- July 14, 2020: PharmCAS application opens
- September 8, 2020: Early Decision PharmCAS applications due
- September 15, 2020: Early Decision supplemental information due
- October 23, 2020: Early Decision decisions released
- January 4, 2021: Regular Decision PharmCAS applications due
- January 25, 2021: Regular Decision supplemental information due
- September 2020–April 2021: Interviews scheduled and admissions decisions made
Steps in the Pharm.D. Program Admissions Process for Fall 2021 Entry
The first step in the application process is to complete and submit an online application to PharmCAS. Your PharmCAS application must be submitted by January 4, 2021, for the following fall term. Submit your application as soon as possible to ensure earlier review by the Admissions Committee.
You must submit your PharmCAS application before starting your supplemental application.
The PharmCAS application includes the following:
- PharmCAS application fee
- Biographical data
- Postsecondary institutions attended
- Academic course history
- Work experience
- Extracurricular activities
- A personal statement
- Official transcripts from all accredited U.S. institutions attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- PCAT optional
We recommend that you thoroughly review the PharmCAS preparing to apply information and have unofficial copies of all postsecondary transcripts available before you begin this process.
Once the PharmCAS application is completed and verified, the data will be forwarded to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
If you wish to see if your PharmCAS application file is complete and has been forwarded to UNC, you can log in to your PharmCAS application and check the Status menu option.
For those who are applying through Early Decision, the supplemental information should be submitted by September 15, 2020. For those who are applying through the regular admissions process, the supplemental information should be submitted by January 25, 2021.
Submit your information as soon as possible to ensure earlier review by the Admissions Committee.
You will be asked to complete residency questions to determine your in-state or out-of-state residency status for tuition purposes. If you are claiming North Carolina residency, you will need to provide dates for domiciliary acts such as voting, registering to vote, serving jury duty, obtaining a North Carolina driver’s license, or filing an individual NC tax return.
We use the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). The MMI is a series of 7 interview stations consisting of timed (eight-minute) interview scenarios. The MMI will not test prior pharmacy knowledge, but will assess characteristics and attributes the Admissions Committee feel are important for success as a pharmacist.
It is important to review and understand the following policies:
- Criminal History Check Policy
- Technical Standards (Nonacademic Progression Policy)
- Instrument of Judicial Student Governance (which includes the Honor Code)
For international students, please contact Shinaya Wong.