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Admissions Calendar


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

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

May – September

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

PCAT 2020–2021 Testing Dates

Important PCAT Dates (

September 2020 – 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 2020 deadline). Only completed applications will be reviewed.

Now – April 2021

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.

May 3, 2021

LIU deadline to submit PharmCAS application, all-official transcripts, two (2) required recommendations, and fees.

December 15, 2020 – February 15, 2021 – 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 15, 2020 and will close February 15, 2021.  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, 2021 – Spring Academic Update

Coursework to be completed during upcoming spring and summer semesters must be updated. The Spring AU closes on June 30, 2021.

July 2020 – May 2021

Interviews scheduled by invitation only.

Admission Decision

Admissions decisions are finalized and will be available by email within 5 business days after the interview date.

May 3, 2021  - August 31, 2021

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

Late August 2021 – Early-September 2021

Mandatory orientation sessions for all matriculated students.  


LIU Pharmacy
Arash T. Dabestani