How many students are accepted for each class?
Our goal is to admit 90 students each year.
Is the PCAT required?
Due to COVID-19 and national test center closures and uncertainty, the PCAT is not required for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Applicants applying for fall 2021 entry do not have to take the PCAT.
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 by the end of the fall semester in the year before fall entry. Pre-pharmacy coursework should be complete by the end of the spring semester before fall entry, but the Admissions Committee may grant a waiver to allow one course (not organic chemistry lecture or lab) to be completed in the first summer session before fall entry.
What is the admissions deadline?
- Early Decision deadline – Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:59 PM CST
- Regular Decision deadline – Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10:59 PM CST
I’ve submitted my PharmCAS application, now what?
After e-submitting your application, your application will be in “received” status. Once all your transcripts from each institution you have attended has arrived at PharmCAS, and at least two of the three recommendation letters have been received, your application will move into “complete” status. From that point, it will take approximately two weeks for your application and transcripts to be verified by PharmCAS staff. During high traffic periods it could a little longer. After the verification process is completed, your application will move into “verified” status. Then, colleges of pharmacy will be able to view your entire application and move forward in their review process. The UAMS COP will then invite selected applicants to complete the UAMS College of Pharmacy supplemental application and come to the Little Rock campus for an interview.
What is tuition for in-state and out-of-state students?
- Visit the UAMS Student Financial Services site for a detailed breakdown of tuition and fees.
- The UAMS College of Pharmacy has two types of tuition waivers for non-resident applicants who are admitted to the college. The academic tuition waiver is granted to academically qualified non-resident applicants and will allow them to pay in-state tuition rates for the entirety of the the professional curriculum. The diversity tuition waiver is granted to admitted non-resident applicants who are from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native-American, Pacific Islander) and will allow them to pay in-state tuition rates for the entirety of the professional curriculum.
- Applicants who legally reside in Bowie or Cass counties in Texas may also qualify for a border county waiver. Admitted applicants who are awarded this waiver must apply for it each year of their professional program. This waiver allows border county residents to pay an in-state tuition rate per year of application.
- The UAMS College of Pharmacy also provides border state tuition rates for admitted applicants who reside in any of the six bordering states (MO, MS, LA, OK, TN, TX) to Arkansas. Border state tuition is 1.25X resident tuition rates.
Do you have a supplemental application?
Yes, selected applicants will be contacted by the college after their PharmCAS application is verified to complete the supplemental application.
What are the minimum requirements to be considered for selection to be interviewed?
Applicants with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 as calculated by PharmCAS without using grade forgiveness, are eligible to be considered for interview.
Do you accept international students?
The UAMS College of Pharmacy considers only applicants that are US citizens or hold a valid Permanent Resident/Resident Alien (green) card issued before the application deadline.
Do you accept DACA students?
DACA applicants are eligible to apply, but it is their responsibility to contact the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy to confirm their eligibility to obtain a student internship license with a DACA status.
Do you require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)?
The TOEFL exam is recommended for all applicants for whom English is a second language or have been in the US for less than 5 years. TOEFL scores may not be more than 2 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. Applicants having difficulty securing a test date due to COVID-19 may contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-686-8889.
Should I enter the courses I am enrolled in for fall and spring semesters in PharmCAS?
Yes — the Admissions Committee always looks at the courses applicants are currently enrolled in or are planning to take in the next semester. Since admission decisions include consideration of the applicant’s enrollment in fall/spring coursework, applicants are expected to complete coursework in progress and planned coursework.