Application Instructions

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is pleased to welcome you to PharmCAS. Applicants who apply through PharmCAS will submit a completed web-based application comprised of biographical data, post secondary degree programs attended, academic course history, work experience, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement. It is your responsibility to read and follow all PharmCAS and program-specific instructions.

The 2019-2020 PharmCAS admissions cycle begins in mid-July 2019. Applicants may start and submit the application as soon as it is available. PharmCAS will not accept application materials after June 30, 2020, when the 2019-2020 cycle officially closes.

Download the PharmCAS 2019-2020 Application Instructions (PDF) for fall 2020 enrollment.

Important Notices

  • The PharmCAS institutional deadline indicates the date you must submit your web application and official transcripts to PharmCAS. This is NOT the deadline by which your verified application must arrive at your designated programs.
  • Allow up to 4 weeks for PharmCAS to process and verify your application once your application and transcripts are received.
  • Your pharmacy programs may require additional materials, including supplemental applications and letters of recommendation, before your application is considered.
  • Pharmacy programs may not take all PharmCAS application fields into consideration in the admission decision process.
  • PharmCAS is not responsible for any materials lost in the mail or for delays caused by the registrar’s office. Express or certified mail does not guarantee expedient processing, nor does sending transcripts express or certified guarantee receipt by PharmCAS.
  • Carefully review the instructions and checklist on this web site to prepare for the PharmCAS application process. Go to Forms & Printable Documents to download PDF versions of these materials.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) value diversity and comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws related to equal opportunity and non-discrimination. As such, they do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in any of their policies, practices, or procedures.

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