7 Tips for Applying to Pharmacy School
Applying to Pharmacy School? Here’s Your Checklist.
Are you applying to pharmacy school so that you can begin in the Fall of 2019? You have tons on your plate right now, and it would be easy for something to slip through the cracks. Here at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, we don’t want that to happen. Use this checklist to keep your pharmacy school application process moving right along.
1.. Apply with the PhamCAS application
PharmCAS stands for Pharmacy College Application Service, and they make it easy for you to apply to pharmacy schools. The 2019 cycle opened on July 18, 2018, and you have until April 1, 2019, to apply to begin the PC School of Pharmacy in the Fall of 2019. Check out the PharmCAS website to apply and check out these videos about the application process.
2. Send Your Official College Transcripts to PharmCAS
Your PharmCAS application isn’t considered complete until PharmCAS has received your official college transcripts. Contact all of the colleges you’ve attended to ask them to send these to PharmCAS. Remember to include any dual-enrollment and summer classes you’ve taken. This is important: PharmCAS will need these college transcripts before April 1.
3. Request Two Letters of Reference
PC School of Pharmacy and many other pharmacy schools require two letters of reference: one from a pharmacist and one from a previous college professor. These letters shed a little light on your potential as a pharmacist. Your recommenders will be sent a link to upload their responses electronically to PharmCAS. Don’t forget to ask them early and to tell them to be on the lookout for an email from PharmCAS.
4. Prepare for Interviews
There are some factors that an application can’t measure. The pharmacy school interview measures intangibles like:
- Commitment to the pharmacy profession
- Communication skills
- Ethical and moral reasoning
- Interpersonal skills
We’ll call or email you if you’re selected to visit the campus for an interview. The interview itself will last from 1 to 5 in the afternoon, and you’ll meet with faculty, staff and current pharmacy students. You should dress professionally and, above all, be yourself.
5. Call If You Have Any Questions
We pride ourselves on the personal attention we give our students as they earn their PharmD. We’re happy to help you as you apply to the PC School of Pharmacy. If you have questions during the process, please call us at 864-938-3913. We’d love to help!