Fall 2021 Application Cycle

UPDATES to our Pharm.D. Admissions pages are currently being made.  We hope to have all updates completed prior to the 2021 application opening on Tuesday, July 14th.   PharmCAS will open their School Directory with each pharmacy school’s admission requirements on July 3rd.  Thank you for your patience as we update!

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy  will not continue to participate in Early Decision  in which an applicant will NOT be in a binding agreement if admitted.  We will have a fall priority deadline in which you’ll have the opportunity to submit an application this fall 2020.  We’ll be reviewing, interviewing, and making admission decisions during the fall semester. 

If you receive an offer of admission from us, you will not be in a binding agreement.

Regular Decision (fall priority deadline) Application

Fall Priority Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020

Opens: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

PCAT: Optional; not required for the 2021 application cycle; must take by September 2020 or earlier, if you wish, for the fall priority deadline.

Fall Interviews:  TBD in July

Regular Decision (spring final deadline) Application

Spring Final Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021

PCAT: Optional; not required for the 2021 application cycle; must take by February 2021 or earlier, if you wish for the spring final deadline

Spring Interviews: TBD in July

Details and instructions will be provided if you are invited for an interview.

The Pharm.D. application process requires that you submit both the PharmCAS application AND a UT Austin College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application by the appropriate closing deadlines.

Key Points to Keep in Mind

If you are a Re-Applicant to UT Austin College of Pharmacy.

You will need to re-submit all material as required and instructed by PharmCAS.

An “ApplyTexas” undergraduate transfer application is not required for Pharm.D. admissions.

If you would like to be considered for undergraduate transfer admission to The University of Texas at Austin.

If you want to apply for undergraduate transfer as well as admission to the Pharm.D. program (in case you are not admitted into the Pharm.D program), you must complete the UT Austin undergraduate transfer admission application in addition to the Pharm.D. application process.

Regular Decision (fall priority deadline): If you would like to be considered for fall priority:

  • please complete Organic Chemistry I by the end of the fall 2020 semester
  • highly recommend that you complete Biology II by the end of the summer 2020 semester
  • PCAT is optional, not required; exam must be taken September 2020 exam if you wish for the your scores to be evaluated along with your academic record during fall priority
  • please complete, pay, and submit both the PharmCAS and UT Austin Supplemental applications by the September 8, 2020 deadline.

Regular (Fall Priority) Decision Fall 2021

Applying for pharmacy school as a fall priority candidate can have its advantages.  We recommend that you learn as much as possible about the Pharm.D. programs that are on your radar for application consideration.

Please take a moment to consider applying as a fall priority candidate to UT Austin by reading through some of the advantages and key points above.  You can also learn more about our Pharm.D. program and opportunities at Texas Pharmacy.


Current/former UT Austin students will not have to enrollment deposit, if accepted.

We will make admission decisions in the fall semester for those wanting to know decisions early

No binding agreement to matriculate with us if you receive an offer of admission

Admission components

Academic performance

PCAT scores: optional, not required

Letters of reference (three required)

Communication skills (both oral and written)

Knowledge or experience with pharmacy

Community involvement

Organization experience and leadership

Teaching, tutoring and/or mentoring

Research experience

Texas Two-Step Applications

PharmCAS and College of Pharmacy Supplemental Applications open: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

It can take 4-5 weeks for PharmCAS to process and verify all of your submitted application material (includes transcripts).
Please do not wait until the last minute to submit and pay for your applications!

REGULAR DECISION (Fall Priority) application deadline will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
REGULAR DECISION (Spring Final) application deadline will be Monday, February 1, 2021.

Step 1: PharmCAS Application

Complete and submit the
PharmCAS On-line Application.

