Research Pharmacy Schools Before You Apply
- The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has a list of Pharmacy School Admissions Requirements (PSAR). Check it out before you apply.
- List of Texas Pharmacy Schools
Learn About the Application Services
Texas pharmacy schools use PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service)
- For any school NOT using PharmCAS, see individual school admission web pages for application instructions
Complete Your Secondary Applications
Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primary application through TMDSAS, PharmCAS, and other application services.
- Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted!
- Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable. Always check on the cost with the school. Costs can range from $50-$150.
- Texas Pharmacy Schools Requiring Secondary Applications:
Letters of Evaluation
You can have a maximum of four (4) references on your PharmCAS application. Do NOT send more than four references to PharmCAS. Send any additional references directly to your designated pharmacy schools. Pharmacy schools may not consider extra references. Check your school’s entry on the PharmCAS Directory to see what types of evaluations are required, recommended, and not accepted by each institution. A few schools prefer that applicants send references directly to the institution. This information will be included on their directory page.
Write Your Personal Statement
The personal statement is a critical component of your application to Pharmacy school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations, and values
Prepare for Your Interview
It is important to professionally and properly represent yourself to an admissions committee, from what to wear to anticipating what questions might be asked.