Colleges Attended

star Complete this section first! List every college and university you have attended or plan to attend through summer 2018, including associate, undergraduate, post baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degree institutions. 

You must enter all colleges and universities attended, regardless of whether the courses are required for admission or transferred to another institution. Also enter international institutions, nondegree programs, community colleges, and dual-enrollment programs during high school in which college credit was earned. Enter each institution once, regardless of gaps in attendance or number of degrees. Duplicate entries may delay the processing of your application.

Adding a College

Select the “Add a College” button to enter each institution. Type the name of the institution in the box and select it from the dropdown list. Continue to type the full name of the institution until it appears. The application may not recognize partial, incomplete, or abbreviated institutional names. If the institution does not appear in the list after the full name is typed, select “Can’t find your school?” and indicate whether it is an unlisted Canadian institution, US institution, or other foreign institution.

Did you obtain a degree from this college?

Indicate if a degree was received or is anticipated from the institution. If yes, select degree from list, enter the date the degree was awarded or anticipated, and select the major(s) and minor(s) from the list that most closely match your area of study. If the categories do not match, select “other/not listed.” If you received multiple degrees from a single institution, please use the “Add another Degree” button.

What type of term system does this college use?

Specify the term type used at this institution: quarter, semester or trimester.

When did you attend this college?

Enter your start term and date, and end term and date, regardless of any gap in attendance. If you are still enrolled, select “Check if you are still attending this college.”


 

 Transcripts

You must arrange for PTCAS to receive an official transcript from every college and university you attended in the United States and Canada (if in English). Your file will not be verified until all official transcripts are received. Arrange for only 1 transcript to be sent for each institution attended, regardless of the number of programs you select in PTCAS. Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to:

PTCAS Transcript Department
PO Box 9112
Watertown, MA 02471

Transcript Rules
  • Official transcripts are required for every United States and Canadian college attended, even if the courses later transferred to another institution.
  • Student-issued transcripts are not accepted, even if they are sealed.
  • Faxed and photocopied transcripts are not accepted.
  • Do not send transcripts to APTA.

PTCAS Transcript Request Form
star Follow instructions to print a PTCAS Transcript Matching Form for every college attended in the United States and Canada. Official transcripts that arrive at PTCAS without the form enclosed may take longer to process.
  • Once you have entered a college attended, click the Download Transcript Request Form button. Each PDF form is unique to you and that particular college or university.
  • You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the file.
  • Print and submit the completed form to the registrar or records office at your institution.
  • Advise the registrar office to enclose the PTCAS Transcript Request Form with your official sealed transcript and mail it directly to PTCAS, PO Box 9112, Watertown, MA 02471.

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Electronic Transcripts
star PTCAS only accepts electronic transcripts through Credential Solutions or Parchment.
Credential Solutions

To determine if your college or university participates in this service, please check the Credential Solutions directory.

If your institution is not listed in the Credentials Solutions directory:

  • Arrange for the registrar to mail an official paper transcript directly to PTCAS using the PTCAS Transcript Request Form.

If your institution is listed in the Credentials Solutions directory:

  • Go to the Credential Solutions electronic transcript order webpage to request to have your electronic transcript sent to PTCAS.
  • Allow 7-10 business days following your request for the electronic transcript to post to your application.
  • If the transcript is not posted within 10 business days, contact Credentials Solutions directly at 847/716-3005 to confirm that the order was completed.
  • Electronic transcripts will not expedite the processing of your file at PTCAS.
Parchment

To determine if your college or university participates in this service, please check the Parchment website.

If your institution is not listed in the Parchment directory:

  • Arrange for the registrar to mail an official paper transcript directly to PTCAS using the PTCAS Transcript Request Form.

