Application Deadlines

Applications may be submitted beginning on July 14 and consideration of completed applications for interview slots will begin on August 1 and proceed on a rolling basis. Since interview slots are limited, it is to your advantage to apply as early as possible. In fact, analysis of previous applicant pools indicates early applicants have been interviewed and admitted in greater proportions than on-time applicants completed in later tiers.

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Benefits of Applying Early Action

Complete your application by the Tuesday after Labor Day and you will be notified of your status by the third week in October.

Reduce stress by decreasing the time waiting for a decision.

Gain more time preparing for the professional program.

Applying Early Action means you are competing with fewer applicants and increasing your chances for an interview offer.

Application Tiers

Early Action Priority Review Early Action applications completed between July 14 and September 8, the Tuesday after Labor Day. Early Action designations take priority over non-Early Action applications during the review process and scheduling of interview dates.
Tier 1 Applications completed September 9 through October 1
Tier 2 Applications completed October 2 through November 1
Tier 3 Applications completed November 2 through December 1
Tier 4  Applications completed December 2 through January 4
Tier 5 Applications completed January 5 through February 1

Applications not completed by February 1 are LATE and will be reviewed only if time and space permit.

All documents must be received by BOTH PharmCAS and Pacific for the application to be considered complete. In order to meet the deadline, PharmCAS must receive all documents by 11:59 pm Hawaii Time (HT) and all supplemental material must be postmarked by the deadline date.

Incomplete applications will be reviewed when all missing documents arrive on or before the deadline date. Applications completed after the deadline will be reviewed if time and space permit.

Early Action

The Early Action program is a non-binding option for applicants who apply early. If you meet the September 8 deadline you will be given priority and a guaranteed decision by the third week in October. You may be offered early admission, denied admission or deferred to regular applicant status to be reviewed again later in the cycle.

Application Review Process

University of the Pacific Supplemental Application

You will be notified of any missing documents or prerequisites. Please allows us two to four weeks to process your application. During this process, you may check your application status.

Interview Letters

Respond immediately! Your interview may be canceled if you do not respond within two weeks. Interviews are held September through March.

Helpful Hint: To avoid emails being filtered or blocked, we recommend adding our email to your email address book prior to applying to ensure you receive all important messages: pharmdadmission@pacific.edu

Decision Letters

After the interview, you will be notified of your acceptance status and receive an offer of admission, a denial or a hold letter. If you receive a hold letter, your application will be reviewed in late spring.

What to Expect
Interviews

All qualified applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews are held starting in late September. For the health and safety of all involved, Pacific is conducting the interviews in an online format via Zoom.

You will be provided a link to the Welcome Session where we will go over the interview schedule and provide further instructions.

One-on-One Interviews

All candidates will have individual interviews with a faculty member and a current PharmD student. A current student will be available to answer questions and assist you with the process.

Student Presentation

A current student will give a presentation introducing you to the organizations, resources and events that are part of the Pacific PharmD experience.

Tour

You will also be given a virtual campus tour and a student will be happy to answer questions about their experience at Pacific.

Enrollment Confirmation Deposit

To accept the offer of admission and reserve your seat in the entering class, accepted students must submit the first non-refundable Enrollment Confirmation Deposit of $500 within two weeks of the date on their approval letter. A second deposit of $500 is due on or before March 1.

Students admitted after February 15 are required to pay a $1,000 deposit within two weeks of the date on their approval letter.

Missing either deadline may prevent admitted students from enrolling. The deposit is applied toward orientation and first semester tuition fees.