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Liaison and Pearson Operations in Response to COVID-19

  • 1.  Liaison and Pearson Operations in Response to COVID-19

    Posted 03-17-2020 16:25

    Hello colleagues,

    We hope you are all staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. We wanted to provide you with updates from Liaison and Pearson regarding PharmCAS and PCAT operations, respectively.

    LIAISON UPDATE
    The PharmCAS operations and customer support teams will continue to provide uninterrupted services to both schools and applicants. Liaison does not expect any issues with mail, scanning, or verification.

    Liaison is exploring ways to accommodate applicants who cannot access official transcripts due to temporary campus closures. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

    PEARSON UPDATE
    Pearson has been providing updates via their VUE Test Center website: https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update

    Starting today, March 17, Pearson is suspending test delivery at all U.S.- and Canada-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers for 30 days until April 16. This includes cancellation of the April 2020 PCAT testing dates that were previously scheduled for April 2 and 3, 2020. At this time, no decision has been made if these dates will be rescheduled.

    If applicants can use July 2020 PCAT scores to apply to the fall 2020 (upcoming) entering class, please advise them to send their official scores directly to your institution, rather than to PharmCAS.

    We will continue to provide important updates as more information becomes available.

    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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  • 2.  RE: Liaison and Pearson Operations in Response to COVID-19

    Posted 03-18-2020 15:03

    Hello colleagues,

    We wanted to provide you with the following updates related to COVID-19:

    FOR APPLICANTS
    AACP staff has created a COVID-19 webpage on the PharmCAS website to provide applicants with the latest information. Learn more here: http://www.pharmcas.org/covid-19/. This page can be accessed from the PharmCAS.org home page and has been distributed via PharmCAS social media.

    For additional updates for applicants, view Liaison's COVID-19 web page for students: https://help.liaisonedu.com/COVID-19/1_Students.

    FOR SCHOOLS
    As you may have seen in WebAdMIT, Liaison has added a splash message for COVID-19 updates related to CAS operations. Learn more here: https://help.liaisonedu.com/COVID-19/2_Schools.

    We will continue to provide important updates as more information becomes available.

    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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