Deadlines by Date

Deadline Instructions

APPLY EARLY! Many DPT 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.

PTCAS Deadline Program Name State PTCAS Deadline Type Soft Deadline Close Date
August 16, 2021 University of Dayton OH Soft October 1, 2021
August 16, 2021 University of North Georgia GA Soft October 1, 2021
August 16, 2021 University of Tennessee Health Science Center TN Soft November 1, 2021
September 1, 2021 Samuel Merritt University CA Soft October 1, 2021
September 1, 2021 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences AR Firm
September 1, 2021 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga TN Firm
September 15, 2021 Angelo State University TX Firm
September 15, 2021 Concordia University Wisconsin WI Firm
September 15, 2021 Northern Illinois University IL Firm
September 15, 2021 Rockhurst University MO Soft January 17, 2022
September 15, 2021 University of Iowa IA Soft December 1, 2021
September 15, 2021 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Firm
October 1, 2021 Alabama State University AL Firm
October 1, 2021 Anderson University SC Firm
October 1, 2021 Army-Baylor University TX Firm
October 1, 2021 Baylor University (for class beginning in Jan 2022) TX Firm
October 1, 2021 Belmont University TN Soft November 1, 2021
October 1, 2021 California State University, Fresno CA Firm
October 1, 2021 California State University, Northridge CA Firm
October 1, 2021 California State University, Sacramento CA Firm
October 1, 2021 Central Michigan University MI Firm
October 1, 2021 Chatham University PA Firm
October 1, 2021 Cleveland State University OH Firm
October 1, 2021 College of Saint Mary NE Soft March 1, 2022
October 1, 2021 College of Staten Island, (CUNY) NY Firm
October 1, 2021 East Carolina University NC Firm
October 1, 2021 Idaho State University ID Soft February 1, 2022
October 1, 2021 Indiana State University IN Firm
October 1, 2021 Indiana University - School of Health & Human Sciences IN Firm
October 1, 2021 Kean University NJ Soft November 15, 2021
October 1, 2021 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans LA Firm
October 1, 2021 Medical University of South Carolina SC Firm
October 1, 2021 Methodist University NC Soft January 17, 2022
October 1, 2021 MGH Institute of Health Professions MA Firm
October 1, 2021 Missouri State University MO Firm
October 1, 2021 Mount St. Joseph University OH Firm
October 1, 2021 New York University NY Soft December 1, 2021
October 1, 2021 Northeastern University MA Firm
October 1, 2021 Northern Arizona University AZ Firm
October 1, 2021 Ohio State University OH Firm
October 1, 2021 Ohio University OH Firm
October 1, 2021 Oregon State University - Cascades OR Firm
October 1, 2021 Pacific University OR Firm
October 1, 2021 Radford University VA Firm
October 1, 2021 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) NJ Firm
October 1, 2021 Samford University AL Firm
October 1, 2021 Shenandoah University VA Firm
October 1, 2021 Tennessee State University TN Firm
October 1, 2021 Texas State University TX Firm
October 1, 2021 University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University CA Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Central Arkansas AR Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Colorado CO Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Evansville IN Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Illinois at Chicago IL Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Indianapolis IN Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Jamestown ND Soft May 16, 2022
October 1, 2021 University of Kentucky KY Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Louisiana Monroe LA Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Nebraska Medical Center NE Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV Firm
October 1, 2021 University of New Mexico NM Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Pittsburgh PA Firm
October 1, 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Austin, TX TX Soft December 1, 2021
October 1, 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Miami, FL FL Soft December 1, 2021
October 1, 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - San Marcos, CA CA Soft December 1, 2021
October 1, 2021 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The TX Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The - Bridge PTA to DPT Program TX Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Toledo OH Firm
October 1, 2021 University of Utah UT Firm
October 1, 2021 Virginia Commonwealth University VA Soft November 1, 2021
October 1, 2021 Western Carolina University NC Firm
