Processing and Updating Your File
PharmCAS will begin to process your application once the following materials are received:
- Completed PharmCAS application
- Sealed official transcripts from every U.S. and English Canadian college attended
- Correct PharmCAS application fee payment via credit card processed through the application
SAVE YOUR APPLICATION AS A PDF
You can download and view your application in PDF format. From the application dashboard:
- Navigate to the Check Status tab and click the download button next to a program, or
- Navigate to the Submit Application tab and click the download button next to a program.
Once you download the application PDF, you can print it or save it on your computer.
PharmCAS processing may take up to 4 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 release your application to each of your designated pharmacy programs.
OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED BY PROGRAMS
Your selected programs may require additional materials, including supplemental applications or fees. You are responsible for submitting your application and all other related materials to ensure they are received by the program’s deadline. Failure to submit all required materials required by your selected programs may jeopardize your eligibility for admission consideration. PharmCAS will not determine if you have met the minimum course requirements or are eligible for admission to a particular program. Please check the School Directory to view supplemental requirements.
Review your application carefully before you submit. You generally cannot make corrections after your application is submitted. Only the following sections can be updated following submission:
- Alternate Name
- Contact Information
- Password and Security Questions
- Add Programs: No substitutions or deletions.
- Colleges Attended: Add new institutions attended.
- Courses: Add new coursework completed or planned at any time. One-time submission of new planned and completed courses in the Transcript Entry section during Academic Update only for new verification and updated GPA.
- Evaluations: New references only. No deletions once reference is received.
- PCAT and TOEFL: Add new test dates and scores at any time. Programs might not consider updated scores in the admissions process.
- Experiences and Achievements: New entries only. No deletions or revisions.
CHANGING PROGRAM SELECTIONS AFTER SUBMISSION
- Withdrawing Your Application. If you wish to withdraw your application from 1 or more programs, contact the institution directly.
- Substituting or Deleting Program Selections. PharmCAS cannot substitute or delete program choices or refund application fees after you submit your application. If you wish to rescind your application to a particular program after you submit, contact the institution directly to remove your application from consideration.
- Adding a New Program after Submission. You may apply to additional programs after you submit your application, provided the application deadlines have not yet passed. To apply to additional programs, review the “Add Programs” instructions.
INTERVIEW NO-SHOW POLICY
Applicants, who decide to cancel an interview, must do so two business days prior to the scheduled interview. Cancellation notice must be reported to the school by 12:00PM (local time zone of the school) two business days (48 hours) prior to the interview. Business days are considered Monday through Friday.
Due to the professional nature of pharmacy program interviews, the following policy will be enforced when an applicant cancels an interview after two business days (late cancellation), or fails to show up for a previously scheduled interview (no-show):
- Any late cancellation or no-show will have a note in the PharmCAS system, viewable by all programs that you have or will apply to, saying “Unprofessional behavior – Interview No-Show”
- Schools and colleges of pharmacy will independently decide if this information is relevant to their application process and on what action they choose to take with this information shared in the PharmCAS system (i.e. they may or may not take it into account in the evaluation of your application).
- Please note that emergency situations are exempt from this policy.
VIOLATIONS AFTER SUBMISSION
If a violation or institutional action (i.e. academic sanction, etc.) occurs after an applicant e-submits their PharmCAS application, it is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the programs they have or will apply to in this application cycle. Programs can independently decide on what action they choose to take with this information.
SHARING OF ADMISSION DECISIONS
On a dynamic basis, PharmCAS programs will receive reports regarding the number of offers of admission made and number of offers of admission accepted for those applicants the program shares with another PharmCAS program. Your designated PharmCAS programs will know how many offers of admission you have received and how many offers of admission you have accepted at other PharmCAS programs. PharmCAS programs will not know how many applications you have submitted. They will also not know whether you were denied admission to another program or be informed of any other admission actions made by other PharmCAS programs, 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 programs to which you have been offered admission. You should refer to the appropriate program page in the School Directory for instructions on deadlines, documents, and deposits that may be required to formally accept an offer of admission. Contact your selected program(s) directly for questions.
NOTICE OF APPLICANTS OFFERED ADMISSION
If you are offered and accept an offer of admission to a program, you may be required to submit a second set of official transcripts from every college/university you have attended directly to the program prior to matriculation. PharmCAS cannot forward transcripts to a program to fulfill this program requirement.
PharmCAS programs may continue to make offers of admission to wait-listed applicants up until the first day of class. A program that has placed an applicant on a wait-list will not have access to that applicant’s admission status at other PharmCAS programs. Wait-listed applicants should contact the appropriate program directly for specific information on that program’s wait-list policy.
PharmCAS application fees are non-refundable. PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines. Before submitting your application, you are prompted to review and agree to a Release Statement and Applicant Code of Conduct. These documents include the no refund policy and describe applicant responsibilities throughout the application process.
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