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Important Dates

  • 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
  • February 1, 2021: Regular Decision PharmCAS applications due
  • February 22, 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 February 1, 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:

  1. PharmCAS application fee
  2. Biographical data
  3. Postsecondary institutions attended
  4. Academic course history
  5. Work experience
  6. Extracurricular activities
  7. A personal statement
  8. Official transcripts from all accredited U.S. institutions attended
  9. Two letters of recommendation
  10. 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. 

Application Status

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.

Once your PharmCAS application has been submitted and verified, you’ll receive a link to complete supplemental information that is specific to UNC. This form is free and should only take a few minutes to review and submit. This information is required of all applicants to the University.

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 February 22, 2021.
Submit your information as soon as possible to ensure earlier review by the Admissions Committee.

Residency Information

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.

Once you have submitted your PharmCAS application and supplemental information, the Admissions Committee will review your materials and invite selected applicants to interview for our program. Interviews will be scheduled September through February. Not all applicants will be invited to interview. Please note that the interview is equally as important in the admission process as other factors.

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:

PharmCAS Application Status: If you wish to see if your application is complete and PharmCAS has forwarded your file to UNC, you can log in to your PharmCAS application and check the Status menu option.

Additional Information

UNC’s Nondiscrimination Statement and Statement of Equal Educational Opportunity


Contact Us

For international students, please contact Shinaya Wong.

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