Over 65% of American Association of the Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) graduate programs require the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) as part of a completed application. The test is formulated to test basic science, math and verbal skills and is in the form of 240 multiple choice questions. The test is divided into five categories, plus a writing sample. The categories are:
- Verbal Ability
- Quantitative Ability
- Writing Sample
The PCAT is scored on a scale from 200-600 with the average applicant scoring between a 340-460. The test is offered three times per year in January, June, and October.
The Health Professions Office has information about test strategies and preparation. On site seminars about the exams are offered during the fall semester. The Office of Health Professions has practice exam books that students may look through in order to become more familiar with the material and types of questions that are asked. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to enroll in a preparation course if they feel that it is necessary.
For more information about the PCAT please visit: www.aacp.com