Colleges Previously and Currently Attended

Helpful Hints:

  • Enter ALL accredited undergraduate, graduate and professional institutions you have attended or plan to attend through the completion of the summer 2017 terms.
  • You must report all accredited US and foreign institutions, even if your courses there:
    • were taken several years ago
    • transferred to another institution
    • are not required for admission to your pharmacy programs
    • were taken in a non-degree program
  • Enter each institution only once, even if you received multiple degrees or there are gaps in your dates of attendance.

Transcripts

Arrange for PharmCAS to receive a separate official transcript from every U.S. institution you attended, including University Extension. Click here for Printing Transcript Request Forms. All transcripts must arrive in the PharmCAS office by the application deadline set by your designated pharmacy degree programs. PharmCAS does not enforce transcript deadlines and will forward your completed file to your designated pharmacy degree programs even if your transcripts arrive late. Your designated pharmacy degree programs may or may not consider your application for admission if PharmCAS receives your transcripts after the deadline.

College Information

In order to submit your application, you must have degree information and coursework listed for every school. If you did not obtain a degree from a particular institution, you will need to select “No Degree” from the degree menu, and “No Degree Planned” from the degree status menu.

Name of College or University
  • Click the box next to “Find a College” to select colleges from the list
  • Select the state and click on the name of the institution. If your college or university is not found, search under alternate names. List regionally accredited institutions only. Do not use college code 000000, unless instructed by PharmCAS.
  • If you attended a foreign institution, select code 555555-Non-US (Foreign) Institution. Read the PharmCAS School Pages for instructions related to the submission of foreign coursework.
Enter Name of Non-U.S./Not Listed Institution, if applicable
After you select college code 555555 in the question above, you must enter the name of the non-U.S. or not listed institution in the space provided.
Country of Institution
If you attended a foreign institution, select the country where the institution you attended is located.
Primary Institution
Your primary institution is the college or university where you will earn (or have earned) your first bachelor’s degree. If no degree is planned, select the institution where you completed the majority of your undergraduate courses.
Dates of Attendance
Enter the beginning and end dates of attendance, or anticipated end date, regardless of gaps in attendance.
Degree
If you earned a degree from the institution, select the appropriate degree from the list. If you did not earn a degree from the institution, select “No Degree”.
Degree Status
Select the status of your first degree for this institution at the time you submit your application to PharmCAS. Select “No Degree Planned”, “Degree Expected”, or “Degree Awarded”.
Date Degree Earned or Anticipated
Enter the date in which you earned or expect to earn your degree. If you will not earn a degree from this institution, leave the field blank. Use format MM/YYYY.
Major for Degree
Enter official major course of study at the institution, if applicable. Select “No Major” if none.
Second Major or Minor for Degree
Enter second official major or minor course of study at the institution, if applicable. For instance, you completed a double major as an undergraduate student. Select “No Major” if none.
Adding a Second Degree
If you earned a second degree from the same institution, select ”Add Degree” next to the name of the school in your Colleges Attended section. For example, if you earned an associate’s degree from ABC University and, subsequently, a bachelor’s degree from ABC University, you would add the first degree when entering your school, and then click on “Add Degree” next to ABC University to add in your second degree. If you earned a second degree from a DIFFERENT institution, list the degree under the appropriate college listing.

Degree Verification

PharmCAS will verify that all degrees reported as earned in the Colleges Attended section of the application also appear on the applicant’s official transcripts. PharmCAS reserves the right to make edits to the application degree fields in order to correct minor typographical errors; however, it is ultimately the applicant’s responsibility to properly enter all degrees on the PharmCAS application. Failure to properly enter your degrees may delay your application in processing or jeopardize your chances for admission.

During the Fall Academic Update, PharmCAS will verify any new degrees earned since the application was initially submitted and verified. PharmCAS will not verify any new degrees earned in the 2017 spring or summer terms.

Pharmacy degree programs are instructed not to automatically interpret a PharmCAS-reported “NO” in the degree earned fields to mean that the applicant entered falsified information. PharmCAS and designated pharmacy degree programs recognize that registrars might not report a degree as earned on a transcript until several weeks after the degree is earned or until the end of the academic year. Pharmacy degree programs reserve the right to contact the applicant or registrar directly, if they have questions about the status of a degree.

PharmCAS College Code List

PharmCAS only provides college codes for U.S. institutions recognized by one or more of the following accreditation agencies:

  • Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA)
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)

Note: If you attended a U.S. institution that is not recognized by one of these agencies, do NOT enter the institution on your PharmCAS application and do NOT submit its transcript to PharmCAS.
*Exception: Institutions which participate in PharmCAS.

If you list courses from a non-regionally accredited institution, your application processing will be delayed. PharmCAS cannot process your application while coursework from non-regionally accredited institutions are listed in Colleges Attended. Contact your designated pharmacy degree programs directly to determine if you must arrange for transcripts from non-regionally accredited institutions to be sent directly to the pharmacy degree program.

