If you don't want to enter all your coursework yourself, our Professional Transcript Entry Service (PTE) specialists can enter it for you for an additional fee. This service is only available for completed coursework from accredited schools. Coursework from not-listed schools, foreign coursework, and planned/in-progress courses are not eligible for PTE and must be entered by you.
Note that our PTE specialists only enter the information listed on your transcripts; they do not correct errors for coursework you have already entered. If you entered coursework and made a mistake or did not report an institution, these errors will be communicated to you during the verification process, at which point it is your responsibility to correct them.
Please refer to the Refunding/Withdrawing Your Application page for further payment policies.
Fees for PTE are as follows:
- 1-3 transcripts: $65
- 4-6 transcripts: $90
- 7 or more transcripts: $140
These fees apply only to coursework entry and are in addition to regular application fees. Fee waivers are not available for PTE. Additionally, your PTE payment cannot be transferred to another cycle (e.g., re-applicants).
To successfully sign up for PTE, complete the following required steps:
Before the PTE process can start, you must enter any coursework that is ineligible for PTE. Ineligible coursework includes planned or in-progress courses and courses taken at not-listed US schools. We cannot enter these courses on your behalf and they must be entered by you before you pay for PTE.
Note that once you make your PTE payment, you will be unable to enter any additional planned/in-progress courses until the verification process is complete.
We must receive all required transcripts before PTE can begin. See Sending Official Transcripts to OTCAS for more details. Monitor your application to ensure your transcripts are received. On average, it takes up to seven business days from the date we receive your transcripts to post them to your application. Once your transcripts post, you will receive a confirmation email and you can view your transcript receipt dates on the Check Status tab.
Click Tell Me More at the bottom of the Transcript Entry page and follow the prompts to sign up for PTE and enter your payment information. Payments are non-refundable and can only be made online via credit card. After making your payment, you can continue adding schools for PTE until you submit your application. You cannot add any additional schools for PTE once your application is submitted.
Before PTE, you must submit and pay for your application. Once your application is submitted and we receive your transcripts, we will begin work on your application within ten business days. Note that applications are placed in line for PTE on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once all the requirements are met, it may take up to ten business days for transcript entry to be completed. Your application is not given a Complete Date and moved into the verification queue until your coursework entry is approved, at which point it can take up to an additional two weeks to be verified. Please keep these turnaround times and your program's deadline requirements in mind. We are not responsible for missed deadlines due to PTE procedures or turnaround times.
Reviewing and Approving Your Coursework Entry
You'll receive a notification once your PTE is complete. You should then review the coursework entered by our staff to make sure it is accurate and approve the entry. You should also designate any required prerequisite courses in the Program Materials section before approving the entry.
If you find any issues with the coursework entry, email customer service to determine how to proceed. Wait for corrections to be confirmed and implemented before approving the coursework entry.
Once you approve your coursework entry, your application is given a Complete Date and placed in line for verification. Be sure to approve your coursework in a timely manner to avoid any delays in processing your application.
Note that if you are re-applying in a new cycle, your PTE coursework only carries forward if you submit your application and approve the PTE coursework entry.