Sending Official Transcripts To Pharmcas Personal Statement
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Q: Do I need to print out the PharmCAS application if I am submitting it electronically?
A: You should print out a copy of the application for your PERSONAL RECORDS. After this application cycle is closed you will no longer be able to access your application. Do not send printed copies of your application to PharmCAS.
Q: Where can I find out if a pharmacy degree program that I am interested in applying to is participating in the PharmCAS application?
A: The PharmCAS School Directory lists all participating degree programs. You can also access the directory from your application.
Q: How do I change my username and password?
A: To change your user name, log into your PharmCAS application and go to “My Profile” in the upper left corner of your application home screen. Select “Account Information” to change your user name information and click on “Save” when you are finished. To change your password, select “Change Password,” then enter your old and new passwords and click on “Save” when you are finished.
Q: What do I do if I forgot my password?
A: If you forget your password, go to the application sign-in page of the PharmCAS Web site. In the lower left corner, you can enter your e-mail address and submit a password request.
Your username and password will be sent to your e-mail address. The e-mail address must match the one listed on your PharmCAS application.
Q: How can I change my email address?
A: To change your e-mail, log onto your PharmCAS application. Go to “My Profile” in the upper left corner of your application checklist. Select “Account Information” and change your information and click on save when you are finished.
Q: Can I re-edit any section of the application after I have e-submitted my application to PharmCAS?
A: Once you initially submit your application to PharmCAS, you may only change information in the following sections:
- Your Account Profile (i.e. your Username, Password, Full Legal Name, etc.)
- Biographic Information (i.e. Alternate/Prior Name, Permanent Mailing Address, Current Mailing Address, etc.)
- Evaluator contact information (if the reference was not yet received).
- Program Designations section (Add new designations).
If you make changes to your “Biographic Information” section, PharmCAS will re-send your revised application to your designated pharmacy schools.
You may update your coursework information when PharmCAS initiates the Academic Update period.
Q: How do I update my college courses after I have e-submitted my application to PharmCAS?
A: After you e-submit your application, you may only update your coursework information during the Academic Update window. Please ensure that you have correctly entered your coursework BEFORE you E-Submit your application.
Q: What type of questions should I direct to the admissions office of my designated pharmacy degree programs?
A: Please contact the pharmacy degree program directly for your questions about
- Supplemental applications and fees
- Letters of recommendation
- Course prerequisites
- Transcript deadlines
- Admission decisions
- Competitiveness of degree program’s applicant pool
- Any past academic performance issues you wish to explain
- Degree program’s criteria for evaluating applications
- Interview schedules (if part of admissions process)
- Submission of foreign transcripts
- Admission eligibility for non-U.S. citizens
- Dual-degree programs
- Financial Aid
- Tuition and fees
- Ways to improve your application, if a repeat applicant
- Criminal Background Checks
Q: Can I apply to additional pharmacy degree programs after I submit my PharmCAS application the first time?
A:Yes. After you submit your application you may add new degree programs to the Program Designations section of your application. You must pay the incremental fee for each additional degree program you select before your request will be processed. You cannot apply to a degree program after its deadline date has passed.
Q: Can I make changes to my personal statement after I e-submit my application?
A:No. You can NOT make any edits to your personal statement after you have e-submitted your completed application to PharmCAS. It is your responsibility to check your personal statement for accuracy, including grammar and content, BEFORE you e-submit. You must contact your designated pharmacy degree programs directly if you want to mail a revised personal statement to the institutions. Pharmacy degree programs may not accept or consider revised statements sent directly from applicants.
Q: Where can I print a Transcript Request Form?
A: To print transcript request forms, you must first enter all required information into the Colleges Attended section of your application.
- Login to your PharmCAS application, and select the Colleges Attended link from the Application Checklist
- To the left of each College entered you’ll find a link for the Transcript Request Form
- Click the icon associated with the College for which you want to print a Transcript Request Form. This will initiate the download of a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the file.
- Print out and then complete the form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office of the college.
- Be sure to advise the Registrar’s Office to enclose the Transcript Request Form with your official sealed transcript and mail it DIRECTLY to PharmCAS.
- Be sure to print, complete, and mail the correct Transcript Request Form for each college you’ve attended.
