College of Pharmacy

Glendale, AZ Campus

Application Process and Deadlines

College of Pharmacy-Glendale

Applicants must submit a completed PharmCAS application by the stated PharmCAS deadline.

  1. Early Decision PharmCAS Application
    CPG participates in the "Early Decision" program through PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that CPG is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one pharmacy degree program. The Early Decision PharmCAS application deadline is September 4, 2018. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts, PCAT Scores and application fee by September 1st. If your application, transcripts, scores or fee arrive after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status to regular status. As an Early Decision applicant, you may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions. If, however, you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant, you may apply to other PharmCAS institutions for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee schedule to determine the cost to apply to each additional program. CPG will hold Early Decision interviews in September and October and will make admission decisions on early decision applicants by October 19, 2018.

    Regular Decision PharmCAS Application
    Applicants must apply via the online PharmCAS application (www.pharmcas.org) which is available usually in June of the academic year preceding the year in which applicants plan to matriculate. Please refer to the PharmCAS application instructions for specific details about completing PharmCAS applications, required documents, and processing time. Applicants who have taken coursework or earned degrees from foreign institutions must also submit to PharmCAS an evaluation of their transcripts from an approved foreign transcript evaluation service (see International Applicants).

    The deadline for submitting the PharmCAS application is March 1st. In addition to the online application and application fee, applicants are strongly encouraged to forward official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to PharmCAS by the March 1st date. PharmCAS will not consider applications complete and will not begin the verification process until all official transcripts have been received.

    Due to the large number of applications and the limited number of seats available, students are encouraged to complete their PharmCAS applications early in the cycle. CPG will consider completed applications on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled.

  2. Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
    Direct submission of scores from the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) to the Pharmacy College Appliction Service (PharmCAS) using PCAT code 104 (PharmCAS).

    • Applicants currently applying to another college within Midwestern University may have scores from the MCAT, DAT, or OAT transferred.
    • Current MWU students wishing to apply to the College of Pharmacy may have scores from the MCAT, DAT, or OAT transferred.
    • Applicants currently applying to another college within Midwestern University may have their application transferred directly to the College of Pharmacy without applying through PharmCAS.

    CPG will only accept PCAT scores received directly from PharmCAS (see Admission Requirements for more details). PCAT scores sent directly to the Office of Admissions will not be accepted. This exam is offered by Pearson Assessment, 800/622-3231 or www.pcatweb.info. The exam is typically offered four times per year. Only test scores earned no more than 5 years prior to the planned enrollment year are accepted.

    Please Note: It is highly recommended that applicants take the July, September, October or November PCAT exam in the year prior to their planned matriculation. Please check with Pearson Assessment for more details regarding the exam dates.

  3. Letters of Recommendation
    Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from two professionals directly to PharmCAS. CPG will only accept letters received directly from PharmCAS. It is preferred that one letter be written by a college professor who has actually taught the applicant or a prehealth advisory committee, science professor, or health professional who knows the applicant well. Please refer to the PharmCAS application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation. The deadline for submission of the letters of recommendation is March 1st.

  4. Completed Applications
    All application materials, including the PharmCAS application, verification of transcripts by PharmCAS, PCAT scores (as reported to PharmCAS), and two letters of recommendation (submitted to PharmCAS),  must be received by the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline date of March 1st to be reviewed for potential entrance into the College.

    Please Note: Applicants are responsible for tracking the receipt of their application materials and verifying the status of their applications on the University website. The Office of Admissions will send qualified applicants instructions for creating an account. Applicants must create and utilize their account to track and check their application status online. Applicants are also responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in their mailing address or e-mail address:

    Midwestern University
    Office of Admissions
    19555 North 59th Avenue
    Glendale, AZ 85308
    623/572-3215 or 888/247-9277
    admissaz@midwestern.edu