The PharmCAS school deadline indicates the date your application and all materials must be received in the PharmCAS office. This is NOT necessarily the deadline by which your verified application must arrive at your designated Pharm.D. programs.

After your application, official transcripts and fee are received, allow up to 4 weeks for PharmCAS to process your application. Whenever a deadline falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to 11:59pm EASTERN time on the next business day.

The PharmCAS web application will not allow you to apply to a Pharm.D. program once its application deadline has passed. PharmCAS will still accept official transcripts and fees that arrive after the deadline date, however your selected Pharm.D. programs may not review your application file if your transcripts and/or fee are received late. PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines.

Participating PharmCAS programs encourage applicants to submit applications at least two weeks before their institutional deadline to avoid Web congestion due to heavy applicant and Internet traffic. Submitting your materials early will ensure timely processing, help avoid delays, and may improve your chances for admission to those Pharm.D. programs that use a rolling admissions 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.

PharmCAS does not accept individual deadline extension requests from applicants. Please contact your designated Pharm.D. program directly to request an individual deadline extension. The pharmacy program will notify PharmCAS directly if it agrees to grant you a deadline extension. You have 48-hours to complete and submit your PharmCAS application once the deadline is granted. If you fail to e-submit your application in that time, you must contact the pharmacy program directly to request a second 48-hour deadline extension. Pharmacy programs are not obligated to grant deadline extensions or give consideration to applicants who submit application materials after the institutional deadline.

Withdrawing Your Application
If you wish to withdraw your application from consideration from one or more Pharm.D. programs, you must contact the Pharm.D. program directly. PharmCAS application fees are non-refundable. PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines.

Substituting or Deleting Pharm.D. Program Choices
PharmCAS will not accept requests to substitute or delete Pharm.D. program choices or refund application fees. If after delivering your PharmCAS application, you wish to rescind your application to a particular Pharm.D. program, contact the program directly to remove your application from consideration.

Adding a Pharm.D. Program after Application Submission
You may apply to additional pharmacy programs after submission of your PharmCAS application. To apply to additional programs, log onto your PharmCAS application and designate additional Pharm.D. programs. Do NOT create a new PharmCAS application to add new designations. PharmCAS must receive the appropriate fee for each additional pharmacy program you select. You cannot apply to a particular program after the application deadline date has passed. Click here for information about the Early Decision process.

You must arrange for PharmCAS to RECEIVE all of your official transcripts by the application deadline date. A pharmacy program may not consider your application for admission if PharmCAS receives your transcripts late. PharmCAS does NOT enforce transcript deadlines and will forward your verified application to your designated Pharm.D. programs even if your transcripts arrive late.


November 1, 2016

Loma Linda University
Texas A&M Health Science Center
The University of Texas at Austin
University of California – San Diego
University of California – San Francisco
University of Southern California
Wayne State University
Western University of Health Sciences

December 1, 2016

Drake University
Purdue University
The University of Montana
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puerto Rico
University of the Pacific
University of Washington
Xavier University

January 5, 2017

Butler University
Medical University of South Carolina
Oregon State University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
The University of New Mexico
University of Connecticut
University of Houston
University of Michigan
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of North Texas
University of South Carolina
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Wisconsin

February 1, 2017

Ferris State University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Temple University
Texas Southern University
The Ohio State University
The University of Louisiana at Monroe
Touro University (CA)
University at Buffalo – SUNY
University of Maryland
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Utah
Washington State University

March 1, 2017

Albany College of Pharmacy – Albany, NY
Albany College of Pharmacy – Colchester, VT
Appalachian College of Pharmacy
Auburn University
Belmont University
Binghamton University – SUNY
California Health Sciences University
California Northstate University
Campbell University
Cedarville University
Chapman University
Chicago State University
Concordia University Wisconsin
Creighton University
D’Youville College
East Tennessee State University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Harding University
High Point University
Howard University
Husson University
Keck Graduate Institute
LECOM – Bradenton Campus
LECOM – Distance Education Pathway
LECOM – Erie Campus
Larkin Health Sciences Institute
Lipscomb University
Long Island University
Manchester University
Marshall B. Ketchum University
Marshall University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston, MA
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Manchester, NH
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Worcester, MA
Mercer University
Midwestern University – Chicago Campus
Midwestern University – Glendale Campus
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Pacific University Oregon
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Presbyterian College
Regis University School of Pharmacy
Roosevelt University
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Samford University
Shenandoah University
South College (TN)
South University (GA)
South University (SC)
St. John Fisher College
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Sullivan University
The University of Findlay
The University of Hawaii at Hilo
The University of Tennessee
The University of Texas at Tyler
Thomas Jefferson University
Touro College (NY)
Union University
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Charleston
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Florida
University of Illinois – Chicago
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of New England
University of Oklahoma
University of Saint Joseph
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
University of South Florida
University of Wyoming
Virginia Commonwealth University
West Coast University
West Virginia University
Western New England University
Wingate University – Hendersonville, NC
Wingate University – Wingate, NC

In addition to the PharmCAS application, Pharm.D. programs may require you to send a supplemental application and fee directly to the program. The supplemental application deadline may be the same as the PharmCAS deadline, or at a later date. Review the School Directory or contact the Pharm.D. program directly to obtain supplemental instructions or application.

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