Early Decision Application Track
OU participates in the PharmCAS early decision program. This program allows you to select one PharmCAS school for application. The early decision process allows applicants to know by October 20 of the school’s decision. See the PharmCAS instructions on their website for full details. The deadline for early decision applications is September 5, 2017.
Students applying for the early decision track should be aware of the following:
- The application must be complete by September 5. This includes the PharmCAS application, supplemental application, PCAT scores, and two letters of reference.
- The latest an applicant can take the PCAT to be considered for early decision are the September 2017 dates. If an applicant is taking the September PCAT then unofficial scores must be submitted to email@example.com no later than Monday, September 11.
- Early decision interviews are typically conducted in early October. An interview is not guaranteed simply by selecting to apply to the early decision program. If you are not invited for an interview, your application will be rolled over to the regular decision applicant pool and any new information received throughout the cycle will be considered for a possible interview. If you interview for the early decision track and are denied, then you must re-apply for the next admission cycle. You may not interview twice in one application year.
- If you are accepted as an early decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer.
Regular Decision Application Track
Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program is on a competitive basis. For admission to Fall 2018, the PharmCAS application, two letters of reference and PCAT scores must be submitted by March 1, 2018. The College of Pharmacy supplemental application must be submitted by April 1, 2018. Applicants should successfully complete all required pre-pharmacy courses and provide the college with an official transcript showing spring course grades by June 1, 2018.
Regular admission interviews are typically conducted February-April of the application year therefore it is highly recommended that applicants apply earlier than the deadline to receive full consideration for all interview positions. The college employs a rolling admissions process which means that positions are filled as we interview.
Failure to meet deadlines or to submit any of the required application materials will constitute a late or incomplete application and will not be considered for admission.
- It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure s/he meets all admissions requirements and follows all application and admissions procedures to ensure full consideration of the application.
- All applicants are required to adhere to application deadlines, requests for interviews, admission offer deadlines, transcript deadlines, orientation and enrollment deadlines and to respond promptly to any inquiries or requests for additional information as directed.
- Additionally, applicants are expected throughout the process to demonstrate the professionalism expected of one who aspires to be a pharmacist, not only by following deadlines, promptly responding to inquiries or requests and informing the Office of Pharmacy Student Affairs of any changes to their application or admission status, but also in all communications with PharmCAS, fellow applicants, Pharmacy Student Affairs or the college in general. Applicants should carefully review and adhere to the Applicant’s Code of Conduct available on the PharmCAS website.
- The college will publish and follow application procedures and admissions requirements.
- The college will regularly communicate with all applicants regarding the admission process.
- Recognizing the stressful nature of a competitive admissions process, college staff, faculty and students will exhibit professional behavior in dealing with all applicants and will treat them with respect, integrity and dignity.
- All completed applications will be reviewed for possible interviews.
- The college will extend offers of admission in a timely and fair manner and will strive to inform all applicants of admissions decisions as quickly as is possible while maintaining a fair process that balances both the needs of applicants and the college.