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2016-2017 Spring Academic Update Closes

June 30, 2017

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

  1. Log into your PharmCAS application and open the Academic History section.
  2. If you attended a college/university for the first time, add and save that institution to the “College Attended” section.
  3. Open the “Transcript Entry” section.
  4. At this point you have two options:
    1. You may change your existing “Planned/In Progress” coursework to “Completed” by unchecking the “Planned/In Progress” option located above each individual term. You will then be required to enter grades for each completed session before you submit.
    2. You may enter newly completed coursework that has not been previously entered as “Planned/In Progress” for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 terms by adding those terms and courses.
  5. When you have finished adding or updating your transcript entry, complete the “Transcript Review” process by clicking on the “Review and Finalize My Transcripts” button on the transcript entry page.
  6. Submit your application by clicking “Submit My Updates” as the last step of the transcript review process. If you fail to click the button, PharmCAS cannot process your Academic Update.
  7. Arrange for your updated official transcripts to be sent directly from any colleges you attended in the spring and summer to the pharmacy school where you have been accepted – NOT to PharmCAS.
  8. The pharmacy school who has accepted you will verify your updated course information against your updated transcripts and calculate a new set of GPAs to confirm that you still meet their admissions requirements. PharmCAS does not verify these entries nor generate new GPAs.