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Action Needed for 2018-2019 Deferred Applicants!

  • 1.  Action Needed for 2018-2019 Deferred Applicants!

    Posted 09-23-2019 13:51
    Edited by Katie Bruce 09-30-2019 10:05

    Hello colleagues,

    If you have deferred applicants from the 2018-2019 cycle, please read below and act by October 1.

    Selected application data for applicants with the "Deferred" decision code in the 2018-2019 (previous) cycle can be brought forward into the 2019-2020 WebAdMIT when completing transfer settings. If you are still developing your 2018-2019 deferrals, we do not recommend you complete transfer settings until your deferrals are solidified and appear under the decision code of "Deferred" in the 2018-2019 cycle. In the event 2018-2019 deferrals develop after transfer settings must be completed for your program, Liaison is planning to conduct an additional pull of any applicants with the "Deferred" decision code in the 2018-2019 (previous) cycle to capture these applicants, but a specific date and timeline is TBD.

    The second pull of selected data for deferred applicants from the 2018-2019 (previous) cycle will occur on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 via a new process called the Liaison Assisted Deferral Process. Once the process is done, deferred applicants will appear in the 2019-2020 (current) cycle with the status of "Manual".

    On September 20, Liaison updated the Deferred decision code within the 2018-2019 (previous) cycle and split it into two new categories:

    • "Deferred – NO LONGER USED"
    • "Deferred – NEW PROCESS"

    For 2018-2019 deferred applicants that were not pulled forward via Transfer Settings and you would like to pull forward into the current 2019-2020 cycle via the new Liaison Assisted Deferral Process, move them to the decision code of Deferred – NEW PROCESS in WebAdMIT by no later than September 30 (and before the last deferred data pull on October 1).

    • If your school already pulled all of its deferred applicants from 2018-2019 forward into the 2019-2020 cycle as part of the Transfer Settings process in July, then no action is needed. Do NOT recode any deferred applicants who were previously pulled forward to avoid duplicating these records in the 2019-2020 pool.
    • This is the last data pull for deferred applicants in the 2018-2019 cycle! If you do not change the decision code for your deferred applicants by September 30, they cannot be pulled forward into the 2019-2020 WebAdMIT at a later date. 

    Details on the Liaison Assisted Deferral Process, including what data will and will not be transferred and important notes about the new process can be found in the WebAdMIT Help Center. We encourage you to read through this information and 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