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Application and Document Processing Wait Time

As of June 20, 2018, there are 3,784 open applications pending evaluation.
  • Evaluation of PEL Applications: 4.5 months
  • Evaluation of Substitute Applications: 2-5 business days
  • Evaluation of Paraprofessional Applications: 2-5 business days

*All applications are evaluated in the order they are received.

  • Opening and processing new mail and transcripts: 4 weeks
  • Uploading emailed transcripts, documents, and forms: 5 weeks
  • Processing Refunds: 6 weeks​​​​​
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