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Application Instructions for Doctor of Pharmacy Program

The Electronic Fall 2016 Supplemental Application will be available no later than July 15, 2015.

All students must apply through PharmCAS as well as complete the Pacific Supplemental Application. You may send in your supplemental application as soon as it is ready but we prefer for you to have at least started your PharmCAS application and have a PharmCAS ID number. You are not, however, required to wait until you submit your PharmCAS application.  All students are required to submit a supplemental application and you should not wait for Pacific to notify you that the supplemental is required.  There will be no extensions granted if you miss the deadline.  Please be sure to check the e-mail address you provide to PharmCAS often. We will use this as the main way to contact you throughout much of the review cycle. Links to the PharmCAS and the Pacific Supplemental Application are available here: click here.

Pacific will use your preferred address, phone number, and e-mail  provided to PharmCAS to contact you.  Please be sure to notify PharmCAS if any of your contact information has changed since it was reported.  Contact information changed on the Supplemental Application form does not change the information uploaded into our computer system from PharmCAS.

The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers "Early Decision" (ED) status through PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that Pacific's degree program is their first choice and they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant to Pacific, you can apply to our pharmacy degree program. The Early Decision application deadline is September 8, 2015. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts and fee by September 8th. If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status to regular status. You must also complete your supplemental application by September 8. You may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS degree programs. If, however, you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant, you may apply to other PharmCAS degree programs for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee schedule to determine the cost to apply to each additional program.

 Please know that Early Decision status is not the same as being considered in Tier 1 review.  If you would like to be considered for Tier 1, but do not wish to be considered as an Early Decision candidate, please DO NOT APPLY as an Early Decision Candidate.  If your file is complete and meets the September 8st deadline, but you did not indicate early decision status on your PharmCAS application, you will be reviewed for Tier 1 regular admission. 

The PharmCAS and Pacific Supplemental Application Deadline date is December 1, 2015.  More information including Tier Deadlines can be found on the Pharm deadlines page:  Click here.

Re-applicants are required to submit new paperwork, including all PharmCAS and Supplemental documents.  The only exception to this is for students who have submitted international transcripts and an official ECE evaluation.  Pacific will keep these documents for at least one year and you are not required to re-send if we have them on file. You are required to re-send transcripts, recommendation rating forms, new fees, essays, etc.

Pacific uses the date your items were received at PharmCAS and postmarked to Pacific to determine if your application was completed on time. Students will not be penalized for the processing time required by PharmCAS or Pacific.


Frequently asked questions regarding the supplemental application:

Question: Can I send all the parts of the supplemental application to Pacific online?

 Answer: In most cases yes, but please read below for additional items that are required on a case by case basis.

Question:  What address should I use to send in additional information that is required.

Answer:  Please send to:

Office of Admission - Pharmacy Processing
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Application Instructions Listed Below:

Students should send the following items directly to PharmCAS
(PharmCAS Application):

Regular Mail: Express/Overnight:
P.O. Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02471
PharmCAS - Liason International
311 Arsenal Street, Suite 15
Watertown, MA 02472


  1. The PharmCAS web-based application form including essay
  2. *Official U.S. transcripts from all accredited schools attended. Please send transcripts through Spring 2014. Summer session and fall grades will need to be updated through PharmCAS during the academic update period in December.  Do not wait to apply and do not neglect to send what is available due to summer session enrollment. DO NOT SEND A COPY OF YOUR U.S. Accredited transcripts to Pacific. Summer session and fall grade updates should be sent to PharmCAS.
  3. TOEFL scores (if applicable) Minimum scores: Paper: 550; Computer: 213; Internet: 80. Please send scores to PharmCAS: Agency Code 8246.
  4. PharmCAS application fee and an incremental fee for each additional pharmacy school selected.
  5. Two recommendations (PharmCAS electronic or paper copy) from a licensed pharmacist who is not a relative and an academic recommender from a school you have attended within the last three years. If you have not enrolled in ANY school within the last three years, you may submit a recommendation from your supervisor in place of the academic form. IMPORTANT! In all cases, the recommendation must be on the PharmCAS rating form. Please note PharmCAS will not accept more than four recommendations. Please be sure that you submit appropriate recommendations to fulfill our requirement. There are no exceptions; you must provide, on the PharmCAS rating forms, a recommendation from a pharmacist and an academic professor (supervisor if you have not enrolled in school for more than 3 years.) If you are using a letter service, you may have the service send the letters to PharmCAS; however, you must also have the two required PharmCAS rating forms in order to meet our requirement. If you need to have a form sent directly to Pacific, please contact: to discuss your situation.



PharmCAS only provides college codes for U.S. institutions recognized by one or more of the following accreditation agencies:

Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA)

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA)

Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NWCCU)

Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS)

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)

If you attended an institution that is not recognized by one of these agencies, do NOT enter the institution on your PharmCAS application and do NOT submit its transcript to PharmCAS. If you list courses from a non-regionally accredited institution, PharmCAS will delete them from your application.

Transcripts from non-regionally accredited institutions should be sent directly to Pacific:

Office of Admission - Pharmacy Processing
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211


Items sent directly to Pacific
(Supplemental Application Information):

Pacific will use your preferred address, phone number, and e-mail provided to PharmCAS to contact you. Please be sure to notify PharmCAS if any of your contact information has changed since it was reported. Contact information changed on the Supplemental Application form does not change the information uploaded into our computer system from PharmCAS.

