A: Yes!! You must key enter all (every last one) of your college courses on the PTCAS application including repeated, failed and withdrawn courses.
A: If your application is missing courses or the courses were entered incorrectly, PTCAS will place your application on hold and/or return your application to you for corrections until the discrepancies are resolved. Your PTCAS Coursework section should be an exact replica of your official transcripts. Do not attempt to enter your courses from memory. Request an additional copy of your official transcript from the colleges and universities you attended so you may enter your courses correctly on the application.
A: You must enter all of your U.S. courses on your PTCAS application because it…
A: Yes. You must enter all of your undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses on the PTCAS application, even if they are not required by the PT program for admission.
A: You should enter any AP courses that appear on your official transcripts in the coursework section under the term the credit was granted by your college or university. These courses should be marked with the special classification of “Advanced Placement”. If your transcript does not indicate your AP Test score, please enter it as “None”.
A: If you received college credit for a co-op course taken in high school from any college or university, you MUST list that institution on your PTCAS application and enter the coursework, even if you did not take courses on the campus of that institution. PTCAS must also receive an official transcript from the college/university registrar or records office.
A: No. You must enter all coursework exactly as it appears on the transcript from the original institution where the courses were taken.
A: Yes. Enter any Canadian colleges and universities you have attended and enter your Canadian coursework on your PTCAS application. Canadian coursework will NOT be verified or factored into your PTCAS GPA calculations. PTCAS will accept original Canadian transcripts provided that they are in English. Do NOT send original Canadian transcripts if they are in French. Review the PTCAS Directory to determine what Canadian documentation is required by your designated programs. Your designated PT programs may require you to send an original Canadian transcript directly to the institution and/or a foreign evaluation report to PTCAS. PTCAS will NOT hold your application file for missing Canadian coursework or foreign evaluations.
A: Yes. As long as the study abroad courses appear on a U.S. transcript with itemized grades and credit hours, you must enter your study abroad courses on the PTCAS application. PTCAS will include study abroad courses in all PTCAS GPA calculations.
A: You are attempting to create a duplicate term or session that you previously entered. You should create each college term or session (e.g., fall 2010) only ONCE, and enter ALL coursework taken during that term under that one listing. You should only use the “Add New Session” link to add each new term.
A: No. If your college or university operates on a semester calendar, all sessions should be listed as semesters, not as Quarters, Trimesters or Units. The type of calendar your institution operates on should be used for ALL sessions.
A: You must enter ALL attempts of EVERY course taken, even if you later repeated a course or if your college or university removed the initial attempt from your GPA calculation. Mark the first, subsequent, and final course attempts with a Special Classification of “Repeated.” Enter the number of credit hours attempted, regardless of how many credits you earned. List all grades as stated on the transcript. Any course with a grade of W (Withdrawn or Withdrawn Failing) or a special classification of “Incomplete” will not be calculated into your GPAs.
|Fall 2004||MATH 100: Calculus||F||4.0||Repeated|
|Spring 2005||MATH 100: Calculus||C-||4.0||Repeated|
|Fall 2005||HIST 101: US History||W||3.0||Not Applicable|
|Spring 2006||HIST 101: US History||A||3.0||Not Applicable|
|Fall 2005||CHEM 200: Organic||W||4.0||Not Applicable|
|Spring 2006||CHEM 200: Organic||F||4.0||Repeated|
|Fall 2007||CHEM 200: Organic||B+||4.0||Repeated|
|Fall 2007||BIOL 250: Anatomy||I||4.0||Incomplete|
|Spring 2008||BIOL 250: Anatomy||I||4.0||Repeated|
A: PTCAS will include ALL of your initial AND repeated coursework in the GPA calculations, including those repeated under freshman forgiveness, academic bankruptcy, and other related institutional policies.
A: Select the course level that best describes the level of the course (lower-division, upper division or graduate), regardless of your enrollment status at the time the course was taken. For example, an introductory Biology course (e.g., BIOL 101) should be categorized as a “lower-division” course level, even if you took the course during your final year of college.
A: When you enter your courses on the application, you can view a list of sample courses for each Course Subjects by clicking on the text below the Course Subject drop-down menu. If you cannot find the name of your course on the list, select a Course Subject based on the departmental prefix for the course (e.g. BIO, PHYS, ENGL, etc.). PTCAS will attempt to verify this field and will adjust the Course Subject if you have classified your coursework incorrectly.
A: Certain programs grant credit using a course credit or unit system in which the majority of courses are equivalent to one course credit or unit rather than semester or quarter hours. In order for PTCAS to calculate your GPAs correctly, you must enter your coursework with credit hours, rather than course credits or units, even if your transcript lists these courses using course credits or units. If your credits are not entered correctly, your application will be delayed and GPAs incorrect. Institutions that use this credit system generally have information regarding credit hour equivalency on the back of the official transcript. If you cannot locate this information on the back of your transcript, call your institution's Registrar or Records Office.
A: If narrative evaluations were used at your institution in lieu of grades, you should list your coursework and use P (Pass) as the grade if pass credit was awarded or NG (No Grade) if there is a purely narrative evaluation of your performance with no associated credit value listed on the transcript. Copies of narrative evaluations will be forwarded to your designated programs.
A: Please enter your coursework as accurately as possible. If the PTCAS application does not give you the option of selecting the grades or credit hours that are listed on your transcript, please try to reproduce your transcript as closely as possible based on the information provided on the back of your transcript. PTCAS will verify your coursework based on the information provided on your transcript.
A: NO. PTCAS cannot send any documents back to you for any reason. Do NOT send PTCAS your only copy of any important documents if you cannot obtain a replacement for yourself or for your designated PT program(s), should such a document be requested once you are admitted to a program.
A: No. Any documents received by PTCAS will be used solely for verification purposes and subsequently archived. If you are accepted by a PT program, you will be required to arrange for a second set of official transcripts to be sent directly from the Registrar's office of every college and university you have attended to the PT program.