University of Connecticut students must apply for admission to the School of Pharmacy through PharmCAS, the Pharmacy College Application Service. The PharmCAS application deadline is January 5th. Applicants must meet the admission criteria as documented for the year in which they are seeking enrollment into the School of Pharmacy.
Admission into the pharmacy program is highly competitive with up to 100 students being accepted each year. The Pharmacy Admissions Committee considers academic achievement, PCAT scores, extracurricular activities and personal motivation. If invited to interview, the applicant’s personal characteristics such as professional and social awareness, communication skills, self-knowledge and maturity, ethics and integrity, professional nature, and problem-solving ability are all assessed. Although a minimal math/science GPA of 3.0 is recommended for application consideration, the average GPA of entering students is about 3.3. Students will be considered for an interview on a competitive basis. Students receiving an interview should not assume that they will be admitted to the professional program.