Important PCAT Update

Pearson is sending this message with some important updates on the PCAT Computer-Based Test to assist as you are doing your mass presentations and distributing information to prospective pharmacy candidates for the 2011-2012 admission cycle. As of July 2011, PCAT will be 100% computer-based!

Noteworthy changes:

a.. New materials including Candidate Information Booklets, posters, and notepads are being sent during the week of March 21 to the pharmacy admission offices for distribution to prospective candidates. b.. The PCAT 2011-2012 CIB which contains the most up-to-date information for candidates can be downloaded at We strongly encourage candidates to read the CIB so they understand PCAT registration and scheduling. c.. Registration for PCAT opened on April 1, 2011. d.. PCAT will be administered at Pearson VUE testing centers in the United States, Canada and foreign locations (locations are available at e.. Multiple testing dates will be held in July 2011, September 2011 and January 2012. Dates are noted below: a.. July 20 and 27 b.. September 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28 c.. January 10 and 11 f.. Multiple testing sessions will be available during each date of testing at Pearson VUE testing centers. g.. We strongly suggest that candidates register early by the “Register and Schedule By” date to receive their preferred testing date, time, and location. Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. h.. Steps to sign up for the PCAT are: a.. Register at b.. Schedule at i.. After candidates register for the PCAT, they will receive a confirmation statement that will allow them to schedule their exam with Pearson VUE. They will also receive instructions via email with next steps which are outlined in the new Candidate Information Booklet. j.. Upon completion of their exam, candidates will receive a preliminary Personal Score Report for the multiple-choice subtests at the Pearson VUE test center. This is not an official document. k.. Official Personal Score Reports and Official Transcripts will be mailed after all testing and scoring is completed during each month of testing. l.. The Official PCAT Practice Test is available for candidates to prepare for the actual exam at

Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to this upcoming year! If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Cindy Agonis at or myself. If you would like to request additional PCAT materials, please email our PCAT Customer Relations at


Jennifer L. Athay, Pharm.D.

Director of Student Affairs

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

1727 King Street, Floor 2

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-739-2330 ext. 1024

Cell: 703-801-9609

Fax: 703-836-8982

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