The Colleges Attended section of the PharmCAS application allows you to print Transcript Request Forms. PharmCAS strongly recommends that you print and advise your registrar’s office to attach a Transcript Request Form to your official transcript copy. This form helps PharmCAS properly match your official transcripts to your PharmCAS application. If your current name is different from the name listed on your transcript, you MUST include both your current and former name on the Transcript Request Form.

How to Print a Transcript Request Form

  1. Login to your PharmCAS application, and select the Colleges Attended folder from the Application Checklist
  2. To the left of each of your Colleges Attended you’ll find a link for the Transcript Request Form
  3.  Click on theTranscript Request Form icon associated with the institution for which you want to print a Transcript Request Form. This will initiate the download of a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the File.
  4. Print out and then complete the form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office of your institution.
  5. Be sure to advise the Registrar’s Office to enclose the Transcript Request Form with your official sealed transcript and mail it directly to the PharmCAS Transcript Processing Center. PharmCAS has difficulties matching official transcripts that are not accompanied by the Transcript Request Form, which can result in a delay in processing your application.
  6. Be sure to print, complete, and mail the Transcript Request Form for each institution you’ve entered as having attended.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each of your Transcript Request Forms are unique. Each form has the name of an institution indicated on it. Please be sure to send the correct form to each of your institutions. Transcripts sent without the appropriate Transcript Request form may result in the delay of your application.

Expand All FAQ Questions

Q: What is the Colleges Attended section of my web application?

A: The Colleges Attended section is a required part of your application. This is where you should list ALL regionally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions you have attended or plan to attend through the completion of the Summer 2017 term. List all institutions regardless of whether course credit transferred to another college or university or if college courses were taken for high school credit. Be sure to include non-degree programs (e.g., summer school) and foreign institutions attended (Canadian schools are considered foreign institutions). Enter each institution only once, regardless of number of degrees earned or gaps in the dates of attendance. PharmCAS requires a separate official transcript from every regionally accredited U.S. institution attended, including University Extension. Read degree program specific instructions for submission of foreign transcripts.

Q: What if a college/ university that I have attended is not on the school list of the web application?

A: Check the PharmCAS college code list to determine if the institution is listed under a former or new name. If you still do not find the college, check the institution’s accreditation status. The PharmCAS college code list only contains U.S. institutions recognized by the accrediting boards below. Only enter regionally accredited institutions on your PharmCAS application. Do not use PharmCAS college code “000000-Not Listed”, unless instructed by PharmCAS staff. If you list courses from a non-regionally accredited institution, PharmCAS will delete them from your application. Contact your designated degree programs directly to determine if you must arrange for transcripts from non-regionally accredited institutions to be sent directly to the pharmacy degree program.

  • Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA)
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)

Q: Do I report my military coursework within the PharmCAS application?

A: If you have completed coursework in the military and are unable to find the institution on the PharmCAS school list, OR if the military courses are not affiliated with an accredited U.S. (or overseas U.S.) institution for which the grade appears on the U.S. transcript, you should send those transcripts directly to your designated pharmacy degree programs with a copy of the DD214form.

Q: Should I list College Board, or any other testing agency in this section of my application?

A: NO. If you list a testing agency on your Colleges Attended section, it will jeopardize the processing of your application. If you erroneously entered a testing agency on your application, contact PharmCAS Customer Service immediately to have your application undelivered. Please see the coursework section for detailed information on how to enter Advanced Placement credits correctly on your application.

Q: What happens if I don’t list all of the colleges I attended in the past?

A: It is required that you list and submit transcripts for every single college and university you have ever attended that is regionally accredited. If you do not list every college and university, you will jeopardize your chances for enrollment. If PharmCAS detects that you did not report a college attended on your application that is regionally accredited, the staff will notify you of the omission and will place your application on hold until the missing transcript is received. Your designated pharmacy degree programs may or may not consider your application for admission if your transcripts are sent late to PharmCAS. If a pharmacy degree program later discovers that you did not list and submit transcripts for every college you attended, the degree program may deny you admission or revoke your acceptance to the pharmacy program. Under these circumstances, pharmacy degree programs may reserve the right to withdraw an acceptance offer even after a student begins classes.

Q: My school is not listed in the PharmCAS Colleges Attended list; should I choose “000000-Not Listed School”?

A: No. Only choose “000000-Not Listed School” with specific instruction from PharmCAS staff. Selecting “000000-Not Listed School” without approval from PharmCAS may cause delays in processing your application.

Do NOT list Canadian colleges/universities with this code. All Canadian institutions must be entered as foreign institutions. PharmCAS will not verify the coursework from Canadian institutions and will not accept official transcripts from Canadian schools. PharmCAS will only accept official foreign coursework evaluations of coursework taken at a Canadian school.

Q: How do I determine my Primary Institution?

A: Your primary institution is the college or university where you will earn (or have earned) your first bachelor’s degree. If no degree is planned, select the institution where you completed the majority of your undergraduate courses.



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