A: Academic Update is a window of time in which you can enter your updated coursework completed after you originally e-submitted your application. You can only update the Coursework section once during Academic Update. You are not allowed to update your course history at any other time during the admissions cycle. While the Academic Update window is open, you can only enter grades for courses taken during the summer and fall 2012 terms. You can NOT add courses taken in previous years. You can also add any new planned or in-progress coursework for the winter, spring and summer 2013 terms.
A: You can begin the Academic Update only after PTCAS has mailed your completed application to your designated PT programs. Once your application is mailed, PTCAS will notify you by email that you are able to begin the Academic Update.
A: If you originally e-submit your PTCAS application in summer or fall 2012, you are strongly encouraged to enter your updated summer and fall 2012 grades and planned/in-progress courses for 2013 during the Academic Update. Please enter your updated courses during the Academic Update as soon you are notified, even if you have already received an offer of admission to one or more PT programs. If you fail to enter your updated courses, your designated PT programs may not consider your application or may revoke a previous offer of admission. (PTCAS does not require applicants to complete the Academic Update).
A: Once you enter all of your updated courses, you MUST go back to the Application Checklist window and click on the “E-Submit Academic Update” button. If you do not click the e-submit button, PTCAS will be unable to process your changes and your programs will NOT receive your updated coursework and grades!
Once your application is updated and your fall transcripts are received, PTCAS will verify and send your revised course history and GPAs to your designated PT programs. Your updated GPAs will be available under the “Status” menu option of your PTCAS application.
A: NO! You can only submit your Academic Update coursework once. Make sure you have the complete results for your fall classes and carefully review the form before clicking on the “E-Submit Academic Update” button. If you do not click the “E-Submit Academic Update” button, your coursework and GPA will not be updated.
A: Most colleges and universities post fall term grades from late December through mid-January. If you know your fall term grades when you are ready to e-submit, enter the fall courses in the Coursework section as Completed. Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent as soon as your registrar confirms that the fall term grades are posted on them. Do not wait for the Academic Update.
A: This means that your fall transcript arrived at PTCAS before your application was mailed and the PTCAS staff has already entered the data for you. There is no need for you to enter the grades again.
A: No, courses that were originally reported as completed cannot be modified.
A: Yes. While PTCAS strongly encourages you to have your updated transcripts in to PTCAS as early as possible, we will accept updated transcripts until February 15, 2013. Please note, your designated PT programs may not consider your application if the Academic Update is not done by the February 15 deadline.
A: Change any Planned/In Progress terms that now have grades to a Completed Session by clicking on the “Switch to Completed Session” button. Then enter the grade for each course. At this time, you may also enter any new planned sessions for the winter, spring, or summer 2013 terms.
A: In this case, PTCAS received a partial transcript and entered all the grades that were present. You will need to contact PTCAS to arrange for PTCAS to enter the remaining coursework for you. Do not create a second fall term.
A: As soon as you e-submit your Academic Update, PTCAS gives your designated programs real-time and secure access to your entire application on-line, including the UNVERIFIED courses you entered during the Academic Update. Once PTCAS receives your updated official transcripts, PTCAS will verify your fall courses and recalculate your PTCAS GPAs. Your entire application file, including your newly VERIFIED courses and revised GPAs, are available to your designated PT programs online immediately.
A: No, you cannot add any prior year's semesters or AP information during Academic Update. The Academic Update is only intended for your newly completed summer or fall 2012 coursework and planned and in progress coursework for winter, spring or summer 2013.