Is it a faster turn-a-round to apply online before you go to class rather than...

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  1. jgon281

    jgon281 New Member

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    waiting till the end of class and letting the instructor handle it ? I sure hope so . It saved me 10 $ anyway
     


  2. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    I don't think it is. I think, and may be wrong, but the online app process is really there for convenience with people that take a class only and are on their own for everything else.

    In other words, if you're just taking the class from an instructor that only does the class, the online app makes it easier for you to process everything.

    But if you take a class that provides everything for you, including having someone there to take the photo's and do fingerprints, it's often cheaper and always a whole lot more convenient and quicker.

    You may be in the system ahead of time, but I don't think that expedites anything in processing.
     
  3. DoubleActionCHL

    DoubleActionCHL Well-Known

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    I haven't found that it has any bearing on your overall waiting period. Where I see pre-registering as a problem is many instructors will make you wait on your packet before taking your class. I'll provide you with a packet, but you still have to wait for your state packet to show up before you can submit it to DPS.
     
  4. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Agree with above posts. But your instructor will not send off for your license.
     
  5. accordingtoome

    accordingtoome Active Member

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    state packet?? i thought you just show up, take the class, do the fingerprints and your done. Do i need to get something from the state before i go to a class>> :headscratch:
     
  6. DoubleActionCHL

    DoubleActionCHL Well-Known

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    No. The instructors can provide you with a packet that includes all of your paperwork. However, if you pre-register with DPS, the STATE will send you a packet with a preprinted application. You'll need to take this with you to your class. It is the same packet. Pre-registering, however, means you get your packet from the state instead of your instructor.
     
  7. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    If you apply online you can still go to the class before you get your packet from DPS. You can use everything from the packet the instructor gives you except for the yellow application. You will discard that and use the application you receive in the packet DPS sends you.

    You just cannot send off for the actual license until you receive the packet from DPS and get the application that is in there.
     
  8. DoubleActionCHL

    DoubleActionCHL Well-Known

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    Yes, you CAN. But there are instructors who will tell you to wait until you get your packet. We don't.
     
  9. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Me either. Those other instructors are goofy. :lolz:
     
  10. jgon281

    jgon281 New Member

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    My instructor charged me less because I pre-applied... -10 $ less ... more ammo for me...
     

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