Welcome!  We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about the PharmD admissions process. Please see the notes below concerning new changes to our PharmD Fall 2018 admissions process.



Submit all required application materials including:

(1) PharmCAS application, and
(2) a UW-Madison Supplemental Application

Download our Fall 2018 Admissions Planning Guide!               

number 3 INTERVIEW Selected applicants are invited to interview.
Important Notes Concerning the Fall 2018 Admissions Process
  • The UW-Madison School of Pharmacy has a rolling admissions decision process. Rolling admissions means your application will be reviewed shortly after a complete PharmCAS and UW-Madison Supplemental Application are received.
  • In an effort to allow applicants the time and ability to explore multiple pharmacy programs, the following Big Ten programs are participating in the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines (CAG’s):

    • Ohio State University
    • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Nebraska
    • University of Wisconsin

    There may be other programs participating in the CAGs; the PharmCAS School Pages provide a directory of programs.

    • Prior to March 1, these programs will not require a deposit of more than $200. Applicants to these programs may accept offers from multiple PharmD programs until March 1, at which point they may hold only one acceptance. If applicant hold more than one acceptance, programs may choose to rescind admission offers.
    • After March 1, applicants may continue to interview. If offered admission to a program after March 1, an applicant who had previously accepted another program’s offer must withdraw from that program in order to accept the new offer.
    • Be sure to check with each program on their specific deposit amounts and timelines
  • The deadline for Fall 2018 admission is January 5, 2018. Although incoming applications will be reviewed on a continual basis, you are encouraged to submit your application early to receive priority in selection, as interview spaces and seats in the class become limited closer to the deadline.
  • The PharmCAS and Supplemental Applications for Fall 2018 admission will be available in Mid-July, 2017.
  • The latest PCAT exam date acceptable for Fall 2018 admission is the January 4, 2018 exam. Note that your application will not be reviewed without an official PCAT score submitted to PharmCAS.
  • The UW-Madison School of Pharmacy participates in the PharmCAS Early Decision program. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that our pharmacy program is their first choice and they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one pharmacy degree program. If you’ve met the minimum GPA requirement for admission (an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or 3.2 over the most recent 60 semester credits), you will be guaranteed an interview if you apply as an Early Decision applicant. If you are not admitted into our program initially through early decision, you will be allowed to apply to other pharmacy programs, including UW-Madison as a regular applicant. PharmCAS can take up to 4-6 weeks to verify applications so you are encouraged to submit your complete application as soon as possible.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Updated prerequisite requirements for Fall 2018 have been posted.  Prerequisite requirements have changed for Fall 2018 admission.
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