Selection Process for Admission for September 2020

Please note that updates for the 2020 admission cycle are in progress. Full updates will be available by August 30. The PharmD online application will be available by mid-September.

Candidates seeking admission to the PharmD program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy are evaluated on several different criteria to determine their qualifications and ability to succeed in this demanding program. The criteria include:

  • Academic Performance
  • Performance on the Pharmacy College Admission Test
  • Performance in Admission Interviews (MMI)

An assessment of preliminary transcript data, and PCAT results, will be made to evaluate the status of each application to determine whether the applicant may proceed to the interview stage. In addition to meeting all subject requirements (either already completed or to be completed by April 2020) all applicants must meet a minimum cumulative university average. The published minimum is 70%; however, depending on the applicant pool, it may be higher for interview selection, or final selections. In addition, candidates must meet minimum score requirements on each section of the PCAT.  Eligible candidates who remain in the applicant pool after initial data reviews have been made will be invited to participate in Admission Interviews. The interviews are used to assess non-academic attributes and skills.

Once the admission interviews have occurred and final grades have been submitted, a composite score (Index) will be calculated for each eligible applicant. The Index calculation will include the university average as well as interview performance and the PCAT composite score.  The Faculty will use the Index score to rank candidates for selection. Generally, offers of admission are extended to those with the highest overall rankings.  For the 2020 admission cycle, the class of approximately 240 will be comprised mainly of domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents).  International students who meed the published requirements and are competitive within the applicant pool will be considered for admission.

Final admission decisions will be posted on the Applicant website by mid-June. A sufficient number of offers of admission will be sent to fill the (approximate) 240 spaces, while some remaining qualified applicants may be placed on a waiting list.

Each year, more candidates apply to the program than can be admitted. As a result, not all qualified candidates will be offered admission to the PharmD program.

The published criteria does not prelude consideration of other possible factors related to academic performance and/or student conduct.

For More Information

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Indigenous Peoples

Special (Non-Degree) Students