Before You E-Submit
The PharmCAS application cycle begins in June 2012 for Fall 2013 enrollment. You may start your PharmCAS application as soon as it is available. The Early Decision deadline is September 2, 2012. The first regular application deadline date is November 1, 2012 and the last regular application deadline is March 1, 2013. The PharmCAS application cycle for the 2013 Entering Class will officially close on April 1, 2013, unless otherwise announced. PharmCAS will begin to forward complete applications to pharmacy schools in August 2012. Participating colleges and schools will report admission decisions to applicants and PharmCAS throughout the application cycle
What Happens Next?
Review the PharmCAS Checklist
to ensure you have fulfilled all requirements. PharmCAS
will consider your application complete and begin to process
it once the following materials are received:
- Complete PharmCAS application
- Sealed official transcripts mailed
directly from every regionally accredited U.S. postsecondary institution
attended *, AND
- The correct PharmCAS application fee
Also send letters of reference, foreign transcript evaluation
reports, and test scores (PCAT, TOEFL, and TSE) to PharmCAS
by the application deadline, if required by your designated
Your designated pharmacy schools may also require
you to send additional fees and/or application materials
directly to the institution, such as such as supplemental
applications, references, and official transcripts. Failure
to submit all required materials as instructed may jeopardize
your eligibility for admission consideration.
PharmCAS will process your application once you submit your
completed application, required fee, and all official transcript(s)
to the Service. PharmCAS processing may take up
to four weeks once all required materials are received.
Once your application is complete, PharmCAS will verify
the accuracy of your application materials, compare your
original transcripts to the self-reported course
information on your application, calculate your PharmCAS
GPAs, and submit your application to each of your designated
PharmCAS will begin to forward complete applications to
pharmacy schools by August of 2012.
(PharmCAS will not determine if an applicant
has met the minimum course requirements or is eligible for
admission to a particular school.) Your designated
pharmacy schools may contact you about your application
within a few weeks after receiving your application or only
after the school deadline has passed, depending on school
Participating colleges and schools will report admission
decisions to applicants and PharmCAS throughout the application
CHECKING YOUR APPLICATION
Check your application status on-line! To view the real-time
progress of your file, login to your PharmCAS application
and review the Status box on the right side of the screen.
Do not call or email PharmCAS until
you have read the instructions, checked your status on-line,
reviewed your email account for any PharmCAS messages, and
read the FAQ section. If you still have
questions, contact PharmCAS staff. Provide your PharmCAS
ID Number and name in all communication. Allow up to 3 business
days for PharmCAS to respond to your inquiry. PharmCAS will
only discuss a file with an applicant and the applicant’s
designated pharmacy schools. Staff will not discuss an application
file with a parent, spouse, relative, friend, or employer.
Hours: Monday-Friday (9am-5pm Eastern Time)
P.O. Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02471
TTY line: 617-612-2060
*Email is the preferred contact method for PharmCAS customer service.
PharmCAS will make every attempt to process your application
in a timely manner. At the same time, you are responsible
for submitting your application and ALL other related materials
to PharmCAS so they are received before the earliest deadline
date established by your designated pharmacy schools. PharmCAS
processing may take up to four weeks after your application,
transcripts, and fee are received. PharmCAS is not responsible
for any materials lost in the mail or for delays caused
by the registrar's office.
After the initial submission of your completed PharmCAS
application, you may only make changes to the following
- Full Legal Name
- Alternate Name
- Permanent Mailing Address
- Current Mailing Address
- Phone Numbers
- Email Address
- Fax Number
- Password: Not transmitted to your designated pharmacy schools
- Designate Additional PharmCAS Programs: No
substitutions or deletions.
Coursework: One-time changes during the Academic
- New Fall
Courses Completed: One-time changes during the
Academic Update only
- Reference Contacts: You may not delete an evaluator
from your application once PharmCAS receives the evaluator’s
- PCAT CID
WITHDRAWING YOUR APPLICATION
If you wish to withdraw your application from consideration
from one or more schools of pharmacy, you must contact the
PharmCAS application fees are non-refundable. PharmCAS does
not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines.
SUBSTITUTING OR DELETING
PHARMACY SCHOOL CHOICES
PharmCAS will not accept requests
to substitute or delete school choices or refund application
fees. If after delivering your PharmCAS application, you
wish to rescind your application to a particular pharmacy
degree program, contact the institution directly to remove
your application from consideration.
ADDING A PHARMACY SCHOOL
AFTER APPLICATION SUBMISSION
You may apply to additional pharmacy programs after submission
of your PharmCAS application. To apply to additional programs,
log onto your PharmCAS application and designate additional
schools. Do NOT create a new PharmCAS application to add
new designations. PharmCAS must receive the appropriate
fee for each additional pharmacy program you select. You
cannot apply to a particular school after the application
deadline date has passed.
SHARING OF ADMISSION DECISIONS
Beginning on June 1, 2013, PharmCAS institutions will receive
reports regarding the number of offers of admission made
and number of offers of admission accepted for those applicants
the college or school shares with another PharmCAS institution.
Your designated PharmCAS institutions will know how many
offers of admission you have received and how many offers
of admission you have accepted at other PharmCAS institutions.
PharmCAS institutions will not know how many applications
you have submitted. They will also not know whether you
were denied admission to another pharmacy school or be informed
of any other admission actions made by other PharmCAS institutions,
except offers of admission made or accepted.
ACCEPTING OFFERS OF ADMISSION
You are encouraged to make a final decision related to your
matriculation as soon as possible. It is your
responsibility to adhere to any deadlines
for acceptances established by the institutions to which
you have been offered admission. You should refer to the
appropriate school page for instructions on deadlines, documents,
and deposits that may be required to formally accept an
offer of admission.
PharmCAS institutions establish their own policies for applicants
who have accepted multiple offers of admission, and reserve
the right to require that an accepted applicant formally
decline other admission offers before finalizing their own
offer. If you have questions, contact your selected institutions
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS OFFERED ADMISSION
If you are offered and accept an offer of admission
to a pharmacy degree program, you may be required to submit
a second set of official transcripts from every college/university
you have attended directly to the pharmacy school prior
to matriculation. PharmCAS cannot forward transcripts to
a school of pharmacy to fulfill this institutional requirement.
PharmCAS institutions may continue to make offers
of admission to wait-listed applicants after June 1, 2013.
A college or school that has placed an applicant on a wait-list
will not have access to that applicant’s admission
status at other PharmCAS institutions. Wait-listed applicants
should contact the appropriate school directly for specific
information on that school’s wait-list policy.
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