Admissions

Checklist For Application Process

ITEMS SUBMITTED TO PharmCAS:

  • PharmCAS Application - www.pharmcas.org 
  • Academic Reference - Completed by a college level math or science professor who has taught you in class. If your school provides recommendations by committee, this is preferred.
  • Non-Academic Reference - Pharmacist preferred but may be from anyone who has supervised you in a work setting. (If you are re-applying, references are kept for one (1) year. However, at least one new reference is required. You may choose which reference you wish to replace.)
  • PCAT Score - PCAT Registration (PCAT score code 104). Official scores must be sent directly to PharmCAS. Do not have scores sent to McWhorter School of Pharmacy or Samford University.
  • Transcripts - An official transcript must be sent directly to PharmCAS from each school you have attended. Please print and use the PharmCAS transcript request form.
  • Academic Update - At the end of the fall term, go to your online application at www.pharmcas.org and update your profile with your new fall grades. Once you have updated your online profile, click the e-submit button to send your new grades to PharmCAS for verification. you also must request that an updated copy of your official transcript, with fall grades posted, be sent directly to PharmCAS. Please print and use the PharmCAS transcript request form.

ITEMS SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO McWHORTER SCHOOL OF PHARMACY:

  • Supplemental Application - www.applyweb.com/apply/samfordp 
  • Unofficial copy of an ACT/SAT score - This is to verify the score reported on the Supplemental Application (see applicaiton for waivers). The pharmacy admission office does not receive transcripts sent to PharmCAS, nor does PharmCAS report ACT/SAT scores. Photocopies are acceptable and may be mailed directly to:
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy
    Office of Admission
    Samford University
    800 Lakeshore Dr.
    Birmingham, Al 35229
    Faxed copies of ACT/SAT scores are acceptable and may be sent to 205-726-4141.

  • National Pharmacy Technician Certification (optional) - If you have a National Pharmacy Technician Certification {PTCB}, please mail a copy of your certificate to:
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy
    Office of Admission
    Samford University
    800 Lakeshore Dr.
    Birmingham, Al 35229
    Faxed copies of PTCB certificate/license are acceptable and may be sent to 205-726-4141.

Please note: It is your responsibility to follow up with the McWhorter School of Pharmacy Office of Admission on items needed to complete your file.