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The UNM College of Pharmacy is now accepting applications for Fall 2021 enrollment into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Application deadline is December 1, 2020. Early acceptance deadline is September 8, 2020.

Primary Application Process

  • Complete and submit a PharmCAS application. While the application does not require completion in one sitting, please expect to spend three to six hours to complete all parts.
  • Pay the PharmCAS application fee of $175 for one school and $55 for each additional school.
  • Arrange to send official transcripts to PharmCAS from each school attended. Applicants will find it helpful to keep transcripts on hand while completing the application.
  • Ask 3 references to each submit one letter of recommendation to PharmCAS.

PharmCAS will forward all primary application materials to the UNM College of Pharmacy.

Early Decision

The UNM College of Pharmacy provides a chance for well-prepared students to apply to the program early via the Early Decision Application. This application will open up towards the end of July and close during the first part of September. Applications are STRONGLY encouraged to have at least Organic Chemistry one, with the lab, complete before application. This provides the college with essential information on your abilities in the science classroom and helps to illuminate other key factors to help identify a student’s overall potential for success in the PharmD program.

In addition, students will need to have ALL PIECES of their application uploaded to their PharmCAS application before the official deadline, for all early decision applications. This includes Letter of Intent, three letter of recommendation, and all transcripts from every college attended.


The interview process for either the Early or Regular admissions deadline will be the same. After reviewing your application materials, the College of Pharmacy will invite you to participate in an interview in person if your qualifications meet the requirements outlined on the Admissions Overview page, and from above. You must complete the full application process before we will consider you for an interview; this includes the PCAT, three letters of recommendation, submission of all transcripts, and the full PharmCAS application. An interview is required for admission.

The college of Pharmacy conducts interview via the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) process. An MMI interview is a timed interview that has three distinct stages, denoted by bell chimes. Here is a video explaining the MMI process.

Accepting Your Spot

If you accept invitation to enroll into the PharmD program, make a $515 deposit to hold your position in the class. We will apply the deposit to your program costs after you enroll. If you do not enroll for the coming Fall term, you lose your deposit.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the College of Pharmacy Office of Student Services.

Prospective Student?

Student Services Contact

Office of Student Affairs

Nursing/Pharmacy Building, Suite 188

(505) 272-3241

College of Pharmacy
ATTN: Student Services
MSC09 5360
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001