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BioMedCAS Program User Guide

This guide provides you with documentation, reference guides, and direct links that answer common admissions questions about the BioMedCAS Applicant Portal, Configuration Portal, and WebAdMIT. It also contains resources that may help you work more efficiently throughout your admissions process. If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please contact a member of your account team.

Cycle Timeframes

Applicant Portal

The Applicant Portal opens in early July and closes in early August. You can view the specific cycle dates, including final processing dates (e.g., last date to submit transcripts, last date to request letters of recommendation, etc.), on the BioMedCAS Application Cycle Dates page.

Configuration Portal

Between mid-April and mid-June, configurations are entered into the prelaunch environment. The account team reviews submitted configurations in June.

WebAdMIT

You can view new applicants and initiate a transfer settings shortly after the new cycle opens in early July.

Program Participation Requirements

Liaison requires all programs to designate two contacts at your institution who will receive all communication from BioMedCAS, including the configuration, application, and WebAdMIT launch notifications.

Applicant Portal

The first three sections of the BioMedCAS application (i.e., Personal Information, Academic History, and Supporting Information) compose the core application. They contain questions that are commonly asked of applicants across all participating programs, such as an applicant's biographic information, standardized test scores, and experiences. The fourth section of the application is Program Materials, which is customized by you through the Configuration Portal (discussed in the next section).

You can access the BioMedCAS application and BioMedCAS Applicant Help Center to review the applicant experience. You can also create a test application in the Applicant Portal; we recommend creating a new account and adding "test" to your name (e.g., TestJohn TestDoe).

For a general overview of the applicant experience, review the following documents:

You can direct any applicant inquiries related to the application to BioMedCAS Customer Service.

Configuration Portal

Use the Configuration Portal Quick Start Guide to make sure you configure your program(s) efficiently and completely in the prelaunch environment. Be sure to check out your CAS's configuration options and review the best practices found throughout. If any optional sections of the application are required for your program (e.g., experiences, test scores, etc.), you'll want to note this on your program home page.

Once you've configured your program, you'll need to have it approved by the account team before it is available to applicants.

Review the Program Transcript and Coursework Requirements and Application Statuses table below to learn how your transcript and coursework requirements affect the applicant's Application Status and the GPAs provided to you.

Program Transcript and Coursework Requirements and Application Statuses

This table is from the BioMedCAS Applicant Help Center. All links below will redirect you to that help center.

If your program requires...

(Note: see the Colleges Attended & Transcript Entry sections for more information on transcript and coursework requirements.)

...then WebAdMIT does the following with GPAs...

... and your application's final status is...

Official Transcripts + Full Coursework Entry

Calculates three GPAs and makes them available to your programs:

Verified

Official Transcripts + Prerequisite Entry Only

Provides your programs with per transcript and overall GPAs.

Verified

Official Transcripts + No Coursework Entry

Provides your programs with per transcript and overall GPAs.

Verified

Unofficial Transcripts + Prerequisite Entry Only

Does not calculate or provide GPAs to programs.

Complete

Unofficial Transcripts + No Coursework Entry

Does not calculate or provide GPAs to programs.

Complete

No Transcripts + No Coursework Entry

Does not calculate or provide GPAs to programs.

Complete

WebAdMIT

Review the WebAdMIT Manual for any questions related to working in WebAdMIT. The Reference Guides and WebAdMIT Training and Support sections are additional resources as you configure WebAdMIT for your needs. Documents commonly requested include:

The Release Notes feature new enhancements in the Applicant Portal, Applicant Gateway, Configuration Portal, Liaison Letters, and WebAdMIT, in addition to upcoming training opportunities.

For any questions, contact the Client Support Specialist Team.

Cycle Enhancements

2024-2025

The table below contains enhancements for BioMedCAS for the cycle timeframes noted at the top of this page. Note that some sections have multiple enhancements. If an action is required by participating programs to use the enhancement, click the links under Enhancement Details to learn more. Additional enhancements may have been automatically released; review the Release Notes to learn more.

Portal

Section

Enhancement Details

Implementation

Availability

Applicant Portal

Personal Information – Biographic Information

A new My Name question was added where applicants can enter preferred first and/or middle names. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Academic History – Transcript Entry

Applicants can view instructions when entering their coursework details.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Supporting Information – Essay

The COVID-19 essay question was removed. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

WebAdMIT

Export Manager

List Manager

The TOEFL Official PBT fields were removed. If you have exports and lists that include this field, you will want to review and update them as necessary.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

WebAdMIT

Work Groups

In WebAdMIT, you can configure Work Groups to allow users to see specific panels on the Applicant Details Page. With this enhancement (from Release 11, 2023) if you remove access to a panel for a Work Group, the fields in that panel are also not available for the Work Group to see when creating exports, lists, or PDF manager templates. For example, if the Race and Ethnicity subpanel is not enabled for a Work Group, its members will not see the information from that panel when creating an export, and will not be able to create filters in List Manager using any of the fields from that panel.

As a result of this enhancement, reports that are not shared with Work Groups from the Report Settings page will be inaccessible to anyone who is not a WebAdMIT Administrator. Review the How Work Groups Impact Access to Features and Fields documentation to learn more about the impacts of this enhancement.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

2023-2024

The table below contains enhancements for BioMedCAS for the cycle timeframes noted at the top of this page. Note that some sections have multiple enhancements. If an action is required by participating programs to use the enhancement, click the links under Enhancement Details to learn more. Additional enhancements may have been automatically released; review the Release Notes to learn more.

Portal

Section

Enhancement Details

Implementation

Availability

Applicant Portal

Dashboard

A new notification banner is available for the application dashboard. CASs can share best tips and tricks with applicants as they complete their applications.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Account Information

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union.

The GDPR question explains the information we collect and how we use their information. Users located in a European Union country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland must opt into our policies when creating an account.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Application Fees

The application processing fee increases to $86. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Login

The Login page text is updated to better assist applicants. 

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Official IELTS Tests

Applicants can submit their official IELTS test scores to the CAS, and you can review those test scores in WebAdMIT.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Applicant Portal

Supporting Information – Experiences

Applicants can edit in progress experiences after they submit their application.

No action required by participating programs to use this enhancement.

Available at cycle launch

Configuration Portal

Program Details

Non-Degree was added as an option to the Degree field.

Action required by participating programs choosing to use this enhancement.

Available now

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