Entrance Exam

The PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) is required by many (but not all) PharmD programs. Competitive scores are usually at least 50th percentile or higher (~400 composite score), but vary by program.

The PCAT is being phased out in 2023 and will no longer be required. However, some schools may still require a writing sample during the application or interview process.

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)


Some PCAT study guides and materials are available to sign out from the HPAC resource collection. Although we do not offer a formal PCAT prep course at Bradley, HPAC advises students to help them develop a personalized strategy, timeline, and study plan to meet their individual needs. There are many commercially available PCAT prep materials and services. We do not endorse any one over the others, but can assist students in choosing products and services that fit their learning style, timeline, and budget.

PCAT Testing Locations

The PCAT is administered on select test dates at Pearson VUE Testing Centers. The closest testing centers to Bradley University are:

Pearson Professional Centers
4507 N. Sterling Ave, Suite 302
Northwoods Professional Bldg.
Peoria, Illinois 61615

Pearson Professional Centers
3000 Professional Drive
Lower Level, Suite C
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Pearson Professional Centers
100 East Kimberly Road, Suite 401
Northwest Bank & Trust Company
Davenport, Iowa 52806