See also Summer and Fall 2016 Transcripts, Foreign Transcripts, and Grade Point Averages.
You must first complete the institutions attended section before entering your course history.
Report all United States and Canadian coursework attempted exactly as it appears on your official transcripts. You must include all attempted, failed, repeated, and withdrawn college courses.
PTCAS will compare your courses against your transcripts and report any discrepancies to your designated PT programs. Allow 4 to 5 weeks for PTCAS to verify your courses and calculate your GPAs once your file is complete. PTCAS will not enter your courses for you. You must make corrections to this section, if PTCAS identifies a significant number of errors. If you do not enter your courses properly, your application will be delayed in processing and you may jeopardize your chances for admission. PTCAS is not responsible for missed deadlines due to failure to correctly enter coursework, or to resubmit the corrected application in a timely manner.
Select the college or university from those you entered in the "Institutions Attended" section.
Select your student registration status during this term, regardless of the level of the course. Categorize undergraduate courses attempted after you earned a bachelor's degree as "post-BS undergraduate." Categorize any postgraduate-level work as "graduate."
Select the term type for the time you were enrolled. At most institutions, summer and winter courses have the same term type as fall and spring courses.
Enter the year the course began. For instance, a spring course completed during the 1999–2000 academic year should be entered as spring 2000.
Enter the course prefix and number (eg, CHEM 101) exactly as it appears on your transcript. If the course prefix is numeric on the transcript, enter it on the application in the same format. Do not include section numbers.
Select the appropriate level of the course, regardless of your student (academic) registration status at the time. Refer to your transcript or course catalog to determine the correct level. General guidance is below.
Select the subject that best describes the content of the course. PTCAS will use course subjects in the calculation of your GPAs.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY IN BIOLOGY: Only anatomy and physiology (A&P) courses completed in a biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - OTHER: All A&P courses completed in an allied health, physical education, exercise science, or other department.
BIOLOGY: animal science, bacteriology, biology, botany, cellular and molecular biology, cellular physiology, earth science, ecology, evolution, genetics, hematology, histology, immunology, microbiology, natural science, oceanography, pathology, physical science, zoology
CHEMISTRY: biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, chemistry, inorganic chemistry, medical chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, physical chemistry, physiological chemistry, structures & bonds
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: composition, English, technical writing, writing (not literature courses)
MATH: algebra, behavioral statistics, biostatistics, calculus, chemical math, math, statistics
MOVEMENT SCIENCE: (eg, allied health), athletic training, biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, exercise science, human movement, kinesiology, locomotion studies, motor control, movement science, sensorimotor development, sports medicine, therapeutic exercise
OTHER COURSE: acting, archeology, art, art history, banking, bible literature, business, communication, dance, debate, economics, education, ESL, ethics, first aid, foreign language, geography, government, history, humanities, journalism, law, literature, logic, management, marketing, medical terminology, military science, music, philosophy, physical education, poetry, political science, public speaking, reading skills, religion, theater, theology
OTHER SCIENCE: agriculture, astronomy, bioethics, biological anthropology, computer science, electronics, emergency medical technician, engineering, forestry, geology, meteorology, nutrition, pharmacy, physical geography, physical anthropology, public health, teaching science
PHYSICS: electricity and light, magnetism, mechanical heat, physics, thermodynamics
PSYCHOLOGY: Any psychology course, including abnormal psychology, adolescent psychology, child psychology, death and dying, developmental psychology, general psychology, human behavior, growth and development, life span development, rehabilitation psychology, social psychology, and sports psychology
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: anthropology, community health, criminal justice, cultural geography, ethnic studies, human sexuality, marriage/family, personal health, social science, social work, sociology, women's studies. Subject does not include psychology courses.
For science courses only, select course type. Refer to your course catalog to determine the type. PTCAS will not verify that you have selected the correct course type from the list:
Enter college credit earned for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and CLEP tests, including the grade and credit hours posted on your transcript.
Anatomy / A&P 1 with lab Physiology / A&P 2 with lab
PT programs may only accept a course if it is completed in a biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department. Some PT programs will not accept a combined anatomy and physiology course.
Do not match prerequisites to upper (300-400) division courses.
Enter college terms in progress or planned through the completion of the summer 2017. Enter all of your in-progress or planned courses on the application, even if you have not registered for them yet. Use the college catalog to properly enter the course information as thoroughly as possible. When creating the term, choose "Planned/In Progress" to enter the course information without grades.
If you do not wish to enter all of your coursework, you may now arrange for PTCAS to professionally enter your coursework on your behalf for an additional fee. PTCAS coursework entry staff is available to enter United States undergraduate, graduate, postbaccalaureate, and doctorate coursework. Professional, non-United States/foreign, and planned/in-progress coursework are not eligible for coursework entry and must be entered by the applicant. If you would like to take advantage of the PTCAS coursework entry service, follow the steps below:
Last Updated: 8/2/2016