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PCAT® and Pharmacy School Resources

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Your PCAT score is more than just a formality in the admissions process. Pharmacy school admissions committees use your PCAT score in conjunction with your college record to assess whether you have the academic foundation upon which to build a successful dental career. Consequently, a high score on the PCAT will have a direct, positive impact on your pharmacy school application.

About the PCAT

The PCAT is designed to provide pharmacy schools with common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants. The exam measures general academic aptitude, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability.

Anatomy of the PCAT

The PCAT tests basic scientific knowledge; math, verbal, reading comprehension, and writing skill; and your overall critical thinking skills. The test consists of 240 multiple-choice questions ... Read more

Your PCAT Score

The PCAT has five multiple choice sections —Verbal Ability, Biology, Chemistry, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Ability—which are scored based on the number of correct answers ... Read more

Test Strategies

On some tests, if a question seems particularly difficult, you spend significantly more time on it, since you'll probably be given more points for correctly answering a hard question ... Read more


Ready to register for the PCAT? Learn how here.

Practice & Events

You know the old saying “practice makes perfect”? Well, it couldn’t be more true when it comes to a high-stakes, standardized test like the PCAT. Kaplan offers many free PCAT practice opportunities online and in live events throughout the country. How will you do on the PCAT? Let’s find out.

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Admissions Advice

How much weight should you give a school’s rank? What program will best suit your needs? Where are you most likely to be accepted? Trust Kaplan to provide the guidance you need to successfully navigate the entire admissions process—or any part of it.

Get into Pharmacy School

Getting into pharmacy school can be one of the most frustrating, exhausting, and if you get in, exhilarating experiences of your life ... Read more


Most pharmacy programs accept students for their Pharm.D. degree once they've completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study ... Read more

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