The PharmCAS application will ask for the following:

Institutions attended

Official US transcripts from these institutions

PCAT scores: optional; not required

Foreign transcript evaluation report for transcript(s) from abroad


Biographical information

Personal data

Extracurricular activities

Work experience

Letters of reference (three required)

Personal essay

PharmCAS application fee

Step 2: Supplemental Application

Once you have created a PharmCAS ID number, you can begin the UT Austin College of Pharmacy Supplemental on-line application.  It is very important that you enter your PharmCAS ID number correctly into the supplemental application. Please note that the supplemental application is an application to the college of pharmacy, but not an application to the university.

Submission of your completed College of Pharmacy supplemental application and a NON-REFUNDABLE fee ($100) are both required in order for your supplemental application to be considered “complete.” Once you submit your supplemental application, you will be directed to your application bill using The University of Texas at Austin “WHAT I OWE” system to make payment.

Before you begin the supplemental application, you must read the following information regarding our requirements and policies:

Please complete and submit the Supplemental Application

In order to access the supplemental application, you will need a UT EID (UT Electronic Identifier) and maybeDUO (multi-factor authentication) account set up with UT Austin. Most current UT Austin undergraduate applicants will already be set with both credentials.  Applicants not affiliated with UT Austin may not need DUO to access the supplemental application.

Supplemental Application

If you need to create a UT EID or need to find out if you already have a UT EID, please access the UT EID Self-Service Tools below.  If you’re also needing to setup a DUO account, please view the DUO Help Video below.

If you are unsure or do not have a UT EID, please read the UT EID Help section below.

If you ever submitted an ApplyTexas Application in the past, you already have a UT EID.

DUO Help Video

DUO: If you do not have an account setup with UT Austin, you will need to set up your account using your UT EID & password to register using your mobile device. The DUO Help Video and document will assist you with this set-up. We recommend the use of a free downloaded DUO smartphone app.

You should check the status of your PharmCAS and Pharm.D. Supplemental Application through the respective websites.

The UT Austin Admissions page will not reflect your application status.


UT EID \you•tee ee•eye•dee\ n (1995): Short for University of Texas Electronic Identity. A UT EID allows anyone with a relationship to the university to use restricted online applications.


The most common problem with using an EID is that you may have more than one EID associated with your name.

- UT only recognizes one at a time, so if you had applied to UT in the past (as a student or an employee), you have one EID created for that process regardless of whether you were admitted or employed – it’s still on file.

- If you later create a new EID so that you can apply for Pharmacy College, you may be able to save and submit a supplemental application, but when the app tries to create a bill for you so you can pay the fee, it recognizes that there are other EIDs for you and stops.

- You need to combine, or ‘merge’, your EIDs into a single one the University recognizes as your own.

How to combine, or ‘merge’, your EIDs into a single one

Step 2: Log in with the EID you used to submit the Pharm.D. application.

Step 3: Click on “Combine My UT EIDs.”

Step 4: Enter both of your EIDs and their passwords.

Step 5: Complete subsequent pages as needed.

  • You may be asked for additional information, such as your full name, other names you have  gone by in the past, SSN, Date of Birth and some other personal data that will help the system determine which EIDs are yours.  This is so the system doesn’t combine your EID with anyone else’s.
  • NOTE: The site is secure (you’ve already logged in, and the data transmission is encrypted) so you can enter this information without fear.  You will eventually be shown a list of all EIDs the system can find for you, and will be asked which one you want to merge them all into.  If you can, select the one that you used for the PharmD application.  Using that as your single EID going forward will allow your PharmD application to be unchanged (your PharmCAS application should have that EID on it as well).

Step 6: Try submitting again.

  • Once you have combined the EIDs, you can go back to the PharmD application and try submitting it again, and it should work now.  You will end up with a submitted application and an email telling you to go check the What I Owe page to pay your bill.  We’ll get a copy of the email so you don’t need to contact us again if everything works out right.
  • If this doesn’t work out and you’re still having problems with the merge, call the UT Help Desk at 512-475-9400, tell them what’s going on, and that you want to merge your EIDs into the one on your PharmD application.  They should be able to either do the merge for you, or walk you through the process.