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Processing times

Below are estimated ranges of standard processing times that specific departments make every effort to operate within. The times are subject to change throughout the academic year and increase during peak times, such as the beginning of a new school year. The purpose of posting these processing times is to provide students and staff a general idea of the turnaround time for various processes. These times begin once all required forms have been completed and eligibility requirements are met.

Admissions processing times
Status Processing time
Completed Application Review
1-3 business days

Financial Aid processing times
Document Processing time
(business days)
Institutional aid applications (i.e., scholarships) 3-5
Receipt of FAFSA* 3-5
Documents (logged in My Documents) 1-3
Loan documents (logged in My Documents) 1-2
Award Letter modifications 2-3
Consortium agreements 5-7
Email inquiries 2-4
2018-19 Loan Request Forms 8-10
2018-19 Verification 5-7
2018-19 Award Letter 2-3
2018-19 Special file reviews (special consideration, dependency override, etc) 4-6
2019-20 Verification 10-12
2019-20 Award Letter  10-12
2019-20 Loan Request Forms 10-12
2019-20 special file reviews

Enrollment Service Center processing times
Document Processing time
Email inquiries 1-2 business days
DFS forms (traditional campus only) 1-2 business days
Refund requests 2 weeks

Office of the Registrar processing times
Document Processing time
Change of name PDF Icon 1 business day
Diplomas/Degree Posting 4-6 weeks
Diploma Re-order 1 week
Online Course Withdrawal 1 business day
Loan Deferment Forms 1 business day
Transcript Request 1-2 business days
Change of Degree Program
1-3 business days
Transcript Evaluation (Official and Precursory) 1-3 business days
Declaration of Candidacy for Degree 15 business days

Ousley Family Veterans Service Center (Online and traditional campus students only)
Document Processing time
Request of Certification (Required each term) 2-5 business days

Nationwide VA students should contact the VA certifying official at their location for current turnaround times. The Department of Veteran Affairs' time for processing VA benefit applications can vary greatly, from five to 30 business days.

*Any FAFSAs that were submitted before April 30 will have an award letter by May 18. Incoming traditional campus students may be packaged in 3-5 business days. Notifications will be sent to students' CougarMail accounts.

Change of Venue forms will now be completed through the student's local advisor. Please see location for specific turnaround time.


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