College of St Scholastica Department of Physical Therapy
Website
940 Woodland Avenue Duluth MN 55812 United States
Phone+1 218.625.4823
Phone 2 +1 866.478.9277
Private
CAPTE Accredited
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Is GRE Required?
Yes
Your program's GRE codes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7707
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/15/2021
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
09/15/2016
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Preferred GRE scores: analytical writing 4.0; quantitative 148; verbal 150.

Only GRE scores obtained within the 5 years prior to application will be accepted.
Minimum and average GRE scores
Verbal reasoning scaled score
151
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
151
Analytical writing scaled score
0.5
4.0
Reference Requirements
Physical Therapist-1
Evaluator type accepted
Physical Therapist-2
Evaluator type accepted
Professor in Major
Evaluator type accepted
Professor
Evaluator type accepted
Academic
Evaluator type accepted
Supervisor/Employer
Evaluator type accepted
Teaching Assistant
Evaluator type not accepted
PTA
Evaluator type accepted
Pre-PT Advisor
Evaluator type accepted
Politician
Evaluator type not accepted
Health Care Professional
Evaluator type not accepted
Friend
Evaluator type not accepted
Family Member
Evaluator type not accepted
Co-worker
Evaluator type not accepted
Clergy
Evaluator type accepted
Other
Evaluator type accepted
Number of references required by program
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
A MINIMUM of two and MAXIMUM of four letters of recommendation must be completed/submitted as part of a complete application. 

Letters from individuals in the above "evaluator type(s) not accepted" category are not reviewed/considered. 

Letters from coaches and/or supervisors/employers will be reviewed/considered.

*** Be sure the evaluator meets and selects the appropriate category from those accepted when they submit their letter. 

*** References MUST be received for an application to be considered complete.
PT Observation Hours
Information about your PT requirements
While no specific number of observation hours is required, applicants are expected to have researched the profession sufficiently to demonstrate that they are making a career choice based on a sound understanding of the role of the PT. Verified observations must be completed post high school and entered into PTCAS. 
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
10/01/2021
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered
GPA Requirements
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.59
Program-specific prerequisite
3.00
3.47
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The Program will consider whichever is higher: cumulative GPA or most recent 64 credit GPA, as calculated by PTCAS. A minimum of 3.0 is required.

A grade of C or better is required in all physical therapy prerequisite courses in order to apply and to be admitted into the CSS DPT program. 

The Program calculates a prerequisite GPA based on our required prerequisite courses. If a prerequisite course was repeated, the highest grade is used in the prerequisite GPA calculation.

Any prerequisite course taken for credit (pass/fail, credit/no credit, satisfactory/unsatisfactory, etc.) between spring 2020 - summer 2021 will be accepted; however, it will not count toward the prerequisite GPA. We strongly encourage grades if there is an option between grades and pass/fail.


Background Checks
Background check required prior to matriculation.
Yes
Program participates in PTCAS Background Check process through Certiphi Screening.
Yes
International Students
Program considers Canadian coursework?
Yes
CanadianTranscriptsDictionary
Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS (recommended)
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS (recommended)
Are non-native English Speakers required to submit TOEFL scores?
Yes
Citizenship requirements
Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, Canadian citizens, Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa, Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens, Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Professional course-by-course evaluation of original foreign transcripts is required, including all courses (subjects) describing equivalent U.S. semester credits and a GPA on a 4.0 scale. International applicants will also need to complete additional admission requirements: http://www.css.edu/graduate/masters-doctoral-and-professional-programs/admissions/international-student-admissions.html