We received notification today that NCS Pearson is offering alternative PCAT dates for 2012 (the 2012-2013 cycle). If you are applying for Fall 2013 entrance, BE SURE to review their announcement.
This would appear to mean that they are opening an additional testing window in late October/early November just for this year (2012). Complete information on the PCAT can be found at the Pearson site.
We have updated our website admission policies to reflect the fact that any additional dates offered in the “prior year” would be accepted as meeting this requirements. Please see our admission policies, Section #4 under The Admission Process entitled: “Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)” for complete information.
This is the first time in recent history that we’ve seen “alternate dates”. It is unclear whether this means an additional window will be available going forward (e.g. 2013, 2014…). Of course, contact our office if you have any questions.