Future Pharmacy Students

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Do you want to be a pharmacist? Review the information below and visit AACP's Pharmacy Is Right for Me website to learn more about pharmacy education and career pathways! Pharmacists help people live healthier, better lives.  A diverse and rewarding career with opportunities for patient care, scientific research, and innovation – Pharmacy might be right for you!

We are committed to helping all future pharmacy students find the right program to fit their needs.


Ready to apply? Explore resources regarding the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), Pharmacy School Admission Requirements, the Cooperative Admissions Guidelines, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)

This entrance exam is currently required by most of colleges and schools of pharmacy. Find more on program requirements, prep test opportunities, and registration information here.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Find resources on funding and scholarship opportunities available to future and current student pharmacists.

Background Checks and Drug Testing

Certain schools and colleges of pharmacy require background checks and drug testing as part of the admissions process.

International Students and Graduates

Non-U.S. Citizens and Pharmacy Graduates who wish to pursue pharmacy in the United States can find pertinent information on next steps.

Non Traditional Students

Pharmacists who previously earned a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in pharmacy can choose to pursue a Pharm.D. degree program.