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The Office of Professional and Student Affairs encourages prospective SIUE School of Pharmacy students to schedule an appointment with a School of Pharmacy advisor to review the student academic profile and discuss the application cycle and academic requirements.

Prospective applicants should begin the application process one year before your intended start date. The SIUE School of Pharmacy requires that applicants complete both the PharmCAS application and an SIUE supplemental application.

In order to begin the PharmCAS application, go to www.PharmCAS.org. Be sure to read the "Before You Apply" section. When completing the PharmCAS application, be sure to:

  • Send PCAT scores to PharmCAS; Code 104
  • Send all official college transcripts to PharmCAS
  • Send 2 letters of recommendation to PharmCAS

When you complete your PharmCAS application you will be required to list all completed courses, all courses in which you are currently enrolled, and all courses that you plan to take prior to beginning the Pharm.D. program. Remember, pre-pharmacy courses must be completed with a "C" or better before beginning the program and in order to be considered for admission to the professional program, the minimum cumulative, pre-pharmacy, and pre-pharmacy science and mathematics grade point averages are 2.75. Students will be required to have completed all pre-pharmacy courses in the spring term proceeding the intended start date. For example, students applying to enter the SOP in the fall of 2018 must complete all pre-pharmacy courses in the spring of 2018.

All students interested in applying to the SIUE School of Pharmacy must also complete the SIUE School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application. The Supplemental Application is usually available in mid-July.  It's availability coincides with the PharmCAS application window.

The application deadline for submission of the PharmCAS application and the SIUE Supplemental Application is February 1, 2018.

To assist you in the application process, the SIUE School of Pharmacy has prepared several instructional videos that you can view here.

Early Decision

Beginning with the fall 2018 application cycle for the Pharm.D. program, the SIUE School of Pharmacy will offer “Early Decision” (ED) status through PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular Pharm.D. program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one Pharm.D. program.

The Early Decision application deadline is September 5, 2017. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts and fee by September 5, 2017, AND submit the SIUE Supplemental Application and fee directly to SIUE by the deadline.  If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status to regular status.  Please refer to the SIUE Application Cycle for more information.

Admissions Decisions

You may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS Pharm.D. programs during the current admission cycle. If, however, you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant, you may apply to other Pharm.D. programs for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee schedule to determine the cost to apply to each additional program. Admission decisions on early decision applicants will be made no later than October 20, 2017.

On rare occasions, there may be extenuating circumstances that could affect an applicant’s ability to accept an Early Decision offer and/or enroll in a Pharm.D. program. Please contact us directly if a situation arises.

To schedule an appointment with an SIUE School of Pharmacy advisor or for general questions about the application process and admissions procedures contact the SIUE School of Pharmacy Office of Professional and Student Affairs at 618-650-5150 or pharmacy@siue.edu.

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