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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
Armstrong State University GA  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Feb 2017) CA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Bellarmine University KY  10/03/2016  Soft  12/01/2016  No 
California State University, Fresno CA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
California State University, Northridge CA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
California State University, Sacramento CA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Central Michigan University MI  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
Chatham University PA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Cleveland State University OH  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
College of St Scholastica MN  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Concordia University Wisconsin WI  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
Drexel University PA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
East Carolina University NC  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Indiana State University IN  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Indiana University - School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences IN  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Kean University NJ  10/03/2016  Soft  12/01/2016  Yes 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans LA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport LA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
MGH Institute of Health Professions MA  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
New York University NY  10/03/2016  Soft  12/01/2016  No 
Northern Arizona University AZ  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Northwestern University IL  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
Ohio State University OH  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
Ohio University OH  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Radford University VA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Rockhurst University MO  10/03/2016  Soft  01/16/2017  No 
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions - (for the class beginning in May 2017) UT  10/03/2016  Soft  12/01/2016  Yes 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) NJ  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Stratford/South) NJ  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Samford University AL  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
Samuel Merritt University CA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Shenandoah University VA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Tennessee State University TN  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
Texas State University TX  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  AR  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University CA  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of Central Arkansas AR  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of Cincinnati OH  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of Colorado CO  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Dayton  OH  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Illinois at Chicago IL  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of Indianapolis IN  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of Maryland - Baltimore MD  10/03/2016  Soft  11/01/2016  Yes 
University of Nebraska Medical Center NE  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of New Mexico NM  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of North Georgia GA  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Toledo OH  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
University of Utah UT  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
US Army-Baylor University TX  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Virginia Commonwealth University VA  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
Walsh University OH  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Western Carolina University NC  10/03/2016  Firm    Yes 
Youngstown State University OH  10/03/2016  Firm    No 
Andrews University MI  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Bradley University IL  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Emory University GA  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Georgia State University GA  10/17/2016  Firm    Yes 
Governors State University IL  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Grand Valley State University MI  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Marshall University WV  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Mayo School of Health Sciences MN  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Methodist University NC  10/17/2016  Soft  11/01/2016  No 
Missouri State University MO  10/17/2016  Firm    Yes 
New York Institute of Technology NY  10/17/2016  Firm    Yes 
Oakland University MI  10/17/2016  Firm    Yes 
Pacific University OR  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Stockton University NJ  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Texas Woman's University TX  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
University of Central Florida FL  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
University of Evansville IN  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
University of Miami FL  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
University of Michigan - Flint MI  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
University of Montana - Missoula MT  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
University of Rhode Island RI  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
University of Saint Mary KS  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga TN  10/17/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center TN  10/17/2016  Soft  01/16/2017  Yes 
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The TX  10/17/2016  Firm    No 
Wayne State University MI  10/17/2016  Firm    Yes 
Arcadia University PA  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Belmont University TN  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
California State University, Long Beach CA  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Clarke University IA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Duke University NC  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Eastern Washington University WA  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Elon University NC  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Emory & Henry College VA  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Franklin Pierce University (AZ) AZ  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Franklin Pierce University (NH) NH  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Hardin-Simmons University TX  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Loma Linda University CA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Marquette University  WI  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Marymount University VA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Mercer University GA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Mount St. Joseph University OH  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Nazareth College of Rochester NY  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Old Dominion University VA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Regis University CO  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Temple University PA  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center TX  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Florida FL  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Iowa IA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Kansas Medical Center KS  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Puget Sound WA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of South Carolina SC  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Texas at El Paso TX  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The TX  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of the Pacific CA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse WI  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI  11/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Western Kentucky University  KY  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Western University of Health Sciences CA  11/01/2016  Firm    No 
