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Early Decision

APPLY EARLY! Many PT programs have multiple deadline dates (i.e., preferred, priority, or early decision) or operate on a rolling admissions process. The deadline indicates when your materials must arrive at PTCAS (and not at the program). You should e-submit your application as soon as it's complete and NOT wait for PTCAS to receive all of your transcripts or references.

Disclaimer - This summary information is provided as a service to applicants. APTA, PTCAS, and participating programs strive to maintain accurate and current information on all PTCAS web pages; but are not responsible for any errors or omissions. Admission requirements are subject to change.

InstitutionStatePTCAS DeadlineTypeSoft Deadline
Close Date
Early Decision
Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Feb 2015) CA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Bellarmine University KY  10/01/2014  Soft  12/01/2014  No 
Belmont University TN  10/01/2014  Soft  12/01/2014  Yes 
California State University, Northridge CA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
California State University, Sacramento CA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Central Michigan University MI  10/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
Chatham University PA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
College of St Scholastica MN  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Drexel University PA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Indiana University - School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences IN  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans LA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport LA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Mercer University GA  10/01/2014  Soft  11/17/2014  No 
Northwestern University IL  10/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
Ohio State University OH  10/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
Ohio University OH  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Rockhurst University MO  10/01/2014  Soft  01/15/2015  No 
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions UT  10/01/2014  Soft  12/01/2014  Yes 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) NJ  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Stratford/South) NJ  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Samuel Merritt University CA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Shenandoah University VA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Tennessee State University TN  10/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University CA  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Central Arkansas AR  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Cincinnati OH  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Colorado CO  10/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of Dayton  OH  10/01/2014  Soft  12/01/2014  Yes 
University of Illinois at Chicago IL  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Indianapolis IN  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Maryland - Baltimore MD  10/01/2014  Soft  11/03/2014  No 
University of Nebraska Medical Center NE  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center TN  10/01/2014  Soft  01/15/2015  Yes 
University of Toledo OH  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Utah UT  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Walsh University OH  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Western Carolina University NC  10/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
Youngstown State University OH  10/01/2014  Firm    No 
Andrews University MI  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
Armstrong State University GA  10/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
Bradley University IL  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
California State University, Fresno CA  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
Governors State University IL  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
Grand Valley State University MI  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
Marquette University  WI  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
Marshall University WV  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
Mayo School of Health Sciences MN  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
Missouri State University MO  10/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
Oakland University MI  10/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
Pacific University OR  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
Radford University VA  10/15/2014  Soft  12/15/2014  No 
Stockton University NJ  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
University of Central Florida FL  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
University of Miami FL  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
University of Montana - Missoula MT  10/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC  10/15/2014  Firm    No 
University of North Georgia GA  10/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga TN  10/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
Wayne State University MI  10/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
Arcadia University PA  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
California State University, Long Beach CA  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
Clarke University IA  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
Concordia University Wisconsin WI  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
Duke University NC  11/03/2014  Soft  12/15/2014  Yes 
Elon University NC  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
Emory University GA  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
MGH Institute of Health Professions MA  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
Mount St. Joseph University OH  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
Nazareth College of Rochester NY  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
New York University NY  11/03/2014  Soft  12/01/2014  No 
Northern Arizona University AZ  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
Old Dominion University VA  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
Regis University CO  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
University of Florida FL  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
University of Iowa IA  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
University of Kansas Medical Center KS  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
