Admissions Process

PittPharmacy admits candidates on a rolling basis. For all steps in the application process, it is your responsibility to follow all instructions and meet all deadlines. Failure to do so might result in your application being canceled. It is highly recommended that you apply early.

PharmCAS – Regular School Application deadline is March 1, 2022

Preparing to complete the Application

We recommend that you review the application process completely before entering data or filling out forms so that you’re aware of all the information you need to gather and how much time the entire process will take. Visit the PharmCAS Web site at and review the “Before You Apply” tab. Then review the Checklist, PharmCAS Instructions, and the Applicant Code of Conduct links. Review the time line for the application process: Admissions Calendar

Complete Pre-professional Courses and Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Math & Science course requirements must be completed by the end of spring term of year of admission and all other courses must be completed before the fall term. 

PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) The PCAT is optional and will be considered in the holistic application review process for applicants who have reported scores. Applicants who are unable to complete an exam or who choose not to report exam scores will not be disadvantaged.

Visit the PCAT web site for registration deadlines for test dates and register as early as possible since the test sites have a limited number of examinee seats for each exam date. Register to take the PCAT (Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July and/or September, October, or November for consideration) and have your scores sent to PharmCAS, code 104.

Completing the Application Process

PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service): This is a service that enables you to generate one primary application that can be submitted to multiple PharmD degree programs. For the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy the application must be electronically submitted on or before midnight Eastern Standard Time on the March 2022 deadline.

PittPharmacy admits candidates on a rolling basis. It is recommended that you submit your application early; sometime between November 1 and December 1. This will ensure eligibility to update fall grades.

After electronically submitting the PharmCAS application for the PharmD program, there are follow-up steps that applicants must address to be certain that all the required documents (such as transcripts to PharmCAS) have been received on time.

Please utilize the PharmCAS status tool that provides information on the following:

  • GPA calculation,
  • Date PCAT scores are received, if applicable,
  • Date transcripts are received,
  • Date payment is received, and
  • Date Evaluations (Letters of Reference) are received