How long will the approval process take using direct access?
It will depend upon your approver. If your student’s request qualifies for Direct Access, the approval time depends upon how quickly your student’s indicated approver completes the online approval form and submits the required approver identification form. Most often, this portion of the approval process will take at least a few business days.
EMA sends reminder emails to approvers who have not completed online approval or submitted approver ID within a specified period of time.