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Admissions Calendar


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed when the PharmCAS Application is submitted.

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

May – September

Register for the PCAT exam and have scores sent to PharmCAS code 104.

PCAT 2019–2020 Testing Dates

Registration Opens: April 15, 2019

Registration and Schedule Deadline: November 1, 2019

Late Registration and Schedule Deadline: December 18, 2019

Cancellation Deadline: December 20, 2019

Testing Windows

  • January 6–7, 2020
  • February 1–14, 2020

September 2019 – Early Decision Deadline

(To be eligible to apply for Early Decision, all of the pre-professional required coursework must be completed and letter grades recorded on official transcripts and PCAT scores submitted to PharmCAS by the September 2019 deadline). Only completed applications will be reviewed.

Now – February 15, 2020

PharmCAS application must be submitted March 2nd. However, it is highly recommended to submit the PharmCAS application by mid-February. It takes 5-7 weeks for PharmCAS to verify applications and release them to the college.

March 2, 2020

LIU deadline to submit PharmCAS application, all-official transcripts, three (3) required recommendations, and fees.

December 12, 2019 – February 18, 2020 – Fall Academic Update

PharmCAS ‘Academic Update’ (AU) Window – PharmCAS provides an opportunity for you to update the coursework section of your application to include grades for newly completed courses as well as edit in-progress/planned coursework for current and future semesters. Immediately following the close of the fall semester, the fall ‘Academic Update’ window will open December 12, 2019 and will close February 18, 2020.  Completion of the fall AU is required so grades from the prior semesters can be reviewed (i.e. summer, fall, and winter).  

April – June 30, 2020 – Spring Academic Update

Coursework to be completed during upcoming spring and summer semesters must be updated. The Spring AU closes on June 30, 2020.

October 2019 – May 2020

Interviews scheduled by invitation only.

Admission Decision

Admissions decisions are finalized and will be available by email 3-4 weeks after the interview date.

May 15, 2020  - August 31, 2020

Admitted students must submit spring and summer grades and transcripts as soon as available to LIU Pharmacy.

Late August 2020 – Mid-September 2020

Mandatory orientation sessions for all matriculated students.  


LIU Pharmacy
John M. Pezzuto, Ph.D., D.Sc.