Students are allowed to take the professional program courses only after they have been fully admitted to the UW School of Pharmacy. The pharmacy class size is limited 52 students per year and admission into the program is highly competitive. Students apply to the professional pharmacy program during the summer between their freshman and sophomore year. Applicants to the UW School of Pharmacy must use the PharmCAS application process and take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). Students enrolled in the Physiology BS-Pharm.D Program must meet with advisors from both the physiology and pharmacy departments.