Personal Data

Permanent and/or Legal State of Residency

U.S. residents and citizens should enter only one state of residency. The state listed should be the state of legal residence at the time of application; NOT at the time of anticipated enrollment in a pharmacy degree program. Contact your selected pharmacy degree programs directly if you wish to claim multiple states of residency. If you do not have a legal residence in the United States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. territories, select “No State” from the menu list. Not all pharmacy degree programs consider out-of-state residents. PharmCAS does not make residency determinations.

Number of Years Residing in State

Enter number of years you have continuously lived in your designated permanent state of residency. If your answer is one year or less, answer this question regarding your previous state of residency. Contact your selected degree programs directly if you have questions about your residency status.


Current Citizenship / Residency Status

Select citizenship status at the time of application. Do not designate “permanent resident” unless you currently possess a valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (Green Card). If you are in the process of applying for an Alien Registration Receipt Card, but it has not yet been granted, you must select “Foreign Citizen”. Not all pharmacy degree programs consider out-of-state residents, foreign pharmacy applicants and/or foreign permanent residents for admission. It is your responsibility to review the individual School Pages via the School Directory, or contact your designated pharmacy degree programs directly for residency requirements. PharmCAS will not determine if you meet the residency requirements for a particular degree program.

Country of Citizenship

Select country of citizenship. If the country is not listed, contact PharmCAS.

If a Foreign Citizen, Type of Visa

If you are a non-immigrant, select from the following list the type of visa you hold at the time of your application. Non-immigrant applicants who do not currently hold a valid visa type should select “None” from the list. Contact your designated pharmacy degree programs directly if your visa status changes after you submit your PharmCAS application.

Foreign students who are required to obtain a visa to attend in a U.S. college or university are encouraged to begin the visa application process as soon as possible. The U.S. visa application process may take several weeks or months to complete.

  • F-1 Student
  • J-1 Student
  • J-1 Teacher, Researcher, or Trainee
  • H1-B Employee
  • B-1 Visitor
  • Visa Waiver WB
  • Visa Waiver WT
  • Refugee
  • None
  • Other
Is English your native language?

Indicate whether or not English is your native language.

PharmCAS students interact with clients from many backgrounds. Indicate any language, other than English, in which you feel comfortable conversing.

Select your language from the drop down menu

Place of Birth

City, State, Country

If the country is not listed, contact PharmCAS.

Date of Birth

PharmCAS uses your date of birth to help verify your identity. Pharmacy degree programs may use date of birth information to generate student identification numbers.


Select male or female. (Optional – Used for Statistical Purposes Only)

Ethnicity and Race

You may indicate your racial and ethnic identity by selecting one of the categories below, as provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. If none of the racial categories apply, select “other” and enter your preferred racial or ethnic designation in the box provided. (Optional – Used for Statistical Purposes Only).

  • Not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino/Latin
    Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano/Chicana
    Puerto Rican
    South or Central American
    Other Spanish culture or origin (specify if other)
  • Spanish/Hispanic/Latino/Latina
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian:
    • Asian Indian
    • Chinese
    • Filipino
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Other Asian (specify if other)
    • Pakistani
    • Vietnamese
  • Black or African American
  • Native Hawaiian:
    • Guamanian or Chamorro
    • Native Hawaiian
    • Other Pacific Islander (specify if other)
    • Samoan
  • White (non-Hispanic)


Military Experience

If you have served in the U.S. armed services, select “yes”.

Have You Previously Enrolled in a Pharmacy Degree Program?

Select “Yes” if you previously matriculated into a professional B.S. of Pharmacy or Pharm.D. degree program anywhere in the world, regardless of whether you completed a term or degree. Pharmacy technician and pre-pharmacy programs do not qualify.

  • If yes, specify college or school of pharmacy. Select the pharmacy degree program from list.
Are you eligible to return to the pharmacy degree program?

Yes or No. This should only be marked if you have previously been enrolled in a pharmacy degree program. Your designated pharmacy institutions may require additional information.

Have you previously applied through PharmCAS?

Select “Yes”, if you submitted a PharmCAS application within the past two years. Repeat applicants must begin a new application IF the applicant did not apply in cycle immediately preceding the current cycle. PharmCAS does not carry over applications for more than one cycle.