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Tests and Application

Admission: Test and Application

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

The PCAT is required by approximately half of all pharmacy schools. The PCAT is offered each year beginning in January and ending in November. Registration for the PCAT is made through

Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS)

Centralized application services are used to apply to most pharmacy programs. Students who apply to any of the professional programs utilizing a centralized service submit one application through the application service. The centralized service verifies the information provided on the application and submits the application to the professional schools designated by the applicant. The verification process may take up to 6 weeks and this time should be factored in when trying to meet application deadlines. Most professional schools require additional information, called a secondary or supplemental application, from the applicant once they receive the student's application from the centralized service. Specific information on deadlines, fees, and participating institutions can be found at the website listed above

NOTE: SC School of Pharmacy currently subscribes to PharmCAS. All applications are processed directly through the SC School of Pharmacy (Charleston campus).