Registration Instructions for the Pharmacy College Admission Test

Step 1 – Register

To register to write the PCAT, please go to the PCAT website. Select ”Login” to log in to the PCAT site or “Create User Account” on the resulting pop-up window to create a new PCAT account. After you have logged in, click on the “Registration” link at the top. Add the following information to complete your registration:

  • Personal Data 
    Enter all required fields.
  • Score Recipients 
    Select “University of Toronto” (#278) from the list provided and click on “Add Selected Schools” to ensure that your test data is reported by the testing agency to the Faculty. Please note that University of Toronto must be selected for every test you register for to ensure that we receive all scores. If you do not select “University of Toronto” when you register for a PCAT test, your results will not be reported to the Faculty and your application will be incomplete, thereby disqualifying you from consideration.
  • Testing Data 
    Select a testing window – either September, October, November or January – and a preferred testing location. Check to ensure that the test location you select offers a testing session during the time frame chosen.
  • Special Accommodation 
    If you require any special arrangements – paper applications, special testing locations, requests for non-Saturday administration, and special accommodation – follow the instructions provided. Please note that application deadlines for special accommodations occur earlier than the regular registration deadline, and extra fees are associated with some special test arrangements.
  • Candidates who reside outside of Canada or the USA should note that testing arrangements may or may not be available in their country of residence. As a result, international candidates may be required to travel to North America at their own expense to participate in PCAT testing.
  • Verification
    Verify the information you have entered including your personal data and testing window, as well as any special arrangements requested.
  • Check Out
    To complete your PCAT registration, you must pay the test administration fee. The regular PCAT registration fee is $210.00 US. There is an additional fee for late registration. Additional fees may also be charged for any special testing arrangements requested.

Step 2 – Schedule a Test

After you submit your PCAT registration, you will receive a confirmation message that also provides instructions on how to schedule your seat to write the PCAT at a Pearson VUE Test Centre. Your registration is not complete until you have successfully scheduled your test. It is strongly recommended that you schedule your test shortly after receiving your confirmation letter as spaces fill up quickly. To schedule a test, please visit the Pearson VUE website.

Once you have registered for the PCAT, you will be assigned a PCAT Candidate Identification Number. This unique 11-digit identifier must be added to your PharmD online application (or to your applicant record after you submit the PharmD online application) and is required when selecting the test time, date and test centre.  After you have paid for and registered to take the PCAT, immediately check your ‘My Profile’ page for your Registration Confirmation with information about how to schedule your test with Pearson VUE.  Then as soon as possible, go to the Pearson VUE website to select your specific testing date, time and location.

If you have written the PCAT on multiple occasions, please ensure that your Candidate Identification Number is the same for all test administrations. If you have been assigned different Candidate Identification Numbers for different test administrations, you must contact the testing agency directly to have your records consolidated. If your records are not consolidated, we will be unable to match all PCAT results to your applicant record, which may result in the disqualification of your application from consideration. It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that all PCAT data has been consolidated under one Candidate Identification Number and that the University of Toronto has been identified as a score recipient for all tests prior to the cutoff date of January 31st.

Applicants may review the Pearson VUE Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam prior to testing at a Pearson VUE Test Centre.

Information contained on the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy website does not replace the official PCAT information on the PCAT website.  In the event of a discrepancy between information posted on this site and information posted on the PCAT site, the information posted on the PCAT site is official.  Candidates who are unsuccessful in registering for, writing, or in having valid PCAT scores reported directly to the University of Toronto will be disqualified from admission consideration.