Admissions Deadlines

For entry in summer 2025

Thu Jul 11, 2024

  • The filing period opens.
  • You may begin the application process by beginning your PharmCAS application.
Tue Oct 1, 2024
  • Priority deadline
  • We encourage applicants to consider submit your PharmCAS Application by our October 1 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.

Mon Dec 2, 2024

Nov 2024 to Jan 2025

  • Interview invitations are emailed.
  • Academic Update Window opens: Applicants with changes to their course schedules must enter them in PharmCAS. Fall 2024 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 2024 to Jan 2025

Interviews held.

Dec 2024 to March 2025

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

April 2025

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 2025

  • 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.

Tue Jul 1, 2025

All prerequisite requirements must be completed.

Mon Jul 14 to
Fri Jul 18, 2025

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

Mon Jul 21, 2025

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 1, 2024.
    Final Deadline: December 2, 2024.

See all frequently asked questions about PharmD admissions

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