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2020-2021 PharmCAS Configuration Portal is Now Open

  • 1.  2020-2021 PharmCAS Configuration Portal is Now Open

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hello colleagues,

    The Configuration Portal for the PharmCAS 2020-2021 application cycle is now live! The message below was emailed directly to the primary PharmCAS contact at each institution by Liaison. If you are unsure who your institution's primary contact is or the primary contact person has changed, please let us know as soon as possible via CAS@aacp.org.

    Reminder! PharmCAS staff encourage you and your admissions team to join us for tomorrow's free "What's New in the Configuration Portal?" webinar scheduled on May 13 at 3:00 pm ET (2p CT, 1p MT, 12p PT). The webinar will be recorded and shared for those who cannot attend the live event.

    REGISTER HERE

    Thanks,
    Katie
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    ACCESSING THE PORTAL
    This message was sent to the primary PharmCAS contact at each institution. All primary users must log into the Prelaunch WebAdMIT environment to access the Configuration Portal and update their Program Pages for the 2020-2021 PharmCAS cycle by June 19, 2020.

    Use the Prelaunch WebAdMIT link for Configuration Portal updates only. Any other changes or updates made in Prelaunch WebAdMIT will not be pulled into the live WebAdMIT environment, such as new user accounts and workgroups. Only use this special URL until configuration period closes. Once the 2020-2021 application is live, access WebAdMIT through the usual URL.

    Prelaunch WebAdMIT URL: https://prelaunch.webadmit.org/
    Username: {Your email address}
    Password: Your password is the same as your regular WebAdMIT password. If you never logged into WebAdMIT before and this is your first WebAdMIT account, you must contact WebAdMIT Support via phone to set up a Prelaunch password. They can be reached Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM EST at 857-304-2020.


    To access the Configuration Management Portal:

    • Log into the Prelaunch WebAdMIT using your standard WebAdMIT account.
    • Select the "Management" panel located on the left-hand toolbar.
    • Click "CAS Configuration Portal" to open the Configuration Portal in a new tab. If nothing happens when clicking the link, please ensure you have any popup blockers disabled as the configuration portal opens in a new window.


    WHICH PARTS OF THE APPLICATION CAN BE CONFIGURED?
    Schools can customize the design of the program home page and application in several ways:

    • Program branding - Brand your page with an image and color scheme (recommended);
    • Instructional text - Add instructional text to the home page to guide applicants (required);
    • Questions - Enter custom (program-specific) questions for applicants (optional);
    • Documents - Identify document upload requirements for your program (optional);
    • Prerequisites - List prerequisite courses, so applicants can match their coursework to them (optional).


    Completed Program Materials pages for the 2019-2020 cycle will automatically roll over into the 2020-2021 cycle and be available for editing. Regardless of whether information has changed, carefully review your Program Materials page for accuracy before submitting it.

    MINIMIZE THE APPLICATION BURDEN ON APPLICANTS
    As you update your Program Materials page, please consider how your school might reduce potential barriers for applicants. Below are a few options to consider.

    • Course Prerequisite Matching
      • Consider disabling (turning off) the "course prerequisite" feature, so that applicants are not required to match their classes to each course prerequisite.
      • If enabled, limit the number of course prerequisites that applicants must match.
    • Document Upload Tool
      • Consider eliminating or reducing document upload requirements or making them optional.
    • Custom Questions
      • Considering eliminating any custom questions that are not essential to your local admissions review process or predicative of success in the program.
      • If the school has a custom essay, consider reducing the character limit.


    TRAINING RESOURCES

     

    DEADLINE
    PharmCAS programs have until June 19, 2020 to complete program configurations. All configurations must be completed and approved prior to this date in order to be included in the 2020-2021 PharmCAS application cycle. The PharmCAS application opens to applicants on July 14, 2020.

    Please contact us with additional questions or concerns at any time. We are always happy to help!

    Best,

    Nicole Iarossi
    Client Success Manager, Liaison
    niarossi@liaisonedu.com

    Katie Bruce
    Director of Application Services and Student Programs, AACP
    kbruce@aacp.org




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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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