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PharmCAS Updates by Cycle

  • 1.  PharmCAS Updates by Cycle

    Posted 08-03-2021 02:46 PM
    Below are PharmCAS updates for the current and previous cycles.


    * PharmCAS Volume Update - August 2021: Attached is the PharmCAS volume report as of August 3. The decrease in the number of applicants and increase in applications to date may be primarily due to the discontinuation of the early decision process in the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. It is too soon to know whether the new priority (non-binding) application deadlines adopted by some schools may also influence applicant behavior. PharmCAS data reports by geographic region, primary college attended, and program type will resume in October.

    * 2021-2022 AACP Course Prerequisites Summary: Thanks to all who reviewed the draft Summary! The revised version is attached and available on the PharmCAS website. Any requests for new edits should be sent to Please allow up to 10 business days for staff to respond to any new edit requests to the Summary or the course prerequisite section of the PharmCAS School Directory page.


    * 2020-2021 PharmCAS Applicant Survey Summary: Attached are excerpts from the most recent PharmCAS applicant survey, as referenced during the CAS Policy Update webinar in July. We encourage you to review and gain insights into applicant perceptions about the following:

    • Factors in the decision to pursue pharmacy
    • Factors in the pharmacy school selection process
    • Barriers to the pharmacy admissions process
    • Experiences with PharmCAS

    * 2020-2021 PharmCAS Applicant Data Report: Final national data for the 2020-2021 cycle will be available in the next PharmCAS Applicant Data Report (PDF) by November 2021, once all final admission decisions are received from participating schools.

    * Submit 2020-2021 Decisions by 9/30: Please remember to submit all final admission decision codes for the 2020-2021 cycle by September 30, if not already done. More information on the Sharing of Admission Decisions can be found starting on page 78 of the PharmCAS School Manual. A reminder that the Manual has been updated for fall 2022 enrollment, but these instructions refer to your decisions for the 2020-2021 (previous) cycle for fall 2021 enrollment.

    Please contact us at with any questions. Thank you!

    Libby J. Ross, MA
    AACP Senior Director for Student Affairs


  • 2.  RE: PharmCAS Updates by Cycle

    Posted 08-04-2021 04:53 PM
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    Hello all,

    The 2020-2021 PharmCAS Applicant Survey Results were not attached to the announcement yesterday, as intended. Please see attached. If you have trouble accessing the latest PDFs, please contact us at Thank you!

    Libby J. Ross, MA
    AACP Senior Director for Student Affairs