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Early Decision Applicant Deadline: September 8, 2020

  • 1.  Early Decision Applicant Deadline: September 8, 2020

    Posted 09-01-2020 12:38

    Hello colleagues,

    For institutions participating in early decision, this is a friendly reminder that the early decision deadline for applicants is September 8, 2020. This means that any applicants who do not move to a Complete or Verified status by 11:59 pm HT (Hawaii Time) on September 8, 2020 will automatically be released to the regular applicant pool where they will be able to apply to additional programs beginning on September 9.

    Note: Complete status = All required transcripts have arrived, and the applications have entered the transcript verification queue. Only contact information is visible. PharmCAS gives priority attention to verification for early decision applicants. Full application information will be visible to schools in WebAdMIT as soon as they are verified.

    Programs must enter decision codes for Early Decision candidates in WebAdMIT by no later than 11:59 pm EDT on October 23, 2020. If an early decision admission code is not entered by October 23, the applicant will automatically be returned to your regular applicant pool on October 26, 2020 and will then allowed to apply to additional programs. Coding applicants in decision code "Return Early Decision to Regular Pool" will trigger the release of those applicants back to the regular applicant pool on a nightly basis prior to October 26.

    The following decision codes will lock Early Decision applicants and prevent them from being released to the regular applicant pool and applying elsewhere during the current admissions cycle.

    • Offer Accepted
    • Offer Made
    • Declined Offer
    • Deferred
    • Matriculated


    The following decision codes will release Early Decision applicants and allow them to apply to other programs as part of the regular applicant pool on October 26.

    • None
    • Denied
    • Wait List
    • Received/Under Review
    • Incomplete/Application Not Reviewed
    • Withdrew
    • Withdrawn after Matriculation
    • Rescinded
    • Return Early Decision to Regular Pool (Releases applicant prior to Oct. 26)

    Releasing Early Decision Applicants After October 26
    Contact your PharmCAS Client Success Manager ( to release specific applicants from their early decision commitment after October 26. Released (former) Early Decision applicants will be allowed to apply to other programs in PharmCAS as regular applicants.

    Please let us know if you have any questions about this process.


    Katie Owings Bruce
    Director of Application Services and Student Programs
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    703-739-2330 x1026