What is the cost to apply on PharmCAS?
The cost is $175 for one school and $60 thereafter for each additional school.
Do I need a bachelor’s degree to apply to the PharmD program?
No, a bachelor’s degree is not required, but 60 semester hours of prerequisite coursework taken at an US-accredited institution is required prior to enrolling in the program.
How many credit hours must I complete to be eligible for graduate level federal financial aid?
In order to be eligible for federal financial aid, students must have 72 semester credit hours of coursework. If a student has less than 72 hours, no financial aid will be available until completion of 72 hours. As the UAMS College of Pharmacy requires 60 semester hours of prerequisite coursework for pharmacy school, in most cases, students would need to complete an additional 12 hours of coursework or less during the fall semester of the first year of pharmacy school. At that point, they would become eligible for financial aid. For more information, please contact our UAMS Financial Aid department. Students who come to pharmacy school with 72 semester credit hours or higher will be eligible for financial aid.
When should I start the application process?
PharmCAS opens for applications in mid-July of the year before the year of fall entry. Applications may be submitted prior to completion of pre-pharmacy requirements but General Chemistry I and II and labs and Organic Chemistry I and lab must be completed with grades of C or better before an admission decision may be made. See dates for preferred deadline: priority, priority spring, and regular.
May I apply before all my prerequisite coursework is completed?
Applications may be submitted prior to completion of pre-pharmacy requirements but General Chemistry I and II and labs and Organic Chemistry I and lab must be completed with grades of C or better before an admission decision may be made. If an applicant is admitted but has not completed all prerequisites, they will be admitted conditionally contingent upon completion.
May I take prerequisite courses in the summer before fall entry?
Pre-pharmacy coursework should be complete by the end of the spring semester before fall entry, but the Admissions Committee may allow a course (not organic chemistry lecture 1 or lab) to be completed in the Summer I session (not Summer II) before fall entry.
How many students are accepted each year?
Our goal is a class of 90.
Is the PCAT required to apply?
No, the PCAT is not required or considered during review of applications for admission to UAMS COP. The admissions committee will not be reviewing any PCAT scores that are submitted. The UAMS COP will evaluate all applications holistically.
Is a supplemental application required?
Yes, a supplemental application is required and must be submitted to UAMS in addition to the PharmCAS application. There is no fee to submit the application.
Do you offer PharmCAS coupon codes?
Yes, we offer $175 and $60 coupon codes. Contact the admissions office at email@example.com or 501-686-8889 for more details.
Do you offer assistance with completing the PharmCAS application?
Yes, we hold an in-person application help day in early fall semester before the priority deadline and a virtual session in December for spring priority or regular decision deadline applicants. We also have a video with step-by-step instructions on our website. Contact our office for exact dates.
Is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for non-native English-speaking applicants?
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents to apply to the PharmD program. The TOEFL exam is recommended for all applicants for whom English is a second language or have been in the US for less than five years. TOEFL scores may not be more than two years old. A minimum score of 80 on the internet-based exam is considered acceptable. TOEFL scores should be released directly to PharmCAS (code 8246). Information on testing sites and scheduling may be obtained from the TOEFL website: www.TOEFL.org or from www.ets.org.
Are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students eligible to apply?
DACA applicants are eligible to apply, but they should check with the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy to ensure that they will be able to acquire a student pharmacist internship license.