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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

PCAT: We WILL Accept October/November 2018 Scores!

(Note: The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) was retired on January 10, 2024, NO PCAT testing dates will be offered during the 2024-25 admissions cycle or beyond.)

 We're starting to receive questions about PCAT testing dates.

In an ideal world, your plans include taking the PCAT during September so your official scores are available by our November 1 application deadline. Or even better, you could take the PCAT anytime you wanted, right?  Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world.  The PCAT is only scheduled for very specific testing dates. For students planning to enter in summer 2019 (and planning to submit your application by November 1, 2018), we will accept October/November 2018 PCAT scores.

It takes about 4-5 weeks for PCAT to submit your OFFICIAL score to PharmCAS.  Our application deadline is November 1, 2018. If you take the PCAT during the October 22 - November 2 testing period, we will ask that you email us your UNOFFICIAL score (that only you have access to) at PharmacyAdmissions@ucsf.edu so your application can be processed and reviewed. Then we will replace the UNOFFICIAL score with the OFFICIAL score, once it’s eventually delivered to PharmCAS from PCAT. Unfortunately, PCAT exams taken in January 2019 are likely too late for consideration.

We've updated our website to reflect this:

Please don't hesitate contacting us if you have ANY questions. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Our September 12 meeting is scheduled! See you there?

Once again, representatives from UCSF's PharmD program will spend the day ONLINE! Won't you join us? (You don't even have to get out of bed to ask questions about our new 3-year program.)

Registration is required. (But it's free!)

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