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College of Pharmacy

Pharm.D. Applicants

The College of Pharmacy is now accepting applications for entry into the Fall 2017 Pharm.D. program. We invite you to become part of a 150-year legacy at the University of South Carolina, where our competitive program only admits 110 students annually.

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Students who meet the admission requirements for the College of Pharmacy’s rigorous Pharm.D. program are eligible to apply for admission. Admission is highly competitive and based on established standards. Applications will be reviewed by the school’s admissions committee on a rolling basis; therefore, we encourage you to apply early during the admissions cycle. Students will be invited to interview at the discretion of the admission committee.

Required Application Steps for the Pharm.D. Program

  • review our admissions cycle instructions
  • complete the PharmCAS application
  • complete the Supplemental application
  • submit additional materials to PharmCAS
  • take the PCAT exam
  • complete a personal interview (if invited)
  • fulfill additional requirements (international applicants only)

PharmCAS Application

The PharmCAS application is an electronic application that you must submit through the Pharmacy College Application Service. As part of the application, you’ll be required to submit three letters of recommendation and your official transcripts from all institutions you have attended. This checklist can help you gather the right materials as you prepare your application. Our admissions cycle instructions also offer additional guidance.

The application fee is submitted directly to PharmCAS when you complete your application. PharmCAS will not process an application until the application is complete, the application fee is paid and all official transcripts are submitted. Apply early; processing can take up to five weeks once all required materials are received and verified.

Supplemental Application

You must also complete the Supplemental Application, which is submitted to the College of Pharmacy.

  1. Click on "First time user account creation"
  2. Under Campus, select "USC Columbia"
  3. Under Application Type, select "College of Pharmacy"
  4. Complete and submit application
  5. Submit Prerequisite Course Requirements Checklist (to the College of Pharmacy Admissions Office)

The Supplemental Application fee is $65 (U.S. dollars). The fee is nonrefundable and payable by electronic check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) only. To learn more about completing the Supplemental Application, review our admissions cycle instructions.

Additional PharmCAS Materials

In addition to completing your PharmCAS application through the PharmCAS system, you be will required to submit the following materials to PharmCAS in order for your application to the College of Pharmacy to be considered complete:

  • 3 letters of reference
  • official PCAT scores
  • official transcripts from all institutions attended


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Get started in the admissions process by completing the PharmCAS application and Supplemental application.


If you have any questions or concerns throughout the application process, please contact admissions coordinator Nikki Mellen by calling 803-777-4151 or email