Welcome to the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service Programs Directory!

The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Services (PTCAS) is a centralized application service that streamlines the admissions process for many PT programs. Carefully review the PTCAS Directory pages by clicking the ‘List of Programs’ link above to view important program-specific admission requirements and descriptions.
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Visit the PTCAS community feed to review the latest updates and resources from PTCAS Programs and PTCAS staff. To review program specific updates, please visit the community feed listed on individual program’s pages.
  • Posted2 hours and 24 minutes AGO
    The University at Buffalo's DPT Program will be hosting a webinar on October 9th. If you are interested in finding out more about our program, or if you have any questions, this is the webinar for you! Send an email to Jaclyn Levesque, Admissions & Enrollment Coordinator for additional information. You can email her at: jl388@buffalo.edu
    The University at Buffalo's DPT Program will be hosting a webinar on October 9th. If you are interested in finding out more about our program, or if you have any questions, this is the webinar for you! Send an email to Jaclyn Levesque, Admissions & Enrollment Coordinator for additional information. You can email her at: jl388@buffalo.edu
  • Idaho State University, shared an update
    Posted23 hours and 13 minutes AGO
    For applicants to Idaho State University, our preferred application deadline is fast approaching, October 1st. While we have not changed our requirements, we realize the difficulty that many of our applicants have had in taking the GRE during this time. For those who have not taken the GRE we will accept scores for our preferred OCT 1st deadline up to OCT 15th. Please note that ETS has introduced a home GRE option. If you are delayed in reporting your scores, please contact us at dptadmit@isu.edu to alert us of this and to inform us of your test date or plans for taking the test. For students who are still working on prerequisite coursework, other admission requirements, or who will be unable to complete the GRE by OCT 15th we do have our hard application deadline of February 1st. We will work on a rolling admissions procedure after our initial preferred application deadline. So you can submit your application at any time up through February 1st for consideration. Thank you
    For applicants to Idaho State University, our preferred application deadline is fast approaching, October 1st. While we have not changed our requirements, we realize the difficulty that many of our applicants have had in taking the GRE during this time. For those who have not taken the GRE we will accept scores for our preferred OCT 1st deadline up to OCT 15th. Please note that ETS has introduced a home GRE option. If you are delayed in reporting your scores, please contact us at dptadmit@isu.edu to alert us of this and to inform us of your test date or plans for taking the test. For students who are still working on prerequisite coursework, other admission requirements, or who will be unable to complete the GRE by OCT 15th we do have our hard application deadline of February 1st. We will work on a rolling admissions procedure after our initial preferred application deadline. So you can submit your application at any time up through February 1st for consideration. Thank you
  • Courtney Merritt, American Physical Therapy Association, shared an update
    Posted1 day AGO
    Virginia Commonwealth has extended their application deadline to November 2. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm ET on November 2. Please visit the program's Directory page for additional information.
    Virginia Commonwealth has extended their application deadline to November 2. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm ET on November 2. Please visit the program's Directory page for additional information.
  • Posted2 days AGO
    APPLICATION DEADLINE UPDATE! 
    The VCU DPT department recognizes the unique challenges that COVID-19 has placed on applicants this year.  This ranges from difficulty securing transcripts from your University, to pushing back GRE testing dates due to illness, to continuing challenges with getting summer grades correctly submitted.  We hear you.  
    
    That said, the VCU DPT program is delaying our application deadline for the 2020 application cycle.  We want to make sure everyone who wants to apply, can apply, and that they can do so unencumbered by the specific delays that COVID has brought this year. 
    
    The new hard deadline for VCU DPT is November 1, making the October 1st deadline a soft deadline.  GRE scores from tests taken prior to Oct 29 will be accepted.
    
    If you have questions, please reach out to dptadmissions@vcu.edu
    
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Ranked a top 100 research university, VCU is a place where discovery and creativity go hand in hand. Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, its more than 200 programs emphasize hands-on learning, creativity and engaging in the world around us.
    dptadmissions@vcu.edu
    APPLICATION DEADLINE UPDATE! 
    The VCU DPT department recognizes the unique challenges that COVID-19 has placed on applicants this year.  This ranges from difficulty securing transcripts from your University, to pushing back GRE testing dates due to illness, to continuing challenges with getting summer grades correctly submitted.  We hear you.  
    
    That said, the VCU DPT program is delaying our application deadline for the 2020 application cycle.  We want to make sure everyone who wants to apply, can apply, and that they can do so unencumbered by the specific delays that COVID has brought this year. 
    
    The new hard deadline for VCU DPT is November 1, making the October 1st deadline a soft deadline.  GRE scores from tests taken prior to Oct 29 will be accepted.
    
    If you have questions, please reach out to dptadmissions@vcu.edu
    
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Ranked a top 100 research university, VCU is a place where discovery and creativity go hand in hand. Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, its more than 200 programs emphasize hands-on learning, creativity and engaging in the world around us.
    dptadmissions@vcu.edu
  • Posted7 days AGO
    Letters of recommendation requirement for SRU for the 2020-2021 Cycle We recognize that obtaining the required two letters of recommendation from licensed physical therapists may not be possible prior to review of applicants beginning on November 2, 2020 if you still have observation hours to complete due to the COVID-19 situation. We strongly recommend having the two licensed physical therapist letters prior to November 2; however, if this is not feasible, we will accept an alternate letter. We encourage the alternate letter to be from an employer or supervisor rather than an additional letter from a professor.
    Letters of recommendation requirement for SRU for the 2020-2021 Cycle We recognize that obtaining the required two letters of recommendation from licensed physical therapists may not be possible prior to review of applicants beginning on November 2, 2020 if you still have observation hours to complete due to the COVID-19 situation. We strongly recommend having the two licensed physical therapist letters prior to November 2; however, if this is not feasible, we will accept an alternate letter. We encourage the alternate letter to be from an employer or supervisor rather than an additional letter from a professor.
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About PTCAS

The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple DPT programs.

Visit the PTCAS Applicant Help Center and directory pages before you apply. The 2018-2019 application is now open. 

If a disability prevents you from accessing the application, email PTCAS or call 617/612-2040.