Application Process and Deadlines
College of Pharmacy-Glendale
CPG uses a two-step application process. Applicants must submit both a completed PharmCAS application and a College supplemental application and meet both the PharmCAS application deadline and the CPG supplemental application deadline.
- PharmCAS Application
Applicants must apply via the online PharmCAS application (www.pharmcas.org) which is available usually in June of the academic year preceding the year in which applicants plan to matriculate. Please refer to the PharmCAS application instructions for specific details about completing PharmCAS applications, required documents, and processing time. Applicants who have taken coursework or earned degrees from foreign institutions must also submit to PharmCAS an evaluation of their transcripts from an approved foreign transcript evaluation service (see Admission Requirements).
The deadline for submitting the PharmCAS application is January 5th. In addition to the online application and application fee, applicants are strongly encouraged to forward official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to PharmCAS by the January 5th date. PharmCAS will not consider applications complete and will not begin the verification process until all official transcripts have been received.
Due to the large number of applications and the limited number of seats available, students are encouraged to complete their PharmCAS applications and their CPG supplemental applications early in the cycle. CPG will consider completed applications on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled.
- Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
Applicants must arrange for sending scores directly from the PCAT to PharmCAS using PCAT code 104. CPG will only accept test scores received directly from PharmCAS (see Admission Requirements for more details). PCAT scores sent directly to the Office of Admissions will not be accepted. This exam is offered by Pearson Assessment, 800/622-3231 or www.pcatweb.info. The exam is typically offered four times per year. Only test scores earned no more than 5 years prior to the planned enrollment year are accepted.
Please Note: It is highly recommended that applicants take the June, August, or October PCAT exam in the year prior to their planned matriculation. For first time test takers, PCAT exam taken in January by applicants planning matriculation in the same year will not be accepted. Please check with Pearson Assessment for more details regarding the exam dates.
- Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from two professionals directly to PharmCAS. CPG will only accept letters received directly from PharmCAS. It is preferred that one letter be written by a college professor who has actually taught the applicant or a prehealth advisory committee, science professor, or health professional who knows the applicant well. Please refer to the PharmCAS application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation. The deadline for submission of the letters of recommendation is February 15th.
- Supplemental Application
After receiving PharmCAS applications from the application service, the Office of Admissions will send supplemental application forms to applicants who meet the minimum cumulative and science GPA requirement of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. The deadline for submitting the College supplemental application to the Office of Admissions is February 15th.
- Completed Applications
All application materials, including the PharmCAS application, verification of transcripts by PharmCAS, PCAT scores (as reported to PharmCAS), two letters of recommendation (submitted to PharmCAS), and CPG supplemental application with the application fee must be received in the Office of Admissions by February 15th. Only completed applications received by the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline date will be reviewed for potential entrance into the College.
Please Note: Applicants are responsible for tracking the receipt of their application materials and verifying the status of their applications on the University website. The Office of Admissions will send qualified applicants instructions for creating an account along with their supplemental application. Applicants must create and utilize their account to track and check their application status online. Applicants are also responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in their mailing address or e-mail address:
Office of Admissions
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
623/572-3215 or 888/247-9277