Spring Academic Update is a window of time that allows accepted applicants (those offered admission from a Pharm.D. program) to update grades on any coursework completed since you originally e-submitted your application. You can only update the coursework section one time when the Spring Academic Update is open. When the Spring Academic Update window is opened, you can only add grades for courses taken during the spring and summer 2017 terms. You can NOT add courses taken in previous years.
After you initially submitted your PharmCAS application, during the Fall Academic Update you should have updated your college course history to reflect newly completed (fall 2016) or planned / in-progress courses (spring and summer 2017). You can update your spring & summer 2017 courses online during the PharmCAS Spring Academic Update window. The Spring Academic Update window will open on April 17, 2017, following the completion of the spring 2017 term, and close on June 30, 2017. Arrange for your official spring 2017 and summer 2017 transcripts to be sent directly to the Pharm.D. program(s) you have been accepted to AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE. If you do not submit your updated courses and transcripts in a timely manner, your selected Pharm.D. programs may no longer consider you for admission.
You cannot make edits to your coursework section, whether completed or planned / in-progress, until the Spring Academic Update window is open. PharmCAS will contact you by email when the Spring Academic Update is available to you. It is your responsibility to add any new courses completed since the Fall Academic Update. PharmCAS will NOT update your coursework for you. You can only update your coursework ONCE during the Spring Academic Update!
Courses that were originally reported as completed cannot be modified. Therefore, if you have received partial grades for a given session, do not add these courses to the completed courses section until ALL grades are received. You can NOT add prior year coursework on to the academic update.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE ACADEMIC UPDATE
PharmCAS will not verify or report your updated course history to your designated Pharm.D. programs until you complete all of the steps below.
PharmCAS Instructions for the Fall 2017 Entering Class