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2020-2021 PharmCAS Configuration Portal Update & Reminder

  • 1.  2020-2021 PharmCAS Configuration Portal Update & Reminder

    Posted 06-04-2020 15:21
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    Hello colleagues,

    As previously announced, PharmCAS planned to enter the two reapplicant questions as new custom questions in the Configuration Portal for every participating school in the 2020-2021 cycle. Unfortunately, the new reapplicant items require a manual entry process and were not entered prior to the launch of the 2020-2021 Configuration Portal, as planned. Due to the delayed start, potential for redundant reapplicant questions already entered by schools, and possible confusion for those who have already begun or submitted their configurations, staff has decided to not pursue adding the PharmCAS reapplicant questions for the 2020-2021 cycle.

    If your program is interested in adding the questions to your configurations, we are providing the questions below. Programs are not required to use the PharmCAS reapplicant items as custom questions, unless desired. If you decide to add the PharmCAS reapplicant questions below, please be sure they do not duplicate any school-specific reapplicant questions in the Configuration Portal.

    Previous Applications to this Program
    1. Have you previously applied to this PharmD program? (Yes/No, Required)
    2. If you are reapplying to this program, how have you strengthened your application? (Essay, 500 characters, Conditionally Required if Question 1 is "Yes")

    The Configuration Portal launch notice is attached and provides instructions for accessing the Portal. Please contact Nicole via if you have questions about the Configuration Portal or how to add or delete items. The deadline for 2020-2021 Configuration Portal submissions is June 19, 2020.


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