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FAQs for Applicants

When is the admission application deadline?

The Application deadline varies depending on the admissions process you choose:

Early Decision deadline 

Regular Decision deadline

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What are the International Student requirements?

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 Cheyloh Brodnax-Flanagan at brodnax58@tamu.edu to learn more about International Student Services and other requirements.

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What are the TOEFL Requirements for International Students?

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

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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?

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

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Is a bachelor’s degree required?

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

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When should the PCAT be taken?

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. 

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What PCAT score is required for admission?

To be considered for admission students must earn a preferred composite PCAT score of 40 or higher and a preferred PCAT writing score of 3.0 or greater. Official PCAT scores should be sent to PharmCAS (School Code: 104)

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What GPA is required for admission?

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. 

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How is my GPA calculated for repeated courses?

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. 

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What major field of study will prepare me for pharmacy school?

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.

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What courses should I take?

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 all pre-pharmacy coursework. A C- is not accepted. Students can email College of Pharmacy Admissions to submit unofficial copies of their transcripts for a pre-evaluation. 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. 

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Will a bachelor's degree waive any of the required pre-pharmacy coursework?

No. All students must complete 74-75 semester credit hours of the required pre-pharmacy coursework.

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What if I earned AP, IB, CLEP, or Dual Credit?

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

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How will I know the status of my application?

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 email College of Pharmacy Admissions with any questions.

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Is an interview required for admission?

Yes, an interview is required. Interviews take place on our Kingsville campus and follow an MMI format.

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What is your campus selection process?

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.

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What scholarships are available for students?

Visit our Available Scholarships page. Please note the eligibility requirements. More information about scholarships will be sent to students beginning in the fall semester. 

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