PharmD Application Process and Instructions
Early Decision Deadline:
PharmCAS and UK Supplemental Application due: September 3, 2013
Early Decision is encouraged if UK is your first choice for pharmacy school.
PharmCAS and UK Supplemental Application due: March 3, 2014
All students are encouraged to apply June-September, well before the posted deadlines.
Step 1: Complete PharmCAS Application by deadline
All students are encouraged to apply June-September (deadlines shown above) before interviews are held. Submit an online application through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). Detailed instructions for submission of your application, 3 reference forms and PCAT scores are available on the PharmCAS site. All materials should be submitted directly to PharmCAS. Due to our rolling admissions process, seats begin filling quickly after interviews are held in September. We continue filling seats after interviews in October, November, January, February, and March. Please note that PharmCAS requires 4-6 weeks for verification purposes before an application is forwarded to individual colleges of pharmacy. Log into your PharmCAS account regularly to verify all materials were received (PCAT, letters of reference, supplemental application, transcripts verified, etc.). Without a verified PharmCAS application, PharmCAS will not release your file and you cannot be considered for admission. International students should submit TOEFL scores and transcript evaluations (www.wes.org) to PharmCAS. NOTE: It is not necessary to wait for the arrival of references, transcripts, fall grades or PCAT scores to e-submit your PharmCAS application. Attend a UK COP Advising Session to receive information about the application and interview process. Please review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).
Step 2: Complete UK Supplemental Application by deadline
Applicants cannot be considered without online submission of a UK Supplemental Application and Fee ($80.00). Mailed applications will not be accepted. Submit payment online using a credit card, MasterCard or Visa (checks not accepted). Use the Status link on the PharmCAS application to verify receipt of your Supplemental Application within 7-10 days of your PharmCAS verification date. The UK Supplemental Application will be available mid-June through March 3, 2014.
Only competitive applicants are invited to interview. Interview selection is based on a holistic review of the application file when it is received. To be considered for an interview, it is strongly suggested that applicants apply June - September. Interviewees will be invited via email 2 weeks in advance of the below 2013-2014 interview dates. Approximately 250 students were interviewed last year.
Early Decision Interviews: October 5, 7 (any remaining interview seats can be filled by Reg. Dec. applicants)
Regular Decision Interviews: November 22, January 24, February 21, 22, and March 24 (All interview dates are tentative.)
PharmCAS requires students to submit updated transcripts, enter updated fall grades and spring courses during the Academic Update Window (beginning Dec. 13). Students should submit these transcripts immediately after December exams to ensure the Admissions Committee receives the updated information by early-January to be considered for a January, February, or March interview. Please note PharmCAS will require 4-6 weeks processing time before individual colleges receive the updates.
Students can be notified of their admission decision via email within several weeks or several months after their interview date, given the rolling admissions process. All students admitted will be conditionally admitted until they have met several requirements (Criminal Background Check, Final Transcript Submission, Coursework Completion, etc.) The majority of admission decisions are made October-April.
Questions? Contact the University of Kentucky Pre-Pharmacy Advisor.