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PhORCAS Program User Guide

This guide provides you with documentation, reference guides, and direct links that answer common admissions questions about the PhORCAS Applicant 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 your Account Manager and Client Success Manager.

Cycle Timeframes

Applicant Portal

The Applicant Portal opens in early November and closes in late May.


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

Program Participation Requirements

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

Applicant Portal

You can access the PhORCAS application and PhORCAS 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 PhORCAS Customer Service.


Review the WebAdMIT Manual for any questions related to working in WebAdMIT. The Documentation and 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 and WebAdMIT, in addition to upcoming training opportunities.

For any questions, contact the Client Support Specialist Team.

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