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  • 1.  PharmCAS Important Dates

    Posted 02-06-2020 12:09

    Hello colleagues,

    We are halfway through the 2019-2020 PharmCAS cycle and preparations are underway for the 2020-2021 application cycle. We wanted to outline some of the upcoming important dates. The dates for the current 2019-2020 cycle are noted in black and dates for the upcoming 2020-2021 cycle are noted in blue). There may be other important dates beyond what is posted here. Additionally, the 2020-2021 dates are subject to change and we will inform you of any changes if need be. We hope this schedule helps you in your planning!

    • FEB 18: Fall Academic Update closes
    • MAR 02: 5th Regular application deadline
    • MAR 01: CAG deposit deadline for applicants applying to CAG schools
    • MAR 01: Initial admission decision codes are due from all schools
    • APR 01: 6th Regular application deadline
    • MAY 01: 7th Regular application deadline
    • MID-MAY: New School Directory pages for 2020-2021 open to schools for editing*
    • MAY 12: Configuration Portal open to schools for 2020-2021
    • MAY 13: "What's New in the Configuration Portal?" webinar for schools @ 3 pm ET (Register Now!)
    • MAY 14: PCAT Update webinar @ 2 pm ET**
    • JUN 01: 8th Regular application deadline
    • JUN 01: Last day for applicants to create a new PharmCAS account
    • JUN 05: Applicant Instructions and School Manual released for 2020-2021
    • JUN 15: Updated admission decision codes are due from all schools
    • MID-JUN: School Directory edits are due from schools for 2020-2021
    • JUN 19: Configuration Portal closes for 2020-2021
    • JUN 30: Application and Spring Academic Update close for 2019-2020
    • JUL 7: CAS Updates and Policy Review webinar @ 2 pm ET (Register Now!)
    • JUL 14: Application and WebAdMIT launch by noon ET for 2020-2021
    • JUL 15: Transfer settings feature and final Custom Export Layout file are available
    • JUL 17-18: 2020 AACP Admissions Workshop in Long Beach, CA**
    • JUL 18: AACP Student Recruitment Event in Long Beach, CA (Register Now!)
    • JUL 29: PharmCAS Applicant webinar for 2020-2021 @ 2 pm ET (Register Now!)
    • SUMMER 2020: WebAdMIT Training for New Users webinar(s)**
    • SUMMER 2020: WebAdMIT Training for Intermediate and Advanced Users webinar**
    • SEP 08: Early Decision deadline
    • SEP 30: Final admissions decisions due from schools for 2019-2020
    • OCT 23: Deadline for programs to report admission decisions for ED applicants
    • OCT 26: Early Decision applicants with no acceptance status are automatically released
    • NOV 02: 1st Regular application deadline
    • BY NOV: PharmCAS year-end reports released for 2019-2020
    • DEC 01: 2nd Regular application deadline
    • DEC 15: Fall Academic Update opens
    • JAN 04, 2021: 3rd Regular application deadline
    • FEB 01, 2021: 4th Regular application deadline
    • FEB 15, 2021: Fall Academic Update closes
    • MAR 01, 2021: CAG deposit deadline for applicants applying to CAG schools
    • MAR 01, 2021: 5th Regular application deadline
    • APR 01, 2021: 6th Regular application deadline
    • MAY 03, 2021: 7th Regular application deadline
    • JUN 01, 2021: 8th Regular application deadline

    *We will be transitioning to a new PharmCAS School Directory page form for the 2020-2021 cycle. As a result, not all of your current page information may carry forward, so please allow additional time to update your information for the new cycle. Open date TBD.

    **Additional details and registration information will be provided once available.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.


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