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The PharmCAS application for Fall 2024 admission opens on July 13, 2023. We encourage applicants to begin their applications as early as possible.
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The UIC College of Pharmacy PharmD Program uses a rolling admissions process. Applications are reviewed as they are received throughout the admissions cycle.
For best consideration, apply as early as possible in the admissions cycle. Although there is a single application for the PharmD Program regardless of campus, you will be required to select your campus during the application process. Applications for all admissions pathways are administered through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).
For questions regarding the application or the application process, contact the College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs at PharmD@uic.edu or by calling (312) 996-7242.
Part 3: Complete the UIC College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application
- Provide all information and complete all questions required by PharmCAS as well as the UIC College of Pharmacy specific questions located in the Program Materials section of the PharmCAS application Here you will select which campus you are applying for (Chicago or Rockford).
- Submit up-to-date official transcripts from all institutions attended. If you have foreign coursework, please submit a WES evaluation.
- Match your coursework to the UIC College of Pharmacy prerequisite requirements in the Program Materials section of the PharmCAS application. Courses may not be listed in multiple prerequisite areas.
- *List the names of at least two recommenders (one academic and one supervisor).
- (Optional)*Enter your PCAT information (date(s) of exams, PCAT CID). Must be no more than two years old.
- E-submit the PharmCAS application no later than the UIC College of Pharmacy PharmCAS deadline (see Deadlines). Ensure all fees are paid. If fees are not paid, PharmCAS will not verify your application.
*PCAT scores and letters from your recommenders are not required for e-submission and for PharmCAS to verify your application. If that information is not available when your PharmCAS application is e-submitted, the UIC College of Pharmacy will review your application when the information becomes available.
Part 4: Complete an on-site interview
When your verified PharmCAS application is received by the UIC College of Pharmacy, your
- prerequisite coursework is verified (to determine if all prerequisites will be completed by the end of the summer semester) and
- GPAs (cumulative, combined science/math coursework, and prerequisite coursework) are verified to ensure a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher
Applicants who meet these two conditions will be invited to complete the UIC PharmD Supplemental Application. If the prerequisite coursework cannot be fully verified or the GPA requirement is not met, the applicants will receive a follow-up email with further guidance.
Part 5: If successfully admitted, pay the acceptance deposit
Applicants who have completed the UIC PharmD Supplemental Application and have the required letters of recommendation in PharmCAS will have their application materials reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
The UIC College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee uses a holistic review process.
Holistic Review refers to mission-aligned admissions or selection processes that take into consideration applicants’ experiences, attributes, and academic metrics as well as the value an applicant would contribute to learning, practice, and teaching. Holistic Review allows admissions committees to consider the “whole” applicant, rather than disproportionately focusing on any one factor.*
Applicants receive a status update when the admissions review is completed.
Complete Preferred Admission Interview
After a holistic review by the Admissions Committee, a select number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to complete an admission interview. Until further notice, admission interviews will take place in a virtual online format, led by students, staff and faculty from the preferred campus. The admission interview consists of information sessions with student panels and faculty, interviews in the multiple mini interview (MMI) format, and a writing assessment.
Applicants receive a status update after the campus admissions visit. Applicants offered admission must pay the required admission deposit(s) by the specified Admission Deposit Deadlines (see below) if they wish to accept the offer. If the acceptance deposit is not received by the specified deadline, the admission offer is withdrawn.
Because the UIC College of Pharmacy participates in the Cooperative Admissions Guidelines (CAG), we expect applicants to adhere to the following Applicant Acceptance Protocols.
Prior to March 1
- In fairness to other applicants and pharmacy programs, if you have decided before March 1 not to attend a pharmacy school or college that has offered you admission, promptly withdraw your application from that (those) program(s) using the school or college’s preferred method.
- You may choose to hold multiple acceptances until March 1.
- When a school or college extends an offer of admission prior to March 1, a maximum $200 holding deposit may be required.
- Schools and colleges may not require a second deposit prior to March 1. After March 1 they will set the dollar value for the second deposit, if applicable.
After March 1
- After March 1, you may hold only a single acceptance.
- If you have accepted an admissions offer from more than one school, you must choose the school at which you will enroll by March 1.
- By March 1, promptly withdraw your application from all other schools that offered you an acceptance using the school or college’s preferred method.
- Additional admission offers may continue as needed after March 1.
- If you receive and choose to accept an offer after March 1, you must rescind your acceptance at the school where you had previously accepted an offer prior to accepting the offer at the new school.
Admission Deposit Deadlines
If an applicant accepts an admission offer, the admission deposit(s) must be paid by the following deadlines:
Regular Admission Offer – before March 1, 2024
Initial acceptance deposit ($200) – due two weeks after offer
Final acceptance deposit ($800) – due March 1, 2024
Regular Admission Offer – after March 1, 2024
Full acceptance deposit ($1000) – due two weeks after offer
Admission deposits are not refundable for any reason.