You may major in any field as long as you complete the pharmacy prerequisite courses.
No. You may submit both applications prior to taking the PCAT. PCAT scores should be submitted to PharmCAS, using code 104 upon exam registration. PCAT scores will catch up to your application.
We recommend that you take the PCAT no later than October/November 2019. Waiting until January or February 2020 may lower your chance of acceptance because of the time it takes for your official PCAT score to be received and processed in PharmCAS; however, we will accept PCAT scores through the February 2020 testing dates. To expedite the interview process, you may submit your unofficial scores (which can be printed at the testing site) to our Director of Admission so your scores can be considered along with the PharmCAS and Supplemental Applications.
To PharmCAS using code 104 upon exam registration.
Early Decision is a program offered through PharmCAS where applicants receive notification from their preferred pharmacy school of their admissions status by October 2019.
- Applicants may be accepted, denied, or deferred to Regular Decision status.
- Early Decision candidates who are offered admission by the College of Pharmacy are obligated to accept admission into our program.
- Early Decision candidates who are denied admission or who are deferred to Regular Decision may apply to other PharmCAS schools after October 18, 2019 as per PharmCAS guidelines.
- PharmCAS Application
- Supplemental Application
- 3 electronic evaluations (letters of recommendation)
- Official PCAT scores
- Official transcripts must be received by PharmCAS by the Early Decision deadline
- you are not invited for an interview in September or October 2019
- you are interviewed and deferred to Regular Decision
We recommend that you apply no later than late September/early October. It can take up to five weeks for the College of Pharmacy to receive a verified PharmCAS Application. Applying by the admissions deadlines (February 3 for PharmCAS and February 15 for the Supplemental Application), may lower your chance of acceptance because of the competition to obtain an interview or admission offer in the spring.
All interviewed candidates are eligible to be considered for admission to the Pharm.D. program. Following the on-site interview, the College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee periodically reviews applications and interview evaluations. The Admissions Committee typically convenes on a 2-3 week cycle and reviews applicant files as timely as possible. You may receive an offer shortly after your interview, pending the Admissions Committee's evaluation.
If you do not receive an offer within 2-3 weeks of your interview, you are still eligible to be considered for admissions and a decision will be deferred until the end of the 2019-2020 admissions cycle. The Admissions Committee strives to notify all applicants of their admission status no later than April 15, 2020. Accepted applicants will be contacted via phone and email. Deferred, declined and waitlisted applicants will be notified via email.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in the Fall 2019 semester and continuing through late March 2020; during this period, a student may be accepted at any time.
Early Decision Applicants
Admissions decisions for the Early Decision program in PharmCAS will occur by October 18, 2019. The College of Pharmacy will follow the application and announcement deadlines outlined by PharmCAS. Candidates participating in the Early Decision program may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status.
Regular Decision Applicants
Admissions decisions for the Regular Decision program may occur at any time after
an applicant completes the interview process. Admission decisions will be made until
the end of the admission cycle.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Attn: Nikki Mellen, Director of Admissions
College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina
715 Sumter St., CLS 109, Columbia, SC 29208
- Fax: Attn: Nikki Mellen, 803-777-2775
- In Person: College of Pharmacy Dean’s Office, Coker Life Science Bldg., Room 109