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PharmD Admission Pathways

The UIC College of Pharmacy offers various pathways prospective students can take for admission into our PharmD program offered in Chicago, IL and in Rockford, IL.

  • Early Decision
    The PharmCAS Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular PharmD program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one PharmD program.
  • Regular Admissions
    Apply for admission after completing the pre-pharmacy prerequisite coursework at any regionally accredited college or university. 
  • Transfer Admissions
    Apply for admission if currently attending another ACPE-accredited pharmacy school and seeking to possibly transfer to UIC from that school.
  • Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA)
    Apply directly from high school through UIC's Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions initiative.
  • State Affiliate Programs with Illinois Universities and Colleges
    Attend one of the UIC College of Pharmacy's state affiliate partner universities and colleges and apply to the State Affiliate Program.
  • International Affiliate Programs
    Apply for admission when associated with one of our International Affiliate Partnerships.