Does anyone have a good estimate of how early we should submit our OTCAS applications? Seems to me the verification takes awhile and was wondering how many weeks before is a safe bet to make the deadline. If the verification process isn't completed before the school's deadline, that would be considered late, correct?
It may be just semantics here, but the process is: you send in just one application that OTCAS farms out to multiple programs that you select. As part of this application process, they wait until they have received all the transcripts from all the schools you have attended to move to the actual verification step; then once you are verified, they send notification and your application to your designated programs. You can add programs after the initial application is submitted, but it is my understanding that the application is only verified once - it is not re-verified (if that is a word...). OTCAS will just let the new programs know you are good to go and send your application.Do they verify it one at a time? Like if I submitted an application last week, and I submit another one next week, will it still be 4 weeks for my next week application to be verified?
Yep! I opened my application and a week later sent my transcripts off since I knew the verification process could take a while. I have no idea if that was actually the secret though. It honestly feels like something must be wrong because it just doesn't make sense!Just to clarify, so you sent your transcripts to OTCAS before the app itself?
They verify your transcripts (grade accuracy, institutions attended) and calculate your GPA.Sorry if this has been asked before, but does anyone know what the actual 'process' of verification involves? Do they contact your LOR writers? Do they follow up with the schools you attended? There isn't much info asked for hours, so they can't really verify that. What all do they actually verify?