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Spring Academic Update Opens Today

  • 1.  Spring Academic Update Opens Today

    Posted 30 days ago

    Hello colleagues,

    The 2020-2021 Spring Academic Update (AU) window opens today, April 15, 2021. Accepted applicants must enter spring grades before the 2020-2021 cycle and Spring Academic Update period closes on June 30, 2021.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to add any new courses completed since their application was first submitted to PharmCAS and to edit any in-progress and planned courses. Courses that were originally reported as completed cannot be modified.

    • April 15, 2021: The Spring Academic Update opens. Accepted applicants should update their spring grades as soon as they are available.
    • June 30, 2021: The Spring Academic Update window closes. PharmCAS will not accept course updates after this date.


    IMPORTANT NOTES

    • NEW! Beginning on April 15, 2021, PharmCAS will verify Spring 2021 coursework and generate new GPAs in WebAdMIT for all accepted applicants who complete Spring Academic Update (AU) by the June 30 deadline. See previous announcement on AACP Connect for additional details.
    • Applicants can only update their course history once during the Spring AU window. Courses that were originally reported as completed cannot be modified, but new ones may be added.
    • Once an applicant e-submits the Spring AU to PharmCAS, the applicant's AU status in WebAdMIT changes from "AU in-progress" to "AU submitted." At this point, the unverified spring courses are listed in WebAdMIT.
    • GPAs are not revised until courses entered during the Spring AU are verified.
    • Once the updated transcripts are received and courses are verified during the Spring AU, the applicant's AU status changes to "AU-verified." PharmCAS then updates the applicant's revised course history and updated GPAs in WebAdMIT.
    • PharmCAS will NOT verify summer 2021 transcripts during the Spring AU. All updated Summer 2021 transcripts for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle must be sent directly to the pharmacy school (and not to PharmCAS). Review the PharmCAS School Manual for details.
    • PharmCAS will NOT verify the coursework of applicants who are either not accepted or are accepted after the cycle closes on June 30.


    HOW PHARMCAS NOTIFIES APPLICANTS ABOUT THE SPRING AU

    • All applicants with a decision code of Offer Accepted will receive an email about the Spring AU today, April 15.
    • After April 15, each time an applicant is added to the Offer Accepted decision code, an email about the Spring AU will be automatically triggered the next day.
    • Finally, all applicants with a decision code of Offer Accepted will receive an email reminder about the Spring AU on June 15.

    QUESTIONS?

    Thanks,
    Katie



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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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