Application Process

Applications for Fall 2018 are now open on PharmCAS!

Prospective students should understand that all communication between the student and the SOP may be considered in the application process.  This includes, but is not limited to, phone calls, emails, and written correspondence.

Prospective students with questions regarding application content and admission criteria are encouraged to contact the SOP Office of Student Affairs at (915) 747-8519 or

Please note:

  • All application materials must be complete to be considered. A complete application includes:
    • Official PCAT Trancript
    • Official Transcripts from all college level institutions attended
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • Supplemental Application (Personal Statement)
    • Supplemental Application Fee (this fee is seperate to the PharmCAS application fee)
  • Additional but highly recommended documents include:
  • All application materials must be submitted on or before the deadline date unless otherwise indicated.

Supplemental Application Prompt

The vision of the UTEP School of Pharmacy is to be a pioneer of excellence in pharmacy education for Innovation, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Leadership (IDEAL). Tell us about how you meet the IDEAL through your education, in your professional involvement, and/or in your own personal life. How do you see yourself continuing, developing, and/or sharpening your IDEAL talents, skills, and service during the Doctor of Pharmacy education?. This statement is your opportunity to share with us more about yourself-- to describe how your hopes, ambitions, life experiences, and/or inspirations have shaped you. Remember this personal statement is exactly that – personal. Your personal story is an important component of your application and will help put your entire application in context.

Early, Regular, and Late Admission

The UTEP SOP has three admissions processes: early admissionregular admission, and late admission. 

All admissions processes open on PharmCAS on July 18. Deadlines are staggered. If your application is incomplete by the Early Admission Deadline it will be rolled into Regular Admission. If your application is incomplete by the Regular Admission Deadline it will be rolled into Late Admission. If your application is incomplete by the Late Admission Deadline your application will not be considered by the Admissions Committe for entry into the UTEP School of Pharmacy.

For specific deadlines, please see Application Timeline below.

Application Timeline

Item Early Admission Regular Admission Late Admission
Application to UTEP SOP Opens July 18 July 18 July 18
Application Deadline September 5 December 1 March 1
Admissions Committee Offers Interviews

September 18-22

December 11-15

March 5-9

Multiple Mini Interviews (on campus)

September 29-30
October 13-14

January 12-13
January 19-20
March 23-24
April 6-7
Decision Letters Emailed November 3 (Latest) February 9 (Latest) April 20 (Latest)
Acceptance Deadline November 17 February 23 April 30
Waitlisted Letters Mailed May 15 May 15 May 15
Deposit Due November 30 March 15 May 15

Accepted Applicants

If you are offered admission, you will be required to submit a $200 deposit fee by the deadline noted above specific to your admission process. This amount will go towards your tuition and fees. If you do not accept or submit your deposit by the deadline it may affect your admission to the UTEP School of Pharmacy.