A: The application statuses, which may be referenced when you contact PTCAS, are:
A: It is your responsibility to check on the status of all required documents by logging into your PTCAS application! PTCAS will notify you via e-mail once you have created your application account, when you have submitted your application, when we have received any transcripts or paper letters of recommendation, and when PTCAS has processed your application. PTCAS will also email you about problematic application materials, such as issued-to-student transcripts, incorrect coursework entries, or incorrectly or unlisted institutions.
A: If you wish to see if your application is complete at PTCAS and whether PTCAS has forwarded your application to your selected programs, you must login to your application and check the STATUS section.
A: Please allow up to 4–5 weeks after your application's status becomes Complete for it to be processed and mailed to your designated programs. In many cases the processing time may be shorter, but you should make every effort to have all pertinent documents sent to PTCAS as early as possible and by the program's deadline date. PTCAS will accept late materials, but your selected program(s) may not.
A: PTCAS will e-mail you each time it receives a transcript for you. Additionally, once you e-submit your application, check the status of each transcript online:
A: No. You do not need to wait for all transcripts to be received before e-submitting your application. Submit your application as soon as it's complete.
A: Once you e-submit your application, follow the steps below to view the status of your references:
If a Reference is filling out an electronic letter of recommendation, the status will say “In Progress” as soon as the Reference begins filling out the online form. An electronic letter of recommendation is not considered submitted until the status is listed as “Completed.”
Note: References submitted on the Reference Form, rather than electronically, may take longer to receive at PTCAS and may take several weeks to appear on the status screen.
A: If you have U.S. coursework listed on your application, you will be able to view your PTCAS GPAs as soon as your application has been verified. To view your PTCAS GPAs, login to your PTCAS application and select the GPA Status link in the STATUS section. To determine what classes are included in the PTCAS GPAs, go to the “Coursework” section.
A: To view the status of your application to the designated programs: Login to your PTCAS web application and select the “PT Designations"” option in the STATUS section. You can view your designated program (s) status only after you e-submitted your application to PTCAS.
A: It may take several weeks for a PT program to contact you about your application. You are encouraged to visit the PTCAS Directory to determine when you can expect to receive a response from the admissions office. In the meantime, be sure to send supplemental applications, official test scores, and other materials directly to the program(s) as required.