How To Apply
2020-2021 Application Timeline
- July 14, 2020: PharmCas Application Cycle Opens
- September 8, 2020: Deadline for Early Decision Applications
- Late September and Early October 2020: Interviews for Early Decision Applicants
- November 2020: Regular Interviews Begin
- February 1, 2021: Application Deadline
Students are encouraged to apply before the application deadline.
There are two applications you must complete to apply to the program:
*Early Decision Applicants: Use code ROSEMAN20 to waive your application fee.
The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
The PCAT is no longer required for admission but will be accepted for applicants who wish to submit their score.
Note: We will accept applications with coursework in progress. Five of the eight math and science prerequisites must be completed by the end of December for Regular Pool applicants. However, all ten prerequisites must be completed at the time of enrollment. You must submit an official transcript documenting the final grade earned in any prerequisite class that was in progress when you submitted your application. Please read through the application materials carefully. Any mistakes or omissions will result in a delay in processing your application.
The Admissions Office will contact selected applicants by phone or email to schedule an interview date and time. Therefore, it is essential that you notify the Admissions Office if you change your address, phone number, or e-mail address after you submit your application.
Applicant Code of Conduct Policy
The Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs reserves the right to adjust an applicant’s admissions status, disqualify an applicant from admissions consideration or rescind an offer of admission at Roseman should the applicant violate the PharmCAS Applicant Code of Conduct and/or demonstrate a lack of professionalism during the admissions process.
Academic Forgiveness Policy
An applicant can request that the Admissions Office use only your grades from the last five years to calculate overall and prerequisite grade point averages (GPAs).
Example: If you apply for Fall 2020, and request academic forgiveness (to request this, you must check the appropriate box on the Roseman application), grades before January 1, 2015 will not be included in the calculation of your overall and math and science prerequisite GPAs. Your credit hours are still valid and any degrees you have received will still be counted.
However, applicants making this request must have completed five of the eight math and science prerequisites by the end of December and all 10 required prerequisites, including English and Speech, within the last five years.
Student Selection Criteria
When the Admissions Office at the College of Pharmacy at Roseman University receives a complete application, they utilize the following criteria to determine which applicants are invited to interview:
- Overall GPA
- Science and Math prerequisite GPA
- PCAT score or Bachelor’s, Master’s, or other Doctoral level degrees
Note: Local residents of Nevada or Utah will be given additional preference in the admission selection process. Roseman University accepts applicants from all fifty states and abroad. Tuition and fees are the same for ALL students.
An applicant’s academic achievements will determine if they are invited to an on-campus interview. The College of Pharmacy typically interviews until April. Applicants are interviewed by a panel that consists of one faculty member and one student from the College of Pharmacy.
Through various questions, the panel assesses the applicant’s strengths and abilities in their:
- Understanding and motivation for pharmacy
- Working within a team
- Oral communication skills
Based on a comprehensive review of an applicant’s academic achievements and interview assessment, the Admissions Office, with the Dean’s final approval, will offer admission to the most competitive candidates. Offers of admission can be made through August. A waitlist may be maintained until the beginning of orientation. All admissions decisions are final.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Roseman College of Pharmacy seeks to admit a diverse student population with demonstrated academic competency and commitment to the profession of pharmacy. As such, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in any of our policies, practices, or procedures.
The Admissions Office will consider granting deferred admission in extenuating circumstances that would preclude an applicant from beginning classes at the start of the academic year. Requests for deferment will be considered on a case-by-case basis upon an admitted applicant’s written request.
An applicant who requests and is approved to defer admission is considered under obligation to enroll and attend the pharmacy program the following year. Applicants can only request to defer their offer of admission once and that deferral, if accepted, will only be valid for the next academic year.
Only applicants who accept an offer of admission and paid the tuition deposit will be considered for a deferral request. You will be required to sign an agreement contract certifying that you will not apply to, attend or hold a deferment at another College or School of Pharmacy. Violations of this contract will result in the deferment being revoked.
Deferral requests must be made no later than July 30, 2020.
For any questions please contact:
Lisa Stone, BS