Originally Posted by Project2015
There is a reason why they should and that's the application fee in the hundreds of dollars. It's not as hard to check as you make it seem to be. They already have the data in the school pages. All it takes is coding some simple logic to check applicant data against requirement data and the rest is fully automated. Even http://www.pharmapplicants.com/
can filter by attributes...
I guess it depends on how you value your money and how many schools you apply to. Honestly, I would rather pay 50 bucks per school than be forced to apply separately to each school and have to fill out a NEW application each. In which case, you'd have to go through requirements for each school anyway, it'd just be additional money to send transcripts, get new LoRs, write more personal statements etc. Also, I would think it would cause pharmCAS so many problems if they filtered your applications according to requirements and only sent certain ones out and didn't send the ones you didn't qualify for - I'm sure there are going to be people who don't understand why theirs wasn't sent out and complaints would flood in.
Also, maybe it's just me, but with the list of schools that I'm actually interested in, I looked into each and every school and why I wanted to apply there. It really wasn't hard to figure out what they wanted and were looking for. So I absolutely agree with you, it's not hard at all to check what the schools want... It's all listed on that pharmCAS schools page, so why not do it?