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Correcting an Undelivered Application

This page applies to: CASPA

If significant mistakes are found in your application during the Verification process, your application will be "undelivered," or returned to you for corrections. When an application is undelivered, you receive a notification detailing the corrections that must be made before we can continue processing it.  

Transcript Entry Mistakes that Cause an Application to be Undelivered

  • Failure to report a college or university you received credit from.
  • All courses were listed under one semester or term instead of divided up by term.
  • Missing or incorrect department prefixes.
  • Missing or incorrect course numbers.
  • Missing courses (usually non-credit labs, PE courses, withdrawn courses, test credits, or repeated courses).
  • Vague or incorrect course titles (i.e. "English" instead of "English Composition I").
  • Unconverted course credits in a unit system. 
  • Mislabeled terms or terms entered out of chronological order.
  • Information that consistently does not match your official transcripts.

Transcript Entry Mistakes that Do Not Cause an Application to be Undelivered

  • Misspellings
  • Capitalization
  • Incorrect course subjects
  • Occasional (not more than 4) incorrect grade, credit, or course information entries

Correct and Redeliver Your Application

Your application's status must be Complete in order for us to resume processing. 

  1. Thoroughly review your undelivery notification to determine what corrections need to be made. If you aren't sure how to proceed, contact customer service. 
  2. Correct each mistake. Take appropriate actions if any additional documents are required (i.e. new transcripts).
  3. Once all mistakes are corrected, you must "redeliver," or resubmit your application so we can continue processing it. You do not need to make any additional payments. To redeliver, click the Check Status tab at the top of your application.
  4. Click Redeliver Programs to resubmit.
  5. Once your application's status returns to Complete, we will resume Verification (typically within 5 business days). If it has been more than 5 business days since you redelivered your application, contact customer service. 

How Undelivery Affects Your Application Timeline

It can take up to four weeks for applications to be verified and you will not be alerted to errors before that point. Because undelivery adds time to the verification process, it can delay your application. It is best to complete your application accurately the first time to avoid undelivery; however, if your application is undelivered, make corrections and resubmit as soon as possible to avoid any further delays.

Redelivery of your application does not change your submission date, but it does affect the date your application is considered complete. Contact your programs to determine any effects this may have on your application. 

If you notice errors in your application before Verification, contact customer service to undeliver your application so you can correct it. This will delay your application, but Verification will resume sooner than if you waited for the errors to be found during the Verification process. 

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