Applicant Responsibilities

  • PTCAS applicants to physical therapist programs agree to abide by certain rules and requirements.

    Applicants are expected to act professionally in all of their dealings with PTCAS and the physical therapist programs. Applicants are expected to properly follow instructions and meet deadlines. Responsibility, respect, good judgment, and cooperation are qualities valued by the physical therapist profession; applicants are expected to demonstrate these qualities beginning with the application process.

    Applicants using PTCAS agree to: 

    • Act with honesty and integrity throughout the admissions process.
    • Be responsible and accountable for actions.
    • Research the admission prerequisites for each designated PT program, including supplemental requirements.
    • Create only 1 PTCAS application account during the admissions cycle.
    • Abide by all deadlines.  
    • Enter accurate and comprehensive data into the PTCAS application.
    • Compose a personal essay without assistance from others
    • Arrange for PTCAS to receive official transcripts from EVERY regionally accredited US institution attended using the PTCAS Transcript Matching Form.
    • Pay the correct PTCAS application fee.  
    • Arrange for application materials to be sent to PTCAS or directly to the program, as required.
    • Print a copy of the completed application before e-submitting it to PTCAS.
    • Check application status frequently by logging onto the PTCAS application.
    • Frequently check e-mail and login to the application for important messages from PTCAS.
    • Personally respond immediately to all communication from PTCAS and programs.
    • Promptly notify PTCAS of any changes in contact information before May 15.
    • Promptly notify designated PT programs of any changes in contact information after May 15.
    • Contact designated PT programs directly about admission decisions, admission requirements, curriculum, housing, financial aid, etc.
    • Contact PTCAS customer support about any PTCAS issues or questions, such as GPAs or missing documents.
    • Log off the PTCAS web application after each session to protect against unauthorized access to the application.
    • Maintain record of applicant’s personal PTCAS identification number.