Applicant Responsibilities

You are responsible for properly completing your application, sending your supporting documentation and fees to PharmCAS on time, and regularly checking the status of your file by logging onto your PharmCAS application. PharmCAS applicants agree to abide by certain rules and requirements. All applicants should read the PharmCAS Applicant Code of Conduct.

PharmCAS applicants will:
  • Be responsible for learning the application procedures and admission prerequisites of each designated pharmacy program.
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended to arrive at the PharmCAS office by the school’s application deadline.
  • Use the PharmCAS Transcript Request Form to arrange for all official U.S. and English Canadian transcripts to be sent to PharmCAS. (Electronic transcripts are also accepted from selected institutions.)
  • Provide all required information on the PharmCAS application accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Abide by the PharmCAS program’s application deadline.
  • Request a course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation from WES for any non-U.S./non-English Canadian coursework completed. 
  • Compose an original personal essay without assistance from others.
  • Respond immediately to all notices and questions received from PharmCAS and each program to which they apply (Applicants are responsible for checking their personal email and PharmCAS accounts for these important notices and questions!).
  • Download and/or print a copy of the completed PharmCAS application before e-submitting the form to PharmCAS.
  • Agree to submit the correct PharmCAS application fee and any additional program supplemental fees that may be required on time.
  • Arrange for up to four (4) evaluations (“recommendations” or “letters of reference”) to be sent to PharmCAS.
  • Provide all required information on the supplemental application, if required by the program you are applying to, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Respond promptly to Pharm.D. programs, either to accept or to decline interview invitations and offers of admission;
  • Provide proper interview cancellation notice to programs according to the Interview No-Show Policy;
  • Notify programs of any criminal violation or institutional action (i.e. academic sanction, etc.) that occurs after submission of the PharmCAS application.
  • Check application status online by logging onto the PharmCAS web application.
  • Contact programs directly regarding questions about admission decisions, institution-specific admissions criteria, and other program-specific information.
  • Log off the application after each session to protect against unauthorized access.
  • Promptly notify PharmCAS of any change in contact information before June 1.
  • Promptly notify all designated Pharm.D. programs of any change in contact information after June 1.