PharmD Final Application Deadline (for admission in September 2024) - January 5, 2024 (11:59 p.m. Eastern time)

CASPer final valid test date and registration deadline - January 10, 2024 (5:00pm Eastern time registration deadline for 8:00 p.m. test)

Online Individual Assessment (formerly 'Admissions interview')

During the 2021 admission cycle, the ‘Admissions Interview’ was renamed as ‘online Individual Assessment’.  This new title is more reflective of the fact that this component of our admissions process does not involve live one-on-one interaction with an interviewer.  The format of this Assessment includes asynchronous video-recorded questions and responses, along with written/typed responses and multiple-choice responses. You would prepare for this step of our admission process as you would for an interview although there is no direct interaction with a live interviewer.   

The Online Individual Assessment is an important component of the PharmD admissions process in that it provides an assessment of non-academic qualities essential for candidates to effectively undertake the PharmD curriculum and subsequently become valued front-line healthcare professionals.

Eligible applicants, who meet minimum academic requirements and Casper test thresholds, will be required to complete the online Individual Assessment, using a video-enabled  platform.  The date is scheduled for Thursday, March 28, 2024 (specific time TBA – will be approximately 3.0 h, beginning at a specified time between 0600 and 1800 h Eastern Time Zone). This will be the only date – no alternative dates or times will be offered for any reason. Please hold this date in anticipation of being an eligible applicant.  All applicants will be notified March 8, 2024 regarding their eligibility to proceed to this stage of our admissions process. At that time additional details will be made available to eligible applicants including the scheduled time and the details related to technical requirements.

The online Individual Assessment is conducted through a video-enabled platform which also includes written responses, using cloud-based technology to store data.  You will be shown video questions, pre-recorded by our Faculty, and you will reply with timed video responses.  There will also be one or more questions requiring a written (typed) response, thus enabling assessment of written communication skills.  There will also be a selection of multiple-choice questions to which you must respond.

To take the Online Individual Assessment, you will be responsible for securing access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities and a reliable internet connection with and internet speed of at least 1.5 Mbps and upload speed of at least 2 Mbps.  You may complete this Assessment anywhere that you can satisfy these requirements.  No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take online Individual Assessment on the one specified date and time, or who are unable to complete the test for any reason (including technical or other factors).

A minimum threshold in the online Individual Assessment must be met for candidates to proceed to final selections. However, no feedback or information is provided to individual candidates regarding their rating or performance.

Work experience, or other kinds of exposure (e.g. volunteer experience)  in a Pharmacy setting, personal statements, or other such criteria are not  requirements.  Candidates who do have direct Pharmacy exposure might have a better understanding of the profession and whether they are suited to it.  However, you can get an understanding of the profession, and how it fits in with other health care professions, in a modern North-American society, in other ways.  When applying to Pharmacy you should be familiar with how the health system works, and the place of pharmacists within that system, as well as how you are suited to be an effective pharmacist in the future. Those who have more experience in general (work, volunteer etc.) may have more insights to draw on for purposes of answering questions, but work or volunteer experience is not a requirement.