Completing the Application

Before your application goes in line to be verified by our staff, it must have a status of “Complete.”. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all materials are received by CSDCAS and follow up with any materials which are missing. CSDCAS will NOT notify you that your application remains incomplete or that items are missing.

REQUIREMENTS

In order for your application to have a status of “Complete” the following things must occur:

1. All official transcripts are posted to your CSDCAS application, EACH with a date received in your “Check Status” menu.

2. Your payment is marked as received under “Check Status.”

3. You have received e-mail confirmation that you submitted the application.

4. Your Check Status menu reads as “Complete” for the programs you have submitted to.

UNDERSTAND: For detailed instructions on how to track your documents and understand your statuses, please see theApplication Status and Notificationssection of our instructions.

MY APPLICATION IS COMPLETE BUT NOT VERIFIED. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Your application is placed in line to be reviewed by our verification staff and have your GPA calculated. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis by your complete date.

Complete

This means that your application is complete and waiting in line to be verified. Applications are placed in line in chronological order based on their complete date. During our busiest season, it may take up to FOUR WEEKS from your complete date for your application to be reviewed, though the average turnaround time is closer to two weeks.

Complete Date

This is the date your application became complete and was placed in the verification queue. Your complete date is the day your final required item – either a transcript, payment or e-submitted application – posted to your CSDCAS account.

Verification

Applications are verified in chronological order by Complete Date, and verification takes up to four weeks from your complete date and can occur at any time within that period. You will receive an email notification when your application has been verified. If it has been less than four weeks since your application became complete, please be patient and do NOT email customer service for this information.

COMMON QUESTIONS:

Q: Can CSDCAS expedite my application?

A: NO. CSDCAS cannot expedite individual applications.


Q: Can my schools view my application online?

A: If you have selected to have your information released to your schools, your programs have had access to your application since it was created. Otherwise, once your application has been e-submitted, your schools have access to your full online application. This does not mean, however, that they choose to view it. Some schools will only review applications after they have been verified by CSDCAS.



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