Verification is the process used to ensure all of your coursework was entered correctly and consistently. Since credit values, grade values, and course subjects vary widely from school to school, your programs need some type of standardization so they can accurately compare applicants. This standardization is achieved by using your coursework to create a standard set of GPAs, ensuring you are compared to other applicants fairly and equally.
Several things happen during verification:
- Each course you entered in the Transcript Entry section gets placed under a specific course subject category.
- Each grade you entered in the Transcript Entry section gets converted to a SHP CAS grade value.
- GPAs are calculated using the converted grade values.
- Your degrees are confirmed as awarded, if applicable.
If significant mistakes are found in your application during the verification process, your application will be undelivered, or returned to you for corrections.
Once all of your required application materials are received, your application's status changes to Complete and your application is placed in line to be verified. Verifications occur in chronological order and on average take two weeks to complete. Once your application is verified, you will receive a notification and your application's status will change to Verified.