The Application Process

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy provides a centralized application service called "PharmCAS" through which applicants may submit one initial application to apply to multiple pharmacy programs. PharmCAS is designed only for applicants to professional pharmacy degree (Pharm. D) programs.

Pharmacy schools vary in their requirements for letters of recommendation. Most pharmacy schools will require a minimum of two to three letters of recommendation; often sending more (if the school will allow) can strengthen your application. Purdue University requires a minimum of two letters of recommendation. You should check with other pharmacy schools regarding their guidelines on letters of recommendation.

For most pharmacy schools, you will be required to have your recommenders submit their recommendations directly through the PHARMCAS application system.