Chapman University (for class beginning in May 2017) CA  11/15/2016  Firm    Yes 
Chapman University (for class beginning in September 2017) CA  11/15/2016  Firm    Yes 
Idaho State University ID  11/15/2016  Firm    No 
Medical University of South Carolina SC  11/15/2016  Firm    No 
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science IL  11/15/2016  Firm    Yes 
Seton Hall University NJ  11/15/2016  Firm    No 
Simmons College MA  11/15/2016  Firm    No 
University of Findlay OH  11/15/2016  Firm    No 
University of North Florida FL  11/15/2016  Firm    No 
University of Pittsburgh PA  11/15/2016  Firm    No 
University of South Florida FL  11/15/2016  Firm    No 
Widener University PA  11/15/2016  Soft  01/16/2017  Yes 
Adventist University of Health Sciences FL  12/01/2016  Soft  02/01/2017  No 
Alabama State University AL  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
American International College MA  12/01/2016  Soft  04/03/2017  No 
Columbia University NY  12/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
D'Youville College NY  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
George Washington University DC  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
Mount Saint Mary’s University CA  12/01/2016  Soft  01/16/2017  Yes 
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University VA  12/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Sage Colleges, The NY  12/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
St. Ambrose University IA  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
St. Catherine University MN  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
Stony Brook University NY  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
Touro University Nevada NV  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Alabama at Birmingham AL  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Kentucky KY  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore MD  12/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of South Alabama AL  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of South Dakota SD  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Southern California CA  12/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas  TX  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
University of Vermont VT  12/01/2016  Firm    No 
West Virginia University WV  12/01/2016  Firm    Yes 
Wheeling Jesuit University WV  12/01/2016  Soft  03/15/2017  Yes 
Augusta University (formerly known as Georgia Regents University) GA  12/15/2016  Firm    No 
Boston University MA  12/15/2016  Firm    No 
Briar Cliff University IA  12/15/2016  Soft  01/16/2017  No 
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center IA  12/15/2016  Soft  02/15/2017  Yes 
Florida Gulf Coast University FL  12/15/2016  Soft  03/01/2017  No 
Harding University AR  12/15/2016  Soft  01/16/2017  No 
Howard University DC  12/15/2016  Firm    No 
Midwestern University - Downers Grove IL  12/15/2016  Firm    Yes 
Midwestern University - Glendale AZ  12/15/2016  Soft  02/15/2017  Yes 
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale FL  12/15/2016  Firm    Yes 
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa (Hybrid 4-Year Program) FL  12/15/2016  Firm    Yes 
Sacred Heart University CT  12/15/2016  Firm    No 
State University of New York Upstate Medical University NY  12/15/2016  Firm    No 
University of Delaware DE  12/15/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Mary ND  12/15/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of North Dakota ND  12/15/2016  Firm    Yes 
University of Washington WA  12/15/2016  Firm    No 
Utica College NY  12/15/2016  Firm    No 
Wichita State University KS  12/15/2016  Firm    No 
Angelo State University TX  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
AT Still University of Health Sciences AZ  01/16/2017  Firm    Yes 
Carroll University WI  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
Clarkson University NY  01/16/2017  Firm    Yes 
Creighton University NE  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
Daemen College NY  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
Florida International University FL  01/16/2017  Firm    Yes 
Hampton University VA  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
High Point University NC  01/16/2017  Firm    Yes 
Husson University ME  01/16/2017  Soft  04/03/2017  No 
Mercy College NY  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
Saint Francis University PA  01/16/2017  Firm    Yes 
Thomas Jefferson University PA  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
University of Mount Union  OH  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
University of New England ME  01/16/2017  Firm    Yes 
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth TX  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
University of the Incarnate Word TX  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
Winston-Salem State University NC  01/16/2017  Firm    No 
Arkansas State University AR  02/01/2017  Firm    No 
Lynchburg College VA  02/01/2017  Firm    Yes 
New York Medical College NY  02/01/2017  Firm    Yes 
University of Jamestown ND  02/01/2017  Firm    No 
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center OK  02/01/2017  Firm    No 
University of Scranton PA  02/01/2017  Firm    No 
Washington University in St Louis MO  02/01/2017  Firm    Yes 
Alvernia University PA  02/15/2017  Firm    No 
Northeastern University MA  02/15/2017  Firm    No 
South College TN  02/15/2017  Firm    Yes 
West Coast University CA  02/15/2017  Firm    No 
Brenau University GA  03/01/2017  Firm    No 
Dominican College of Blauvelt NY  03/01/2017  Firm    No 
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus NY  03/01/2017  Firm    Yes 
MCPHS University MA  03/01/2017  Soft  04/03/2017  No 
Southwest Baptist University MO  03/01/2017  Firm    Yes 
University of Colorado DPT/PhD Pathway CO  03/01/2017  Soft  04/17/2017  No 
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions - (for the class beginning in September 2017) UT  04/03/2017  Soft  05/15/2017  Yes 
William Carey University MS  04/03/2017  Firm    No 
Misericordia University PA  04/17/2017  Firm    No 
Plymouth State University NH  04/17/2017  Firm    No 
Touro College NY  04/17/2017  Firm    Yes 
East Tennessee State University TN  05/01/2017  Firm    No 
Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Feb 2018) CA  05/15/2017  Firm    No 
Wingate University NC  05/15/2017  Firm    Yes 




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