CSDCAS Coursework Entry Service

If you do not wish to enter all of your coursework yourself, CSDCAS offers all applicants the option to have coursework professionally entered on their behalf by our specialists for an additional fee, CSDCAS coursework entry staff is available to enter all COMPLETED coursework taken at an accredited school on our school list. Given the nature of Not-Listed Schools, foreign coursework and planned/in-progress courses, this work is not eligible for professional transcript entry and must be entered by the applicant. If you would like to take advantage of CSDCAS’ professional transcript entry service, please review the details below:

PROFESSIONAL TRANSCRIPT ENTRY FEES

The cost for CSDCAS’ professional transcript entry service is $65 for 1-3 transcripts, $90 for 4-6 transcripts, and $140 for 7 transcripts or more. Please note that these fees are for coursework entry only and are in addition to CSDCAS’ regular application fees. As this is an optional service, no fee waivers are available for professional transcript entry.

TURNAROUND TIMES FOR APPLICANTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENTRY SERVICE

UNDERSTAND: The entry service does NOT begin until you have submitted your application, paid all application fees and all transcripts have arrived, at which point it may take up to ten (10) business days to complete the service. Your application is NOT given a Complete Date and entered into the verification queue until your coursework entry is approved, at which point it may take up to an additional four weeks to be verified. Applicants must take these procedures and turnaround times into consideration when attempting meet the deadline requirements of the CSD programs. CSDCAS is NOT responsible for missed deadlines due to professional coursework entry procedures or turnaround times.

Please note that professional transcript entry is a data entry service , NOT a verification service. Our staff will enter the information on your transcripts, but will NOT notify you about errors made to the coursework you entered yourself, nor will they notify you about unreported institutions. You will not be notified of these errors until your application enters the verification process, at which point it will be YOUR responsibility to correct them. Coursework Entry staff will NOT correct errors found during the verification process.

THE PROFESSIONAL TRANSCRIPT ENTRY PROCESS

To sign up for CSDCAS’ professional transcript entry service, please follow the steps below:

Start your CSDCAS Application

Create a CSDCAS Application so you will be given a CSDCAS ID#.

List All Colleges Attended

REPORT ALL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED. You are required to report all institutions attended, including but not limited to: courses taken in high school, summer courses, community college courses, military institutions, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral work, study abroad, foreign work, etc.  Failure to report an institution runs the risk of your application being undelivered back to you by our verification staff. For detailed information, please see the “Colleges Attended” section of our instructions.

Complete Any Coursework Ineligible For Professional Entry

CSDCAS can NOT enter not-listed U.S. schools, planned/in-progress, or foreign coursework. These MUST be entered BEFORE you sign up for the professional entry service. If you do NOT enter your planned/in-progress work prior to paying for the professional entry service, you WILL be locked out from entering this work yourself after making your payment. If you neglect to enter your planned/in-progress work prior to paying for PTE, you will have to wait until after verification and add this in as part of Academic Update. Please see the “Academic Update” section of our instructions for more detailed information on how to do this.

Select The Professional Transcript Entry Option

Click “Tell Me More” on the coursework page to be taken to the professional entry page, and select YES at the bottom of the screen. You will then be asked to select which schools you would like to pay for coursework entry for.

Make Your Payment

Review and agree to the Transcript Entry Service Agreement and make your coursework entry fee payment. After making your payment, you may ADD additional schools to the service until you submit your application. Once your application has been submitted, you may NOT add any additional schools to the coursework entry service. Payments must be made online via credit card ONLY. Payments may not be sent via mail.

IMPORTANT: As per the Transcript Entry Service Agreement you submit with your payment, the professional transcript entry fee is NONREFUNDABLE. These funds can NOT be refunded at any time for any reason once payment has been made.

Request Transcripts be Sent to CSDCAS

CSDCAS must receive all required transcripts before coursework entry can begin. Please review the “How To Send Transcripts” section of our instructions for details on how to properly provide CSDCAS with your transcripts. Monitor your application to ensure you transcripts are received. On average, it takes 7-10 business days for your transcript to post to your CSDCAS application from the date it is mailed by your school. Once your transcripts post, you will receive a confirmation email and you can view your transcript receipt dates on your application under the “check status” tab.

Submit and COMPLETE Your Application

Before professional transcript entry can begin, you must have a submitted, paid application with all transcripts posted. Please note that the pre-req sections of programs materials will be DEACTIVATED until your coursework has been entered for you, so you may submit without entering pre-req information.

Professional Transcript Entry Begins

Once the criteria above have been met, your application will be placed in line for professional transcript entry. The service will begin work on your application within 10 business days. Applications have their coursework entered on a first come, first served basis by completion.

