Admission Application FAQs

  • Is the Apply Texas undergraduate transfer application required for Pharm.D. admissions?
    No.  Students applying to the UT Austin College of Pharmacy no longer have to submit an Apply Texas application.

  • Where can I find more information about the application process and requirements?
    Please visit and carefully read our application instructions on the College of Pharmacy site.

  • Where do I send my official transcripts?
    All applicants must submit all official transcripts to PharmCAS.  Please make sure to carefully read their transcript submission instructions as provided by this site and the “PharmCAS Application Instructions”.
    If we notify you of ACCEPTANCE into UT Austin College of Pharmacy, we will then direct you to submit your official transcript to us.  We will contact you with further instructions at that time.

  • Who should I ask to write my letters of recommendation?
    Ideally, your letters should be written by a pharmacist or supervisor (either work or academic) who knows you well. The Admissions Committee is looking for specific information that shows your passion for pharmacy, ability to be successful in a rigorous Pharm.D. program, etc. The letter should add a third dimension to the two-dimensional person that is portrayed by the other information you will submit to PharmCAS.

  • What should I include in my essay?
    Much like the letters of recommendation, the essay should demonstrate your passion for pharmacy. The essay should help the Admissions Committee learn more about you beyond your grades and PCAT scores. This is your opportunity to “sell” yourself.

  • Can I send my transcript in for review?
    No, the UT College of Pharmacy does not review transcripts. We recommend that you utilize the resources on our site and compare your transcript to our prerequisite requirements to see what requirements are still lacking.  Students attending a Texas institution can also utilize the ATE (Automated Transfer Equivalency) System. Generally, all science/math prerequisite courses should be for science or engineering majors. Business calculus will not fulfill our calculus requirement.  Nor will courses following allied health degree plans count for our biology, microbiology, and chemistry requirements. If you have a specific question about a specific course, then please email the Pharm.D. Admissions mailbox.