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Language Proficiency

Select your first language (the language of your birth). If you speak additional languages, click Add Another Language. Then, select the language(s) and the level of your proficiency in each.

License Infraction

Indicate whether you have ever had any certification, registration, license, or clinical privileges revoked, suspended, or in any way restricted by an institution, state, or locality. If yes, enter an explanation in the spaces provided.

Note that once you submit your application, you can update License Infractions only if you submitted your application with an answer of No.

Previous Attendance at a Health Profession Program

Indicate whether you previously attended a health profession program anywhere in the world, regardless of completion. Pharmacy technician and pre-pharmacy programs do not qualify. If you select Yes, enter details about the program.

Note: you must also send official transcripts and enter this health profession program in the Colleges Attended section.

Pharmacy Technician

Indicate if you currently or previously worked as a paid pharmacy technician. If you select Yes, indicate the related education, training, and credentials (e.g., certification, registration, certificates) that you have completed to date.

Be sure to also add your pharmacy technician training, work (paid and unpaid), and other professional experiences in the Experiences section.

Background Information

Programs fully recognize the importance of diversity in their student body and in the workforce. Accordingly, programs strongly encourage applications from persons from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, religious, and educational backgrounds and persons from groups underrepresented in the industry. Select any and all of the options in this section which you feel best apply to you. Please note that PharmCAS uses this section for statistical purposes only and it in no way affects your application or financial aid eligibility.

Use this Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) tool to check if you live in an area with a shortage of health professionals.

Use this Medically Underserved Area (MUA) tool to check if you live in an area designated as medically underserved.

Low Income Levels Guidelines  

If applicable, use the following chart to help you determine if you come from an economically disadvantaged background.

Size of Family*

Income Level**

















For each additional person, add:


The low income level is based on 200 percent of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines. It is used to determine what constitutes a low-income family for the purposes of the SDS and LDS programs.

* Size of family means the number of exemptions listed on the qualified income tax return forms. For example, a family size of 4 may include two parents and two dependents.

** Income Level refers to the adjusted gross income stated on the federal income tax return 1040.

Special Life Circumstances

Describe any special life circumstances, including, but not limited to, your cultural background and overcoming adversity.

Future Enrollment Plans

Indicate if you are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in any courses in Fall 2023 and/or Spring 2024. Note that this does not replace entering your planned/in-progress courses in the Transcript Entry section of the application; however, if you answer yes to either of the questions, ensure that the coursework is entered as planned/in-progress in that section.

Academic or Behavioral Infractions

Indicate whether you were ever the recipient of any action (e.g., a grade lowering penalty, failing grade, disqualification, suspension, probation, dismissal, etc.) for academic or professional misconduct (e.g., cheating, plagiarism, harassment, misuse of university facilities, stealing, destroying, or damaging university property, etc.) by any faculty member, college, university, PharmCAS, or health licensing board.

Indicate whether you were ever the recipient of any action (e.g., disqualification, suspension, probation, dismissal, etc.) for unacceptable academic performance and/or behavioral misconduct by any college or university.

If you answer yes, you will not automatically be disqualified from admission to a Pharm.D. program. Programs understand that many individuals learn from the past and emerge stronger as a result. Full disclosure will enable programs to evaluate this information more effectively within the context of your credentials. If you fail to provide accurate information when answering this question, you may jeopardize your application.

If you select Yes for either question, enter a brief explanation in the field provided. Include 1) a brief description of the incident, 2) specific charge made, 3) related dates, 4) consequence, and 5) a reflection on the incident and how the incident has impacted your life.

COVID-19 Impacts

Use this section to describe how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your pathway to becoming a pharmacist.

  • Indicate if your school moved to offering only online curriculum during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Indicate if you had an opportunity to receive a letter grade for any of your courses taken during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Describe how COVID-19 has impacted your pathway to pharmacy school. The prompts listed in the application can help you get started, but you do not need to limit your responses to only these considerations.
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