Be certain to read the standardized test requirements for your designated Pharm.D. programs. Enter the type of test and the date it was taken or will be taken on your PharmCAS application, if your designated Pharm.D. programs require the test for admission.
Pharmacy College Admissions Test – PCAT
PharmCAS Code 104
If your designated PharmCAS schools require the PCAT, you MUST arrange for Pearson to send your PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS – CODE 104. Pearson will send PharmCAS your most recent set of PCAT scores along with test results from up to four other previous attempts over a five-year period.
IMPORTANT! PharmCAS will match your PCAT scores to your application based on your PCAT CID. Enter your PCAT CID on your PharmCAS application. This number appears on your PCAT registration confirmation, admission ticket, and personal score report. If your PCAT CID is missing, PharmCAS can NOT match or forward your PCAT scores. Applicants who do not report a PCAT CID must contact PharmCAS at 617–612–2050.
|PCAT TEST WINDOWS||REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE|
|July 18-19, 2017||May 19, 2017|
|September 7-8, 2017||July 10, 2017|
|October 23-31, 2017||October 6, 2017|
|November 1-3, 2017||October 6, 2017|
|January 3-4, 2018||November 3, 2017|
Contact Pearson directly to request your test scores to be sent to PharmCAS or to register to take the exam.
Kaplan Test Prep has been named the official test prep provider for the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). The announcement comes in conjunction with the launch of the Kaplan Test Prep and AACP co-sponsored Foundations of the Future Pharmacist Program, which seeks to make PCAT prep more accessible to all students. As part of this program, Kaplan will significantly reduce tuition for its PCAT prep programs (on site; online On Demand; and live, online Classroom Anywhere) and will be offering tuition assistance.
Studies of PCAT scores and Pharm.D. program GPA show a correlation between success on the PCAT and success in Pharm.D. programs. Members of AACP believe that students who prepare for the PCAT are more likely to succeed in a Pharm.D. program as well.
If English is not your first (primary) language, a Pharm.D. program may require you to submit TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. Please visit the PharmCAS School Information directory for specific requirements.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – PharmCAS Code 8246
If applying to a Pharm.D. program that requires Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), SAT, ACT, GRE or other test scores, arrange for the testing agency to send those scores directly to the degree program. DO NOT SEND TO PHARMCAS. If you received college credit on a transcript for an AP or IB test subject, report the test credit as a course in the Transcript Entry section of the application.
If you are applying to one or more Pharm.D. programs that does not participate in PharmCAS, arrange for your test scores to be sent directly to the pharmacy admissions office as required by the Pharm.D. program. PharmCAS can NOT forward PCAT or other test scores to any NON-PharmCAS programs.Back to Top