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PharmCAS Volume Update: Feb 2019

  • 1.  PharmCAS Volume Update: Feb 2019

    Posted 02-04-2019 13:14
    RE: PharmCAS Volume Update - Feb 2019

    Attached is the latest PharmCAS applicant and application update for the current 2018-2019 cycle to date. It includes a new summary of school-selected deadlines on page 6. The latest primary college attended data for current applicants is also attached.

    The number of PharmCAS applicants with verified status has stabilized with a +0.2% increase as compared to this point last year. Unfortunately, the number of applications (designations) has not improved and decreased by 18.7% to date. Applicants are applying to fewer institutions on average: 2.59 versus 2.88 at this time last year. As a result, the mean number of applications per program has also decreased: 237.5 versus 315.9 last year.

    De-identified summary data for other health profession CAS will be shared later this month. To view trend data for PharmCAS, download the 2017-2018 PharmCAS Applicant Data Report (PDF) from Connect. The new Student Recruitment Metrics Report was posted in Connect lin January as members-only document and provides an overview of national activities with measurable outcomes that were implemented during the past 20 months in support of Strategic Priority #1 and enriching the applicant pipeline.

    Please contact us directly, if questions. Thank you!

    Libby J. Ross, MA
    Senior Director of Student Affairs
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    703-739-2330, x1009