Application for Admission

Apply Early - Applications are due April 1, 2022

Please complete the following application steps:

1. Apply Through PharmCas

The PharmCAS application will open for filing on July 14, 2021 and close on April 1, 2022. Visit the PharmCAS website to establish an account and begin an application. Detailed instructions can be found at this site to assist you in completing the PharmCAS application.

2. Complete LLUSP Supplemental Application

After PharmCAS has processed your completed application and is received by LLU, you will be sent an e-mail invitation with instructions on how to complete the online LLUSP Supplemental Application. The deadline for completing the LLUSP Supplemental Application is 15 days after the invitation is sent to you. The LLUSP Supplemental Application is sent to all students who apply to LLU School of Pharmacy through PharmCAS. Please note: Effective March 23, 2020, the $75 LLUSP Supplemental Application fee is waived.

3. Provide 3 Letters of Recommendation

Use PharmCAS to submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation. It is recommended that two letters come from a science instructor and/or a professional in the pharmacy field. Committee letters of recommendation are only required and accepted from schools affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and will fulfill the three letter requirement.

One letter of recommendation is required from a pastor, clergy, or spiritual advisor. This letter may be submitted directly to LLUSP through the online supplemental application if you choose not to send it through PharmCAS. All other letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to PharmCAS.

Re-applicants must submit at least one new letter of recommendation. Previously submitted letters of recommendation will be used for the current application cycle.

4. Submit Official Transcripts to PharmCas

Official transcripts for U.S. students must be received by PharmCAS by the published deadline. International transcript evaluations by a LLU School of Pharmacy approved evaluation service must be received by PharmCAS by the published deadline. Refer to the "International Students and Coursework" section below for approved companies.

Submitting Transcripts to LLUSP

If offered an acceptance, you must request official transcripts to be sent to LLU from all post-secondary institutions from which you have attended, regardless of whether or not it applies to your prerequisite coursework. This includes all colleges, universities, military credit, and unaccredited schools. Transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution(s) directly to LLU Admissions Processing. Transcripts provided in any other manner are unofficial and will not be accepted for purposes of admission. International students must submit all official U.S. and international (non-U.S.) transcripts to LLUSP by the published April PharmCAS deadline. (Please visit International Student Admissions for more information.)

Please request transcripts to be sent to:

Admissions Processing
Loma Linda University
11139 Anderson St.
Loma Linda, CA 92350

International Students and Coursework

Applicants who have done academic work in countries outside of the U.S. must have all prerequisite coursework completed at a two or four-year regionally accredited U.S. institution.

The approved academic record evaluation for foreign transcripts will still be required as supplemental material for evaluating the potential for success of that student.

Click on the link for additional specific information for international student admissions and for U.S. students who have international school credits.

  • Submission of Transcripts: International (non-U.S.) transcripts must be submitted to LLU School of Pharmacy by the published April PharmCAS deadline. Prior to an offer of acceptance, official transcripts from all post-secondary schools must be submitted to Admissions Processing:

    Admissions Processing
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, CA 92350
    11139 Anderson St.

  • Transcript Evaluations: International students must have their foreign transcripts reviewed by WES evaluation services prior to applying and submitted to PharmCAS by their published April deadline:
  • English Composition: Applicants who have earned their degree outside of the United States must complete 9 quarter or 6 semester units of English Composition. This should be the freshman composition sequence (equivalent to ENGL 1A and 1B). Remedial English and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are not acceptable to fulfill the requirement. English courses must be taken from the English Department.
  • TOEFL Test: If the applicant's native language is not English, or if most education was completed in a non-English program, a score of at least 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required. Some consideration is given to applicants who have earned a college degree in the United States. Please visit for more information.

Rolling Admissions

Please note that LLUSP has a rolling admissions policy in which we review completed applications and accept students on a continual basis from September through July.

Admissions Committee

Learn more about the Admissions Committee.