Check Your OTACAS Notifications and Status
As you progress through the application process, you'll receive important notifications and critical alerts. Applicants are responsible for monitoring these notifications and following up on any required actions. To view your notifications, click View My Notifications on the left side of the application dashboard.
Applicants are responsible for monitoring the status of an application. Notifications are not sent for any missing items. To help you keep track of your application and all materials, click Check Status at the top of the application dashboard.
Keep in mind that it takes five business days from the date of receipt to post transcripts and official test scores to your application. Recommendations are immediately updated once received from your recommender.
Your application status may be:
Your application has not yet been submitted or you haven’t paid the application fee.
Your application has been submitted.
All required materials were received; see Completing Your OTACAS Application for the specific application completion requirements. This is your application's final status.
This status indicates that an error was found and your application was returned to you for corrections.
If you submit transcripts to OTACAS, your transcript's status may be:
This status indicates that your selected program(s) do not require that you submit your transcript to OTACAS. Note that if you choose to submit your application to other programs, they may require transcripts to be sent to OTACAS. Be sure to review your program's transcript requirements under Colleges Attended and Program Materials.
This status indicates that your transcript is still being processed and has not been posted to your application yet. On average, it takes up to five business days for your transcript to post to your application from the date we receive it.
This status indicates that your transcript has been processed and is now posted to your application. Your transcript will be shared with all your programs.
If you submit recommendation requests, your recommendation's status may be:
This status indicates that the request was sent to the recommender, but they have not accepted or declined it. They must accept your request before they can submit their recommendation.
This status indicates that the recommender accepted your request but has not yet submitted their recommendation.
This status indicates that the recommender completed and submitted their recommendation and it was sent to your program(s).
This status indicates that the recommender declined your recommendation request. You can click Update Recommenders to add a new recommendation request.
This status only appears once the cycle closes. Recommendations can no longer be submitted. Review OTACAS Cycle Dates to learn the final dates when you can request recommendations and your recommenders can complete recommendation requests.