Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy accredited?
- When is the admission application deadline?
- What do I need to apply?
- What are the International Student requirements?
- What are the TOEFL Requirements for International Students?
- I’m a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, but I attended a university or college outside of the United States. Do I need to submit the transcript?
- Is a bachelor’s degree required?
- When should the PCAT be taken?
- What PCAT score is required for admission?
- How do I interpret my PCAT scores?
- What GPA is required for admission?
- How is my GPA calculated for repeated courses?
- What major field of study will prepare me for pharmacy school?
- What courses should I take?
- Will a bachelor's degree waive any of the required pre-pharmacy coursework?
- What if I earned AP, IB, CLEP, or Dual Credit?
- How will I know the status of my application?
- Is an interview required for admission?
- When are interview invites sent out?
- What is your campus selection process?
- What scholarships are available for students?
- How can I schedule a campus visit?
The Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy was reaffirmed “Full Accreditation” status by the ACPE Board for eight years beginning in January 2016.
The Application deadline varies depending on the admissions process you choose:
• A complete PharmCAS Application.
•A complete Supplemental Application.
•The required, nonrefundable Supplemental Application fee of $100 using Touch Net.
•Official transcript from each college or university sent directly to PharmCAS.
•PCAT score or scores. PCAT scores are sent directly to PharmCAS (School Code: 104). PCAT scores more than three years old are not considered for admission.
•Three PharmCAS recommendation forms. Prospective students should submit two recommendations from college professors (math and science), and one from an employer, adviser, or college or university administrator (mentor or teaching assistant recommendation forms are not accepted). Applicants who have been out of school for more than two years may submit three recommendation forms from a combination of the following categories: professors; pharmacists; other health care professionals (e.g., medicine, nursing, dentistry); or current and previous employers. See the PharmCAS school page for additional information regarding the types of professionals who may submit recommendations.
All applicants who are not a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident are classified as international applicants by Texas A&M University. See Early Decision or Regular Decision pages for more information.
International applicants are encouraged to contact Deborah Zacher to learn more about International Student Services and other requirements.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to earn a TOEFL score of 550 (213 computer based, 80 on the Internet based test) or higher.
Scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to PharmCAS (use code 8246).
TOEFL scores more than two years old are not accepted.
Students who have completed at least 74 semester credit hours at an accredited United States university or college are not required to submit passing TOEFL scores.
F-1/J-1 students will be required to submit proof that they have met the Texas A&M University’s English proficiency requirements.
Yes. All transcripts, including international transcripts, must be provided during the application process. A foreign credentials transcript evaluation for each international transcript must be sent directly to PharmCAS. See the list of acceptable credentialing agencies at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. An official copy of each international transcript (native language and certified English translation) describing all academic programs attempted must be sent directly to the Office of Student Affairs.
Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy:
ATTN: Office of Student Affairs
1010 West Avenue B
Kingsville, TX 78363
Students are not required to have a bachelor’s degree to be admitted to the pharmacy program. Students must complete 74-75 semester credit hours of pre-pharmacy coursework.
Applicants should take the exam early in the admissions process. Test are offered in January, July, September, October and November. Visit the PCAT website for testing dates.
To be considered for admission students must earn a composite PCAT score of 40 or higher and a PCAT writing score of 3.0 or greater. Official PCAT scores should be sent to PharmCAS (School Code: 104)
Our university requires a minimum composite score of 40. Your composite score can be found under the PR column of your preliminary scores.
To be considered for admission, students must have a cumulative GPA, as determined by PharmCAS, of 2.75 or higher and a GPA of 2.75 or higher in the required pre-pharmacy coursework.
We base our cumulative GPA calculations off of PharmCAS. PharmCAS averages the courses. If the repeated course is a pre-requisite, we will take the most recent grade.
There is no specific major a student must declare to apply for pharmacy school. However, we recommend students follow a biology or chemistry degree plan during their undergraduate studies. Refer to pre-pharmacy coursework for the specific courses needed.
Students are required to complete 74-75 semester credit hours of pre-pharmacy coursework. For more information, visit our prerequisites page. Students must earn a C or better in the pre-pharmacy coursework. A C- is not accepted. Students can submit unofficial copies of their transcripts for a pre-evaluation can be submitted here. Prerequisite coursework completed five or more calendar years prior to applying must be retaken unless the applicant has earned a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.
No. All students must complete 74-75 semester credit hours of the required pre-pharmacy coursework.
Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Dual Credit are accepted if posted on your transcript from an accredited U.S. college or university. If you received college credit on a transcript for an AP or IB test subject, report the test credit as a course in the coursework section of the PharmCAS application. If not posted on your transcript, you may arrange for the testing agency to send those scores directly to the Rangel College of Pharmacy. Do not send to PharmCAS. This information should be sent to following address:
Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy
ATTN: Office of Student Affairs
1010 West Avenue B
Kingsville, TX 78363
Once we have received your verified PharmCAS application, supplemental application and application fees, we will begin corresponding with applicants through email. Prospective students are also encouraged to contact us with any questions.
Yes, an interview is required. Interviews take place on our Kingsville campus. For the Fall 2018 admissions cycle, a MMI format will be use. For specific dates visit:
Interview invites are typically sent out in early October for Early Decision. For Regular Decision, interview invites could be sent in late October for the November interview. All other inverview invites will be sent out before the Christmas holiday and could possibly be offered in January.
During Early and Regular Decision interviews, students fill out a campus preference form. The information provided by the student is used when making admission offers to both campuses.
Visit our Available Scholarships page. Please note the eligibility requirements. More information about scholarships will be sent to students beginning in the fall semester.
Information sessions are held at different times throughout the year. Sessions will be advertised on our website. If you are unable to attend an information session, a one-on-one session can be scheduled. Advisers are available to meet at the Kingsville campus only and can be scheduled Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Advisement and tours are not available at our College Station campus to prospective students.