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APPA CAS Postdoc Application Information

APPA CAS Application for Psychology Postdoctoral Training



The APPA CAS (APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application) is highly flexible to meet the needs of a wide range of postdoctoral programs requiring basic demographic, internship and postdoctoral programs information, and letters of recommendation while allowing multiple uploads to be defined by individual programs. APPIC believes the APPA CAS provides a significant contribution to postdoctoral training offering a more unified and user-friendly application process for applicants and programs. APPA CAS provides a more coordinated review of applicant information and reduced costs and time for applicants.



Access APPA CAS as follows:

APPLICANT PORTAL: If you are an applicant, click here to access the APPA CAS Applicant Portal to create and develop your application. We strongly recommend that you read the general instructions upon entering the portal (see the "Instructions" link on the left). As you enter different sections of the APPA Online, you should click the "Instructions for this section" link in the upper right portion of each page. As you work on your application, be sure to click the "SAVE" button at the bottom of each page in order to save your work.

REFERENCE PORTAL: This portal is for individuals (e.g., internship training director, faculty, supervisors) who are providing letters of reference for students. Once a student has designated you to the APPA Online Service as someone who will be providing a letter of reference, you will receive an e-mail that contains links and instructions for accessing the AAPI Online Reference Portal. If you are providing a letter of reference and have already received your login information via e-mail, click here to access the APPA Online Reference Portal.

SELECTION (Training Director) WebAdMIT PORTAL: This portal is for postdoctoral programs to access and review submitted applications. The portal can be accessed here. Please note that, currently, you will only be able to see materials from last year’s applicant pool. The new portal will generally be available by October 1 of each year.  Program Directors needing some assistance when reviewing your applications see the support contact information below!

Here is an overview of the process:

  1. Applicants access the APPA CAS via the "Applicant Portal," which means that they will use their internet browser to create an account, enter information into the various fields of the APPA, and ultimately submit their completed application to postdoctoral training sites.
  2. The applicant will also request letters of recommendation by generating electronic requests (via e-mail) to individuals of her/his choosing. These individuals will upload their letters directly into the APPA CAS. While the applicant will not be permitted to view the content of the letter, she/he may attach it to as many or as few applications as desired. In other words, the applicant can decide which letters of reference are submitted to each internship site. 
  3. The applicant also submits one official copy of all graduate transcript(s) directly to the application service via regular mail. These transcripts are verified as official, scanned into the system, and attached to each application that is submitted by the applicant. Undergraduate transcripts are not required.  Some universities will not separate the undergraduate transcripts from the graduate transcripts and these are permissible. Please send your transcripts to: APPA CAS Transcript Department at P.O. Box 9131, Watertown, MA 02471.
  4. Once an applicant has completed all aspects of the application, she/he chooses the "designated" sites to which the application is submitted electronically. The applicant has the flexibility to decide which cover letter, essays, letters of recommendation, CVs and if requested, supplemental materials are submitted with each application.
  5. Once submitted, the application is instantly available to the postdoctoral training site for review. Training Directors and selection committees may review applications online, sort and select applications based on various criteria, and download application information in various formats.
  6. An application can be submitted or designated before transcripts are verified. Programs will be able to see the application under the "received" designation.
  7. Sample APPA CAS from 2020-2021


  • In establishing the fees for the APPA CAS, the APPIC Board was clear in its mission to ensure that the cost of the application process would not increase for applicants without careful consideration. Fees will continue to be kept as low as possible.     
  • The fees to applicants for use of the APPA CAS will be $35 to submit the first application and $25 for each additional application.
  • There is no cost to create and develop an application using the APPA CAS service. Fees are charged to applicants only when their applications are actually submitted to postdoctoral training sites.
  • It should also be noted that the fees for the APPA CAS have similar or lower fees provided by other professional organization.



  • Training materials are always in the process of being developed. As new training materials are released, you will find links to them in this section.  
  • Help files and other resources are available within the Applicant Portal 
  • The course takes just under 30 minutes to complete, is self-paced, and available on-demand, meaning it can be accessed at any time from any web browser.
  • Overview of the Configuration Portal where you can configure the program(s) your applicants apply to.
  • Overview of the CAS Configuration Portal with opportunity for live Q&A
  • Overview of fundamental functionality to get you up and running in WebAdMIT
  • Overview of basic WebAdMIT functions with opportunity for live Q&A
  • Overview of more advanced features to enable you to maximize your use of WebAdMIT
  • Detailed look at advanced WebAdMIT features with opportunity for live Q&A

Need Help?

For Applicants needing support with technical difficulties (e.g., logging in, uploading, submitting applications, using the letter reference portal etc.), contact:

APPA CAS Technical Support
Hours: M-F 9 am to 5 pm Eastern time
There are multiple resources for using APPA CAS in the APPA CAS portal in the bottom left of the main screen.

APPA CAS Transcript Submission
APPA CAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9131
Watertown, MA 02471

For Program Directors

WebAdmit Support

How to register your postdoctoral program to use APPA CAS:

Postdoctoral programs need to register with our vendor, Liaison International, to use the APPA CAS and to be listed as a designation option for applicants. There is NO COST to postdoctoral programs and the APPIC Vendor, Liaison International will assist with training and program set-up to all participating programs. Use the contact information below to inquire about registering your program to use APPA CAS.
Joni Yaras
* Ms. Yaras should only be contacted by programs wanting to register to use APPA CAS to receive applications.