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How to Apply to COP

Please follow the steps below to complete and submit your MBKU application.

Step 1: Register with PharmCAS

All applications to MBKU’s College of Pharmacy are submitted through a Centralized Application Service known as PharmCAS. By utilizing a CAS, prospective students will file one application, which may be sent to multiple schools and colleges of pharmacy. MBKU is pleased to be a participating PharmCAS school, as it is our goal to make applying easier and more convenient for you.

Step 2: Gather Application Materials & Submit by the Deadline

Your completed PharmCAS application will include letters of recommendation, personal statements and all undergraduate transcripts. Please make sure to thoroughly review and comply with the PharmCAS deadlines for submission of your undergraduate transcripts. Note: It can take up to 4 weeks before MBKU receives your verified application from PharmCAS.

Rolling Admissions

MBKU uses rolling admissions, so it is best to apply early. Rolling admissions means that applications are reviewed as they are received. Should you meet the academic criteria and interview successfully, you’ll be offered a seat in the incoming class. Seats are filled throughout the admissions cycle.

Early Decision

MBKU participates in an Early Decision process.  Applicants who wish to participate benefit from having their files reviewed first.  Those who know MBKU is their first choice avoid the time and cost of applying to numerous programs. We will review your file first and provide an admissions decision by early October.  If you are not admitted for Early Decision, you are then free to apply to any other program on PharmCAS.

Step 3: Optional PCAT

PCAT is required with non-U.S. degree.

The Pharmacy College Admissions Test is optional and you need not have taken the PCAT to submit your application.

Applicants that choose NOT to get a Bachelor’s Degree ARE required to take the PCAT.  The PCAT is also required for foreign applicants and must be taken prior to being offered an interview.  

Step 4: Letters of Recommendation (LORs)

To be considered for admission, LORs are required from three different sources. These are three that we suggest, which you can use in any combination you wish:

  • A pharmacist 
  • A professor (preferably science) 
  • An employer or extracurricular activity advisor 

You will find more information about LORs, LOR solicitation and letter formatting requirements on the PharmCAS application website.