• The PTCAS application is only one step in the PT program admissions process. You must meet all PTCAS and program requirements before your application will be reviewed.

    Apply early! It can take up to 5 weeks for PTCAS to verify your file, once it is in "complete" status. 

    Follow These Steps First:

    • Visit the Applicant Help Center and program admission requirements.
    • Create a new PTCAS application account.
    • Complete the "Colleges Attended" section first by entering all institutions attended.
    • Print a PTCAS transcript matching form for each institution attended.
    • Arrange for all official transcripts to be sent to PTCAS with transcript matching form enclosed.
    • Enter all United States and Canadian college courses using personal copies of your transcripts. 

    Complete Next Steps, If Required by Selected Programs

    • Enter all GRE scores on the application and arrange for ETS to send your official test scores.
    • Complete the Reference section, so your evaluators have adequate time to respond.
    • Complete the Observation Hours section, so a licensed physical therapist can verify your experiences.
    • Submit supplemental materials directly to your selected programs.

    Helpful Tips:

    • Do not enter your coursework from memory—Use your transcripts!
    • Do not wait for PTCAS to receive all materials before submitting your application.
    • Do not wait for PTCAS to receive all of your materials before you submit your application.
    • Complete the "Colleges Attended" section of the application first. PTCAS cannot post transcripts to your application until this step is done.
    • Login to check status of your transcripts, references, GRE scores, and PT observation hour forms.
    • Arrange for all materials to arrive by the deadline.
    • Check your email daily for important messages from PTCAS and programs.
    • Review your application for accuracy before submitting the application.
    • Print a hard copy of your application for your personal records.
    • Do not apply to a program unless you meet its admission requirements.

    International Applicants and Documentation:

    • If program requires a foreign transcript evaluation, request a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES) through the Colleges Attended section of the application, and allow 4–6 weeks for the evaluation to display as received at PTCAS.
    • If a program requires an original foreign transcript, arrange for it to be sent to the program.
    • If English is not your primary language, determine if the program requires TOEFL.
  • Last Updated: 7/5/2018
    Contact: ptcasinfo@ptcas.org