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Dates and Deadlines for the PPAT® Assessment

Review the PPAT® assessment submission window dates and deadlines to determine which submission window fits your schedule and choose your window carefully. If you select a submission window and later decide to change to another window, you will be subject to a $40 reschedule fee. If you have entered task responses and then change your submission window, you will lose that information.

Important Information for the Spring 2020 Submission Window

ETS continues to support candidates impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). There will be two additional Task 4 scoring opportunities for Spring 2020 candidates who were unable to submit Task 4 by the May 8, 2020, deadline.

The next opportunity to submit Task 4 for scoring will be this Fall 2020. In preparation for this, we have extended the Task 4 deadline to November 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET, for impacted candidates.

If Task 4 is submitted before November 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET, the response will be scored during the fall scoring window. Task 4 and total assessment scores will be reported on December 4, 2020. The resubmission window for this reporting is reflected in the Spring 2020 Extension chart below.

If candidates need additional time beyond this fall timeframe to submit Task 4, there will be another opportunity for scoring in Spring 2021. If Task 4 is not submitted by the November 11, 2020, deadline, we will extend the Task 4 deadline to March 31, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET. Task 4 will be scored in the spring scoring window. Task 4 and total assessment scores will be reported on April 21, 2020. The resubmission window for the Spring 2021 reporting is:

  • resubmission registration opens on April 21, 2021
  • resubmission registration deadline is May 5, 2021
  • resubmission task submission deadline is May 12, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET
  • resubmission score reporting is June 2, 2021

Submission Windows

Note: Registration, Reschedule and Cancellation deadlines take effect at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date indicated.

Task submission deadlines take effect at 2 p.m. ET on the date indicated.

Spring 2020 Task 4 Extended Deadline of November 11, 2020

DeadlineDate
Task Submission
Task 4 Extended Submission Deadline November 11, 2020
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens December 4, 2020
Resubmission Registration Closes December 22, 2020
Task Resubmission Deadline December 29, 2020

Fall 2020

DeadlineDate
Registration Opens August 4, 2020
Registration Closes September 16, 2020
Reschedule Deadline September 16, 2020
Cancellation Deadline September 16, 2020
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens September 1, 2020
Task 1 Deadline September 22, 2020
Task 2 Deadline October 14, 2020
Task 3 Deadline October 14, 2020
Task 4 Deadline November 11, 2020
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens December 4, 2020
Resubmission Registration Closes December 22, 2020
Task Resubmission Deadline December 29, 2020

Spring 2021

DeadlineDate
Registration Opens August 4, 2020
Registration Closes February 5, 2021
Reschedule Deadline February 5, 2021
Cancellation Deadline February 5, 2021
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens January 5, 2021
Task 1 Deadline February 10, 2021
Task 2 Deadline March 4, 2021
Task 3 Deadline March 4, 2021
Task 4 Deadline March 31, 2021
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens April 21, 2021
Resubmission Registration Closes May 5, 2021
Task Resubmission Deadline May 12, 2021

Task Deadlines

Each of the four tasks is due by 2 p.m. ET on the date indicated.

All tasks and artifacts must be submitted within the same submission window.

Tasks are accessible and submitted in a specified order. After you submit Task 1, you will be able to access the remaining tasks.

  • Task 1 must be submitted first
  • Tasks 2 and 3 must be submitted (in any order) after Task 1 but before Task 4
  • Task 4 must be submitted last

If you are not able to submit Task 1 by the deadline, you will not be able to complete the remaining tasks during the submission window and you will have to register again for a future submission window.

If you miss the task 2, 3 or 4 deadline, you will receive a score of zero for the task(s) not submitted.

If you miss deadlines, you are not eligible for fee refunds.

Late Submission Service

This service is not available for the resubmission window.

Candidates who do not submit tasks by the original submission window task deadline (found above) may request an extension. The fee for this service is $50 per task. To register and pay for this service, candidates must call ETS customer service no later than 4 p.m. ET one day after the original submission window task deadline. The extension deadline to submit tasks is 11:59 p.m. ET on the second day after the original submission window task deadline. There are no additional extensions after that deadline and there are no refunds to candidates who register for this service and do not submit tasks.

Resubmitting a Task

During the resubmission window, you may be eligible to register to resubmit responses to Tasks 2, 3 and/or 4 if you were not able to obtain the passing score for the assessment. For more information about resubmissions, see Resubmitting Your Tasks.

System Maintenance Windows

Several times during the year, ETS schedules downtimes where maintenance work is performed on ETS systems. The scheduled system downtimes that will impact your access to the registration and task submission system are listed below. The specific timeframe for each of the outages will be posted on your account before the outage. Plan your work in the system accordingly.

Remember, you can prepare task responses, artifacts and video files outside the system independent of these outages.

Scheduled System Outages
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021-Monday, January 25, 2021
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021-Monday, July 19, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021

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