A: An official transcript is one that is issued from the Office of the Registrar, contains an official seal or signature of the registrar, a watermark, and is sent to PharmCAS directly from the Registrar in a sealed envelope. Transcripts issued to you, the student, are not accepted.
To make sure your official transcript is handled properly by PharmCAS, you should print the PharmCAS official Transcript Request Form from the Colleges Attended section of your application and give that to your Registrar's Office to be included with your transcript when it is mailed to PharmCAS. At the same time, you should request an official student copy for yourself to help you complete the online application. Remember, PharmCAS must receive an official transcript from every regionally accredited institution you attended.
A: Yes. You are required to send ONE transcript from each regionally accredited college you have attended regardless of the number of courses you have taken.
A: Yes. PharmCAS requires an official transcript from every regionally accredited U.S. college attended.
A: It is your responsibility to check the status of your account and make sure that all your materials arrive at PharmCAS for processing. PharmCAS is not responsible for any materials lost in the mail or for delays caused by the Registrar's Office. Express or certified mail does not guarantee expedient processing, nor does sending transcripts express or certified guarantee receipt by PharmCAS.
A: No, PharmCAS accepts official transcripts sent directly from the registrar's office only. Unofficial, student-issued, and hand carried transcripts are not acceptable.
A: No, the transcripts that you are required to send to PharmCAS are NOT forwarded on to your designated school(s). They are used in the processing of your application and remain at PharmCAS. If your designated school(s) request that you send them a transcript, you will need to comply with their request.
A: If you are accepted to a PharmCAS school and plan to enroll, you must arrange for a second set of official transcripts to be sent directly to the pharmacy school prior to matriculation. PharmCAS must maintain your original application records in the PharmCAS office and cannot forward your official transcripts to your pharmacy school on your behalf. Do NOT send transcripts to all of your designated PharmCAS schools (unless otherwise requested by the institution).
A: Yes. Once your application is complete, you can e-submit at any time.