The Test for Pharmacy College Admission

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT®) is an admission exam developed by Pearson specifically for colleges of pharmacy. Since 1974, the PCAT has helped pharmacy schools identify qualified candidates for admission. The PCAT measures general academic abilities and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of professional pharmacy education.

Studies have found the PCAT to be both a strong predictor of performance in pharmacy school and on national licensure exams. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) endorses the PCAT as the official preferred admission test for entrance to pharmacy school.

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Important Information


If you are requesting any special accommodation, you must be pre-approved by PCAT Customer Relations prior to contacting Pearson VUE. Once approved, you will need to call Pearson VUE Accommodations at 1-800-466-0450 in order to schedule your test date. Please inform the Accommodations Coordinator that you are requesting a special accommodation when you call to schedule your test date.

Cancelling Your Registration

In order to cancel your registration online:

  1. You will need the same credit card you used at registration, or
  2. If you have lost your credit card or it has been replaced since you registered, you may still cancel your PCAT registration online, but please allow 6-8 weeks for the refund to be sent to the address supplied on your PCAT profile. If your address has changed, or if you wish to confirm the mailing address on file, please email PCAT Customer Relations with your correct address within three (3) business days of requesting the cancellation.

You will receive a refund of your Registration Fee, and of any Official Transcript fees paid at time of registration. The remainder of your fee payments will be retained by Pearson as a processing fee.

In order to receive a refund, you need to cancel your seat with Pearson VUE and cancel your registration on the PCAT site by the cancellation deadline for the appropriate testing window.

Last updated 2014-10-18