- Early Decision
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy is participating in the “Early Decision” (ED) status through PharmCAS for the 2020-21 Admissions Cycle. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular PharmD program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one PharmD program.
The Early Decision application deadline is September 8, 2020. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts and fee by September 8. If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status to regular status. Please note that PCAT scores and letters of recommendation must also be received by the September 8 deadline.
You may be offered early admission, denied 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 PharmD programs during the current admission cycle. If, however, you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant, you may apply to other PharmD programs for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee schedule to determine the cost to apply to each additional program. PharmD programs will make admission decisions on early decision applicants by October 23, 2020.
- PCAT Examination (OPTIONAL)
If you haven't taken the PCAT yet, please know that it is no longer required for any future admissions cycles. We strongly encourage you to submit PCAT scores if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Overall GPA is below 3.0
- Overall grades in science courses are below 3.0
- Science prerequisites were taken 5+ years ago
- Grades have trended downward overtime
Do you still have questions and are not sure what to do? Please don't hesitate to contact the College of Pharmacy Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Application Deadline
All applications must be completed through PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service) at PharmCAS. The submission deadline has been extended to March 1st, 2021.
- Supplemental Application
Beginning with the 2017-2018 Admissions cycle, the Pharmacy Supplemental Application is now included within the PharmCAS application. Applicants selecting the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy will be given access to our specific additional questions within PharmCAS. The separate supplemental application has been retired, and there is no additional supplemental application fee.
Two references are required. One reference must be from a paid employer or a supervisor of a volunteer or research experience. Personal recommendations are not accepted. Do not send references to the College of Pharmacy. All references must be submitted through PharmCAS
- Submitting Transcripts
Send official college transcripts directly to PharmCAS and update all course information during the application process, including the submission of fall term grades. Note that prerequisite course grades of "C" or better are required for admission. If you are admitted, you must also send final copies of all official transcripts directly to the College of Pharmacy.
Non-US (international) transcripts must be translated by World Educational Services, Inc. or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. and submitted in report form to PharmCAS by March 1st, 2021.
- TOEFL and TSE Tests
If English is not your native language and/or you have completed high school abroad that was not English speaking, you must take the TOEFL exam. Schedule the TOEFL (including the written and verbal components) and have the results sent to the PharmCAS address (Code 8246). If you have completed any ESL coursework, you are required to take the TOEFL. Test scores of 27 in each area are required. Having a college degree does not exempt applicants from taking the TOEFL.
For the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, our interview process has been modified as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following a successful application, qualified candidates will be invited to continue on in our process. Unfortunately, we are unable to host interviews on our campus at this time. We have developed a new process that includes an online interview assessment and opportunities to learn more about our PharmD program remotely.
If you are applying for Fall 2021, please be sure to check your email for your next steps.
- Enrollment Deposit
If you are admitted to the College of Pharmacy, you will be asked to submit a $1000 enrollment deposit that is due four weeks after you have been admitted. Enrollment deposits are credited to the cost of your tuition, and are non-refundable. Please refer to your admission letter and email for additional information.
- Financial Aid
If you are admitted to the Doctor of Pharmacy program and have completed a degree before starting the program, you will be classified as a graduate-professional student for financial aid purposes. If you have not completed a degree, you will be classified as an undergraduate student for the first two years and as a graduate-professional student during your final two years of enrollment. Please see Financial Aid for more information.