• General Admissions/Pre-pharmacy Curriculum Information

    To be considered for admission, an applicant must submit a PharmCAS application, take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), and successfully complete, with a C- or above, the required prerequisite course work. The PCAT must have been taken within 3 years of the date of application.

    While a GPA of 2.75 or above and a composite PCAT score of 50 or above are considered competitive, all applications are individually reviewed. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) may be considered in lieu of the PCAT exam. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials early in the fall semester prior to the year they plan to enroll in the pharmacy program.

    Students, who are interested in committing to the pharmacy program early in the application cycle may apply through the PharmCAS Early Decision program. This is a binding option for candidates who have selected the UCSOP program as their first choice for pharmacy school.

    The Early Decision deadline is in early September and candidates are encouraged to consult the PharmCAS website for additional information. All University of Charleston Pharmacy Direct Students are required to apply through the PharmCAS Early Decision program.

    For application detail visit Admissions Process.

  • PharmCAS Early Decision

    Through the PharmCAS Early Decision program, you can save time and money, and best of all, secure your seat in our program before the rest of the applicant pool is even considered.

    If you’re admitted through the Early Decision Program, the UC School of Pharmacy, you can:

    • Waive the $1,000 seat deposit fee
    • Waive ALL 501L orientation fees – including fees for course manuals, your white coat, name badge, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope
    • If you live in a surrounding state, you are guaranteed one of our Regional Tuition Scholarships, saving you $4,750 in your tuition  (States include Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.)
    • Guaranteed housing in our East Apartments – our graduate level apartment building located across the street from the School of Pharmacy.

    The window for Early Decision closes September 3, 2019. We encourage you to submit your PharmCAS application and order all transcripts by mid-August to ensure they meet this deadline.

    Visit www.pharmcas.org to start your application today

    For more information or to request your Early Decision Guide, please contact us at 304-357-4889 or pharmacy@ucwv.edu