Deadlines

Degree Program Application Deadlines

The PharmCAS degree program deadline indicates the date that your application and official transcripts must be received by the PharmCAS office. This is NOT the deadline by which your verified application must arrive at your designated degree programs.

After you e-submit your application and your official transcripts are received, allow up to 4 weeks for PharmCAS to process your application. Whenever a deadline falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the deadline is extended to 11:59pm EASTERN TIME on the next business day. PharmCAS will not process applications received after a degree program deadline. The PharmCAS web application will not allow you to apply to a degree programs once its application deadline has passed. PharmCAS will still accept official transcripts and fees that arrive after the deadline date, however your selected pharmacy degree programs may not review your application file if your transcripts and/or fee are received late. PharmCAS does not issue refunds for missed deadlines.

Apply Early!

Participating PharmCAS degree programs encourage applicants to submit applications at least two weeks before their degree program deadline to avoid Web congestion due to heavy applicant and internet traffic. Submitting your materials early will insure timely processing, help avoid delays, and may improve your chances for admission to those pharmacy degree programs that use a rolling admissions process. PharmCAS is not responsible for any materials lost in the mail or for delays caused by the registrar’s office. Express or certified mail does not guarantee expedient processing, nor does sending transcripts express or certified guarantee receipt by PharmCAS.

Pharm.D. Program Deadline Dates

November 1, 2016

  • Loma Linda University
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of California – San Diego
  • University of California – San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • Wayne State University
  • Western University of Health Sciences

December 1, 2016

  • Drake University
  • Purdue University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Montana
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of South Florida
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Washington
  • Xavier University

January 5, 2017

  • Butler University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific University Oregon
  • The University of New Mexico
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Houston
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of North Texas
  • University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  • University of Wisconsin

February 1, 2017

  • Chicago State University
  • Ferris State University
  • Howard University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Manchester, NH
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Worcester, MA
  • Northeastern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • South University (GA)
  • South University (SC)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Temple University
  • Texas Southern University
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Touro University (CA)
  • University at Buffalo – SUNY
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Utah
  • Washington State University

March 1, 2017

  • Albany College of Pharmacy – Albany, NY
  • Albany College of Pharmacy – Colchester, VT
  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy
  • Auburn University
  • Belmont University
  • Binghamton University – SUNY
  • California Health Sciences University
  • California Northstate University
  • Campbell University
  • Cedarville University
  • Chapman University
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Creighton University
  • D’Youville College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Harding University
  • High Point University
  • Husson University
  • Keck Graduate Institute
  • LECOM – Bradenton Campus
  • LECOM – Distance Education Pathway
  • LECOM – Erie Campus
  • Larkin Health Sciences Institute
  • Lipscomb University
  • Long Island University
  • Manchester University
  • Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Marshall University
  • Mercer University
  • Midwestern University – Chicago Campus
  • Midwestern University – Glendale Campus
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Presbyterian College
  • Regis University School of Pharmacy
  • Roosevelt University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Samford University
  • Shenandoah University
  • South College (TN)
  • St. John Fisher College
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Sullivan University
  • The Medical College of Wisconsin
  • The University of Findlay
  • The University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • The University of Tennessee
  • The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Touro College (NY)
  • Union University
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University of Charleston
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois – Chicago
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of New England
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • University of Wyoming
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • West Coast University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western New England University
  • Wingate University – Hendersonville, NC
  • Wingate University – Wingate, NC

Deadline Extensions

PharmCAS does not accept deadline extension requests from applicants. Please contact your designated pharmacy degree program directly to request a deadline extension. The pharmacy degree program will notify PharmCAS directly if it agrees to grant you a deadline extension. You have 48 hours to complete and submit your PharmCAS application once the deadline extension is granted. If you fail to e-submit your application in that time, you must contact the pharmacy degree program directly to request a second 48-hour deadline extension. Pharmacy degree programs are not obligated to grant deadline extensions or give consideration to applicants who submit application materials after the institutional deadline.

Supplemental Application Deadlines

In addition to the PharmCAS application, Pharm.D. programs may require you to send a supplemental application and fee directly to the program. The supplemental application deadline may be the same as the PharmCAS deadline, or at a later date. Review the School Directory or contact the Pharm.D. program directly to obtain supplemental instructions or application.

Expand All FAQ Questions

Q: What is meant by the PharmCAS deadline?

A: The deadline indicates the date your application, transcripts and payment must be received in the PharmCAS office. Check the School Directory to learn the deadlines of the degree programs to which you plan to apply. Whenever a deadline falls on a weekend or Federal Holiday, the next business day is automatically the deadline. You must submit your application by 11:59pm Eastern Time of the observed deadline date. This is NOT the deadline by which your application file must arrive at your designated degree programs.

Q: Am I able to request a deadline extension?

A: The PharmCAS web application will not allow you to apply to a degree program once its application deadline has passed. PharmCAS does not offer deadline extensions to applicants. Only the pharmacy degree programs can grant a deadline extension. Contact the individual pharmacy degree program directly to request a deadline extension. If your request is approved, the degree program will notify PharmCAS to process your application.

Q: What will happen if my transcripts and/or PharmCAS fee payment arrive after the PharmCAS deadline date? Will PharmCAS still process my application?

A: Yes. PharmCAS will still accept official transcripts and fees that arrive after the deadline date, however your selected pharmacy degree programs may not review your application file if your transcripts and/or fee are received late. You are strongly encouraged to submit all of your application materials to PharmCAS by the earliest deadline date set by your designated pharmacy degree programs. PharmCAS will not issue refunds for missed deadlines. PharmCAS is not responsible for any materials lost in the mail or for delays caused by the Registrar’s Office. Express or certified mail does not guarantee expedient processing, nor does sending transcripts express or certified guarantee receipt by PharmCAS.

Q: I get an error message (Message Code “DV2″: There was an error with your submission. The changes were not saved…….) when attempting to e-submit my application with a credit card. What does this mean?

A: This may be an indication that you are attempting to e-submit with one or more pharmacy degree program designations that have expired. Please double check the deadline(s) of the degree program(s) that you are attempting to apply for. If the deadline for all of your unsubmitted degree program designation choice(s) are still valid, please contact PharmCAS customer support using the contact information specified in the error message.



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