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, but you are missing required documents. If you used the Professional Transcript Entry (PTE) service, remember that you must review and approve your coursework.
All required materials were received and your application is in line for verification and is considered complete; see Completing Your OptomCAS Application for the specific application completion requirements. Note that your programs may require additional materials for your application to be considered complete. Check with each program for more details. Once your application enters this status, it can take up to 10 business days to move to the Verified status.
This status indicates that an error was found and your application was returned to you for corrections. See Correcting an Undelivered Application.
Your application was processed and, if applicable, your GPA was calculated and made available to your programs. You’ll receive a confirmation notification that your application was verified. Once your application is verified, you should direct any questions about its status to the program(s) you applied to.
If you submit transcripts to OptomCAS, your transcript's status may be:
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.
Letters of Recommendation Statuses
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 OptomCAS Cycle Dates to learn the final dates when you can request recommendations and your recommenders can complete recommendation requests.
Test Score Status
If you submit official test scores to OptomCAS, your official test score's status is listed as Accepted with the date OptomCAS received it.