University of North Texas Health Science Center
System College of Pharmacy

PharmCAS Application and UNT System College of Pharmacy Course Verification Form must be submitted to initiate processing. ALL APPLICANTS MUST USE MIDDLE NAME OR INITIAL. No exceptions.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2017:  January 5, 2017

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    IMPORTANT - ALL applicants must use middle name or middle initial. Applications will not be processed without middle name/initial. DO NOT CAPITALIZE first, middle or last name on either application.

    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.S.
      • PharmD/Ph.D.
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates:  
      • Details: Refer to website for link to Information Session or program Webinar dates: If link is active, you will be able to click on Information Session/Webinar link to get information and RSVP for event.  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? No
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:
      • NONE 

  5. Program Description ↑

    All questions related to our pharmacy program, please email

    Email is our preferred mode of communication. Prospective applicant emails are monitored daily. However, they are not monitored on the weekends or holidays.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2017 entering class: 400
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2017 entering class: 100
    • Estimated fall 2017 entering class size including early assurance: 100
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2017: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2017 entering class: 95
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2017 entering class: 05
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.50
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.50
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 40
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2016 entering class: 39%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2016 entering class: 68%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2016 entering class: 3.49
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2016 class: 18-40
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2016 class: 4:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 71
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 39
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2017 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 71   
      General Biology I with Lab (for science majors)    
      General Biology II with Lab (for science majors)    
      Microbiology with lab (for science majors)    
      Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab OR Anatomy with lab (a stand-alone Anatomy course will be accepted) A stand-alone Physiology course will NOT be accepted. A&P II will NOT be accepted.   3 or 4   
      Genetics (for science majors)    
      General Chemistry I with Lab (for science majors)    
      General Chemistry II with Lab (for science majors)    
      Organic Chemistry I with Lab (for science majors)    
      Organic Chemistry II with Lab (for science majors)    
      Physics with Lab (Math based - Algebra/Calculus for science majors)    
      Calculus (any discipline will be accepted) Pre-Calculus will NOT be accepted.   3 or 4   
      Statistics (any discipline will be accepted)    
      English Composition I    
      English Composition II    
      Literature - Sophomore level Course syllabus must show 3-4 term papers required in the course    
      U.S. History I    
      U.S. History II    
      Political Science (U.S. Government)    
      Fine Arts & Humanities elective    
      Social & Behavioral Science elective    
      Public Speaking    
    • Additional Information: 
      • All prerequisite (Math, Science and General Course Requirements) must be completed by spring 2017 - Official transcripts due in Admissions by    May 31, 2017.  Do not enroll in 2017 Maymester sessions, as your transcript(s) will not be received by the deadline
      • If two-thirds (2/3) of your Math and Science prerequisite courses are not completed by fall 2016, the Faculty Admissions Committee may not review your application to determine admission
      • All prerequisite science courses taken must be those designated for science majors and must include a laboratory component - No exceptions
      • No course substitutions allowed for prerequisites

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Your application file is considered incomplete and will not be reviewed until you are VERIFIED by PharmCAS and have completed your UNT System College of Pharmacy Course Verification Form.
      • Deadline: January 5, 2017 Postmarked by deadline
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        Your PharmCAS ID number will be required to complete the UNT System College of Pharmacy Course Verification Form. Your application file will not be reviewed until the PharmCAS (Verified) and UNT System College of Pharmacy Course Verification Form have been completely submitted.

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 3 years
      • Details: 

        Last PCAT accepted for the 2016-2017 application cycle is November 2016.  This includes all tests administered throughout the month of November, 2016. Tests taken after November 2016 will not be considered for the 2016-2017 application cycle. 

        Application will not be processed without a PCAT composite score.  Failure to submit a PCAT score by the given deadline will result in an incomplete application.



      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 


  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
      • Details: A Texas Residency Questionnaire will be provided to applicant at the appropriate time. You will be required to provide proof of Texas residency to the UNTHSC Registrar's Office.
    • Is preference given to state residents? Yes
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
    • Are foreign citizens considered? No
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? No
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
    • Details: 

      UNT System College of Pharmacy does not accept evaluations from WES or any other foreign transcript evaluation service.  All prerequisite coursework must be completed in the U.S., regardless of foreign transcript evaluation services in the U.S.

      IMPORTANT - If invited to interview and your status is US Permanent Resident, you will be required to present proof upon checking in with the Admissions Office.

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      Letters of recommendation must be from a person who can comment on your academic, volunteer, and or employment experiences and attributes.

      Letters of recommendation from family members, co-workers and friends will not be accepted. Your EVALUATORS should NOT list themselves as your friend - even if they are a pharmacist, professor or supervisor. Evaluators should comment about you in a professional capacity, not as a friend.

      If these instructions are not followed, and we exlude one or more LOR's, an applicant will become ineligible and their application file will be closed as incomplete.



    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Clergy
      • Politician
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • October 2016 through March 2017 
    • Details: 

      Interview half-day (4) hours begins with check-in at the Admssions Office. Applicants will need to provide a picture ID and proof of US Permanent Residence (if required) at check-in.  No exceptions.  Applicants arriving 10 or more minutes late will need to reschedule their interview. 

      Applicants will be instructed to write a 30-minute handwritten essay which will later be compared to submitted PharmCAS essay.  The Dean or designee and admission director will present a brief overview of UNTHSC and the UNT System College of Pharmacy. 

      Applicants will have one (1) interview with two (2) faculty, administrative staff and or community pharmacist. Time and weather permitting, a campus tour will be conducted.  Interviewees are welcome to tour our beautiful 33 acre campus adjacent to the Fort Worth Cultural District. Wear comfortable walking shoes if you plan to tour the campus.

      Interviews for the UNT System College of Pharmacy will begin in either September or October, 2016 and end approximately in March 2016 if not sooner, depending on number of applications and qualified applicants received.  Interview day and time is sent to applicant via email communication.

      Interview No-Shows will be reported to PharmCAS as required. 

      Applicants not adhering to PharmCAS Applicant Code of Conduct will also be reported to PharmCAS.


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Selected applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis during the interview cycle. Other applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 30th of the matriculating year. Additional students will be accepted according to rank order, via Dean's HOLD list, through orientation week, which is approximately the second week of August, 2017.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Applicants are given two (2) weeks to respond to the offer of acceptance as instructed by the director of admissions email communication and correspondence. In late spring applicants will be given one (1) week to respond to an offer of acceptance. Applicants who do not respond to an offer by a given deadline are automatically withdrawn and their application file is closed.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500.00
      • Due: 2 weeks or sooner depending on date
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Enrollment forms, Texas Residency Questionnaire, and required seat deposit must be postmarked by given deadline provided on correspondence and documents sent by the admissions director.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 7-9, 2017 
      • Details: Orientation Week August 7-9, 2017 White Coat Ceremony Saturday, August 12, 2017
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Monday, August 14, 2017
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Only extraordinary circumstances are considered.