Do you have what it takes to become an outstanding pharmacist?
The School of Pharmacy will consider for admission those applicants who display the academic and professional promise necessary to become outstanding members of the pharmacy profession. The admissions process is highly selective.
All applicants must complete a two-part application process:
- Part I: Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS)
- Part II: School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application
Summary of Deadlines
|Early Decision||Regular Decision|
|PharmCAS Application||September 5, 2017*||March 1, 2018|
|Supplemental Application||October 1, 2017||April 1, 2018|
|Letters of Reference||September 5, 2017||March 1, 2018|
|PCAT Exam Scores||October 1, 2017||March 1, 2018|
* PharmCAS must receive the application, fee and all transcripts by this deadline. PharmCAS will move applicants to the regular admission category if all materials and fees are not received by the deadline.
Early decision is a binding option for applicants who have decided that Notre Dame of Maryland University is their first choice pharmacy school and will enroll in the program if accepted. ThePharmCAS application, fees and all transcripts must be received by PharmCAS by the above deadline, and all supplemental applications must be received by the School of Pharmacy by the supplemental deadline listed above for early decision applicants to be considered.
Visit PharmCAS for detailed information regarding the early decision process.
For applicants seeking regular admission for Fall 2018, submit the PharmCAS application and Supplemental Application by the deadlines above. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an on-campus interview.
Evaluation of completed applications (PharmCAS and Supplemental applications) will begin in August 2017 and continue until all seats in the class are filled for regular admission.
This initial evaluation will determine which applicants are eligible for an on-campus interview; a final evaluation will determine which applicants are eligible for acceptance.
Given the competitive admissions environment, multiple criteria are used to select the most qualified candidates. Grade point averages, PCAT scores, letters of reference, professional preparedness and motivation, personal qualities, communication skills, ability to be a team player and decision making will all be considered when reviewing an applicant’s file.
Acceptance Notification for Early Decision Applicants
Early decision applicants will be notified by October 23, 2017. Those who are not accepted will be automatically reconsidered for regular admission.
Tuition and Fees 2016–17
Consolidation Fee: $2,000
For more information, contact Larry Shattuck, director of admissions for the School of Pharmacy: