The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is the general admission test for Pharmacology school and is endorsed by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacology (AACP). This test is slightly more expensive than most general occupational exams ($150); however, this fee includes the dissemination of official transcripts, along with the test scores, to three institutions of the tester’s choice.
Pearson, the parent company, is currently testing a computer-given version of the test, which will be available in the January, 2011 test session. The test will be identical to the paper-based version in content, scoring, and in all areas other than the medium in which it is given. As of July, 2011, all PCAT tests will be computer-based unless to fulfill a special need. More information on registering for a computer-based test can be found on the main PCAT URL.
The PCAT is rigid regarding registration and deadlines. After initial registration, the tester is locked into the test location and test time. No changes are accommodated, and cancelling before the deadline provides a partial refund only. Also, keep in mind that the following deadlines expire after 8:59 p.m. on the night of the printed deadline. Word to the wise: meet the deadlines at least a day in advance.
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Additional information about special registration, accommodations, and cancellations may be found on the Pearson website Fees and Special Services Page. You can also find more information by telephone by calling Pearson customer relations at 1-800-622-3231.
Correspondence with payment should be directed to:
Pearson Pharmacy College Admission Test
16885 Collections Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60693
Correspondence without payment should be sent to:
Pearson PSE Customer Relations – PCAT
19500 Bulverde Road
San Antonio, TX 78259