Regular Decision

Important Information about Regular Decision

Applicants choosing the Regular Decision option should be aware of the following:

  • Transcripts, PharmCAS and supplemental applications, and PharmCAS recommendation forms must be submitted by the Regular Decision application deadline written below (see Important Dates for Regular Decision).
  • The last Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) date accepted for the Regular Decision option is stated below under Important Dates for Regular Decision.
    • For more information about PCAT scores see Application Requirements below.

Minimum Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Pharm.D. program at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, Regular Decision applicants must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA, as determined by PharmCAS, of 2.75 or higher.
  • Complete all prerequisite coursework by Summer Session I in the year of matriculation.
  • Earn a composite PCAT score of 40 or higher and a PCAT writing score of 3.0 or greater.
  • Submit three PharmCAS recommendation forms.

For more information about these requirements, please see frequently asked questions.

Application Requirements

Regular Decision applicants must submit the following:

  • A complete PharmCAS Application.
    • Please see the PharmCAS website for instructions. 
  • A complete Supplemental Application.
  • The required, non-refundable Supplemental Application fee of $100 using Touch Net.
    • For assistance with Touch Net, please call the Office of Student Affairs at 361-221-0648.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended. This includes transcripts from international colleges and universities. Click here for more information.
    • Transcripts are sent directly to PharmCAS.  Please see instructions on the PharmCAS website.
  • Official PCAT scores.
    • PCAT scores are sent directly to PharmCAS (School Code: 104).
    • Important information about PCAT scores.
      • Subset scores are reviewed and are important, but only the composite score is considered for admission.
      • Please report the scores for all attempts.  The highest composite score is used when evaluating applications.  
      • PCAT scores more than 3 years old are not considered.
  • Three PharmCAS recommendation forms.
    • Two recommendations from college professors (math and science).
    • One recommendation from an employer, advisor, pharmacist, or college or university administrator (recommendation forms written by mentors or teaching assistants are not accepted).
    • Applicants who have not been enrolled in a degree program at a college or university for two years or more must submit three recommendation forms to PharmCAS from a combination of the following categories: professors (math and science), pharmacists, other health care professionals (e.g., medicine, nursing, dentistry), or current and previous employers. 
      • Please see the PharmCAS school page for additional information about who can submit recommendations.
    • Please follow the instructions on the PharmCAS website to submit recommendation forms.

International Applicants

Regular Decision 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.  If accepted, international applicants are reclassified as international students.

In addition to the above application materials, international applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A foreign credentials transcript evaluation for each international transcript must be sent directly to PharmCAS. Please 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

International applicants are encouraged to contact Ms. Deborah Zacher at zacher@tamhsc.edu to learn more about International Student Services and other requirements.  Additionally, please see frequently asked questions.

TOEFL 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 2 years old are not accepted.
    • F-1/J-1 students will be required to submit proof that they have met the university's English proficiency requirements. For more information please visit TAMU's Office of Admissions page.

Students (excluding F-1/J-1 students) who have completed at least 74 semester credit hours at an accredited U.S. university or college will not be required to submit passing TOEFL scores.

Important Dates for Regular Decision

  • Regular Decision application opens: July 18, 2017
  • Regular Decision application deadline: TBA
  • Last PCAT accepted:
    • September 8, 2017 for October 5-6, 2017 interviews*
    • October 31, 2017 for November 9-10, 2017 interviews*
    • November 3, 2017 for remaining interview dates                                                                                                                              *Please submit preliminary PCAT scores within 24 hours of taking exam to cop-admissions@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu
  • Regular Decision admission decision: Beginning in February and continues until the class is filled. 

 Interview dates:

  • Complete and verified applications submitted by September 5, 2017
    • Thursday, October 5, 2017
    • Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Complete and verified applications submitted by October 5, 2017
    • Thursday, November 9, 2017
    • Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Complete and verified applications submitted by November 1, 2017
    • Thursday, January 18, 2018
    • Friday, January 19, 2018
    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • Friday, January 26, 2018
    • Thursday, February 1, 2018
    • Friday, February 2, 2018

 *To be considered for interviews, students must submit PCAT scores, supplemental application and supplemental application fee. 

Regular Decision applicants are encouraged to complete their Regular Decision application as early as possible and to take the PCAT during the July testing window.