If your institution is listed in the Parchment directory:

  • Visit http://www.parchment.com/ to select your institution and complete your Parchment account setup. You must select the green “Order” button to start the process.
  • Allow 7-10 business days following your request for the electronic transcript to post to your application.
  • If the transcript is not posted within 10 business days, contact Parchment directly to confirm that the order was completed.
  • Electronic transcripts will not expedite the processing of your file at PTCAS.
Multiple College Campuses

If grades for multiple branches or campuses of an institution appear on 1 transcript, enter all in the “Institutions Attended” section. It is not necessary to send a Transcript Matching Form for each campus.

Check Transcript Status

It is your responsibility to monitor the status of your transcripts at PTCAS throughout the application process. PTCAS will not notify you regarding missing transcripts. If it has been longer than 10 business days and your transcript has not been posted, the materials must be resubmitted. You may view the status of your transcripts at any time after submission by referring to the “Check Status” tab of the application home page. PTCAS will also send email notifications every time a transcript is posted to your application. PTCAS is not responsible for materials lost in the mail or for delays caused by institutional registrars’ offices. Express or certified mail does not guarantee expedient processing, and sending transcripts express or certified mail does not guarantee receipt by PTCAS.

French Canadian Institutions

If you attended a Canadian institution that does not issue transcripts in English, then do not send the transcript to PTCAS. Instead, follow the foreign transcript instructions on the PTCAS Directory for each program. Most programs will require a foreign transcript evaluation. PTCAS will not hold an application for this documentation, if it is missing.

International (Foreign) Institutions

Enter all international (non-United States/foreign) institutions you have attended on your PTCAS application. If required by the program, order a foreign transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES) through the PTCAS application. Select the WES “course by course” option with grades. Contact WES directly regarding questions about the foreign evaluation at 212/966-6311 or info@wes.org.

Do not send original international transcripts to PTCAS.

Do not enter international courses completed outside of the United States or Canada.

2017 Summer and Fall Transcripts

Review the Academic Update section to learn how to submit updated 2017 summer and fall transcripts to PTCAS.

2018 Transcripts

Arrange for your winter, spring, and summer term 2018 transcripts to be sent directly to your selected programs, as specifically required by each program. Do not send them to PTCAS.

Study Abroad

If you participated in a study-abroad program under the auspices of a United States institution, and the course work appears on the United States transcript as regular itemized credit, follow the steps below.

  • Send the United States transcript with study-abroad credits to PTCAS.
  • Enter all study-abroad courses that appear on a United States transcript with separate grades and credits in the Transcript Entry section.
  • Do not list the international (foreign) institution in the Colleges Attended section.
  • If the United States transcript does not display the grades or credits for study-abroad courses, follow the policies for international transcripts and coursework.
Overseas United States Institutions

PTCAS recognizes overseas United States institutions that are accredited through an agency approved by the United States Department of Education and uses English as the primary language of instruction and documentation. Submit transcripts and coursework for overseas United States institutions and United States institutions with a campus overseas (eg, the University of Maryland at Munich).

Resending Transcripts after Accepting an Offer

If you accept an offer of admission to a program, you may be required prior to matriculation to submit a second set of official transcripts from every institution you have attended. You must send this second set directly to the program; PTCAS cannot forward transcripts to a program to fulfill this institutional requirement.

No Transcript Available

PTCAS does not waive transcript requirements due to unpaid fees from the applicant to a college or university. Applicants who are unable to obtain an official transcript from an institution due to extenuating circumstances, such as a closed institution, must submit a signed letter of explanation on official letterhead from the appropriate institution or state department of education. PTCAS will evaluate transcript waiver requests on a case-by-case basis.

Transcript Investigations

PTCAS will investigate and report applicants suspected of submitting false or fraudulent information. If any misrepresentation in data is suspected by or reported to PTCAS, the applicant will be notified, and relevant information will be requested. If a misrepresentation in data is confirmed, PTCAS will notify the programs to which the applicant has applied. In addition, on a case-by-case basis, PTCAS reserves the right to notify all programs participating in the service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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