Early Decision

Do you want to be considered an Early Decision applicant?

Check the box if you want to be considered an Early Decision (ED) applicant. The Early Decision application deadline is September 2nd, 2014. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your transcripts by the September 2nd deadline. If your transcripts or application fee arrive after September 2nd, your application will be automatically changed over to regular decision. Contact your selected pharmacy degree program directly for information on Early Decision eligibility requirements.

The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one pharmacy degree program. Not all participating pharmacy degree programs offer Early Decision status to applicants.

Admission Status for Early Decision Applicants

You may be offered early admission, denied early admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS degree programs during the current cycle. However, if you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant, you may apply to other PharmCAS degree programs for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee schedule to determine the cost of applying to each additional degree program. PharmCAS institutions will announce early decisions as soon as possible, and no later than Oct. 24, 2014.

Early Decision PharmCAS Pharm.D. Degree Programs for 2015 Enrollment
  • Albany College of Pharmacy – Albany, NY and Colchester, VT
  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy
  • Auburn University
  • Belmont University
  • California Health Sciences University
  • California Northstate University
  • Campbell University
  • Chapman University
  • Charleston, University of
  • Colorado, University of
  • D’Youville College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Ferris State University
  • Harding University
  • Hawaii-Hilo, University of
  • Houston, University of
  • Howard University
  • Husson University
  • Illinois at Chicago, University of
  • Keck Graduate Institute
  • Kentucky, University of
  • Lipscomb University
  • Louisiana at Monroe, University of
  • Marshall University
  • Maryland, University of
  • Maryland Eastern Shore, University of
  • Mercer University
  • Mississippi, University of
  • Missouri – Kansas City, University of
  • New England, University of
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy (NEOMED)
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Oklahoma, University of
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
  • Presbyterian College
  • Roosevelt University
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • Roseman University
  • Samford University
  • Shenandoah University
  • South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  • South College (TN)
  • South Florida, University of
  • South University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Sullivan University
  • Tennessee, The University of
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Union University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Washington State University
  • Washington, University of
  • West Virginia University
  • Western New England University
  • Wingate University – Hendersonville, NC and Wingate, NC
  • Xavier University
Expand All FAQ Questions

 Q: What is the Early Decision Program?

A: The early decision program is a binding option for the applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to ONLY one pharmacy degree program. Not all participating degree programs offer Early Decision status to applicants.

Q: When is the Early Decision deadline?

A: The early decision application deadline is September 2nd, 2014. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, YOU MUST ARRANGE FOR PHARMCAS TO RECEIVE ALL OF YOUR MATERIALS BY THE SEPTEMBER 2nd  DEADLINE. If your application, fee and /or transcripts are received after the early decision deadline, you will be automatically changed to “REGULAR” applicant status. Contact your selected pharmacy program directly for information on Early Decision eligibility requirements. PharmCAS degree programs will announce early decisions as soon as possible, but no later than October 24th.

Q: If I am accepted as an early decision applicant, do I have to accept the admissions offer?

A: Yes, you are obligated to accept the offer and will not be permitted to apply to other participating degree programs during the current cycle. However, if you are DENIED admission as an early decision applicant, you may apply to other PharmCAS degree programs for an additional fee. If you are DEFERRED to regular applicant status, your application will rollover to that degree program’s regular admission cycle. Deferred applicants may also apply to additional pharmacy degree programs.

Q: If I apply to one degree program for Early Decision, can I also apply to other degree program through PharmCAS?

A: No. If you are applying for Early Decision, you can only apply to one degree program through PharmCAS. If you are NOT accepted to the pharmacy degree program you choose for Early Decision however, you subsequently can apply to other degree programs through PharmCAS.



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