PCAT or MCAT

Q. What standardized test is required for admission? The PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) or MCAT (Medical College Admission Test®) is required for admission into the PharmD Program. The GRE or any other admissions tests are not accepted.

Q. Is there a minimum requirement?
A.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to have a PCAT composite scores of 40% or greater when applying. Please contact us at pharmd@unthsc.edu for information about MCAT scoring.

Q. When should I take the PCAT or MCAT?
A.  The PCAT or MCAT should be taken no later than the April examination dates prior to the year you are seeking admission. For example, if you are seeking admission for fall 2020, you must take the PCAT examination no later than the April 2020 test dates.

We understand some or all of the April PCAT and MCAT testing dates have been canceled. We are working on a solution to accommodate applicants who were planning to take an April test. Please email pharmd@unthsc.edu to be added to the list for update communications.

Q. Will you review my application without my PCAT or MCAT score?
A.  No, only complete applications will be reviewed. Preliminary PCAT scores can be used if submitted within 24 hours of testing. Official PCAT scores must be submitted to PharmCAS using code 104.

Q. I took my PCAT several years ago, will you accept these scores?
A.  We will not accept PCAT scores older than three (3) years.

Q. Where can I find more information about the PCAT or MCAT?
A.  You can find out more information about the PCAT at the following website: http://www.pcatweb.info/ Learn more about the MCAT at https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-exam/prepare-mcat-exam/

Q. Can I submit my application before I take the PCAT or MCAT?
A.  Yes, however your application will be considered incomplete until your PCAT score is verified and posted by PharmCAS.

This page was last modified on March 18, 2020