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Special Early Admissions Process

A limited number of spaces are now available in the PharmD program commencing in January 2019.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must:

  1. Submit their application by September 5, 2018
  2. Submit all further supporting documentation by the deadlines described in the table below
  3. Have completed all of the required courses by the end of the spring/summer academic term (August 2018)

Application Timeline - January 2019*

Date Event
Aug 13, 2018

Applications open.

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Applications will be acknowledged by email and further instruction will be provided.
Aug 14, 2018 First Canadian Professional Health Sciences CASPer (Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) test date offering. Specific details are posted on the CASPer website.
Sep 5, 2018 Deadline to submit the January 2020 application and pay the application fee (midnight EST).
Sep 16, 2018 Final Canadian Professional Health Sciences CASPer test date. Specific details are posted on the CASPer website.
Oct 2, 2018

Deadline to:

  1. Submit the Admission Information Form (AIF)
  2. Declare your intention to be considered for admission for January 2019. Please confirm in writing by replying directly to the acknowledgement email you will receive after you apply to the program.
Oct 9, 2018

Deadline to submit the following items (details will be provided in the acknowledgement email you will receive after you apply to the program):

1. Interim post-secondary transcript(s) showing final grades up to the end of the spring/summer 2018 term as well as any course enrolment for the fall 2018 term

2. Reference Letter Form

3. Confirmation of English Language Requirements (if applicable)
Nov 1, 2018 Invitations for Pharmacy Admission Interviews and Fundamental Skills Assessment (FSA) sent by email. Those not invited to an interview will also be notified by email.
Nov 8, 2018 Deadline to confirm attendance for your interview. If you fail to respond by this date, your interview time may be assigned to another applicant.
Nov 18, 2018 Pharmacy Admission Interviews and FSA for selected candidates.
Nov 29, 2018 Admission decisions communicated to all interviewed applicants.
Dec 6, 2018 Deadline to accept Offer of Admission to Pharmacy.
Jan 7, 2019 Lectures begin

*It is important to note that applicants considering special early admission, are still, technically, applying for January 2020 admission. When you receive acknowledgement of your application you will be asked whether you are interested in being considered for special admission in January 2019. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria/deadlines will be automatically considered with the January 2020 applicants. Select qualified applicants who satisfy the special early admissions deadlines, are invited to an interview in November, and accept their November interview invitation, will proceed according to the special early admissions application timeline described by the table above. 

An offer of admission for January 2019 is also valid for January 2020 entry. Successful applicants will be asked to confirm their intention to join the School of Pharmacy for January 2019 or January 2020.

If, after an interview, an applicant is refused admission to the Pharmacy program, that refusal will apply to both the January 2019 and January 2020 entry points.

Any questions pertaining to this unique opportunity should be directed to pharmacy@uwaterloo.ca.   

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