School of Pharmacy

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Pre-Pharmacy

UM’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences curriculum fosters mastery of the knowledge and skills needed for admission in today’s Pharm.D. programs. To enroll in pre-pharmacy courses at UM, you must submit an undergraduate application to UM and an online supplemental application to the UM School of Pharmacy.

Pre-pharmacy: For high school seniors and others desiring to complete their pre-pharmacy courses at UM

  • Apply to the University of Mississippi
  • Go to the UM Admissions page
  • Select Apply Now
  • Select Undergraduate Application
  • Select pre-pharmacy as your major

Professional Program: Early Entry

High school seniors can be admitted into the School of Pharmacy through UM’s Early Entry Program with a preferred composite ACT score of 25 (required Math subscore 25) and a qualifying admission score of 65 or higher (ACT + 10 x GPA). If a student does not meet the minimum ACT Math subscore, they may take prerequisite courses for biology and chemistry in order to enroll.

Those selected for the program are eligible for scholarships unavailable to other students and may avoid the competitive selection process for regular entry admission. To be considered for early entry, you must submit an undergraduate application to UM and an online supplemental application to the UM School of Pharmacy.

Early Entry: For high school seniors only.

  1. Apply to the University of Mississippi
    • Go to the UM Admissions page
    • Select Apply Now
    • Select Undergraduate Application
    • Select B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences as your major
  2. After completing the UM application and submitting the application fee, select Special Programs & Scholarship Application
    • Select I want to sign in using my admissions application number and date of birth
    • Select Pharmacy
    • Select the Pharmacy tab to access the Supplemental Application
    • Complete the Supplemental Application and submit
  3. To be considered for Early Entry into the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program, qualified students must submit the UM Special Programs and Scholarship Application (in addition to the online University of Mississippi application) by January 5. The application is available at http://www.olemiss.edu/applynow/supplemental.html.In addition, a nonrefundable $60 application fee must be received by January 5. An official transcript should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. When applying to the university, applicants should indicate their major as B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences under the School of Pharmacy listing. Applicants will be invited to attend an Early Entry Applicant Day at which attendance is mandatory. Final decisions regarding admission to the Early Entry Program will be communicated no later than May 1.

Professional Program: Regular Entry

If you are completing your pre-pharmacy courses this year, you may apply for regular-entry admission to the UM School of Pharmacy’s professional degree program (B.S.P.S./Pharm.D). A scaled composite PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) score of 395 and a 2.75 GPA on required pre-pharmacy courses is preferred. Please note that we require PCAT scores from the current testing cycle. Regular entry applications must be submitted online via the Pharmacy College Application Service by March 1 for admission the following August.

PharmD Early Decision Application Process

The Early Decision Program is encouraged if the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is the applicant’s first choice and the applicant intends to enroll if accepted. The Early Decision option allows for application to only one pharmacy degree program/institution during the current cycle. However, if the applicant is deferred to regular applicant status, the application will roll in to the institution’s regular admissions cycle and the applicant may then apply to additional pharmacy programs for an additional fee. For further information regarding the Early Decision Program, visit www.pharmcas.org/applicants/edp.htm.

Students are encouraged to submit their Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) application between July and September before interviews commence.

Early Decision applicants must submit the PharmCAS application by September 5, 2017. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials are received by PharmCAS by the September 5 deadline. Failure to do so will result in an automatic change to regular applicant status. PharmCAS requires 4 to 6 weeks for verification purposes before an application is forwarded to individual colleges of pharmacy. Applications that are not verified by PharmCAS will not be released and will not be considered for admission. Applicants should access PharmCAS regularly to ensure that all materials have been received.

A minimum composite scaled score of 395 on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), taken during the current testing cycle, is preferred, in addition to a 3.0 on the PCAT Writing Test.

Early Decision applicants must also submit the online UM Special Programs and Scholarship Application and $85 application fee by September 5, 2017.

Competitive applicants will be invited to interviews via email approximately 2 weeks in advance. Early Decision Interviews will be held in September. Applicants can expect to spend approximately 5 hours on campus for the interview process. Any remaining seats may be filled by regular admissions applicants. As per our rolling admissions process, we will continue filling seats after interviews in October, February, and March.

PharmCAS institutions will announce early decisions as soon as possible, but no later than October 20th. Students may be notified of regular admission decisions via email within several weeks or several months after their interview date, given the rolling admissions process. All students admitted will be provisionally admitted until they have met several requirements (Criminal Background Check, Final Transcript Submission, Coursework Completion, etc.). All applicants will be notified by May of their admissions status. Upon notification of admission to the program, a $500 nonrefundable seat deposit will be required to hold the applicant’s seat in the program. Upon matriculation to the program, the seat deposit will be applied to the first semester fees.

Applicants may contact the Office of Student Services (Oxford) with questions regarding their application status or application competitiveness (pharmstuservices@olemiss.edu).

Regular Admissions Application Process

Regular Admissions Applicants are encouraged to apply July through September with a final deadline of March 1. Per our rolling admissions policy, applicants are interviewed and admissions decisions are made on a continual basis from October until the class is filled. If not immediately accepted, applications will roll over to the next round of committee reviews. Early application ensures that the applicant’s file will receive multiple reviews by the Scholastic Standards Committee. Seats will fill quickly, so early application is strongly encouraged.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials are received by PharmCAS well before the March 1 deadline. PharmCAS requires 4 to 6 weeks for verification purposes before an application is forwarded to individual colleges of pharmacy. Applications that are not verified by PharmCAS will not be released and will not be considered for admission. Applicants should access PharmCAS regularly to ensure that all materials have been received. Students are encouraged to complete the PharmCAS Academic Update Window in early December to be considered for spring interviews.

A minimum composite scaled score of 395 on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), taken during the current testing cycle, is preferred, in addition to a 3.0 on the PCAT Writing Test. Regular Admissions applicants must also submit the $85 application fee by March 1.

Competitive applicants will be invited to interviews via email approximately 2 weeks in advance. Regular Admissions Interviews will be conducted in a continuous fashion from October to March. The rolling admission process will utilize the criteria established by the Scholastic Standards Committee with the Committee working throughout the year to process applications in an expedited manner.

The admissions review process occurs approximately every four weeks, and applicants will be notified as the committee reviews each application. All applicants will be notified of their admissions status no later than April 1st. Upon notification of admission to the program, a $500 nonrefundable seat deposit will be required to hold the applicant’s seat in the program. Upon matriculation to the program, the seat deposit will be applied to the first semester fees. Applicants may contact the Office of Student Services (Oxford) with questions regarding their application status or application competitiveness (pharmstuservices@olemiss.edu).

Candidates eligible for admission may be extended an offer at various times during an admission cycle. Students may be notified of regular admission decisions via email within several weeks or several months after their interview date, given the rolling admissions process. All students considered for admission will be provisionally admitted until they have met several requirements (Criminal Background Check, Final Transcript Submission, Coursework Completion, etc.)

Completion of the minimum requirements will not ensure admission into the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. Decisions regarding admissions to the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program will be based on holistic review and policies established by the faculty. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens who are either residents of Mississippi or who are non-Mississippi students who completed all of their required pre-pharmacy work at The University of Mississippi. Applications from outstanding students who are U.S. citizens, but nonresidents of Mississippi, who completed their pre-pharmacy course work at schools other than The University of Mississippi, will be given consideration for admission.