If your PharmCAS application was VERIFIED last cycle, you are eligible to have most of your application information carried over to the new cycle. Please click the link in the blue “Reapplying to PharmCAS” box on the login page to proceed with creating a reapplicant account. DO NOT CLICK “CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT” ON THE HOME PAGE.
- If you need to add additional coursework for a degree program you had listed last year, you MUST add the school a second time in the institutions attended section and
add the coursework under the second entry. This will also give you access to the transcript request form. You must then delete planned/in-progress work you had listed last cycle and re-enter these courses as completed.
- Don’t forget to resend your PCAT Scores! Unfortunately, PharmCAS cannot match scores sent before July 12, 2016.
- Go through each section of the application to make sure that each section is complete and that all of your answers are still valid.
- Letters of recommendation, personal statements/narratives, payments, and transcripts containing updated coursework will NOT be carried over and must be resubmitted. You are strongly encouraged to avoid submitting the same personal statement and recommendations from the previous application cycle.
Q: If I had an application last cycle but it wasn’t verified, can I carry over any information?
A: No. PharmCAS can NOT carry over any applications that were not verified last cycle. You will have to create a new account and resubmit all information.
Q: If I began to fill out an application last year but never submitted it, can I carry over any information?
A: No. PharmCAS can NOT carry over any information that was not submitted last cycle. You will have to create a new account and resubmit all information.
Q: How do I have my data imported to my reapplicant account?
A: Do not click on the “Create New Account” link. There is a special button to create a reapplicant account:
Once you click the Reapplicant link on the home page, you will be asked to provide your login information from last cycle. If you do not remember your login information, you will be asked to provide the e-mail address which you used to create last year’s account to have an access code e-mailed to you. Once you have logged in, you will be prompted to enter new “create account” information, including your name, e-mail, and login information. When you click “create account” you will be taken to your NEW account, with all importable data from your prior account already in place.
Q: Do I have to create a new username and password?
A: No. Your login information can remain the same. Please note that you will be assigned a new PharmCAS ID# and the barcodes on your transcript and reference request forms will be new.
Q: What information will be carried over?
A: All Applicant Information, Academic History, and Additional Information will be carried over. Most application fields and all verified coursework and transcripts (transcripts containing coursework calculated into your GPA last cycle by PharmCAS staff) will be imported into the new application. Once the import is complete, IT IS THE APPLICANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO GO OVER ALL IMPORTED INFORMATION AND ENSURE IT IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE.
Q: What information will NOT be carried over?
A: Letters of recommendation, personal essays, payments, PCAT scores and transcripts containing updated coursework will NOT be carried over and must be resubmitted. In addition, there are fields on the PharmCAS application which may have changed or been added since last cycle which will NOT be filled in by the import. Applicants should go over ALL sections of the application and ensure these new sections are filled in, as it will not necessarily be readily apparent from your application checklist that something is missing if the field is not required.
PCAT scores sent to PharmCAS before July 15, 2016 CANNOT be carried over and must be sent from Pearson to PharmCAS (school code 104).
Q: I am no longer in touch with my references. Can PharmCAS carry over my letters of recommendation?
A: NO. Under NO circumstances can PharmCAS carry over any of your letters of recommendation. These must be resubmitted for the new cycle.
Q: My coursework information from last cycle is locked. How do I update it?
A: All imported information is locked so our staff knows what coursework we already verified from last year. If you need to add additional coursework for a school you had listed last year, you must add the school a second time in the Colleges Attended section and add the coursework under the second entry of this school. This will also give you access to the Transcript Request Form. You must then delete planned/in-progress work you had listed last cycle and re-enter these courses as completed.
Q: Do I need to resend transcripts I had sent last year?
A: Any coursework we verified (calculated into your GPA) last year does not require transcripts. However, you must submit updated transcripts for any new coursework you enter.
Q: I accidentally created a brand new account but I want to create a re-applicant account. What do I do?
A: You can still create a re-applicant account; however, if you used the same e-mail address to sign up for your new account that you used last year you must change the e-mail in your new account to a fake address (such as email@example.com) before you attempt to create a re-applicant account. Once you create the re-applicant account, send us an e-mail with your PharmCAS ID numbers for both accounts and indicate which account you would like closed so we can place the account you made by accident on hold.
Q: I filled out an application with PharmCAS several years ago. Can I reactivate my information?
A: NO. You may only carry over application information from the previous cycle. Any information from previous cycles has been terminated.