Early Decision

Early Decision

September 5, 2017

Some participating Pharm.D. programs offer “Early Decision” (ED) status through PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular Pharm.D. program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one Pharm.D. program. Contact your selected pharmacy program directly for information on Early Decision eligibility requirements.

The Early Decision application deadline is September 5, 2017. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts and fee by September 5. If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status to regular status. You may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS Pharm.D. programs during the current admission cycle. If, however, you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant, you may apply to other Pharm.D. programs for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee schedule to determine the cost to apply to each additional program. Pharm.D. programs will make admission decisions on early decision applicants by October 20, 2017.

On rare occasions, there may be extenuating circumstances that could affect an applicant’s ability to accept an Early Decision offer and/or enroll in a Pharm.D. program. Please contact the pharmacy institution directly if a situation arises.


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