Applying to the PharmD Program

When is the deadline date to apply for Fall 2015?
December 1, 2014 5:00 p.m. MST BUT it is recommended that the candidate apply earlier to allow time for any technical difficulties you may encounter.

Do I have to apply to the University of Arizona as well as the College of Pharmacy?
Applicants complete a University of Arizona Graduate Application within the PharmD application and pay the application fee only if the applicant is admitted to the College of Pharmacy. For admission to the Graduate College the student must have 72 units of college coursework completed by June 1st of the admission year. There is also a 90 unit minimum requirement to be eligible for federal financial aid.

Can I hand deliver my transcripts to the Office of Student Services (Drachman B107)?
Yes, as long as they remain sealed.

You can also have the transcripts sent to you and then mail them to the college--as long as they remain sealed in their original envelope.

When do I find out if I'll be invited to interview?
When an applicant is selected to participate in the interview process, the interview is mandatory. Applicant's must post their fall grades from their Status Page by 12/31/14. If they meet the thresholds set by the Admissions Committee, applicants will be notified on their Status Page of an interview invitation (usually two weeks before the interview).

What happens during the interview?
The interview has five components:

  • a short orientation
  • a one-on-one interview with a pharmacy faculty member or a practitioner
  • writing an impromptu essay
  • tour and showcase (meet with current PharmD students)
  • a reception with time for questions

If I am not admitted can I reapply the next admissions period?
Yes, a candidate's application file is kept for a year. 22% percent of the Class of 2017 were reapplicants.

Originally posted: July 21, 2014
Last updated: September 19, 2014
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