Early Decision:

  • Apply to School of Pharmacy via PharmCAS beginning in mid-July. Deadline for submission of PharmCAS application was September 5, 2017. 
  • Take Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) in either July or September. The July date is preferred. 
  • Interviews of qualified applicants take place late September and early October. Offers will be made by October 20.

Regular Decision:

  • Apply to School of Pharmacy via PharmCAS beginning in mid-July. Deadline for submission of PharmCAS application is March 1, 2018. 
  • Take Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) in either July, September or any available date through January. 
  • Interviews of qualified applicants take place November through March.

See below for more details on the admissions process.

Applications:

WVU School of Pharmacy employs a holistic admissions process that looks at overall GPA (OPGA), pre-requisite GPA (PPGA), PCAT scores, letters of recommendation, personal statement, personal interview, honors and awards, service, and employment. While there is no set GPA or PCAT scores, typically a PCAT at the 50th percentile or above and OPGA and PPGA’s of at least 3.0 are considered competitive.

All applications for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program must be submitted electronically via PharmCAS (http://www.PharmCAS.org). Applications for the Fall 2018 process began in mid-July.  

Prerequisite Course Requirements:

Prerequisite coursework must be completed at a U.S. or foreign accredited institution of higher education.

Testing Requirements:

All applicants must take the PCAT within five years of the admissions cycle. The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is required. To insure that test scores are received in time for consideration by the Committee on Admissions, applicants are advised to take the test during the summer or fall administrations of the exam. Applicants are encouraged to take the exam at one of the earliest test dates. PCAT scores are to be sent to PharmCAS (be sure to use PCAT code 104). A composite PCAT score above the 50th percentile is preferred. 

Letters of Recommendation:

Three (3) letters are required, two of which must be from faculty who have the ability to evaluate the candidate's academic abilities including written and oral communication skills, motivation, integrity, intellectual curiosity, empathy, problem solving and critical thinking skills at the collegiate level. The third recommendation letter may be from an instructor in any subject area, an academic advisor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Due to the PharmCAS limit of four LORs accepted from each applicant, the applicant may need to send additional LORs directly to WVU in order to meet WVU LOR requirements. Those applicants are required to send them to Jennifer Clutter at the address below by March 1, 2018, deadline.

WVU School of Pharmacy
Attn: LOR
1122E HSN
PO Box 9500
Morgantown, WV 26506-9500

  • REQUIRED:
  • At least two recommendations must come from a professor
  • RECOMMENDED: 
    • Employer
    • Faculty Adviser
    • Health Care Professional
    • Pharmacist
    • Pre-Health Adviser
    • Professor (Liberal Arts)
    • Professor (Math)
    • Professor (Science)
    • Supervisor
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Committee Letter
    • Composite Letter
  • NOT ACCEPTED: 
    • Clergy
    • Co-Worker
    • Family Member
    • Friend
    • Politician

Personal Interview:

Applicants deemed eligible by the Committee on Admissions will be scheduled for a personal interview. 

Post Interview Information:

Within two weeks after the interview, a candidate will receive an e-mail designating his/her assignment to one of three possible categories:

  • Provisional Admission - The applicant will be admitted into the class provided that any and all outstanding prerequisite coursework is completed satisfactorily by the conclusion of the spring semester. Also, the applicant must remain free of any violations of the Code of Conduct of the School of Pharmacy and West Virginia University or any law that would prevent his/her licensure as an intern. Applicants offered admission must send a non-refundable tuition deposit to hold their place in the class.
  • Deferred - A final decision will not be made on the applicant until all interviews are completed or all spring grades have been received.  
  • Denied - The candidate is not competitive for admission this cycle.

If a candidate is admitted, he/she must accept or decline the offer of admission electronically within the time period stated in the e-mail offering admission.

Questions? Contact:

Office of Student Services
WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
School of Pharmacy
1122 HSN
PO Box 9500
Morgantown, WV  26506-9500
Phone:  304-293-1894
Fax:  304-293-1447