University of Puget Sound WA  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
University of Rhode Island RI  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
University of Texas at El Paso TX  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The TX  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas  TX  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of the Pacific CA  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse WI  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
Virginia Commonwealth University VA  11/03/2014  Firm    Yes 
Western Kentucky University  KY  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
Western University of Health Sciences CA  11/03/2014  Firm    No 
Chapman University (for class beginning in May 2016) CA  11/17/2014  Firm    Yes 
Georgia State University GA  11/17/2014  Firm    No 
Idaho State University ID  11/17/2014  Firm    No 
Sacred Heart University CT  11/17/2014  Soft  01/15/2015  Yes 
Seton Hall University NJ  11/17/2014  Firm    No 
University of Findlay OH  11/17/2014  Firm    No 
University of South Florida FL  11/17/2014  Firm    No 
Widener University PA  11/17/2014  Soft  01/15/2015  Yes 
Alabama State University AL  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
Columbia University NY  12/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
Eastern Washington University WA  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
George Washington University DC  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
Loma Linda University CA  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
Mary Baldwin College/Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences VA  12/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
Marymount University VA  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
Midwestern University - Glendale AZ  12/01/2014  Soft  01/15/2015  Yes 
Mount Saint Mary’s University CA  12/01/2014  Soft  01/15/2015  Yes 
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science IL  12/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
Sage Colleges, The NY  12/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
Springfield College  MA  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
St. Ambrose University IA  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
St. Catherine University MN  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
Stony Brook University NY  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Alabama at Birmingham AL  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Kentucky KY  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore MD  12/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of Michigan - Flint MI  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of New Mexico NM  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of North Florida FL  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Pittsburgh PA  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of South Dakota SD  12/01/2014  Firm    No 
University of Southern California CA  12/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
West Virginia University WV  12/01/2014  Firm    Yes 
Wheeling Jesuit University WV  12/01/2014  Soft  03/16/2015  No 
Boston University MA  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
Florida Gulf Coast University FL  12/15/2014  Soft  05/15/2015  No 
Georgia Regents University GA  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
Howard University DC  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
Midwestern University - Downers Grove IL  12/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
New York Institute of Technology NY  12/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale FL  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa (Hybrid 4-Year Program) FL  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
State University of New York Upstate Medical University NY  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
University of Delaware DE  12/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of North Dakota ND  12/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of South Alabama AL  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
University of Vermont VT  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
University of Washington WA  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
Wichita State University KS  12/15/2014  Firm    No 
AT Still University of Health Sciences AZ  01/15/2015  Firm    Yes 
Carroll University WI  01/15/2015  Firm    No 
Creighton University NE  01/15/2015  Firm    No 
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center IA  01/15/2015  Soft  02/16/2015  Yes 
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL  01/15/2015  Firm    No 
Florida International University FL  01/15/2015  Firm    Yes 
Franklin Pierce University (AZ) AZ  01/15/2015  Soft  03/16/2015  No 
Franklin Pierce University (NH) NH  01/15/2015  Soft  03/16/2015  No 
Hampton University VA  01/15/2015  Firm    No 
Husson University ME  01/15/2015  Soft  04/01/2015  No 
Mercy College NY  01/15/2015  Firm    No 
Touro University Nevada NV  01/15/2015  Soft  02/02/2015  No 
University of Mary ND  01/15/2015  Firm    Yes 
University of New England ME  01/15/2015  Soft  02/16/2015  No 
University of Saint Mary KS  01/15/2015  Firm    No 
Utica College NY  01/15/2015  Firm    No 
Winston-Salem State University NC  01/15/2015  Firm    No 
Arkansas State University AR  02/02/2015  Firm    No 
Lynchburg College VA  02/02/2015  Firm    Yes 
New York Medical College NY  02/02/2015  Firm    No 
Temple University PA  02/02/2015  Firm    Yes 
University of Jamestown ND  02/02/2015  Firm    No 
University of Scranton PA  02/02/2015  Firm    No 
University of the Incarnate Word TX  02/02/2015  Firm    Yes 
Washington University in St Louis MO  02/02/2015  Firm    Yes 
Clarkson University NY  02/16/2015  Firm    No 
Cleveland State University OH  02/16/2015  Firm    No 
West Coast University CA  02/16/2015  Firm    No 
Dominican College of Blauvelt NY  03/02/2015  Firm    No 
Duquesne University PA  03/02/2015  Firm    Yes 
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus NY  03/02/2015  Firm    Yes 
MCPHS University MA  03/02/2015  Soft  04/01/2015  No 
Southwest Baptist University MO  03/02/2015  Firm    Yes 
Thomas Jefferson University PA  03/02/2015  Firm    No 
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA  03/02/2015  Firm    No 
Brenau University GA  03/16/2015  Soft  04/15/2015  No 
East Tennessee State University TN  05/01/2015  Firm    No 
Touro College NY  05/01/2015  Firm    Yes 
Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Feb 2016) CA  05/15/2015  Firm    No 
Misericordia University PA  05/15/2015  Firm    No 
Wingate University NC  05/15/2015  Firm    Yes