Steps to Apply

APPLICATION TIMELINE

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

The UF College of Pharmacy begins accepting applications in mid-July, with a deadline in early February the following year.

Orientation 2019

STEP 1

Review admission requirements

Determine what course requirements you need to meet for admission.

Step 2

Request preprofessional course review

Contact our student affairs team and request a review of your preprofessional courses. Email: pharmdadmissions@cop.ufl.edu

step 3

Secure letters of recommendation

Ask for letters of recommendation to submit with your PharmCAS application.

step 4

Take the PCAT

The Office of Student Affairs advises you first take the PCAT in the spring prior to the pharmacy school application opening.

step 6

Apply to PharmCAS

PharmCAS is the centralized application service used to apply to the Pharm.D. program in the UF College of Pharmacy.

Apply to PharmCAS

The Pharmacy College Application Service, or PharmCAS, is a centralized application service to apply to Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs offered by schools and colleges of pharmacy. PharmCAS is designed for first-year professional Pharm.D programs. You must do the following to complete your PharmCAS application.

  • Send official transcripts and PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation (the recommendation form is in the PharmCAS application)
  • Select the UF College of Pharmacy in your application
  • Pay the required $175 application fee (each additional school is $55). PharmCAS offers fee waivers, but funding is limited so apply as early as possible.

Only applications completed and verified by PharmCAS will be reviewed by the UF College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee. Once the committee reviews the application, selected candidates will be notified via email inviting them for an interview.

International Students

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will accept international students into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Applicants should follow the steps above as well as fulfilling these admission requirements.

Test of English as a Foreign Language

International applicants are required to take the TOEFL unless they meet the requirements listed below.

Language skill assessment

Language skills will be assessed during the applicant’s interview to determine proficiency.

Foreign transcript evaluation

International applicants should have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services

International applicants are required to take the TOEFL unless they meet the following:

  • One academic year of English courses at a college/university in the U.S. with grades of B or higher OR
  • All high school instruction in the U.S.
  • A language skill assessment determines proficiency during the applicant’s interview
  • TOEFL iBT version with a minimum composite score of 80, but 100 or higher is preferred.  For each subject area, the following minimum score is required: Reading = 20+, Listening = 20+, Speaking = 25+, Writing = 23+