Should I retake the PCAT?

The College of Pharmacy does not "pre-qualify" applicants.  Absent a complete PharmCAS application, which includes information on PCAT scores and official transcripts we cannot guarantee an application will be “qualified for consideration”.  As a result, we can not tell you whether your PCAT score is "good enough" or not.  Please consult the "P-1 Class Profile" on the admission page of the College of Pharmacy.  This provides you recent averages for those admitted to the program.


As stated in the admission criteria, PCAT score is a very important component of the ranking formula.  As a result, the best possible score is in the best interest of the applicant.  In addition, Ferris uses the highest composite score from those available.  All PCAT scores for each applicant are received from the PharmCAS system.  Given these policies, an applicant can not "hurt" their ranking (for Ferris) by retaking the PCAT.  They can only improve it.  If you are applying to multiple Colleges of Pharmacy, then be sure to consult each College's policy related to their use of repeat PCAT's.


If you believe you meet all the qualifications for the program as outlined on our website and in PharmCAS, it is best to submit your application for review.