Regular Mail or Express/Overnight Mail:
Office of Admission
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Knoles Hall- Pharmacy Processing
Stockton, CA 95211

  1. Supplemental application (This form is down loadable here. )
  2. $60.00 application fee (Students filing an electronic supplemental application will be required to submit the fee online. Students filing a paper copy must pay by check. Pacific does not have a fee waiver for the supplemental application. Make check payable to: University of the Pacific. Please list the applicant's name and date of birth on the check.)
  3. Supplemental Essay (The supplemental essay is submitted as part of the online application)
  4. Supplemental Educational Background Chartcompleted in full. This chart must account for each year since graduating high school. Please see the sample form and instructions available on our website. If your form is not completed properly, your application will not be considered complete.(The educational background chart is submitted as part of the online application)
  5. Resume of work experience and all extra curricular activities. Please use the format outlined in the supplemental application. You should include all groups, clubs, and organizations you belong too, volunteer/community service, and work experience. Activities need not be health care related to include on your resume. Please list names and contact numbers, if available, for verification purposes. You may still list your activity even if there is no longer a contact person to list. In these cases, please list: Contact N/A.(The resume is submitted as part of the online application)
  6. Pre-Requisites Checklist is used to determine if all Pre-Pharmacy requirements have been met. This is a required part of the Supplemental Application. (The pre-requisite checklist is submitted as part of your online application)
  7. Signature is required and by electronically submitting your supplemental application you have digitally acknowledged the information you have provided is accurate and complete to the best of your knowledge and you have attended no institutions other than those listed in the application.

If you are an international candidate, you are required to supply:

  1. A funding letter (certification of finances) written by a bank official on bank stationery verifying funding for at least one full year of tuition and living expenses in the amount of $96,000.00. The letter should be addressed to Pacific, current within 12 months of anticipated entrance, written in English using U.S. dollars, and signed and stamped by a bank official.  Click on the following link for: Statement of Financial Responsibility Form and Affidavit of Support Form.                                                                          
  2. If someone other than yourself is supporting your educational costs, a letter verifying sponsorship (Affidavit of Support Form)is required.
  3. A Copy of I-20 and I-94 forms (if you are attending a school in the U.S. and/or currently living in the U.S.)
  4. An international physical address should be sent to the Admission Office.
If you enrolled in coursework at an international college or university, you are required to send:
  1. Official international transcripts directly from the institution (commonly called mark sheets) and translation
  2. An official evaluation of international transcripts completed by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. P.O. Box 514070, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470. Web: . Phone 414-270-6333.
    Please note a Catalog-Match-Evaluation is required if you are using course work to fulfill a pre-requisite. If not, you may request a Course-by-Course Evaluation report from any of the following services:  Educational Credential Evaluators, World Education Services, Joseph Silny and Associates.
If you enrolled at an unaccredited institution, including a technical school, vocational school, or language school, you are required to send:
  1. Official transcripts from U.S. institutions which are not regionally accredited. PharmCAS does not collect transcripts from unaccredited institutions. Official transcripts from these schools must be sent directly to Pacific by the deadline date. If the unaccredited school you attended does not issue transcripts, please have the school send us an official letter verifying they have no transcript or grades available to send.
The following items are required on a case by case basis.  If they do not apply to you, you will not be required to send.
  1. Official AP test scores only required if fulfilling a pre-requisite. Pacific accepts AP exams to fulfill Calculus (4,5) Physics (4,5). May also fulfill *English composition (4,5) and *General Education (4,5). *No more than two exams accepted to substitute for English and GE.
  2. Students who answer "yes" to the Pharmacy Technician question must provide a copy as part of the supplemental application. If you are currently in the process of receiving your license,   include an anticipated date of receipt on your resume under the "Pharmacy Experience" section. Students should send a copy of their technician's license directly to Pacific when it is available.  Please include your full name, date of birth, and address so that we may match it to your application.
  3. Course descriptions are needed for all pre-requisite courses completed at an institution for which Pacific does not have an articulation agreement. Please send a photo copy of catalog pages for the entire department for Calculus, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, English, and Public Speaking. Please send the individual course descriptions (not the whole department listing) for Economics, Psychology, and General Education. (Print-outs from internet catalogs are acceptable.)
  4. Students who completed coursework in the Military should send an official copy of the ACE transcript directly to Pacific with a copy of the DD214 form.
For Non U.S. Citizens: If you are a permanent resident of the U.S., or are in the process of obtaining your permanent residency, you are required to supply:
  1. A copy of your most recent correspondence from the U.S. Immigration Services establishing your immigrant status. You may supply a copy of a “notice of action” letter or a copy of both sides of your permanent resident card. Federal regulations permit the copying of this card for federal financial aid purposes.

PharmCAS will hold all applications until they are completed. It is your responsibility to make sure they receive all required documents no later than the final deadline date and by 12:00 midnight EST (9:00 p.m. PST) Students who have questions regarding the status of their PharmCAS application should contact PharmCAS directly at PharmCAS Hotline: 617-612-2050 (TTY Phone: 617-612-2060), Email, or the web site:

For further information about the Doctor of Pharmacy Admissions application process, e-mail Veronica Semler.