Once a completed application has been received by the School of Pharmacy, our admissions committee chooses a pool of applicants to continue to an in-person interview in January, February, and March (October for Early Decision applicants).
Students who have an immediate family member who is an alumnus of the school are guaranteed an interview by the admissions committee. When a decision has been made regarding your interview, you will receive an e-mail from our admissions office.
Applicants who decide to cancel an interview, must do so one business day prior to the scheduled interview. Cancellation notice must be reported to the school by 12:00PM EST on the business day prior to the interview. Business days are considered Monday through Friday. If you cancel an interview with less than one business day notice (late cancellation) or fail to show up for an interview (no-show), the school can choose to report this unprofessional behavior in the PharmCAS system to share with all other schools and colleges of pharmacy that you have or will apply to in this application cycle. Emergency situations are exempt from this policy.
On the day of your interview, you should dress in professional attire. You'll also need to bring a valid form of ID and a pen or pencil for your essay.
You will have three interviews: one with current students, one with a faculty member, and a group project with other applicants. There will also be a writing portion.
In preparation, you’ll want to ensure that you have the time, location, and directions to your interview in advance. Also, you’ll want to take potential traffic and finding a parking spot in consideration when planning your travel. Interviews will not be rescheduled for applicants that are late or miss their interview.
Getting To Our Campus
The campus has a campus map, but you may also want to get directions to these specific locations:
On-street parking is available, but can be very hard to come by.
During your interview, you will be evaluated on communication skills, maturity, motivation for pharmacy, and problem solving. Spend some time considering your answers for typical interview questions, visit our web site and learn about our philosophy of education, background of faculty members, and the mission and values of our school. Finally, stay abreast of current events and research in the field.
A FAFSA form is due by early March, however the earlier you can submit it, the better your loans may be. It opens for applying at the beginning of the calendar year.
Although your admission is not guaranteed at this point, completing these forms now means that your financial aid will not be delayed.