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Thanks for visiting our admissions blog! Here we hope to address questions that are frequently asked from applicants and to clarify any aspects of the application and admissions process that may be complicated or confusing. As always, please feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions you may have, or leave questions here in the comment section and we will be sure to answer them. We look forward to hearing from you.


Erin McIntyre

Entry Level MA: Updating Your Grades and Planned Coursework on OTCAS

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Many of you have asked how to update your OTCAS application with coursework that you have completed since submitting your application. There is an option to complete an ‘Academic Update’ on OTCAS to allow you to add updated grades or planned/in-progress coursework. If you submit an academic update, you will need to send your official transcripts for any relevant coursework to OTCAS per the instructions they provide.

Academic Update is available through OTCAS only for applications with at least one program verified by February 15, 2017.

You cannot modify courses that were originally reported to OTCAS as completed. OTCAS permits applicants to report grades only ONE time during the Academic Update period, so please keep this in mind when deciding when is best to submit an Academic Update. After OTCAS receives your updated application and official transcripts, your new grades will be verified, and a new GPA will be calculated.

Note: OTCAS does not accept student-issued (unofficial) transcripts.

If you have any questions, please contact OTCAS Customer Service at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Please let us know if you have completed an academic update so that we can be sure to review your updated application.

If you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way, please feel free to contact the admissions team directly!

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