Admissions Deadlines

For entry in summer 2024

Thu Jul 13, 2023

Mon Oct 2, 2023
  • Priority deadline
  • We encourage applicants to consider submit your PharmCAS Application by our October 2 Priority deadline.
  • We encourage applicants to consider submitting your UCSF Application Processing Fee by our October 2 Priority deadline.
  • All transcripts and at least 3 letters of recommendation should be received by PharmCAS and UCSF by this date, if submitting by the Priority deadline. See Checklist: Transcripts for details.
  • Details on our Priority deadline: PharmD Deadline Structure.

Fri Dec 1, 2023

Nov 2023 to Jan 2024

  • Interview invitations are emailed.
  • Academic Update Window opens: Applicants with changes to their course schedules must enter them in PharmCAS. Fall 2023 grades should also be entered. As soon as fall grades are posted, send your transcripts to PharmCAS. See PharmCAS: Transcripts. See Checklist: Transcripts for more details.
Nov 2023 to Jan 2024

Interviews held.

Dec 2023 to March 2024

Admissions decisions are finalized and emailed no later than March 1.

April 2024

If admitted, expect to receive a variety of mailings and forms which you must complete and return to maintain your admission status.

May to July 2024

  • Admitted and alternate students must submit official transcripts to UCSF. PharmCAS does not forward transcripts. More info and specific deadlines will be provided to admitted and alternate students.
  • Alternates on the waiting list are sent regular updates on their statuses.

Mon Jul 1, 2024

All prerequisite requirements must be completed.

Mon Jul 15 to
Fri Jul 19, 2024

Orientation activities. (Tentative dates. Exact dates will be provided to admitted students.)

Mon Jul 22, 2024

Instruction begins.

Frequently asked questions about the calendar

  1. Are you on a quarter system or a semester system?
    Quarter system.
  2. Can I enter at winter or spring quarter?
    No, we admit one class per year.
  3. When is the application deadline?
    Priority Deadline: October 2, 2023.
    Final Deadline: December 1, 2023.

See all frequently asked questions about PharmD admissions

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