Application Instructions


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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
Alabama State University AL  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
Andrews University MI  2/17/2014  Firm    No 
Arcadia University PA  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
Arkansas State University AR  2/3/2014  Firm    No 
Armstrong Atlantic State University GA  10/15/2013  Firm    Yes 
AT Still University of Health Sciences AZ  1/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Feb 2015) CA  5/15/2014  Firm    No 
Bellarmine University KY  10/15/2013  Soft  12/2/2013  No 
Belmont University TN  12/2/2013  Firm    Yes 
Boston University MA  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
Bradley University IL  10/15/2013  Firm    No 
California State University, Fresno CA  10/15/2013  Firm    No 
California State University, Long Beach CA  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
California State University, Northridge CA  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
California State University, Sacramento CA  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
Central Michigan University MI  10/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
Chapman University (for class beginning in January 2015) CA  3/17/2014  Firm    Yes 
Chatham University PA  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
Clarke University IA  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
Clarkson University NY  2/17/2014  Firm    No 
Cleveland State University OH  2/17/2014  Firm    No 
College of Mount St. Joseph OH  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
College of St Scholastica MN  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
Columbia University NY  12/2/2013  Firm    Yes 
Concordia University Wisconsin WI  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
Creighton University NE  2/3/2014  Firm    No 
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center IA  12/16/2013  Soft  1/15/2014  Yes 
Dominican College of Blauvelt NY  3/3/2014  Firm    No 
Drexel University PA  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
Duke University NC  11/1/2013  Soft  12/16/2013  Yes 
Duquesne University PA  3/3/2014  Firm    Yes 
Eastern Washington University WA  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
Elon University NC  11/1/2013  Soft  1/15/2014  Yes 
Emory University GA  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL  1/15/2014  Firm    No 
Florida Gulf Coast University FL  12/16/2013  Soft  4/15/2014  No 
Florida International University FL  1/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
Franklin Pierce University (AZ) AZ  1/15/2014  Soft  3/17/2014  No 
Franklin Pierce University (NH) NH  1/15/2014  Soft  3/17/2014  No 
George Washington University DC  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
Georgia Regents University GA  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
Governors State University IL  10/15/2013  Firm    No 
Grand Valley State University MI  10/15/2013  Firm    No 
Hampton University VA  1/15/2014  Firm    No 
Howard University DC  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
Husson University ME  1/15/2014  Soft  4/1/2014  No 
Idaho State University ID  11/15/2013  Firm    No 
Indiana University IN  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
Loma Linda University CA  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus NY  3/3/2014  Firm    Yes 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans LA  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport LA  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
Lynchburg College VA  2/3/2014  Firm    Yes 
Marquette University  WI  10/15/2013  Firm    No 
Marshall University WV  10/15/2013  Firm    No 
Marymount University VA  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
Maryville University of Saint Louis MO  11/15/2013  Soft  OTHER  No 
Mayo School of Health Sciences MN  10/15/2013  Firm    No 
MCPHS University MA  3/3/2014  Soft  4/1/2014  No 
Mercer University GA  10/1/2013  Soft  11/15/2013  No 
Mercy College NY  1/15/2014  Firm    No 
MGH Institute of Health Professions MA  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
Midwestern University - Downers Grove IL  12/16/2013  Firm    Yes 
Midwestern University - Glendale AZ  12/16/2013  Soft  1/15/2014  Yes 
Misericordia University PA  5/15/2014  Firm    No 
Missouri State University MO  11/15/2013  Firm    Yes 
Mount St Mary's College CA  12/2/2013  Soft  12/16/2013  Yes 
Nazareth College of Rochester NY  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
New York Institute of Technology NY  12/16/2013  Firm    Yes 
New York Medical College NY  2/3/2014  Firm    No 
New York University NY  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
Northern Arizona University AZ  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
Northwestern University IL  10/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale FL  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
Oakland University MI  10/15/2013  Firm    Yes 
Ohio State University OH  10/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
Ohio University OH  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
Old Dominion University VA  11/15/2013  Firm    No 
Pacific University OR  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
Quinnipiac University CT  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
Radford University VA  10/15/2013  Soft  12/16/2013  No 
Regis University CO  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey NJ  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
