Technical Requirements

COMPATIBLE BROWSERS
A web browser is the program your computer uses to connect to the Internet and access the application.

CHROME AND FIREFOX (PREFERRED)
For the optimum experience, we recommend using the most current version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which work on both Macs and PCs. You can download these browsers for free here:

SAFARI
Safari is the default internet browser for Apple products and is compatible with the application. If you encounter any difficulty while using the most up-to-date version of Safari, try switching to Chrome or Firefox.

EDGE
Edge is Microsoft’s most recent browser and is compatible with the application. If you encounter any difficulty while using the most up-to-date version of Edge, try switching to Chrome or Firefox.

INTERNET EXPLORER 11
Internet Explorer 11 is compatible with the application; however, any previous versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported by Microsoft, and are therefore incompatible with the application. If you encounter any difficulty while using Internet Explorer 11, try switching to Chrome or Firefox.

TROUBLESHOOTING
If you are having difficulty loading application pages:

  • Ensure you are using the most current version of a compatible browser.
  • Confirm that Cookies, JavaScript, and Pop-ups are enabled within your browser.

To determine your browser’s version, and to confirm that Cookies, JavaScript, and Pop-up windows are enabled, visit http://whatismybrowser.com.

MOBILE DEVICE ACCESSIBILITY
You can view and edit your application using a compatible browser on a smartphone or tablet.

E-MAIL NOTIFICATIONS
Emails can sometimes get flagged as junk or spam, which prevents them from appearing in your inbox. To ensure you receive email notifications, including notifications from the programs you are applying to, you may need to designate us as a trusted source through your email provider.

SAFE-LIST EMAIL ADDRESSES
Ensure the following email address and email domain are safe-listed:

Use these links to obtain your email provider’s safe-listing instructions:

NAVIGATING THE APPLICATION
The application is separated into four sections: personal information, academic history, supporting information, and program materials. To help you keep track of your application and all materials, click Check Status at the top of the application dashboard.

Once you enter the application form, do not use the “Back” or “Forward” buttons on your browser’s toolbar to move between application screens or you may lose your data. Use the internal navigation bars and links. Do not refresh the page or you will be logged out of the application.

SECURITY
Security is a priority at PharmCAS. We are committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of your information. We use a combination of state-of-the-art technology and methods to help ensure that online sessions are secure.

INTERNET SECURITY MEASURES
Any personal information you send us is scrambled. This technology, called Secure Socket Layers (SSL), protects information you submit or receive through this site. In addition, any sensitive personal information that you send to our Web site is held in a secured environment, protected by tools such as firewalls and/or database field encryption. The technology is designed to make using your personal data and credit card information on the Internet as safe as possible.  PharmCAS protects the privacy of your credit card information, name, address, e-mail and all other information you provide us via the on-line payment process. No representation is made, however, regarding the unconditional security of such submissions.

Independent agencies report there are no recorded instances of someone “breaking” SSL encryption and using credit card information for fraudulent purposes. Statistically speaking, it is safer to submit your credit card information electronically via an SSL site than it is to give your card to a store clerk. SSL technology is so safe that VeriSign, the PharmCAS certifying authority, warrants it against fraudulent use for up to $100,000.

The SSL technology depends on secure Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) that are certified by an authority such as VeriSign. Secure URLs always begin with “https://” (not “http://”). If you use a browser that recognizes SSL, you will be notified that you are on a secure page. Any information you enter on such a page is encrypted, sent over the Internet in encrypted form, and de-encrypted at our server. If your browser doesn’t support SSL technology, you will receive an error message when trying to access our SSL page. If this error occurs, logout of your application and download the most current version of your browser.  Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to designated PharmCAS administrators.

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