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Action Needed for 2019-2020 Deferred Applicants!

  • 1.  Action Needed for 2019-2020 Deferred Applicants!

    Posted 09-24-2020 09:57

    Hello colleagues,

    If you have deferred applicants from the 2019-2020 cycle, please read below and act by October 1.

    LIAISON-ASSISTED DEFERRAL (LAD) PROCESS
    Schools must use the decision code of Deferred in WebAdMIT by no later than September 30 (and before the deferred data pull on October 1). PharmCAS cannot grant any extensions for this process, nor pull any deferred applicant data forward after the deadline. The Liaison-Assisted Deferral Process occurs on October 1 each year and results in deferred applicants appearing in WebAdMIT in the new cycle with an application status of Manual.

    Manual Status


    WHAT GETS TRANSFERRED DURING THE LIAISON-ASSISTED DEFERRAL PROCESS?
    The following application information is transferred forward:

    • Personal Information
      • Biographic Information
      • Citizenship Information
      • Contact Information
      • Race & Ethnicity
    • Other Information
      • Academic History
      • Standardized Tests
      • Colleges Attended
      • High Schools Attended
      • Coursework
      • Transcripts
    • Supporting Information
      • Experiences
      • Achievements
      • Licenses/Certifications


    WHAT DOES NOT GET TRANSFERRED DURING THE LIAISON-ASSISTED DEFERRAL PROCESS?
    The following application information is not transferred forward:

    • PharmCAS-specific questions (i.e. Academic or Behavioral Infractions)
    • Program Materials Information (i.e., "fourth quadrant" materials such as Questions, Documents, Prerequisites, etc.)
    • Document Uploads
    • Evaluations
    • Personal Essay
    • Release Statement Responses


    IMPORTANT NOTES

    • Deferred applicants in the new cycle appear in WebAdMIT with the Unverified tag in the Applicant Header.
    • If a deferred applicant initiates the re-application process before the Liaison-Assisted Deferral Process on October 1, Liaison will not add or change any applicant data, even if the applicant decides to reapply with a fresh (i.e., a blank) application. However, Liaison will add the program that the applicant had applied to in the prior cycle with the Manual status.
    • Deferred applicants are transferred into the new cycle on October 1 with a Local Status of None.
    • If you download and view the full application PDF in WebAdMIT, the applicant's status will appear as In-Progress at the top of each page (as opposed to Manual).
    • GPAs are not carried forward from the previous cycle.
    • For programs participating in the PharmCAS criminal background check process via Certiphi:
      • Certiphi initiates a background check when applicants are moved to the Offer Accepted decision code.
      • To trigger a new (second) background check for a deferred applicant that has been pulled forward into the new cycle, select a Local Status tied to the Offer Accepted decision code after October 1.
      • If you do not wish to trigger a new (second) background check for a deferred applicant, select a different Local Status that is NOT tied to the Offer Accepted decision code after October 1.


    Details on the Liaison-Assisted Deferral Process can be found in the WebAdMIT Help Center. We encourage you to read through this information and let us know if you have any questions.

    Thanks,
    Katie



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    Katie Owings Bruce
    Director of Application Services and Student Programs
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    703-739-2330 x1026
    kbruce@aacp.org
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