensure all required materials have been submitted. Once your application is complete, you will be invited for an interview. All applications with a complete and eligible application will be invited for an interview.

After your interview, the admissions committee will review your application holistically based on the selection criteria. To learn more about the selection criteria, visit z.umn.edu/criteria

"Tell me more about the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)."

  • The test takes about 4 hours to complete
  • It is typically offered in July, September, October, November, January, and February
  • PCAT subsets:
    • Writing
    • Biological processes
    • Chemical processes
    • Critical reading
    • Quantitative reasoning

For more information about a career in pharmacy, visit the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy website.