Official PCAT scores are submitted electronically to PharmCAS directly from Pearson using PCAT code 104. Paper copies are not accepted.
Official PCAT scores from Pearson can be received by PharmCAS at any point during the application cycle, even after your application is submitted; however, some programs may have a deadline by which they want your scores posted. Once your official PCAT scores are attached to your application, they cannot be removed.
Submitting Your Official PCAT Scores to PharmCAS
- Self-report your PCAT scores in the Standardized Tests section of the application and include your PCAT CID number. This must be listed for your official scores to be matched to your application, posted to your account, and sent to your programs.
- Provide code 104 to Pearson and request that your scores be released. Pearson will send your most recent set of PCAT scores and test results from up to four other previous attempts in the last five years. Check with Pearson about their turnaround and processing times.
- After Pearson processing, scores are sent to PharmCAS in batches and then posted to applications weekly. Only scores that you requested using code 104 will post to your application. You can view scores attached to your application in the Standardized Tests section of the Check Status tab.
Missing Test Scores
It is your responsibility to follow up on any missing PCAT scores in a timely manner. Before contacting PharmCAS customer service, first confirm if and when Pearson sent your scores to PharmCAS.
If you confirmed that Pearson sent your scores to PharmCAS and your scores are not posted at least two weeks after your test date, contact customer service and provide them with the following details:
- First and last names
- Date of birth
- CAS ID
- PCAT CID number
- Test date
We will use this information to determine if we have received the batch and to locate your scores, if possible. If your scores aren't found, we will contact Pearson to troubleshoot.
Note: if your name or date of birth appears differently on your PCAT than it does on your PharmCAS application, your scores will not automatically post to your account. This often happens with applicants with hyphens, apostrophes, etc., in their names. Wait until Pearson processes the scores, then contact customer service so they can manually connect the scores to your application.