Note: PTE is not available for applicants until August 16, 2018. This is done intentionally to accommodate the Early Decision application process. Even applicants who are not applying Early Decision cannot opt for PTE until August 16, 2018. Please plan accordingly.
If you do not wish to enter all of your coursework yourself, PTCAS offers all applicants the option to have coursework professionally entered on their behalf by our specialists, for an additional fee. PTCAS coursework entry staff are available to enter all completed coursework taken at institutions on our school list. If you would like to take advantage of the PTCAS PTE service, please review the details below:
Foreign coursework, planned/in-progress courses, and coursework from nonlisted schools are not eligible for this service due to the inherent complexities associated; they must be entered by the applicant.
Fees for PTCAS professional transcript entry service are as follows:
The professional transcript entry fees are nonrefundable and must be paid by credit card. The PTE fees cover coursework entry only and are in addition to the regular PTCAS fees. As this is an optional service, no fee waivers are available for PTE.
Coursework entry will not begin until the application is in “complete” status, in which your submitted application, payment, and all required transcripts are received.
PTCAS processing of all received transcripts can take up to 72 hours, which can delay the start of PTE. Once an application is complete, PTE can take up to 15 business days.
PTCAS will send you an email once the PTE process is complete.
It is your responsibility to login and approve the completed coursework entry as soon as possible. Your application will not enter verification until you approve all professional coursework entries. Once approved, your file will move to the end of the verification queue. Allow an additional 4 weeks for your application to reach “verified” status.
Consider the PTE timelines as you prepare to meet program deadlines. PTCAS is not responsible for missed deadlines due to coursework entry turnaround times.
PTE is a data-entry service, not a verification service. PTE staff will not notify you regarding previously entered applicant errors or unreported institutions. PTCAS will only contact you about errors to your coursework or colleges attended sections during verification, at which point it will be your responsibility to make the necessary corrections as soon as possible.
Per the Professional Transcript Entry Service Agreement, PTCAS will not issue PTE refunds at any time for any reason once payment is made. PTCAS is not responsible for delays caused by errors to the coursework section or missed deadlines. It is the applicant’s responsibility to consider all turnaround times and apply best judgment regarding deadline requirements when electing to use the PTE. See also the information in the PTCAS Fee section regarding credit card disputes.
Last Updated: 7/5/2018