See also Academic History, Summer and Fall 2017 Transcripts, Foreign Transcripts, Grade Point Averages, and PTE.
You must enter all United States and Canadian coursework attempted exactly as it appears on your official transcripts, including those that were attempted, failed, repeated, and withdrawn.
PTCAS will verify your self-reported coursework against your official transcripts. PTCAS will not enter your courses for you unless you pay an additional fee. PTCAS will return your application to you for corrections or explanation if there are a significant number of course discrepancies or omissions. Your application will be placed on hold until the corrections are fixed. If you fail to properly enter all of your courses when you first submit your application or do not make timely corrections as requested, your application will be delayed in processing and you may jeopardize your chances for admission.
Select the institution and click the "Add Semester" button. Next, select the term, year, and academic status.
Select the "Add a Course" button to enter courses for the
Enter the departmental prefix and course number for the
course, such as BIOL 100, exactly as it appears on your transcript. If the
course prefix is numeric on the transcript, enter it on the application in the
same format. Do not include section numbers.
Enter the full title of the course, such as "Introduction
to Biology," exactly as it appears on your transcript.
Select from the dropdown list the subject that best
describes the content of the course. PTCAS will use course subjects in the
calculation of your GPAs. If the subject is not on this list, search for
another subject area related to this course and select it from the
list. The subject must be chosen from the list provided.
Enter the attempted credit value for the course, exactly
as it appears on your transcript. If you completed courses with unit
credits, you may need to convert the unit hours to semester hours (eg, 1.00
credit = 4 semester hours). Enter credit conversions before submitting the
Enter the grade exactly as it appears on your
transcript. The official PTCAS reported grade will automatically
populate. For non-graded courses, enter the appropriate letter abbreviation:
Once you have entered all courses from all United States and Canadian institutions attended, complete the transcript review process to finalize your coursework section. You will need to review your coursework from each institution attended.
The primary institution is the college or university
where you will earn or have earned your first bachelor’s degree. If no degree,
select the institution in which you completed the most undergraduate courses.
If you have any courses that were labs or included a lab component on your transcript, then select yes.
You must enter all attempts of every course taken, even
if you later repeated a course or if your college removed the initial attempt
from your GPA calculation. Mark the first, subsequent, and final course
attempts as “Repeated.” Enter the number of credit hours attempted, regardless
of how many credits you earned. List all grades as stated on the transcript.
Enter any AP courses that appear on your official transcripts under the term the credit was granted by your college. Mark courses as “Advanced Placement” during the Transcript Review.
If you have course credits fulfilled by tests other than AP exams (such as CLEP, Department Exam, Institutional Exam, IB, and the Regents Exam) and clearly marked as a test credit on your transcript, then select yes.
You can make updates to in progress coursework multiple times during the course of the cycle. However, please note that when submitting an update, you must move the entire term from "in-progress” to “complete." You cannot move only some of the courses within a term to "complete" status and add the rest later. This information will not be verified by PTCAS or included in your GPA.
During the Academic Update, you can update only previously planned/in-progress courses with your new grade information and add new planned courses for the future. You cannot edit previously verified terms or add terms that you forgot to report from past years.
After submission, you cannot update your courses in the
Transcript Entry section until your application is in "verified" status. You can update your coursework from the day you
are verified until the end of the application cycle; however, PTCAS will only
update your GPA once during this Academic Update, if properly submitted by the
Academic Update deadline.
To learn more about how PTCAS can enter your coursework for you.
Last Updated: 5/16/2017