Beginning in July, the UCONN School of Pharmacy will be welcoming Pharm.D. applications through PharmCAS for fall 2015 enrollment!
Important Application Dates:
January 5, 2015: PharmCAS Application Deadline for all Pharm.D. applicants. Supplemental materials are due to the School of Pharmacy Professional Program Office.
January 2015: Last opportunity to take the PCAT for fall 2015 enrollment.
January 2015 through March 2015: Competitive interview process takes place for Pharm.D. Admissions.
February, 2015: End of academic update period in PharmCAS.
February 1, 2015: University of Connecticut’s Office of Transfer Admissions Application Deadline for all transfer applicants applying to the Pharm.D. Professional Program. Last day to submit the Common Application and all supporting documents is February 1, 2014.
The School of Pharmacy is an upper-division school and students must complete prerequisite course work prior to making application. Applications to the School of Pharmacy are only accepted through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). All eligible applicants, both UConn and transfer applicants, will be required to submit their application through PharmCAS no later than January 5th. In certain cases, applicants may have special application instructions as appropriate to their situation. More information on PharmCAS may be found on their website.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have completed their pre-pharmacy curriculum at regionally accredited, degree-granting institutions of higher education and must meet all application requirements for the School of Pharmacy and, if transfer applicants, the University of Connecticut. Students must also meet the Technical Standards of the program. Please read the application instructions which provide detailed information about the application process. All ineligible applications will be promptly denied without consideration.
Admission to the School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. Program is competitive and based upon the following elements:
- Cumulative grade point average in the math and science prerequisites
- Overall academic performance
- PCAT score
- Pharmacy-related experience
- Personal statement
Up to 100 students are accepted into the Pharm.D. Program each year. Preference is given to University of Connecticut students, Connecticut residents, and New England Regional (ME, MA, NH, VT) students. After carefully considering academic achievement, PCAT scores, extracurricular activities and personal motivation, a required interview may be extended to select applicants. An outstanding academic record may be one of the components used to prioritize student interviews. Students receiving an interview should not assume that they will be admitted to the School of Pharmacy. If invited to interview, the applicant’s personal attributes such as professional and social awareness, communication skills, self-knowledge and maturity, ethics and integrity, professional nature, and problem-solving ability are assessed.
The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies is awarded in the course of study for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Only students who are admitted into the Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Program receive the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies degree. Applicants should refer to the application information for the Pharm.D. degree as it is the same program of study. High school students should refer to the information pertaining to the pre-pharmacy program.
It should be noted that the B.S. in Pharmacy Studies is not a licensing degree in Connecticut or in any other state. The only degree offered by the UCONN School of Pharmacy that will allow a student to sit for licensure in Connecticut or in any other state is the Pharm.D.