Applying to Pharmacy School


Deadlines for application vary by program.

For the UW School of Pharmacy, the steps are as follows:

  1. Take the PCAT. The September testing date is the last date to take the test if you are applying at the end of Autumn Quarter. Make sure you sign up for the test well in advance!
  2. Applications are accepted starting in July.
  3. Request letters of recommendation early.
  4. The UW School of Pharmacy uses the PHARMCAS (set PHARMCAS as a link to this site: application service, but you will also submit a UW-specific on-line supplemental application (set the UW specific on-line supplemental application as link directly to this: directly to the School of Pharmacy. The application deadline varies each year, but is always in the first week of January. Plan on having all of your application materials submitted to PHARMCAS and the School of Pharmacy before January 5th, 11:59PM (Eastern Standard Time).
  5. Interviews are scheduled from January through March.
  6. Notification letters are sent from February through May.