A: Academic Update is a window of time that allows you to update grades on any coursework completed since you originally e-submitted your application. You can only update the coursework section one time when the Academic Update is open. You are not allowed to update your course history at any other time during the admissions cycle. When the Academic Update window is opened, you can only add grades for courses taken during the summer and fall 2012 terms. You can NOT add courses taken in previous years.
A: You can begin the Academic Update only after PharmCAS has mailed your completed application to your designated pharmacy schools. The following steps must be completed before you can begin the Academic Update:
A: If you are eligible for Academic Update, navigate to the “Coursework” section. Change any Planned/In Progress terms that now have grades to a Completed Session by clicking on the “Switch to Completed Session” button. Then enter the grade for each course. At this time, you may also enter any new Planned courses for the winter, spring, or summer 2013 terms. Once you are finished adding all of your new courses, you must go back to the Checklist window and click on the “E-Submit Academic Update” button. Remember to arrange for official fall transcripts to be sent directly to PharmCAS as soon as possible.
Once your application is updated and your fall transcripts are received, PharmCAS will verify and send your revised course history and GPAs to your designated pharmacy schools. Your updated GPAs will be available under the “Status” menu option of your PharmCAS application.
A: NO! You can only submit your Academic Update coursework once. Make sure you have the complete results for your fall classes and carefully review the form before clicking on the “E-Submit Academic Update” button. If you do not click the “E-Submit Academic Update” button, your coursework and GPA will not be updated.
A: This means that your fall transcript arrived at PharmCAS before your application was mailed and the PharmCAS staff has already entered the data for you. There is no need for you to enter the grades again.
A: No, courses that were originally reported as completed cannot be modified.
A: Academic Update is open from December 15, 2012 through February 15, 2013. Applicants must be E-Submitted BEFORE February 1, 2013 to be considered for an Academic Update.
A: Change any Planned/In Progress terms that now have grades to a Completed Session by clicking on the “Switch to Completed Session” button. Then enter the grade for each course. At this time, you may also enter any new Planned sessions for the winter, spring, or summer 2013 terms.
A: In this case, PharmCAS received a partial transcript and entered all the grades that were present. You will need to contact PharmCAS at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for PharmCAS to enter the remaining coursework for you.
A: As soon as you e-submit your Academic Update, PharmCAS gives your designated pharmacy schools real-time and secure access to your entire application on-line, including the UNVERIFIED courses you entered during the Academic Update.
Once PharmCAS receives your updated official transcripts, PharmCAS will verify your fall courses and recalculate your PharmCAS GPAs. Your entire application file, including your newly VERIFIED courses and revised GPAs, are available to your designated pharmacy schools online immediately. Once you e-submit your Academic Update and your fall transcripts arrive at PharmCAS, allow 4 to 6 weeks for PharmCAS to mail your revised application file to your designated pharmacy schools.
A: NO, you cannot add any prior year's semesters or AP information during Academic Update. The Academic Update is only intended for your summer 2012, fall 2012 and planned and in progress coursework. If you have coursework taken prior to Summer 2012 that is not in your application, please contact PharmCAS so we may add the coursework for you.
A: Most colleges and universities post fall term grades from late-December through mid-January. If you know your fall term grades when you are ready to e-submit; enter the fall courses in the Completed Coursework section. Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent as soon as your registrar confirms that the fall term grades are posted on them. Do not wait for the Academic Update.
A: No, you cannot update or edit PCAT information on your application during Academic Update. You may arrange for your new PCAT scores to be sent to PharmCAS as soon as they are available. PharmCAS will add all PCAT scores that are received, even if you have not entered a particular test date in your application.