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Early Decision Applicant Deadline: September 3, 2019

  • 1.  Early Decision Applicant Deadline: September 3, 2019

    Posted 08-28-2019 10:07

    Hello colleagues,

    For those institutions participating in early decision, this is a friendly reminder that the early decision deadline for applicants is September 3, 2019. This means that any applicants who do not move to a Complete or Verified status by 11:59 pm EDT on September 3, 2019 will automatically be set to the decision "Return Early Decision to Regular Pool" and able to apply to additional programs beginning on September 4.

    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 into WebAdMIT by no later than 11:59 pm EDT on October 18, 2019. If an early decision admission code is not indicated by October 18, the applicant will automatically be returned to your regular applicant pool on October 21, 2019 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 21.

    The following decision codes will lock Early Decisions applicants and prevent them from being released to the regular applicant pool and applying elsewhere.

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

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

    • 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    • Withdrawn after Matriculation
    • Rescinded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. 21)

    Please let myself or Nicole Iarossi ( from the PharmCAS team 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