Review Your Coursework, Enter Pre-Reqs, and Submit Your Approval

Once your transcript entry is complete, you will receive a notification. It is your responsibility to review the coursework entered by our staff for accuracy and approve the entry. If you find any issues with your coursework entry, please submit this issues in writing to our email address: csdcasinfo@csdcas.org. Wait for corrections to be approved and made before approving your coursework entry. You should also report any required prerequisite courses in the Program Materials section before approving your coursework entry. Once you have approved your coursework entry, your application will be given a Complete Date and placed in line for normal verification.

IMPORTANT: Your application will go in line with the date you APPROVED your coursework entry, which will be your COMPLETE DATE. Make sure you approve your coursework entry in a timely fashion to avoid delays in processing your application.

CSDCAS COURSEWORK ENTRY SERVICE REFUND POLICY

As stated in the Professional Transcript Entry Service Agreement which you signed when submitting your service request, once payment has been made, NO REFUNDS will be given. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit their school listing and other required service entry information correctly and to review all entered coursework and approve its accuracy prior to verification. CSDCAS is not responsible for delays caused by errors to the coursework section. It is also the applicant’s responsibility to consider all turnaround times and make their best judgement regarding their deadline requirements when electing to utilize the professional transcript entry service. CSDCAS is not responsible for missed deadlines as the result of professional transcript entry turnaround times.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT DISPUTES

Applicants who issue credit card charge backs not authorized by CSDCAS will receive a Bad Payment notification and the application will be removed from consideration from all programs. Applicants will be given 10 business days to send in a money order payment for their full coursework entry service fee + a $25 bank processing charge to reinstate their application. If CSDCAS does not receive payment within the allotted time frame, the application will remain blocked and all programs to which you applied will be notified of non-payment. Should the application cycle end with an  application in a bad payment status, the applicant will be barred from creating future CSDCAS accounts until all fees owed to CSDCAS from previous cycles are paid in full.

ANY APPLICANT USING THE CREDIT CARD OF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO PAY APPLICATION FEES IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO COMMUNICATE WITH  THE CARD’S OWNER AND ENSURE THEY ARE FULLY AWARE OF ALL CHARGES. ONCE A CARDHOLDER DISPUTES A CHARGE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL ENCOUNTER DELAYS, HOLDS, AND ADDITIONAL FEES EVEN IF THE CARDHOLDER REVERSES THE REQUEST. 

COMMON QUESTIONS:

Q: Will signing up for Professional Coursework Entry delay my application?

A: The entry service does NOT begin until your application has been submitted and materials received, at which point it may take up to ten (10) business days to complete the service. Your application is NOT entered into the verification queue until your coursework entry is approved, at which point your application goes to the end of the verification line where it may take up to an additional four weeks to be verified. Applicants must take this turnaround time into consideration when attempting meet the deadline requirements of the CSD programs. CSDCAS is NOT responsible for missed deadlines due to coursework entry turnaround times.


Q: If I select the coursework entry service, does my application still need to be verified?

A: YES. The Professional Coursework Entry service is just a data entry service designed to save you the time of having to enter coursework yourself. It does NOT exempt your application from the verification process. Your application will be placed at the end of the verification line once you have approved your coursework entry, where turnaround times for verification will take the normal 2-4 weeks. Coursework Entry staff does NOT check your application for errors, such as incorrect or unreported schools, and you can still be undelivered as part of the verification process to make corrections.


Q: If I pay to have my coursework entered for me, can my application still be undelivered for errors during verification?

A: YES. Coursework entry does NOT guarantee that errors will not be found. Coursework Entry staff does NOT check your application for errors, such as incorrect or unreported schools, and you can still be undelivered as part of the verification process to make corrections. If you are undelivered for errors as part of verification, it is YOUR responsibility to correct these errors.


Q: Can I choose to have some of my transcripts entered for me and enter the others myself?

A: YES. You can select how many transcripts you would like entered for you when you apply for professional transcript entry. Please note that some transcripts, such as non-listed U.S. schools, are not eligible for transcript entry.


Q: If I sign up for Professional Transcript Entry and then change my mind, can my application be removed from the service so that I can enter my coursework myself?

A: NO. Once you have paid for the entry service, you have committed to it and your application cannot be removed from this process.


Q: If I enter my coursework myself and am then undelivered, can I pay for Professional Transcript Entry at that point?

A: NO. Professional Transcript Entry can not be used once you have submitted your application, including if you are undelivered.


Q: Does Professional Transcript Entry cover Academic Update?

A: NO. Professional Transcript Entry can not be used for academic update and any previously paid PTE fees do not cover updates.


Q: Is there a fee waiver for the Professional Transcript Entry service?

A: NO. Applicants who wish to utilize the coursework entry service are responsible for all coursework entry fees.


Q: Is there a refund for the Professional Transcript Entry service?

A: NO. As per the service agreement that you must submit along with your payment, all service fees are non-refundable, even if the school was selected and paid for in error.



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