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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, and at least three letters of recommendation received by PharmCAS. 

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.


Maggie said...

Did UCSF pharmacy school get rid of their human condition personal statement question???

Joel W. Gonzales said...

Yes. We retired the human condition in 2017, for students when entered the program starting in 2018 and later.

Brice Gentry said...

If you do not have your PCAT scores, transcripts, or letters of recommendation avalible, are you still encouraged to submit the application by the priority deadline? If so, how do you go about submitting these things after submitting the application?

Joel W. Gonzales said...

Brice: We do not require the PCAT. For transcripts: Transcripts need to be submitted to PharmCAS in order for your application to be verified (by PharmCAS) and released to us. For recommendation letters: We'd need at least 3 on file (with PharmCAS) to review your application. You can certainly submit your application by the priority deadline, but there's not much we will be able to do until everything is complete. Of course, EVERYTHING would need to be received by the Final deadline, otherwise this could be problematic.

Anonymous said...

Are we able to make changes to essay questions after submitting by priority deadline or are those locked in after submission?

Joel W. Gonzales said...

Once you submit your application, it cannot be changed by you or us. (Except biographical information and coursework updates during PharmCAS' Academic Update window.)

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