Student Timelines

Freshman Year:

  • Visit the Career Center to explore your career options
  • Get involved with and join the Pre-Pharmacy Club
  • Become an associate member of AED and participate in the volunteer activities
  • Get registered as a pharmacy technician in order to volunteer, shadow, or work in a pharmacy
  • Identify research opportunities on campus

Sophomore Year:

  • Decide whether you want to complete a 4 year degree and then apply to pharmacy school or complete a 3 year program of undergraduate coursework and enter pharmacy school
  • Continue obtaining job shadowing experience
  • Continue involvement with AED and strive to become a national member
  • Stay on track with your course requirements for pharmacy school
  • Volunteer on campus and in the community
  • Participate in mock interviews in March
  • Take practice PCATs offered each semester
  • If you believe you are ready for the PCAT, take it in June after your sophomore year of coursework and work on completing your PharmCAS application

Junior Year:

  • If you have applied after 3 years of undergraduate coursework, interviews will take place during the fall of your junior year
  • Continue to job shadow
  • Stay involved with AED
  • If you are pursuing a 4 year degree, you will take the PCAT after you have completed your junior year of coursework
  • If you take the PCAT after your junior year, complete PharmCAS that same summer and apply to pharmacy school the following fall

Senior Year:

  • Complete all secondary applications
  • Continue to achieve good grades
  • Interview
  • Graduate



Beneficial Auburn

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Linda Bruner,
Pre-Health Advisor

Dr. Kevin Huggins,
Nutrition Science Undergraduate Coordinator,
Associate Professor of Nutrition Science

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)

Beverly Childress,
Pre-Health Director
of Pre-Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC)
College of Science and Mathematics