PV PATH FAQs

  1. How do I attach a copy of my official transcripts, references letters, typing test results, etc.?  You must scan all copies of official transcripts, letters of reference, typing test results, copies of High School diploma or GEDS in order to successfully attach them to your application. If you should need assistance with getting this information scanned please contact the Office of Human Resources (936-261-1730). If you are unable to get to Prairie View’s campus, you may also have your document scanned at a public library, the Texas Workforce Center or any other organization/business that provides scanning services to the general public.
  2. How do I know the status of my application?  You may always check the status of your application for all postings you have applied to by clicking the “Application Status” link from the left menu on the PV PATH page.
  3. Can I edit my application for a position that I have already applied to?  No. An application can only be edited before you apply to a position. You may edit your application by clicking “Manage Applications” and then click “Edit Staff Application”.
  4. What should I do if one of my required documents to be attached is more than 2MB?  The PV PATH system will not accept any documents larger than 2MB. If you should receive an error message stating the same, please contact the Office of Human Resources for further assistance. (936-261-1730).
  5. Can I turn in a hard copy of my application packet to the Office of Human Resources?  Please do not fax, email or hand-deliver any application packets to the Office of Human Resources. If you  should need assistance submitting your application packet online please contact the Office of Human Resources (936-261-1730).
  6. What happens to my online application once it has been submitted?  The following process takes place once your online application has been submitted:
    1. Your application is stored in the PV PAWS system for you to use to apply to other posted positions.
    2. If you meet the minimum posted requirements for the job posting for which you applied to, your application goes to the status of “In Progress” for further review by the Office of Human Resources.
    3. If you do not meet the minimum posted requirements for the job posting for which you applied to, your application goes into a “Not Qualified” status.
    4. Your application is still retained in the PV PATH system for you to apply to other postings for which you are interested.
  7. What should I do if I forgot my username and password?  If you forgot your password, you may click on “ I forgot my password” on the Login Page and the PV PATH system will prompt you to set a new password by asking you the secret question you setup when you initially completed your application. If you forgot your username and password please contact the Office of Human Resources (936-261-1730) so that your username can be provided and password can be reset.
  8. Do I have to complete a new application every time I apply to a posting?  It is not required for you to complete a new application every time you apply to a posting. You may use  the same application to apply to multiple postings. If you should need to edit your application please do so before applying to any postings.
  9. If there is more than one position with the same Posting Title do I have to apply to each position that is posted to be considered for all vacancies?  You must apply to every job posting for which you are interested. You may use the same application to apply to multiple postings.
  10. How do I know that I successfully applied to a posting?  You have not successfully applied to a position until you have received a Confirmation Number. The PV PATH system will provide an automated response with the confirmation number about the status of your application once a complete application packet has been submitted online and you have successfully applied to a posting.
  11. Some of my personal information changed. How can I update my application?  You may update your application by clicking “Manage Applications” from the left menu of the PV PATH pages. You may edit your application by clicking “Manage Applications” and then click “Edit Staff Application” to edit all necessary information prior to applying for a position.
  12. Can I apply to a posting more than once?  No. if you attempt to apply to a posting multiple times you will receive an error message stating that you have already applied to the position.
  13. Who should I contact if I need special assistance in completing my application and uploading / downloading documents to my application?  If you should need special assistance completing your application and/or uploading/downloading required documents such as transcripts, letters of reference etc. please contact the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or email jobs@pvamu.edu.
  14. Is an unofficial transcript or web-based transcript acceptable for my application packet?  No. You must attach a copy of an official transcript to your application packet. Your University’s seal and Registrar’s signature must be visible. No web-based or unofficial transcripts will be accepted. 
  15. I missed the closing date for a position that was posted. Can I still apply to this position in hard copy form?  No. You may not apply to a position once the closing date has expired.
  16. How do I know if I met the minimum requirements for a posting?  You will receive a Pass or Fail message with a confirmation number after successfully applying to a posting.  The Pass message will let you know that you met the minimum posted requirements for the posting which you applied. The Fail message will let you know that you did not meet the minimum posted requirements for the posting which you applied to.
  17. Can I still be considered for position if I do not attach all required document for a position?  All required documents must be submitted with your application in order to be considered for a position. You have not successfully applied to a position until you receive a Confirmation Number. Your application status will indicate “Incomplete” until all required documents have been submitted. If all documents have not been submitted before the position closes you will not be a part of the applicant pool and your application status will indicate “Incomplete Records” even if you do meet the qualifications for a posting.
  18. I completed an application in the PV PATH system. Does this mean that I have applied to a posting?  Generally completing an application by clicking “Create Application” does not constitute applying to a posting. You must apply to a posting to be considered for a job currently available. You may review jobs currently posted at the University by clicking “Search Postings” from the left menu of the PV PATH pages. You must click “Apply to this Posting” inside of the posting for which you are interested when “Viewing” the posting.

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