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All applicants are required to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) in order to be considered for admission. It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges of pharmacy. The PCAT consists of approximately 240 multiple-choice questions and two writing topics, and candidates are given four hours to complete the test. For further information about the PCAT including test dates, location, and registration, please visit www.pcatweb.info
Registration deadlines are approximately 6 weeks in advance of the test date, and locations fill up quickly!! To register, contact PCAT at: www.pcatweb.info
Pearson sends PCAT results directly to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, using code #0276. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that these results are received by April 1, 2013. If more than one PCAT score report is received for an applicant, only the most recent scores will be used. The test must be written within the two years prior to an application for admission; therefore, tests taken prior to March 2011 are not valid for 2013 admission.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not begin to match the supporting documents, i.e. PCAT scores AND reference forms, to the application, until after the application deadline. Your status may show “not received” until then. It will take us a couple of months to work through the documents to match and update everyone’s file. Also, as stated on our online application webpage at: https://secure.dentistry.ubc.ca/pharmacy/application/instructions.asp: “ After you have submitted your application you will be able to view a checklist of your supporting documents that have been received. The checklist will be updated by March 15th.” If you have written a PCAT test, prior to January 2013 we should have the test result in our file.
If for any reason we do not have your PCAT score or missing your reference form we will notify you immediately.