Congratulations on taking the next step! We look forward to receiving your application.

If you have a Baccalaureate degree in Pharmacy and you are interested in the International PharmD program, do not apply through PharmCAS. Please refer to the Doctor of Pharmacy-International (PharmD).

2020 Application Deadlines
Primary Application

Opens: PharmCAS opens July 18, 2019 (subject to change)

Early Decision Deadline: September 3, 2019

Regular Admissions Deadline: March 2, 2020 (11:59 P.M. EST)

Secondary Application (WesternU)

Opens: PharmCAS opens July 18, 2019 (subject to change)

Early Decision Deadline: September 3, 2019

Regular Admissions Deadline: March 2, 2020 (11:59 P.M. EST)

All application materials must be received on or before the deadline.

Application materials received after the deadline are considered late and may not be processed.

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Early Decision

WesternU-College of Pharmacy participates in the Early Decision (ED) process through PharmCAS. The Early Decision process is a binding option for applicants who have decided WesternU Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is their first choice. This is an opportunity for you to secure your seat in the class early. If accepted, you are obligated to accept the offer and will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions. If you are not accepted to WesternU through Early Decision, you can apply to other pharmacy schools through the regular PharmCAS admissions cycle.

The application deadline for Early Decision applicants is September 3, 2019. All application materials required by PharmCAS must arrive on or before the September 3rd deadline. In addition, WesternU supplemental application and all required documents must also be received on or before September 3, 2019. Admissions decisions will be made by October.

For detailed information on the Early Decision process, please visit the PharmCAS website.

Application Process

The first step is to submit your primary application to the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). It can take approximately 4-5 weeks for PharmCAS to process application materials and forward them to us. Submitting materials early will ensure timely processing and help avoid web congestion delays.

You may submit your secondary application online, then follow-up with the additional documentation outlined in the secondary application checklist below, by the application deadline. The first time you sign in, click “first time user account creation” below the login boxes and select the appropriate program application from the drop down menu then select “Fall 2020” for term of entry.

Please review the checklist carefully to ensure that you submit all required documents in the appropriate manner along with your secondary application. A final evaluation of your prerequisites will be completed upon receipt of your PharmCAS and secondary application.

PharmD Additional Interview Day

November 9, 2019

PharmD Interview Dates

Early Decision: October 5, 2019

Interview Dates

December 7, 2019

February 1, 2020

March 14, 2020

Next Steps

To give you peace of mind, we will e-mail you when both your primary and secondary applications are received. These acknowledgements do not confirm that we have all required application materials, only receipt of each application.

Should you be invited to interview, you can expect to hear from us one to three weeks prior to the interview date for which you are selected.The College of Pharmacy will conduct interviews and make admissions decisions throughout the admissions cycle, so complete your primary as soon as it’s available. Photo IDs are required on the day of interview.

We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the application process, so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help.