A: The early decision program is a binding option for the applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to ONLY one pharmacy degree program. Not all participating pharmacy programs offer Early Decision status to applicants.
A: The early decision application deadline is September 4th, 2012. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, YOU MUST ARRANGE FOR PHARMCAS TO RECEIVE ALL OF YOUR MATERIALS BY THE SEPTEMBER 4th DEADLINE. If your application, fee and /or transcripts are received after the early decision deadline, you will be automatically changed to “REGULAR” applicant status. Contact your selected pharmacy program directly for information on Early Decision eligibility requirements. PharmCAS institutions will announce early decisions as soon as possible, but no later than October 19th.
A: Yes, you are obligated to accept the offer and will not be permitted to apply to other participating institutions during the current cycle. However, if you are DENIED admission as an early decision applicant, you may apply to other PharmCAS institutions for an additional fee. If you are DEFERRED to regular applicant status, your application will rollover to that institution's regular admission cycle. Deferred applicants may also now apply to additional pharmacy programs.
A: No. If you are applying for Early Decision, you can only apply to one school through PharmCAS. If you are NOT accepted to the pharmacy degree program you choose for Early Decision however, you subsequently can apply to other schools through PharmCAS.