Rockhurst University MO  10/1/2013  Soft  2/3/2014  No 
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions UT  12/16/2013  Soft  1/15/2014  Yes 
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science IL  12/2/2013  Firm    Yes 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) - formerly UMDNJ NJ  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
Sacred Heart University CT  11/15/2013  Soft  1/15/2014  Yes 
Sage Colleges, The NY  12/2/2013  Firm    Yes 
Saint Louis University MO  5/15/2014  Firm    No 
Samuel Merritt University CA  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
Shenandoah University VA  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
Simmons College MA  1/15/2014  Firm    No 
Southwest Baptist University MO  3/3/2014  Firm    Yes 
Springfield College  MA  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
St. Ambrose University IA  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
St. Catherine University MN  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
State University of New York Upstate Medical University NY  1/15/2014  Firm    No 
Stony Brook University NY  12/16/2013  Firm    Yes 
Temple University PA  2/3/2014  Firm    Yes 
Tennessee State University TN  10/15/2013  Firm    Yes 
Thomas Jefferson University PA  3/3/2014  Firm    No 
Touro College NY  5/1/2014  Firm    Yes 
Touro University Nevada NV  2/3/2014  Soft  2/17/2014  No 
University of Alabama at Birmingham AL  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University CA  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Central Arkansas AR  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Cincinnati OH  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Colorado CO  10/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of Dayton  OH  10/1/2013  Soft  12/2/2013  No 
University of Delaware DE  12/16/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of Findlay OH  11/15/2013  Firm    No 
University of Florida FL  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Illinois at Chicago IL  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Indianapolis IN  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Iowa IA  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Kansas Medical Center KS  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of Kentucky KY  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
University of Mary ND  1/15/2014  Soft  2/3/2014  Yes 
University of Maryland - Baltimore MD  11/15/2013  Soft  12/2/2013  No 
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore MD  12/2/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of Miami FL  10/15/2013  Firm    No 
University of Michigan - Flint MI  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
University of Montana - Missoula MT  10/15/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of Nebraska Medical Center NE  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
University of New England ME  1/15/2014  Firm    No 
University of New Mexico NM  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC  10/15/2013  Firm    No 
University of North Dakota ND  12/16/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of North Florida FL  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
University of North Georgia GA  10/15/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of Pittsburgh PA  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
University of Puget Sound WA  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Rhode Island RI  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Saint Mary KS  1/15/2014  Firm    No 
University of Scranton PA  2/3/2014  Firm    No 
University of South Alabama AL  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
University of South Dakota SD  12/2/2013  Firm    No 
University of South Florida FL  11/15/2013  Firm    No 
University of Southern California CA  12/2/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga TN  10/1/2013  Soft  11/15/2013  Yes 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center TN  10/1/2013  Soft  1/15/2014  Yes 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas  TX  12/2/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of the Incarnate Word TX  2/3/2014  Firm    Yes 
University of the Pacific CA  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Toledo OH  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Utah UT  10/1/2013  Firm    No 
University of Vermont VT  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
University of Washington WA  12/16/2013  Firm    No 
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse WI  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
Utica College NY  1/15/2014  Firm    No 
Virginia Commonwealth University VA  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
Walsh University OH  10/1/2013  Soft  12/16/2013  No 
Washington University in St Louis MO  2/3/2014  Firm    Yes 
Wayne State University MI  11/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
West Virginia University WV  1/15/2014  Firm    Yes 
Western Carolina University NC  10/1/2013  Firm    Yes 
Western Kentucky University  KY  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
Western University of Health Sciences CA  11/1/2013  Firm    No 
Wheeling Jesuit University WV  12/2/2013  Soft  3/17/2014  No 
Wichita State University KS  11/15/2013  Firm    No 
Widener University PA  11/15/2013  Soft  1/15/2014  No 
Wingate University NC  5/15/2014  Firm    No 
Winston-Salem State University NC  1/15/2014  Firm    No 
Youngstown State University OH  10/1/2013  Firm    No