Pharm.D. Application Process and Instructions (2012-2013)
The PharmCAS and UNMC Supplemental Application due dates are December 3, 2012 and January 7, 2013, respectively.
The College of Pharmacy will again be utilizing a ‘rolling admissions’ process this year. Review of complete applications will begin in September. Selected applicants are invited for interview and admission decisions will be made on a continual basis, starting in late fall, until the class is filled (by April). Students are encouraged to apply early to ensure themselves the best opportunity for acceptance. Keep in mind that rolling admissions means that seats fill early and those who wait until the application deadline risk many seats already being filled.
Step 1: Complete PharmCAS Application by December 3, 2012
- PCAT Scores are required - see https://tpc-etesting.com/pcat/Default.aspx for test dates (July test dates are highly recommended)
Step 2: Complete UNMC Supplemental Application by January 7, 2013
Step 3: Complete Interview at UNMC, if invited
Step 4: Complete PharmCAS Academic Update (December-January)
Step 5: Admissions Decision and Requirements
Submit an online application through PharmCAS. Detailed instructions are available on the PharmCAS site for submission of your application, transcripts, recommendation letters and PCAT scores. All requested materials should be submitted directly to PharmCAS. Please note that PharmCAS requires 4-6 weeks for verification purposes before an application is forwarded to individual colleges of pharmacy. Log into your PharmCAS account regularly to verify all materials were received. Without a verified PharmCAS application, PharmCAS will not release your file and you cannot be considered for admission to our program.
UNMC Supplemental Application
Applicants cannot be considered without online submission of a UNMC Supplemental Application [Personal Questionnaire, Prerequisite Worksheet, ACT scores (UNMC Code = 2487), and $45 Fee]. The Personal Questionnaire may be reviewed at: http://net.unmc.edu/apply/phar_sup.asp, however, the actual online Supplemental Application is not made available to applicants until the college receives their verified application from PharmCAS. Following receipt of your verified application from PharmCAS, we will send access and completion instructions via email.
PharmCAS Academic Update
After initial submission of your PharmCAS application, you may need to update your college course history to reflect newly completed or planned / in-progress courses. You can update your courses on-line after the fall semester using the PharmCAS "Academic Update" window. The Academic Update window will open on December 15, 2012, following the completion of the fall 2012 term, and close on February 15, 2013. For verification of these updates, it is important to arrange for your official summer 2012 and fall 2012 transcripts to be sent directly to PharmCAS as soon as they are available.
When your application is complete (Steps 1 & 2), your file will be evaluated by the UNMC College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee. An on-site personal interview is required to enable us to further assess your communication skills. Only competitive applicants are invited for interview. We begin scheduling interviews as early as October or November and continue offering interviews on a regular basis into early 2013. Candidates will be notified as early as possible of potential interview dates and will be invited to tour the UNMC campus in addition to meeting and interacting with College of Pharmacy faculty and students.
Admission Decision and Requirements:
The Admissions Committee works to make admissions decisions as soon as possible after your interview. Students will be notified of their admission decision via email within several weeks or several months after their interview date, given the ‘rolling admissions process’. All admitted students will be 'conditionally admitted' until they have met several requirements (PharmCAS Background Check, Final Transcript Submission, etc.). Students offered admission will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold their seat in our program. This deposit will be credited toward the student’s first semester tuition.
- Doctor of Pharmacy Program
- Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program (M.S. or Ph.D.)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Program
- Pharmacy Residency Program
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