COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
 
 
 
Admissions Process
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STEP 1:

Complete XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements.pdf – Once most of the XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements have been completed, you are ready to begin the application process.  Although some of the pre-requisites can be missing at the time you are applying, ALL XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements MUST be completed prior to beginning the Pharm.D. Program. (click here for XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements page)

STEP 2:

The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is required to apply to the College of Pharmacy. The scores from the written component of the exam will be used during the selection process to assess written communication skills. The overall PCAT results are used to assess placement after admission.

PCAT registration and test date information can be found on the web at: http://pcatweb.info The College of Pharmacy has a two-year limit on PCAT scores.  Therefore, any score obtained from a test that was taken before January 2013 will not be accepted.  The last day to take the exam and still be considered for admission to the College of Pharmacy is November 7, 2014.

Pearson will supply the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores to PharmCAS. It is your responsibility to make certain that Pearson has sent your PCAT scores to PharmCAS, who will forward the results as part of your completed application.  

NOTE:  PCAT scores should be submitted using PharmCAS Code: 104
http://pcatweb.info candidate information booklet answers (90%) of the applicant questions.  If you do not have access to email you may use the physical address below.
Pearson
19500 Bulverde  Rd
San Antonio, TX 78259
1-800-622-3231 or 210-339-8710
Fax 1-888-211-8276 or 210-339-8711
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5:30 PM Central Time
Website link- http://www.pcatweb.info

 

STEP 3:

Complete PharmCAS application available at www.pharmcas.org.

Submit a College of Pharmacy Application through the centralized application system under PharmCAS.   PharmCAS’ WebAdMIT allows an applicant to upload an application, grade information, required recommendations,  statement of interest, PCAT scores, and TOEFEL scores (if applicable).  Application open in mid-July 2014.  Deadline to submit application through PharmCAS is November 3, 2014.  The application process is extensive, so allow ample time to complete it.  The PharmCAS application is available at www.pharmcas.org (click here to see Pre-Pharmacy Requirements) – [All applicants (with a degree) MUST complete the XUCOP Pre-Pharmacy Requirements and comply with the requirements for admission to Xavier University]

What is PharmCAS?

PharmCAS

is a centralized application service for schools and colleges of pharmacy.

PharmCAS is designed to:

  • Facilitate the pharmacy admissions process for applicants;
  • Provide pharmacy institutions with a comprehensive set of tools and services for processing, reviewing, and analyzing applications;
  • Promote the profession of pharmacy and Xavier University College of Pharmacy; and
  • House a rich database of applicant information

The PhamCAS application consists of the following:

  • All official college transcripts
  • PCAT Scores
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Three (3) from college/university level science or mathematics instructors

                   Or

  • Two (2) from college/university level science or mathematics instructors and  One (1) from a work or volunteer supervisor
  • Work and Volunteer Experience
  • Demographic Information

 

Benefits to PharmCAS Applicants
PharmCAS will simplify the process for applicants applying to the COP by:

  • Providing access to individual pharmacy school admission requirements in an easy to find and standardized format.
  • Supplying applicants with a comprehensive online checklist and instructions to help them more easily navigate through the application and admissions process.
  • Reducing or eliminating the need for duplicate application data, letters of recommendations, PCAT scores, and transcripts for those applying to more than one pharmacy institution.
  • Providing a real-time status tool so that applicants may check the status of their PharmCAS application, transcripts, test scores, and letters on-line at any time.
  • Allowing applicants to check the status of supplemental application materials sent directly to the XUCOP via an on-line status tool.
  • Providing one point of contact for customer support needs.
  • Facilitating the application fee payment process by allowing applicants to make online credit card payments over a secure Web site using a real-time payment system (VeriSign).  Money orders are also accepted by PharmCAS via the mail.

 

STEP 4:

XUCOP Supplemental Application
Upon completion of the PharmCAS application and satisfactorily meeting the GPA requirements, a link to the COP’s Supplemental Application will be sent to qualified applicants via email and MUST be returned within two weeks of receipt of the XUCOP Supplemental Application link. A $25 application fee is required

STEP 5:

On-Site Interview
Upon completion of the PharmCAS and XUCOP Supplemental Applications, the Admissions Committee will review completed applications and may extend an interview to qualified applicants.   If you are extended an interview, it is mandatory that the applicant make a personal appearance on campus. It is anticipated that interviews will begin in December and extend through March.  Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by email indicating the date and time their interview will take place at Xavier University College of Pharmacy. Applicants will be interviewed by two faculty members. The interview is designed to evaluate the applicants' interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills. An interview score is calculated and is utilized in making admission decisions. 
Applicants who satisfy the following minimum requirements will be considered for an interview:

  • Completion of the PharmCAS  and supplemental applications by the stated deadline
  • Submission of the required documents by the stated deadline
  • Pre-pharmacy grade point average of 2.75
  • Math-Science grade point average of 2.75

 

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee the applicant an interview with the College of Pharmacy.  If an applicant is granted an interview, the College of Pharmacy will contact the applicant by email and/or telephone to schedule an appointment.  Under no circumstances will an interview be conducted by telephone. 

Upon completion of the interview process, the applicants will be notified of their status via mail during the Spring 2014 semester.  There are three possible decisions:  acceptance, wait list, and denial.  Internal transfer applicants who are denied admission to the College of Pharmacy may reapply a second time. 
If the applicant is not successful on the second attempt, he/she must obtain a science-related degree before re-applying.
Applicants who have been accepted to the College of Pharmacy must submit a non-refundable deposit of $500.00.  The deposit is due two weeks after the acceptance letter has been mailed to the student.

 

Students meeting one or more of the following conditions will be automatically enrolled in the college’s Academic Enrichment Program (AEP):

  • Composite PCAT score below the 25th percentile
  • Math-Science GPA between 2.75 and 3.0
  • Pre-pharmacy GPA between 2.75 and 3.0
 
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