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2019-2020 PharmCAS School Manual

  • 1.  2019-2020 PharmCAS School Manual

    Posted 06-12-2019 17:39

    Hello colleagues,

    The 2019-2020 PharmCAS School Manual is now available. The purpose of this manual is to assist AACP member institutions in understanding PharmCAS policies and procedures. The manual includes instructions specifically for participating Pharm.D. programs, as well as selected excerpts from the PharmCAS application instructions.

    For ease, the manual has a Table of Contents on page 2. Another helpful tip is to use the "Ctrl + F" option to locate a desired topic within the document.

    A few items worth mentioning to review because they are new, have changed, or are frequently asked about topics:

    • Pages 23-26: Options for Multi-Campus Programs
    • Page 33: Deadline Extensions, including Invitation Codes (new)
    • Pages 34-35: Early Decision
    • Pages 38-39: Education-Occupation (EO) Indicator (new)
    • Pages 50-51: Important Dates
    • Pages 52-53: Fee Waivers
    • Pages 64-67: Academic Update
    • Page 70: Applicant Status Categories
    • Pages 70-71: About In-Progress Applicants
    • Pages 72-73: Sharing of Admission Decisions
    • Pages 73-74: Deferred Decision Code Policy (new)
    • Page 75: Matriculated Elsewhere Report
    • Pages 76-78: Criminal Background Check Program
    • Pages 79-80: Drug Screening Program

    The 2019-2020 Application Instructions (PDF) will be available to applicants on the PharmCAS website by late June.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.


    Katie Owings Bruce
    Associate Director of Student Affairs
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    703-739-2330 x1026