Pharmacy Designations

Substituting or Deleting Pharmacy School Choices

PharmCAS will not accept requests to substitute or delete degree program choices or refund application fees. If after delivering your PharmCAS application, you wish to rescind your application to a particular pharmacy degree program, contact the degree program directly to remove your application from consideration.

Adding a Pharmacy Degree Program after E-Submission

You may apply to additional pharmacy degree programs after submission of your PharmCAS application. To apply to additional programs after you e-submit, log onto your PharmCAS application and designate additional degree programs. You will then click the “Pay Now” button in the Designations section to submit to these additional designations. DO NOT create a new PharmCAS application to add new designations. PharmCAS must receive the appropriate fee for each additional pharmacy degree program you select. You cannot apply to a particular degree program after the degree program deadline date has passed.

Designating Pharmacy Schools with No ACPE Status To Date

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. Accreditation is the public recognition accorded a professional program that is judged to meet established qualifications and educational standards through initial and subsequent periodic evaluations. The essential purpose of the accreditation process is to provide a professional judgment of the quality of a professional pharmacy degree program and to encourage continued improvement thereof. Recognizing that the degree program you have applied to has no ACPE status to date, and keeping your admissions interests in mind, you are required to apply to at least one other institution that has ACPE status.

Withdrawing Your Application

If you wish to withdraw your application from consideration from one or more pharmacy degree programs AND you have already submitted your application, you must contact the institution directly. PharmCAS will not provide a refund for a withdrawn application to a particular pharmacy degree program.

However, if you wish to place your 2017 PharmCAS application on permanent hold and have NOT submitted to any designated programs, please send PharmCAS an email with your full name, PharmCAS ID number, and the official withdraw statement:

“I authorize PharmCAS to withdraw my application from the 2016–2017 application cycle. Furthermore I understand that none of this information can be reactivated for a succeeding application cycle.”