University of North Texas Health Science Center
System College of Pharmacy

PharmCAS, UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application & $100 fee, must be submitted to initiate processing. ALL APPLICANTS MUST USE MIDDLE NAME OR INITIAL. If in doubt, ask.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2016:  December 1, 2015

  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: 
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Details: Refer to website for link to Information Session Dates: If link is active, you will be able to click on Information Session link to RSVP to get information and RSVP.  
    • 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 interviewed for fall 2015 entering class: 382
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2015 entering class: 100
    • Estimated fall 2015 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 100
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 3
    • Estimated percent of males in 2015 entering class: 44%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2015 entering class: 56%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.38
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 400
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 95
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 05
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2016 entering class: 2
    • 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)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 18-40
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 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
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2016 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   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 Physics for science majors)    
      Calculus   3 or 4   
      English Composition I    
      English Composition II    
      U.S. History I    
      U.S. History II    
      Political Science    
      Fine Arts & Humanities    
      Social & Behavioral Science elective    
      Public Speaking    
    • Additional Information: 
      • All prerequisite (Math, Science and General Course Requirements) must be completed by spring 2016 - Official transcripts due in Admissions by    May 31, 2016.  Do not enroll in 2016 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 2015, 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

  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, have completed your UNT System College of Pharmacy SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION, and paid $100.00 supplemental application fee. No exceptions.
      • Deadline: December 1, 2015 Postmarked by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $100.00
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        Your PharmCAS ID number twill be required to complete the
        UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application. 

        Your application file will not be reviewed until BOTH applications: PharmCAS (Verified) and UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application have been completely submitted along with our required $100.00 application fee.  


  9. Tests ↑ 

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

        Last PCAT accepted for the 2015-2016 application cycle is  October 2015.  This includes all tests administered through the month of October, 2015. Tests taken after October, 2015 will not be considered for the 2015-2016 application cycle. 

        Application will not be processed without a PCAT composite score. 



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

      Applicants must also provide Criminal Background Check and Immunizations prior to matriculation. If offered a seat in the class, respective Student Services Departments will contact you with further information.  The email that you provide PharmCAS will be used to contact you. It is very important to check your email often and keep correspondence from all UNTHSC Student Services Departments along with their contact information given to you during the interview process.

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

        While it is not necessary to have Pharmacy Technician certification or an actual job in a pharmacy prior to applying, it would be beneficial to know something about the profession of pharmacy or other health care related professions.

        Volunteer work is important, especially in the health care professions. You may report any volunteer work in the Experiences tab of the application.   Provide a contact name and business email to verify your volunteers hours under the Duties tab. 

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
    • Details: A Texas Residency Questionnaire is part of the UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application. If admitted into the program, you will be required to provide proof of Texas residency to the 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 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.

      An applicant will become ineligible, if we must exclude one or more LOR's

      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 2015 through March 2016 
    • 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 directed to write a 30-minute handwritten essay which will later be compared to the submitted PharmCAS essay.  The Dean or designee will present a brief overview of 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.

      Interviews for the UNT System College of Pharmacy will begin the latter part of October, 2015 and end approximately in March 2016 if not sooner, depending on number of applications and qualified applicants received.  Interview days TBA on our website or via personal communication.

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


  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, 2016.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Applicants are given two (2) weeks to respond to the offer as instructed by the director of admissions email communication and correspondence. 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: $200.00
      • Due: 2 weeks
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Enrollment forms 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 8-10, 2016 
      • Details: Orientation Week August 8-10, 2016 White Coat Ceremony Saturday, August 13, 2016
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Monday, August 15, 2016
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Only extraordinary circumstances are considered.