Regular Entry Admissions

March 1 is the deadline for Regular Admissions applications, although applicants are encouraged to apply early from June to September. 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.

Beginning with the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, applicants are no longer required to take the PCAT for admissions purposes. However, to be considered for school-specific scholarships, students will need to take it, as this is a requirement for scholarships moving forward.

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 (see below) 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 May 1.

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy participates in the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines (CAG), also known as admissions traffic rules. Guidelines for applicants can be found on page 11 and 12 of the 2019-2020 PharmCAS School Manual. The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy requires a $200 holding deposit upon provisional admission prior to March 1. After March 1, a second seat deposit of $300 is required. 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.