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Friday, July 15, 2022

New PharmD Deadline Structure - for entry in summer 2023!

Note: The information below refers to the 2022-23 admissions cycle, for applicants who plan to enter our PharmD program in summer 2023.

With the launch of the 2023 PharmD application on July 14, we are excited to announce a new deadline structure!  In addition to a Final deadline of December 1, 2022, we also have established a Priority deadline of October 3, 2022

So what does this mean and how does it work?  Let me explain...

Priority Deadline: October 3, 2022:

  • We encourage applicants to use the Priority deadline as a target date when submitting your application to our program. 
  • Submitting your application by the Priority deadline allows us time to resolve any application issues that arise. (You'd be surprised how many application issues surface. Often times, it results in a time-scramble where applicants end up running out of time to correct the issue.) Early submission allows more time to work with you in order to ensure your application is complete and ready for review!
  • Submitting your application by the Priority deadline allows for earlier notification of interview invitation.
  • Submitting your application by the Priority deadline allows for more scheduling flexibility should your pre-assigned interview date not work for you. 

Final Deadline: December 1, 2022
  • All applications must be submitted by the Final deadline, including: PharmCAS application submitted, ALL college transcripts received by PharmCAS, at least three letters of recommendation received by PharmCAS, and UCSF Application Processing Fee (separate from PharmCAS fees) submitted.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When does the application become available?
The PharmCAS application launched on July 14.
The UCSF Application Processing Fee portal launched on July 14.

I'll try to submit my application by October 3, but if I miss the Priority deadline, can I still apply?
Yes, as long as you submit before the Final deadline of December 1.

If I submit my application on December 1, and there are issues with my application, will you help me resolve the problems?
We always want to work with our applicants to make sure everything is in order; however, often times, our enemy is time. If there just simply isn't enough time to resolve problems, it may have a negative impact on your application submission. 

Can I submit my application after December 1?
No. December 1 is the Final deadline.

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