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Application and Document Processing Wait Time

As of April 4, 2018 there are 3,531 open applications pending evaluations.
  • PEL Applications: 3.5 months
  • Substitute Applications: 2 weeks
  • Paraprofessional Applications: 3 weeks

*All applications are evaluated in the order of ​receipt.

  • New mail and Transcripts: 2 weeks
  • Emailed transcripts, documents and forms: 2 weeks
  • Refunds: 2 weeks​​
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