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Standardized Exams

Taking the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

About the PCAT® Exam

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is a computer-based test that helps identify qualified applicants for pharmacy schools. It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for pharmaceutical education. 

The PCAT scores are reported in five sections:

  • Writing
  • Biological Processes
  • Chemical Processes
  • Critical Reading
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Almost all U.S. pharmacy schools and many Canadian schools require you to submit PCAT exam scores. Many schools do not accept PCAT exam scores that are more than three years old.

For detailed information about the PCAT Exam, go to the PCAT website.