Arrange for PharmCAS to receive
a separate official transcript from every regionally accredited
U.S. college and university you attended. PharmCAS will not verify or forward your
application until all official transcripts and other required
materials are received. Carefully read the transcript
instructions for the following types of institutions:
- Study Abroad
- US overseas institutions
TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM
You must submit the PharmCAS Transcript Request Form to every
U.S. institution you have attended. This form will help PharmCAS properly match
your official transcripts to your PharmCAS application. If
your current name differs from the name listed on your transcript,
you MUST include both your current and former name on the
Transcript Request Form.
How to Obtain the Transcript Request Form
Login to your PharmCAS application and select the Colleges Attended link.
Click the print button () to download and print a customized PDF Transcript Request form for every college and university you attended. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the File (Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Complete each Transcript Request form and mail to the institutions you attended. EACH PHARMCAS TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM IS UNIQUE. Your name, PharmCAS ID number, and the name of the college/university attended will automatically appear on the barcoded form. Verify you are sending the right form to your college or university.
Advise the Registrar’s Office to enclose the PharmCAS Transcript Request Form with your official sealed transcript and mail it directly to PharmCAS. If the form is not included with your transcript, PharmCAS may have difficulty matching your transcript to your application and your application may be delayed in processing.
PO Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02471-4403
Arrange for a sealed official transcript to be sent directly
to PharmCAS from every regionally and ATS accredited US institution
you have attended. The following rules apply:
PharmCAS will not accept
student-issued transcripts or transcripts sent by an applicant
Transfer credit(s) appearing
on a transcript cannot be accepted in lieu of an original
transcript from the institution where the course work
was taken. Send transcripts
for all regionally accredited postsecondary institutions you have attended regardless
of whether course credit transferred to another college
or university and appears on that transcript.
Arrange for PharmCAS to RECEIVE all of your regionally accredited official
transcripts by the application deadline date set
by your designated pharmacy schools. A pharmacy school
may not consider your application for admission if PharmCAS
receives your transcripts late. PharmCAS does NOT enforce
transcript deadlines and will forward your verified application
to your designated schools even if your transcripts arrive
- Use a student issued OFFICIAL transcript to properly complete the “Coursework” section of your application. Do NOT use your course record/schedule or memory to complete the Coursework section. WARNING: Your online course record, course schedule, and college catalog may differ from your transcript. If there are discrepancies between your application and official transcript, your application will be undelivered and processing will be delayed.
- Login to your application to check the status of your transcripts. It is your responsibility to verify that PharmCAS received all of your official transcripts.
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PharmCAS only accepts official transcripts from U.S. institutions
recognized by one or more of the following accreditation agencies:
• Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
• New England Association of Schools and Colleges
• North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
• Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NWCCU)
• Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS)
• Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
• Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
• Association of Theological Schools in the United
States and Canada (ATS)
If you attended an institution that is not recognized by
one of these agencies, do NOT list the institution on your
PharmCAS application and do NOT submit its transcript to PharmCAS.
Contact your designated pharmacy schools directly to determine
if you must arrange for transcripts from non-regionally accredited
institutions to be sent directly to the pharmacy school.
SUMMER 2013 TRANSCRIPTS
Arrange for all of your official transcripts to be sent to
PharmCAS as soon as you have completed your summer 2013 coursework
and your summer term grades are available. PharmCAS does not
accept unofficial or incomplete transcripts. List all of your
summer courses on your PharmCAS application. PharmCAS will
begin to send verified application files to pharmacy schools
in August 2013.
FALL 2013 TRANSCRIPTS
If your fall term grades will not be available until after you apply, you must arrange
for your official fall 2013 transcripts to be sent directly to PharmCAS as soon as
they are available. You must update your courses on-line during the PharmCAS
“Academic Update” window. The Academic Update window will open on
December 13, 2013, following the completion of the fall 2013 term, and close on
February 14, 2014. It is your responsibility to submit your fall transcripts, add any
new courses completed since you first submitted your application to PharmCAS, and
to edit your in-progress and planned courses. See “Updating
Your Coursework” section.
WINTER, SPRING AND SUMMER 2014 TRANSCRIPTS
Arrange for your winter, spring, and summer term 2014 transcripts
to be sent directly to your designated pharmacy institutions,
as required. Do not send to PharmCAS.
Do NOT list any military courses completed or credits received.
Forward ALL transcripts that contain military credits or are
official military transcripts to your designated pharmacy
schools. College and schools policies vary. Please contact
the institutions directly if you have any questions. Please note, this does not apply to accredited military colleges or universities, which MUST be listed on the application and from which transcripts are required. Examples of accredited military institutions include Community College of the Air Force and West Point.
NO TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE
PharmCAS does not waive transcript requirements due to an
applicant's financial obligations to a college or university.
Applicants who are unable to obtain an official transcript
from a college or university due to extenuating circumstances
must submit a signed letter of explanation on official letterhead
from the appropriate institution or state department of education.
PharmCAS will evaluate transcript waiver requests on a case-by-case
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.
If you participated in a “Study (Education) Abroad”
program under the auspices of a US institution
and the international course work appears on the U.S. transcript as regular itemized
credit, only list the US institution on your PharmCAS application. Do NOT
list the international (foreign) institution. Arrange for
only the US transcript to be sent to PharmCAS.
PharmCAS will process study-abroad course work in the same
manner as US coursework.
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PharmCAS recognizes “overseas US institutions”
- Located outside US borders,
- Accredited by a regional institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education, and
- Use English as the primary language of instruction and documentation.
If you attended an overseas US institution listed below,
report it to PharmCAS in the same manner as your US
institutions by sending an official transcript
to PharmCAS and listing all coursework on your PharmCAS
application. US institutions with campuses overseas (such
as the University of Maryland at Munich) are also considered
US colleges for which transcripts are required and all course
work must be listed. Please note that this list of overseas
institutions is not all-inclusive. Contact PharmCAS if you
• American College in Jerusalem (closed in 1976)
• American College in Switzerland
• American College of Thessaloniki
• American University in Beirut
• American University in Bulgaria
• American University in Cairo
• American University of Paris
• American University of Rome
• Franklin College Switzerland
• Richmond American University of London
• Huron University in London
• John Cabot University in Rome
• Mc Daniel College in Budapest
You MUST enter all international institutions you
have attended on your PharmCAS application. Do
NOT list foreign courses on your PharmCAS application
(unless Study Abroad) and do NOT send your original foreign transcript to PharmCAS. ALL Canadian colleges and universities are considered foreign institutions.
Each pharmacy school has selected one of the following
policies for submission of non-US coursework.
- Send a foreign transcript evaluation report to PharmCAS*,
- Send an original foreign transcript directly to the
- Do not send any foreign transcript documentation.
School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have
completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution,
you may be ineligible for admission to these particular
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* If a foreign transcript evaluation report is required
by your designated pharmacy school, send your non-US transcripts
to one of the transcript evaluation services
listed below for a course-by-course report. Arrange for
the report to be sent from the evaluation service to PharmCAS.
PharmCAS will forward the report to your selected schools.
Your selected pharmacy programs may specify which foreign
transcript evaluations service you must use. PharmCAS will
not verify that you have used the correct service for a
particular pharmacy degree program.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION
World Education Services, Inc
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Ph: (305) 273–1616
Fax: (305) 273–1338
Translation Fax: (305) 273–1984
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
International Education Research Foundation, Inc
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions
Foreign Education Credential Services
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036
P.O. Box 618056
Chicago, IL 60661-8056
* PharmCAS does not endorse any particular transcript evaluation service.