This website is scheduled to undergo routine maintenance on Saturday, 13 April 8:00 p.m. CDT - Sunday, 14 April 1:00 a.m. CDT. During this time, you may not be able to schedule, reschedule or cancel test appointments. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


The Test for Pharmacy College Admission

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT®) is an admissions 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 admissions test for entrance to pharmacy school.

Learn more about the PCAT »

Important PCAT Announcement for Future Cycles:

The final PCAT testing cycle will be offered during the 2023–2024 (next) admissions cycle on the following dates: July 6, 2023; October 16–27, 2023; and January 3–9, 2024. No PCAT testing dates will be offered during the 2024–2025 admissions cycle or beyond. Applicants who have previously taken or plan to take the PCAT during the 2022–2023 (current) admissions cycle will not be affected. All test-takers may continue to request Official Transcripts and Personal Score Reports through the Pearson website until February 2026.

Important Information


If you are requesting any special accommodations, you must be pre-approved by PCAT Customer Relations prior to scheduling with a Pearson VUE Test Center. Once approved, you can then schedule your testing date, time, and location. If your exam cannot be scheduled online, you will be prompted to call Pearson VUE Accommodations at 1-800-466-0450 in order to schedule your testing date, time, and location, and to ensure that you receive your approved accommodations. You must inform the VUE Accommodations Coordinator that you are requesting a special accommodation when you call to schedule your exam.

Canceling Your Registration

To cancel your registration online you will need the same credit card you used at registration.

To receive a partial refund of your Registration Fee, you will need to complete the following two steps prior to the cancellation deadline for the appropriate testing window:

  1. Cancel your appointment at Pearson VUE
  2. Cancel your registration on the PCAT site

If you cancel your registration by the cancellation deadline, you will receive a refund equivalent to half of the Registration Fee. The remainder of your Registration Fee, and of any additional fees paid at the time of registration, is retained to cover necessary expenses for processing your cancellation. Refunds are in U.S. dollars. Cash refunds are not available. Refunds are not given if you do not follow the cancellation procedures.

If you dispute your credit card charges or if you do not pay for your exam, your scores will not be released until payment is received.

If you have lost your credit card or it has been replaced since you registered, you may still cancel your PCAT registration online. It takes approximately 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.

Last updated 2023-04-13