Supplemental Application

The Supplemental Application collects information that PharmCAS does not collect but that is required by UCSF to complete our comprehensive process of evaluation. To complete it, you need:

  • A computer with an Internet connection and a modern web browser
  • A credit card for the Supplemental Application Fee
  • Javascript enabled in your web browser
  • Browser cookies accepted for the domain apply.ucsf.edu

Supplemental Application

The Supplemental Application opens in July 2018 and closes at 11:59 PM Pacific standard time on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

If you began or submitted a supplemental application, you may still log in to view your application:

UCSF Supplemental Application

Plan a schedule

We strongly encourage you to plan a schedule to complete your application materials in advance of the deadline. Technical difficulties with the Supplemental Application will not exempt you from the deadline.

Attend our Supplemental Application Presentation

To attend a presentation that guides you through completing the supplemental application, see Supplemental Application Presentation.

More on this topic in our admissions director’s blog


Although not required reading, you’ll find additional comments in The Seriousness of the Supplemental!, a blog post by Admissions Director Joel W. Gonzales.

Submitting transcripts

You are required to submit copies of your official transcripts (sometimes also known as "marks reports"). Some transcripts must be sent to PharmCAS, and some must be sent to UCSF. For details, see Checklist: Transcripts.

Submitting letters of recommendation

Do not confuse transcripts with applicant recommendations. All letters of recommendation are submitted electronically through PharmCAS -- do not deliver these to UCSF.

International applicants

If you’re an international applicant, see Applying Without U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status for other considerations you should be aware of before you submit an application. If you’re not sure if you’re an international applicant, see About Residency.

Problems? Questions?

See Frequently Asked Questions about the PharmD Degree Program

Go to: PharmCAS Application or Step 2: The Application or Step 3: The Interview Process