If your PharmCAS application was VERIFIED last cycle, you are eligible to have most of your application information carried over to the new cycle. Please click the link in the blue “Reapplying to PharmCAS” box on the login page to proceed with creating a reapplicant account. DO NOT CLICK “CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT” ON THE HOME PAGE.
- If you need to add additional coursework for a degree program you had listed last year, you MUST add the school a second time in the institutions attended section and
add the coursework under the second entry. This will also give you access to the transcript request form. You must then delete planned/in-progress work you had listed last cycle and re-enter these courses as completed.
- Go through each section of the application to make sure that each section is complete and that all of your answers are still valid.
- Letters of recommendation, personal statements/narratives, payments, and transcripts containing updated coursework will NOT be carried over and must be resubmitted. You are strongly encouraged to avoid submitting the same personal statement and recommendations from the previous application cycle.
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Q: If I had an application last cycle but it wasn’t verified, can I carry over any information?
A: No. PharmCAS can NOT carry over any applications that were not verified last cycle. You will have to create a new account and resubmit all information.
Q: If I began to fill out an application last year but never submitted it, can I carry over any information?
A: No. PharmCAS can NOT carry over any information that was not submitted last cycle. You will have to create a new account and resubmit all information.
Q: How do I have my data imported to my reapplicant account?
A:Do not click on the “Create New Account” link. There is a special button to create a reapplicant account:
Once you click the Reapplicant link on the home page, you will be asked to provide your login information from last cycle. If you do not remember your login information, you will be asked to provide the e-mail address which you used to create last year’s account to have an access code e-mailed to you. Once you have logged in, you will be prompted to enter new “create account” information, including your name, e-mail, and login information. When you click “create account” you will be taken to your NEW account, with all importable data from your prior account already in place.
Q: Do I have to create a new username and password?
A: No. Your login information can remain the same. Please note that you will be assigned a new PharmCAS ID# and the barcodes on your transcript and reference request forms will be new.
Q: What information will be carried over?
A: All Applicant Information, Academic History, PCAT Scores, and Additional Information will be carried over. Most application fields and all verified coursework and transcripts (transcripts containing coursework calculated into your GPA last cycle by PharmCAS staff) will be imported into the new application. Once the import is complete, IT IS THE APPLICANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO GO OVER ALL IMPORTED INFORMATION AND ENSURE IT IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE.
Q: What information will NOT be carried over?
A: Letters of recommendation, personal essays, payments, and transcripts containing updated coursework will NOT be carried over and must be resubmitted. In addition, there are fields on the PharmCAS application which may have changed or been added since last cycle which will NOT be filled in by the import. Applicants should go over ALL sections of the application and ensure these new sections are filled in, as it will not necessarily be readily apparent from your application checklist that something is missing if the field is not required.
Q: I am no longer in touch with my references. Can PharmCAS carry over my letters of recommendation?
A: NO. Under NO circumstances can PharmCAS carry over any of your letters of recommendation. These must be resubmitted for the new cycle.
Q: My coursework information from last cycle is locked. How do I update it?
A: All imported information is locked so our staff knows what coursework we already verified from last year. If you need to add additional coursework for a school you had listed last year, you must add the school a second time in the Colleges Attended section and add the coursework under the second entry of this school. This will also give you access to the Transcript Request Form. You must then delete planned/in-progress work you had listed last cycle and re-enter these courses as completed.
Q: Do I need to resend transcripts I had sent last year?
A: Any coursework we verified (calculated into your GPA) last year does not require transcripts. However, you must submit updated transcripts for any new coursework you enter.
Q: I accidentally created a brand new account but I want to create a re-applicant account. What do I do?
A: You can still create a re-applicant account; however, if you used the same e-mail address to sign up for your new account that you used last year you must change the e-mail in your new account to a fake address (such as email@example.com) before you attempt to create a re-applicant account. Once you create the re-applicant account, send us an e-mail with your PharmCAS ID numbers for both accounts and indicate which account you would like closed so we can place the account you made by accident on hold.
Q: I filled out an application with PharmCAS several years ago. Can I reactivate my information?
A: NO. You may only carry over application information from the previous cycle. Any information from previous cycles has been terminated.