What is a PCAT test?
The PCAT test is a standardized test used by the Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy to assess the scholastic aptitude of Pharmacy School applicants. The PCAT test is required by all Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in Texas as a component of their application process.
If I am already accepted into the Cooperative Pharmacy Program, why do I have to take the PCAT?
All Students in the Cooperative Pharmacy Program must take the PCAT test.
Can I be removed from the Pharmacy Scholars Program if I score poorly on the PCAT?
If a student in the Cooperative Pharmacy Program (CPP) fails to achieve PCAT test scores defined in the students' Memorandum of Agreement, the student will not be removed from the Cooperative Pharmacy Program assuming the student continues to fulfill all other Memorandum of Agreement criteria. The CPP students retains the ability to retake the PCAT test in the next year and begin their professional studies with a future entry class. PCAT scores lower than the scores defined by the students' Memorandum of Agreement only prohibit the CPP student from automatically advancing to their professional studies in Austin.
CPP students who fail to achieve PCAT scores as defined in their Memorandum of Agreement may wish to apply to the UT Austin College of Pharmacy using their obtained PCAT scores. The CPP student will be applying to the College of Pharmacy in the general pool of all applicants and the admission committee in the College of Pharmacy will consider the students' application along with all applicants for that application year.
Where can I find information on the PCAT?
Information on the PCAT exam and test dates for the current year can be found at the PCAT web site.