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PharmCAS 2021-2022 Cycle Enhancement List

  • 1.  PharmCAS 2021-2022 Cycle Enhancement List

    Posted 04-28-2021 09:13
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    Hello colleagues,

    We are pleased to share the list of PharmCAS enhancements for the upcoming 2021-2022 cycle. The attached document provides comprehensive information on 39 enhancements for your review. Beginning on page 3, you will find a more detailed description of each enhancement.

    Due to the large amount of information, we have highlighted certain enhancements in this message that we thought were of particular importance to you. Please view the attachment for further details.

    • Reapplicant Field. This new WebAdMIT field identifies if an applicant carried forward an application and submitted it to at least one of your programs at your organization (institution) in a previous cycle.
    • Transfer Settings Keeps Sort Order. When transferring templates from one cycle to another, the sort order for all templates in the new cycle now matches the sort order from the previous cycle.
    • Copy Function for Email Templates. WebAdMIT users can now copy existing Email Templates, allowing them to be built and customized more quickly.
    • Move to "Elastic Program Search" page. The Add Program page in the Applicant Portal will have a streamlined look and feel and an updated search feature. This change became feasible for PharmCAS with the removal of the early decision process.
    • Add a Priority Deadline as Custom Attribute. Beginning in the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, participating colleges and schools will be able to designate a "priority" (preferred, non-binding) application deadline in addition to their final (enforced) PharmCAS deadline. The purpose of the priority deadline option is to encourage applicants to apply earlier in the cycle. This feature is optional.
    • Legal Sex Question Change & Gender Question Addition. In efforts to create a more inclusive environment for the applicants, changes have been made to the current PharmCAS gender (sex) item block for the 2021-2022 cycle.
    • Pronoun Question Addition. In efforts to create a more inclusive environment for the applicants, a new Pronoun question block will be added to the PharmCAS application beginning in the 2021-2022 cycle. Participating programs are encouraged to view and consider responses to the new Pronoun question when communicating with applicants.
    • Change "Complete" and "Received" statuses to Full View. Currently, PharmCAS schools can only view the complete application details of applicants with Verified status in WebAdMIT. Views of applicants with Received and Complete status are restricted. AACP is pleased to announce that PharmCAS will also provide a full view of applicants with Received and Complete status in WebAdMIT beginning in the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.
    • Preview Draft Programs in the Prelaunch Environment. Previously, when you configured your program in the prelaunch environment, the only way you could view it in the application was to have it approved. With this enhancement, you can now preview your programs in the application using the Preview feature and continue making edits as necessary.

    : Some changes listed were enabled after the 2020-2021 cycle launched. Many CAS only highlight changes to their participating programs on an annual basis. As such, some previous changes have been included in the list to ensure that all users are aware.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out directly to me to avoid cluttering inboxes. If similar questions are received, I will make sure to clarify that information with everyone.


    Katie Owings Bruce
    Director of Application Services and Student Programs
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy