The entire application process lasts approximately 12-14 months, which spans a full academic year. Whether you plan to apply immediately after your 3rd year, 4th year, or after graduation, this timeline begins with preparation in the fall prior to your application submission in late summer.

October
  • Have your resume reviewed by a Career Counselor to use when requesting Letters of Reference (LORs)
  • Register for PCAT test date if not yet registered
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops in preparation for July submission of your application
November
  • Begin drafting personal statement
  • Begin requesting LORs from faculty and healthcare professionals or employers
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops if not attended in October
December
January
  • Continue revising your Personal Statement Draft
  • Submit Interview Stream for Mock Interview Appointment
  • Take PCAT by early January
February
March
  • Finalize your Personal Statement
  • Consider Mock Interviewing if not previously completed 
April
  • Participate in Mock Interview if not previously completed
May
  • Confirm preparation of all LORs for July submission to PharmCAS eLOR portal
June
  • Review PharmCAS application instruction manual
  • Gather and compile any remaining materials in preparation for July application submission
July
  • Primary application (PharmCAS) opens in mid-July
  • Submit primary application, transcripts, and all LORs
  • Utilize InterviewStream and Mock Interviewing
August
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving them
  • Utilize InterviewStream and Mock Interviewing
September
  • Interviews begin
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving them
Fall
  • Interviews continue until spring
  • Complete Fall Academic Update in December
Spring
  • Make final choice of school based on PharmCAS traffic rules
  • Complete Spring Academic Update April - June