Professional Transcript Entry Service (PTE)
If you prefer not to enter all your coursework yourself, the 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 unlisted schools, foreign coursework, and planned/in-progress courses are ineligible for PTE and must be entered by you.
Note that the PTE specialists only enter the information listed on your official transcripts and 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 will be 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: $75
- 4-6 transcripts: $100
- 7 or more transcripts: $150
These fees apply only to coursework entry and are in addition to regular application fees. Fee waivers and coupon codes are not available for PTE. Additionally, your PTE payment cannot be transferred to another cycle (e.g., re-applicants, applicants applying in multiple cycles, etc.).
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 unlisted 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 OptomCAS for more details. Monitor your application to ensure your transcripts are received. On average, it takes up to five 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 colleges attended for PTE until you submit your application. You cannot add any colleges attended for PTE once your application is submitted or during the Academic Update period (if applicable).
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 10 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 10 business days for transcript entry to be completed. Your application will not be 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 10 business days 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 will receive a notification once your PTE is complete. You should then review the coursework entered by the PTE specialists to ensure it is accurate and approve the entry. You should also match your coursework to 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 (and complete all other application requirements), 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.
If you reapply in a future cycle, your PTE coursework will only carry forward if you submit your application and approve the PTE coursework entry in the current cycle.