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School of Pharmacy

College of Health Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions:

When is the application deadline?

When can I start applying for fall 2016?

Do you require the PCAT?

Do you accept the January PCAT?

Do you accept online coursework?

How do you get my PCAT scores?

What is your minimum GPA in order to apply?

I didn't submit my PCAT scores to PharmCAS when I tested. What do I do?

Do you require letters of recommendation? If so how many?

May I submit more than 2 letters?

Who can my letters be from?

Do you have a supplemental application?

My school does not offer the US and Wyoming Government class. What should I do?

How competitive is your program?

What are your tuition and fees?

How do I pay my seat fee?

What are your prerequisites?

Can I get a transcript review?

Do you have an age limit on coursework?

How do I apply to the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy?

 

When is the application deadline? - Top

The deadline for fall 2016 applications is March 1, 2016. We do not accept late applications.

When can I start applying for fall 2016? - Top

The PharmCAS application cycle for 2015-2016 is now open.

Do you require the PCAT? - Top

  Yes. All scores must be sent to PharmCAS using the PharmCAS-code 104.

Do you accept the January PCAT? - Top

  Yes, we do accept the January PCAT.

How do you get my PCAT scores? - Top

 We only accept PCAT scores submitted through PharmCAS using PharmCAS code 104.

Do you accept online coursework? - Top

We do not accept online coursework for prerequisites.

What is your minimum GPA in order to apply? - Top

A student must have 2.8 cumulative GPA in order to apply to the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, however in order to be a competitive applicant your GPA should be closer to 3.5.

I didn't submit my PCAT scores to PharmCAS when I tested. What do I do? - Top

Contact Pearson and have them send your scores to PharmCAS, there will probably be an additional fee.

Do you require letters of recommendation? If so how many? - Top

 Yes. We require two (2) letters of recommendation.

May I submit more than 2 letters? - Top

 Yes, you may submit up to four. 

Who can my letters be from? - Top

 Professors, employers or a Health Care Professional who can demonstrate knowledge of your academics and work ethic. 

Do you have a supplemental application? - Top

No. We only require the PharmCAS application. 

My school does not offer the US and Wyoming Government class. What should I do? - Top

You will take this class at UW; our only prerequisites are the science and math courses.

How competitive is your program? - Top

Our application ratio is 5 to 1, for every seat we have we have approximately 5 students competing for it.

What are your tuition and fees? - Top

Please see the UW Student Financial Aid website and click on the academic year for a comprehensive listing for Pharmacy.

How do I pay my seat fee? - Top

Students who have been accepted to the professional pharmacy program may pay their seat fee here.

What are your prerequisites? - Top

UW School of Pharmacy does not accept any online course work for prerequisites.

a. General Biology with lab

b. Animal Biology with lab

c. General Chemistry I & II with labs

d. Organic Chemistry I & II with labs

e. Human Anatomy with Lab

f. Human Systems Physiology with lab

g. Medical Microbiology with lab

h. Calculus

i. Fundamentals of Statistics

j. We require the PCAT

k. 2 letters of recommendation

Can I get a transcript review? - Top

The School of Pharmacy charges $40 for a transcript review. Please send a copy of your transcript, a check for $40.00 and a self-addressed envelope to:

Maria Bennett Transcript Review

UW School of Pharmacy

Dept 3375

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Do you have an age limit on coursework? - Top

No

How do I apply to the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy? - Top

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy only accepts applications through the centralized application service, the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).

The PharmCAS application cycle for 2015-2016 is now open. Deadline for applications to be submitted to PharmCAS is February 1, 2016.

It is the student's responsibility to check up on their application with PharmCAS and make sure it's sent to the University of Wyoming in a timely manner along with all materials including PCAT scores and updates on transcripts.

We require the Pharmacy College Admission Test or PCAT. It is the student's responsibility to check on their PCAT scores and make sure that PharmCAS receives them in a timely manner.

The student is required to obtain 2 letters of recommendation that come from a professor, employer, or a health care professional; we do not accept letters from family, friends or clergy.

All application material should be sent to PharmCAS, any material sent directly to the University of Wyoming, unless directly requested, will be disposed of.

We do not require a supplemental application. Students should note that all admissions correspondence including acceptance and denial letters will be through email.

For additional information contact:

Manager of Pharmacy Student Services
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3375
1000 E. University Ave 
Laramie, WY 82071

Email: mariav@uwyo.edu
Phone: (307) 766-6132
FAX: (307) 766-2953


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