• Colleges Attended Section

    Complete this section of the application first! List every college and university you have attended or plan to attend through summer 2018, including associate, undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, graduate, and professional degree institutions.  You must enter all colleges and universities attended, regardless of whether the courses are required for admission or transferred to another institution. Also enter international institutions, nondegree programs, community colleges, and dual-enrollment programs during high school in which college credit was earned. Enter each institution once, regardless of gaps in attendance or number of degrees. Duplicate entries may delay the processing of your application.

     US Transcripts

    You must arrange for PTCAS to receive an official transcript from every college and university you attended in the United States and Canada (if in English). Your file will not be verified until all official transcripts are received. Arrange for only 1 transcript to be sent for each institution attended, regardless of the number of programs you select in PTCAS. Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to:

    PTCAS Transcript Department
    PO Box 9112
    Watertown, MA 02471

    PTCAS Transcript Request Form

    Follow instructions to print a PTCAS Transcript Matching Form for every college attended in the United States and Canada. Official transcripts that arrive at PTCAS without the form enclosed may take longer to process.

    • Once you have entered a college attended, click the Download Transcript Request Form button. Each PDF form is unique to you and that particular college or university.
    • You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the file.
    • Print and submit the completed form to the registrar or records office at your institution.
    • Advise the registrar office to enclose the PTCAS Transcript Request Form with your official sealed transcript and mail it directly to PTCAS, PO Box 9112, Watertown, MA 02471.
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    Transcript Rules

    • Official transcripts are required for every United States and Canadian college attended, even if the courses later transferred to another institution.
    • Student-issued transcripts are not accepted, even if they are sealed.
    • Faxed and photocopied transcripts are not accepted.
    • Do not send transcripts to APTA. 

    Electronic Transcripts

    PTCAS accepts official electronic transcripts through Credentials Solutions. To determine if your college or university participates in this service, please check the Credential Solutions directory. 

    • If your institution is not listed in the Credentials Solutions directory:
      • Arrange for the registrar to mail an official paper transcript directly to PTCAS using the PTCAS Transcript Request Form. PTCAS does not accept electronic transcripts from other providers.  
    • If your institution is listed in the Credentials Solutions directory:
      • Go to the Credential Solutions electronic transcript order webpage to request to have your electronic transcript sent to PTCAS. 
      • Allow 7-10 business days following your request for the electronic transcript to post to your application.
      • If the transcript is not posted within 10 business days, contact Credentials Solutions directly at 847/716-3005 to confirm that the order was completed. 
      • Electronic transcripts will not expedite the processing of your file at PTCAS.  

    2017 Summer and Fall Transcripts

    Review the Academic Update section to learn how to submit updated 2017 summer and fall transcripts to PTCAS.

    2018 Transcripts

    Arrange for your winter, spring, and summer term 2018 transcripts to be sent directly to your selected programs, as specifically required by each program. Do not send them to PTCAS. 

    Multiple College Campuses

    If grades for multiple branches or campuses of an institution appear on 1 transcript, enter all in the “Institutions Attended” section. It is not necessary to send a Transcript Matching Form for each campus.

    Check Transcript Status

    It is your responsibility to monitor the status of your transcripts at PTCAS throughout the application process. PTCAS will not notify you regarding missing transcripts. If it has been longer than 10 business days and your transcript has not been posted, the materials must be resubmitted. You may view the status of your transcripts at any time after submission by referring to the “Check Status” tab of the application home page. PTCAS will also send email notifications every time a transcript is posted to your application. PTCAS is not responsible for materials lost in the mail or for delays caused by institutional registrars’ offices. Express or certified mail does not guarantee expedient processing, and sending transcripts express or certified mail does not guarantee receipt by PTCAS.

    Notice to Applicants Offered PT Acceptance

    If you accept an offer of admission to a PT degree program, you may be required to submit a second set of official transcripts from every institution you have attended directly to the PT program, prior to matriculation.  PTCAS cannot forward transcripts to a PT program to fulfill this institutional requirement.

    More Transcript Information

    Download the PTCAS Application Instructions (.pdf) for more transcript instructions on the following topics.

    • Military transcripts
    • No transcript available
    • Study abroad
    • Overseas US institutions
    • Transcript investigations
  • Last Updated: 5/14/2017
    Contact: ptcasinfo@ptcas.org