All data gathered by PharmCAS in the process of providing
its centralized application service become, at the close
of each processing year, the property of the American Association
of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Data gathered by PharmCAS
are classified as "Restricted". Restricted data
are reported/released only in aggregate form so as not to
divulge student-specific demographic information. Student
data are reported in aggregate only by school and region.
To maintain confidentiality, it is the policy of the AACP
to not report any average unless more than four values are
used to calculate that average.
DATA COLLECTION, PROCESSING, AND DISSEMINATION - PRINCIPLES
PharmCAS has developed policies to prevent the exposure
of truly confidential personal data without the permission
of the individual involved, to limit the distribution of
sensitive data to those situations which require it, and
to permit distribution of non-sensitive, directory information
wherever a useful purpose can be served.
Except for directory information and communications with
the schools as a part of the application and record keeping
process, information about individual students is not shared
with anyone in a way which would permit individual identification.
Any personally identifiable data submitted by an applicant
will be made available to that applicant upon written request.
Information about applicants and students is, of course,
disclosed to the colleges/schools to which a student applies
and/or matriculates. With the exception of monitoring reports
related to late multiple acceptances, information submitted
to PharmCAS by a pharmacy college/school is available only
to that institution.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND RELEASE OF DATA
In the application, PharmCAS asks its PharmD degree applicants
to consider and authorize the following release of data
to its participating colleges and schools and appropriate
pre-health professions advisors.
PharmCAS will only discuss an application with the applicant
and the applicant's designated pharmacy schools. Staff will
not discuss an application with a parent, spouse, relative,
friend, or employer.
RELEASE TO COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
“I certify, as required in the application, that I have read and understand all application instructions, including the provisions which note that I am responsible for monitoring and ensuring the progress of my application progress. I certify that I have read and will abide by all school-specific instructions for my designated pharmacy schools. I certify that all the information and statements I have provided in this application are current, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that withholding information requested on the PharmCAS application, or giving false information, may be grounds for denial of admission to a pharmacy institution participating in PharmCAS or may be grounds for expulsion from the institution I have been admitted and may prevent me from entering the pharmacy profession. I give permission to PharmCAS to release any information related to my PharmCAS application to my designated pharmacy institutions and other education associations. I acknowledge and agree that my sole remedy in the event of any proved errors or omissions related to the handling or processing of my application by PharmCAS is to obtain a refund of my PharmCAS application fee. I agree that my admission essays and other materials may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin for Admissions for the detection of plagiarism duplication as a potential violation of the PharmCAS applicant Code of Conduct. I am aware that all submitted essays and other materials will be included as source documents in the Turnitin for Admissions reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such documents.”
RELEASE TO ADVISORS
"I hereby authorize PharmCAS to release selected information
regarding my pharmacy admission status, as derived from
the submission of my application through PharmCAS, to the
chief health professions advisor and the health professions
advisory committee of the post-secondary institution(s)
that I have attended."