TIPS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR CHANCES
FOR ADMISSION TO A
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
♦ Read the following information:
• University of Florida Doctor of Pharmacy program
information found at www.cop.ufl.edu
• AACP publication on pharmacy careers
♦ Go directly to the source! If you plan on applying to multiple
pharmacy schools, visit that program’s website to learn about
admission requirements and deadlines, and then contact an
Academic Advisor at that school if you have further questions.
♦ Don’t rely on rumors! Be cautious about taking the advice of
other students. Confirm all information before making any
♦ Research prospective colleges and request brochures and
catalog. However, most of this information is most likely on a
website for the college of pharmacy.
♦ Be familiar with the curriculum and history of each institution
you apply to.
♦ Be aware of all admission test preparation materials and
programs (PCAT review books, Kaplan Review).
♦ Be certain to fulfill all the academic prerequisites for
♦ Maximize your exposure to a variety of test preparation
materials for the PCAT and plan to review over a prolonged
period of time. Take your admission test preparation seriously
and start preparing early.
♦ Register to take the PCAT only when you are maximally
prepared to perform at your best. Completion of the general
chemistry and general biology course sequences as well as
Calculus is recommended.
♦ Take the initiative to make sure your professors know who
you are in every course you enroll in. They might be your
reference when submitting letters of recommendation.
♦ Make a habit of attending classes diligently and attempt to sit
in the first 7 rows.
♦ Study hard and learn as much as you can in all of your classes.
Earn high grades as a function of learning a lot.
♦ Maintain your commitment to studying hard even though the
course or professor may not be the most interesting or
enjoyable. Remember l