Each year, we accept 60 students from a pool that has ranged as high as 1500 applicants. Competition can be affected by the size and composition of the applicant pool for a particular year.
No. Applicants are reviewed after the deadline and receive equal consideration.
No. All students enter our program at the first-year level. No student in advanced standing or transfer students from other schools of pharmacy will be accepted. All students will enter at the first year level.
No. We do not offer tours of our school. Information on a tour of UCSD.
A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required for application. In addition, a minimum average GPA of 3.0 is needed for each category of required science courses (Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology and Physics).
Yes. Starting with the class entering in the fall of 2011, a BS or BA degree is required by the time of matriculation.
No. We do not require any standardized test.
No. We do not require any standardized tests.
Applications are only completed on-line and are available each June 1st. We currently use the PharmCAS application service, at pharmcas.org. Our supplemental application is available at: http://pharmacy.ucsd.edu/application08/login.asp
No, we do not have a process in place for early admission decisions.
No, we accept applications for only the fall quarter each year.
No. All applications are reviewed after the November 1st. deadline. It is important, however, for applicants to understand that it may take 4-6 weeks for PharmCAS to process an application. If we do not have your application by the time the decision is made to offer interviews, usually the 3rd week of December, we cannot act on it. Therefore, you should plan on getting your application completed as early as possible.
Once you complete your application through PharmCAS, you should check the website frequently to determine if they have any questions concerning your application. Respond rapidly to any questions that may arise as unresolved questions will significantly delay processing of your application. Once completed, your application will be forwarded to us electronically.
November 1st, unless it falls on a weekend, then the deadline is the first weekday following November 1st.
We try to notify every applicant by the end of December. Please do not call our office to check on your status. This hinders the process and delays notification for all applicants. Be patient and wait to hear from us.
No. We receive applications from many more individuals than we are able to interview. We are only able to interview 280-300 applicants.
Our office grants permission to reschedule an interview only for the following 4 reasons: 1. medical emergency or illness 2. conflict with religious observances 3. conflict with a professional exam 4. conflict with a college course examination. Additional details are provided with your interview invitation notice.
You should bring a photo ID and a pen to write your interview.
Extenuating circumstances beyond your control will be considered, but if you fail to appear at your assigned interview day and time, your application will most likely be canceled.
We try to notify all applicants by the end of the second week of March.
Financial issues, personal issues, or medical issues sometimes prevent an applicant from accepting an offer. Every year some applicants are also administratively canceled. This could be for failing a prerequisite, not completing all the prerequisites, or not submitting documents or other verification materials required by the University.
Please do not contact the office to ask this question. We will contact you immediately if we are able to offer you a place in the entering class.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how many accepted applicants will decline their admission offer or be canceled.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict when accepted applicants will decline our offer or be canceled. The waiting list remains open until the first day of classes. If your name is on the waiting list, but you are not offered admission by this day, your application will be formally denied via regular mail or e-mail.
Since the reasons for declining an admission offer or for being canceled are often related to personal or unexpected situations, it is impossible to predict the number of alternates that will be offered admission in any given year. However, our experience has been that some of the applicants each year are offered admission from the waiting list.
We immediately contact you by e-mail or telephone if we are going to make you an offer. Therefore, it is very important for you to keep us informed of any changes in your contact information. If we cannot reach you by telephone or e-mail, or if you do not reply within the allotted timeframe, we assume you are no longer interested in attending UCSD.
Only if you feel an error has occurred. Unfortunately, because of our small class size and large applicant pool, most applicants receive denials. We can only accept 60 students each year.
Yes. You will have to submit a new application through PharmCAS as well as a new Supplemental Application. We do not save records from previous years so you will need to submit your application as a new applicant.