Checklist

  • 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 4 to 5 weeks for PTCAS to process your file, once it is complete.

    PowerPoint Overview for Applicants (.ppt)

    Follow These Steps First:

    • Review the instructions and program requirements.
    • Create a new PTCAS application account.
    • Complete the "Institutions Attended" section first by listing every institution you attended.
    • Print the PTCAS Transcript Matching Form for each United States institution attended.
    • Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to PTCAS with the request form enclosed.
    • Enter ALL of your US college courses using personal copies of your transcripts.

    If Required By Your Designated Programs, You Should Next

    • 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 PT Hours section, so that a licensed PT can verify your experiences in time.
    • Submit supplemental materials directly to your designated programs.

    Helpful Tips:

    • Do not enter your courses from memory. Use your transcripts.
    • Do not send student-issued or electronic transcripts to PTCAS.
    • Do not wait for PTCAS to receive all of your materials before you submit your application.
    • Complete the "Institutions Attended" section of the application first. PTCAS cannot post transcripts to your application until this is completed.
    • Login to check the real-time status of your transcripts, references, GRE scores, and PT hour signature forms.
    • Arrange for all materials to arrive by the deadline.
    • Check your e-mail daily for important messages from PTCAS and programs.
    • Review your application for accuracy before you e-submit.
    • 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 a program requires a foreign transcript evaluation, contact agency 4-6 weeks in advance.
    • 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 the TOEFL.
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