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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.

Submission Windows

Important Update: ETS continues to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as state and federal responses. As your health and safety are always ETS’s primary concern, we are announcing modifications to the spring 2020 PPAT assessment submission schedule. The new deadline dates are as follows:

  • Task 4 submission deadline — April 9, 2020 (at 2 p.m. ET)
  • Task 4 extended submission deadline — May 8, 2020 (at 2 p.m. ET)
  • Resubmission registration deadline — June 16, 2020
  • Resubmission Task submission deadline — June 23, 2020 (at 2 p.m. ET)

The submission system will be updated to reflect the new Task 4 submission deadline.

ETS is continuing to determine if additional action may be necessary as the situation evolves. For students who are unable to complete and submit Task 4 with the new deadlines, a fall submission period will be established to accommodate the completion of the assessment. Additional information for this submission option will be provided near the May 8 extended submission deadline.

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.

Fall 2019

Registration Opens August 5, 2019
Registration Closes September 16, 2019
Reschedule Deadline September 16, 2019
Cancellation Deadline September 16, 2019
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens September 3, 2019
Task 1 Deadline September 19, 2019
Task 2 Deadline October 17, 2019
Task 3 Deadline October 17, 2019
Task 4 Deadline November 14, 2019
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens December 6, 2019
Resubmission Registration Closes December 26, 2019
Task Resubmission Deadline December 27, 2019

Spring 2020

Registration Opens August 5, 2019
Registration Closes February 11, 2020
Reschedule Deadline February 11, 2020
Cancellation Deadline February 11, 2020
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens January 3, 2020
Task 1 Deadline February 14, 2020
Task 2 Deadline March 12, 2020
Task 3 Deadline March 12, 2020
Task 4 Regular Submission Deadline April 9, 2020
Task 4 Extended Submission Deadline May 8, 2020
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens May 1, 2020
Resubmission Registration Closes June 16, 2020
Task Resubmission Deadline June 23, 2020

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.

This service is not available for the spring 2020 Task 4 deadline.

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 fall 2019 and spring 2020 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 prior to 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, August 18, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020

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