Pre-Health Advising

Steps To Apply

Applying to Pharmacy School Infographic

Deadlines for application vary by program.

  1. Take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).  The September testing date is the last date to take the test if you are applying at the end of Autumn Quarter. Please note: WSU no longer requires the PCAT as of the 2016-2017 admission cycle.
  2. Most pharmacy programs use the PHARMCAS application service. In addition, the two programs in Washington state require supplemental applications: 
  • UW Admissions Info:  Standard applications due December 1. Check web site for early decision application date. In addition, students must submit the on-line supplemental application directly to the UW School of Pharmacy. 
  • WSU Admissions Info: Standard applications due February 1. Check web site for early decision application date. 

Interviews are scheduled from January through March. Notification letters are sent from February through May.

2021-2022 (current) cycle

  • APR 01: 6th Final (enforced) application deadline
  • MAY 02: 7th Final (enforced) application deadline
  • APR 15: Spring Academic Update window opens
  • JUN 01: 8th Final (enforced) application deadline
  • JUN 01: 8th Final (enforced) application deadline
  • JUN 30: Last day for applicants to create a new PharmCAS account
  • JUN 30: Application and Spring Academic Update closes

2022-2023 (upcoming) cycle

  • JUL 01: PharmCAS Instructions are available to applicants
  • JUL 14: PharmCAS application launches by noon ET
  • SEP 22: Pharmacy School Virtual Fair (Register Now!)
  • NOV 01: 1st Final (enforced) application deadline
  • DEC 01: 2nd Final (enforced) application deadline
  • DEC 15: Fall Academic Update opens
  • JAN 04, 2023: 3rd Final (enforced) application deadline
  • FEB 01, 2023: 4th Final (enforced) application deadline
  • FEB 15, 2023: Fall Academic Update closes
  • MAR 01, 2023: CAG decision deadline for applicants applying to CAG schools
  • MAR 01, 2023: 5th Final (enforced) application deadline
  • APR 03, 2023: 6th Final (enforced) application deadline
  • APR 17, 2023: Spring Academic Update window opens
  • MAY 01, 2023: 7th Final (enforced) application deadline
  • JUN 01, 2023: 8th Final (enforced) application deadline
  • JUN 30, 2023: Application and Spring Academic Update close for 2022-2023