Admissions Options

There are multiple paths that lead to admission to the UT College of Pharmacy! Please see our Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Traditional Admission

Most students are admitted through the Traditional Admission process. All students apply to UT through PharmCAS by the February 1st deadline. Please visit the PharmCAS school directory for updates on deadline extensions. The College invites the most competitive students for on-site interviews, which are conducted in both Memphis and Knoxville. Interviews take place during the late fall and spring. The College utilizes a rolling admissions process, which concludes by mid-April. All admitted students begin the PharmD program in the fall semester.

Early Decision

Students may apply through PharmCAS for Early Decision. This program allows students to apply to only one school. If a student is admitted to UT during the Early Decision process, their application is closed and they are committed to enroll in the program. Early Decision has an application submission deadline in early September (as set by PharmCAS) and an early interview (typically late September). If a student applies to UT during Early Decision but is not admitted, they may still be considered during the regular admission cycle. Their application is opened by PharmCAS so that they may also apply to other colleges of pharmacy.

Direct Admission

The UTHSC College of Pharmacy Direct Admission program provides students the opportunity to apply to and be given an early acceptance to the UTHSC College of Pharmacy at the beginning of their undergraduate college program. Advantages of this application process include access to special events and programming, with a guarantee of admission once prerequisites are successfully completed and final admissions criteria met. Admission to this program is made through a highly selective process, with minimum requirements including a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 and composite score of 25 on the ACT or 1220 (equivalent to 1150 on old exam) on the SAT. Students must meet program maintenance requirements as they complete their undergraduate coursework. Application should be made before or during the freshman year, and the College of Pharmacy Office of Admissions will notify all applicants of their admission status on a rolling basis. Seats are limited so students are encouraged to apply by January 1 of their freshman spring semester.  Please review the Application Instructions containing detailed information and helpful hints before completing your application. Access the Direct Admission Application here to submit today.


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