A: Academic Update is open from December 17, 2012 through February 15, 2013. Applicants must be e-submitted BEFORE February 1, 2013 to be considered for an Academic Update.
A: Academic Update is a window of time in which you can enter updated coursework completed since you originally e-submitted your application. You can update the coursework section only once during Academic Update. You are not allowed to update your course history at any other time during the admissions cycle. While the Academic Update window is open, you can enter grades only for courses taken during the summer and fall 2012 terms. You can NOT add courses taken in previous years. You can also add any new planned or in-progress coursework for the winter, spring and summer 2013 terms.
A: You can begin the Academic Update only after AACPMAS has verified your completed application and released it to your designated programs. The following steps must be completed before you can begin the Academic Update;
Once your application is electronically released, AACPMAS will notify you by email that you are ready to begin the Academic Update.
A: If you originally e-submit your AACPMAS application in summer or fall 2012, you are strongly encouraged to enter your updated summer and fall 2012 grades and planned/in-progress courses for 2013 during the Academic Update. Please enter your updated courses during the Academic Update as soon you are notified, even if you have already received an offer of admission to one or more schools and colleges of podiatric medicine. If you fail to enter your updated courses, your designated schools and colleges of podiatric medicine may not consider your application or may revoke a previous offer of admission. (AACPMAS does not require applicants to complete the Academic Update).
A: If you are eligible for Academic Update, navigate to the “Coursework” section. Change any Planned/In Progress terms that now have grades to a Completed Session by clicking on the “Switch to Completed Session” button. Then enter the grade for each course. At this time, you may also enter any new planned or in-progress courses for the winter, spring, or summer 2013 terms. Once you are finished adding all of your new courses, you MUST go back to the Checklist window and click on the “e-submit Academic Update” button. If you do not e-submit your Academic Update to AACPMAS by clicking this button, AACPMAS will be unable to process your changes and your programs will NOT receive your updated coursework and grades! Remember to arrange for official fall transcripts to be sent directly to AACPMAS as soon as possible and no later than February 1, 2013.
Once your application is updated and your fall transcripts are received, AACPMAS will verify and send your revised course history and GPA’s to your designated programs. Your updated GPA's will be available under the “Status” menu option of your AACPMAS application.
A: Yes. AACPMAS will accept late transcripts until the end of the admissions cycle. You may want to submit your transcript request to the college/university registrar BEFORE you leave for winter break. (Be sure that the registrar holds your transcript until your updated fall 2012 grades are posted on it).
A: NO! You can submit your Academic Update coursework only once. Make sure you have the complete results for your fall classes and carefully review the form before clicking on the “e-submit Academic Update” button. If you do not click the “e-submit Academic Update” button, your coursework and GPA will not be updated.
This means that your fall transcript arrived at AACPMAS before your application was electronically released and the AACPMAS staff has already entered the data for you. There is no need for you to enter the grades again.
A: No, courses that were originally reported as completed cannot be modified.
A: Change any Planned/In Progress terms that now have grades to a Completed Session by clicking on the “Switch to Completed Session” button. Then enter the grade for each course. At this time, you may also enter any new planned sessions for the winter, spring, or summer 2013 terms.
A: AACPMAS applicants may NOT list a partially completed term on their application. Until you have completed all courses within a given term, you must list all of your courses for the term as In-Progress.
A: As soon as you e-submit your Academic Update, AACPMAS gives your designated programs real-time and secure access to your entire application on-line, including the UNVERIFIED courses you entered during the Academic Update. Once AACPMAS receives your updated official transcripts, AACPMAS will verify your fall courses and recalculate your AACPMAS GPA. Your entire application file, including your newly VERIFIED courses and revised GPA, are available to your designated programs online immediately.
A: NO, you cannot add any prior year's semesters or AP information during Academic Update. The Academic Update is intended only for your newly completed summer or fall 2012 coursework and planned and in progress coursework for winter, spring or summer 2013.
A: Most colleges and universities post fall term grades from late-December through mid-January. If you know your fall term grades when you are ready to e-submit; enter the fall courses in the Coursework section. Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent as soon as your registrar confirms that the fall term grades are posted on them. Do not wait for the Academic Update.