University of North Texas Health Science Center
System College of Pharmacy

The UNT System College of Pharmacy has extended its deadline to MAY 1, 2018.
LEAVE NOTHING BLANK ON APPLICATION. If not applicable to you, mark N/A.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  March 1, 2018

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    Applicants must use MIDDLE NAME or MIDDLE INITIAL. LEAVE NOTHING BLANK ON APPLICATION. If not applicable to you, mark N/A. Need PharmCAS, Supplemental Application & fee for interview consideration.

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
    • 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 Yes
    • 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)? Yes
    • 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 and even hourly, but not on holidays or weekends.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 400
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 100
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 100
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 95
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 05
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.50
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.50
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • 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 2017 entering class: 41%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 59%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.24
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 19-46
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 3:1

  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: Summer 2018 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 in lieu of Calculus.   3 or 4   
      Statistics (any discipline will be accepted)    
      English Composition I    
      English Composition II    
      U.S. History I    
      U.S. History II    
      Political Science (U.S. Government) OR U.S. Constitution OR American Government    
      Fine Arts & Humanities elective    
      Social & Behavioral Science elective    
      Public Speaking    
    • Additional Information: 
      • 2018 Maymester Session coursework will be accepted
      • All prerequisite (Math, Science and General Course Requirements) must be completed by Summer Session One (I) 2018
      • No extensions beyond Summer Session One (I) 2018 will be granted
      • Official transcripts are due in Admission Office by end of Summer Session  One (I) 2018
      • If two-thirds (2/3) of your Math and Science prerequisite courses are not completed by fall 2017, the Faculty Admissions Committee will not review your application to determine admission until fall 2017 grades are posted
      • All prerequisite science courses taken must be those designated for science majors and must include a laboratory component (if required)
      • Very few course subsubtitutions are permitted


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

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Your PharmCAS ID number will be required to complete the UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application. Your application file will not be reviewed until the PharmCAS Application (Verified), UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application and fee have been submitted.
      • Deadline: March 1, 2018 Postmarked by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: 50.00
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 


  9. Tests ↑ 

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

        Last PCAT accepted for the 2017-2018 application cycle is JANUARY 2018. This includes all tests administered throughout the month of JANUARY 2018. Tests taken after JANUARY 2018 will not be considered for the 2017-2018 application cycle. 

        Application will not be processed without a PCAT composite score. Will accept a PCAT Preliminary Score within 24 hours of test administration. Failure to submit an official PCAT score to PharmCAS 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 transcript 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.  Foreign degrees are not accepted.

      IMPORTANT - If invited to interview and your immigration status is U.S. Permanent Resident, you will be required to present proof upon checking in with the Admissions Office. (Will not accept letters of application for permanent residency).

  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 has preferrably known you for over six (6) months and 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 may become ineligible and their application file will be closed as incomplete.  Admissions staff will communicate with you if this should occur.



    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Clergy
      • Politician
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • 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? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • September 2017 through May, 2018. 
    • Details: 

      Interviews for the UNT System College of Pharmacy will begin in September of 2017 and end approximately in May 2018 if not sooner, depending on number of applications and qualified applicant pool. Interview date and time options are sent to applicant via email communication. Interview days are Monday through Friday. No Saturday interviews. We conduct blinded interviews. The process and requirements are as follows:

      • Interviewers will be comprised of two (2) faculty members or a faculty member and a community pharmacistInterview half-day (4) hours begins with check-in at the Admssions Office
      • Applicants must provide a photo ID and U.S. Permanent Resident Card (if required) at check-in - no exceptions - cannot interview without a photo ID or U.S. Permanet Resident Card (if required)
      • The Dean or designee and admission director will present a brief overview of UNTHSC and the UNT System College of Pharmacy
      • Applicants arriving 15 or more minutes late will be required to reschedule their interview
      • Applicant No-Shows who do not communicate anticipated absence within 48 hours to admissions staff as required by PharmCAS, will be reported to PharmCAS
      • Applicants not adhering to PharmCAS Applicant Code of Conduct will be reported to PharmCAS

        Interview process consists of the following rotations*:
        • 20 minute interview
        • 20-minute handwritten essay assignment - which will later be compared to submitted PharmCAS personal essay
        • 20 minute Calculations exercise
        • 20 minute File Review with Admissions representative
        • 20 minute Gib Lewis Library presentation, & walking/virtual tour
        • Participate in a hot lunch with the SCP Student Ambassadors - vegetarian option available

      Interviewees are welcome to tour our beautiful 33 acre campus adjacent to the Fort Worth Cultural District on their own.  Wear comfortable shoes.

      * Rotations are not listed in specific order and are subject to change.

  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 July 30th of the matriculating year. Additional students will be accepted according to rank order, via Admissions Committee HOLD list, through orientation week, which is approximately the second week of August, 2018.
    • 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. 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 with the following notations, " Denied."
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500
      • Due: 2 weeks after acceptance
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Seat deposit (via money order) is required and must be postmarked or walked-in to the admissions office by given deadline provided on correspondence and documents (forms sent by the Director of Admissions).
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation:
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: However, only extraordinary circumstances are considered by the Dean.