October 1, 2021 Western Kentucky University KY Firm
October 1, 2021 Wichita State University KS Firm
October 1, 2021 Youngstown State University OH Firm
October 15, 2021 Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Jan 2022) CA Firm
October 15, 2021 Boston University MA Firm
October 15, 2021 Bradley University IL Firm
October 15, 2021 Chapman University (Fall Start Date) CA Firm
October 15, 2021 Chapman University (Summer Start Date) CA Firm
October 15, 2021 Duke University NC Firm
October 15, 2021 Georgia Southern University GA Firm
October 15, 2021 Georgia State University GA Firm
October 15, 2021 Governors State University IL Firm
October 15, 2021 Grand Valley State University MI Firm
October 15, 2021 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport LA Firm
October 15, 2021 Marymount University VA Firm
October 15, 2021 Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science MN Firm
October 15, 2021 Nazareth College of Rochester NY Firm
October 15, 2021 New York Institute of Technology NY Soft December 15, 2021
October 15, 2021 Oakland University MI Firm
October 15, 2021 Sacred Heart University CT Firm
October 15, 2021 Seton Hall University NJ Soft March 1, 2022
October 15, 2021 South College - January Cohort TN Soft November 15, 2021
October 15, 2021 Stockton University NJ Firm
October 15, 2021 Stony Brook University NY Firm
October 15, 2021 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center TX Firm
October 15, 2021 Texas Woman's University TX Firm
October 15, 2021 Tufts University - Boston, MA (Jan. 2022 start date) MA Firm
October 15, 2021 University of Central Florida FL Firm
October 15, 2021 University of Miami FL Firm
October 15, 2021 University of Michigan - Flint MI Firm
October 15, 2021 University of Mount Union OH Firm
October 15, 2021 University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth TX Firm
October 15, 2021 University of Rhode Island RI Firm
October 15, 2021 University of Saint Mary KS Firm
October 15, 2021 University of Washington WA Firm
October 15, 2021 Wayne State University MI Firm
October 15, 2021 Western Michigan University MI Firm
October 15, 2021 Wheeling University WV Soft April 1, 2022
November 1, 2021 AdventHealth University FL Soft January 17, 2022
November 1, 2021 Bellarmine University KY Firm
November 1, 2021 California State University, Long Beach CA Firm
November 1, 2021 Clarke University IA Firm
November 1, 2021 Duquesne University PA Soft March 1, 2022
November 1, 2021 Emory & Henry College VA Firm
November 1, 2021 Emory University GA Firm
November 1, 2021 George Fox University OR Firm
November 1, 2021 Marquette University WI Firm
November 1, 2021 Marshall University WV Firm
November 1, 2021 Old Dominion University VA Firm
November 1, 2021 Regis University CO Firm
November 1, 2021 Saint Louis University MO Firm
November 1, 2021 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Soft March 1, 2022
November 1, 2021 Temple University PA Firm
November 1, 2021 University at Buffalo, State University of New York NY Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Alabama at Birmingham AL Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Findlay OH Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Florida FL Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Kansas Medical Center KS Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Maryland - Baltimore MD Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Puget Sound WA Firm
November 1, 2021 University of South Carolina SC Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Texas at El Paso TX Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The TX Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas TX Firm
November 1, 2021 University of the Pacific CA Firm
November 1, 2021 University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA Soft February 15, 2022
November 1, 2021 University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse WI Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Wisconsin-Madison WI Firm
November 1, 2021 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI Firm
November 1, 2021 West Virginia University WV Firm
November 1, 2021 Western University of Health Sciences - California CA Firm
November 1, 2021 Widener University PA Soft December 1, 2021
November 1, 2021 William Carey University MS Firm
November 15, 2021 Andrews University MI Soft March 1, 2022
November 15, 2021 Arcadia University PA Soft January 17, 2022
November 15, 2021 Eastern Washington University WA Firm
November 15, 2021 Florida Gulf Coast University FL Soft January 17, 2022
November 15, 2021 Harding University AR Firm
November 15, 2021 Mercer University GA Firm
November 15, 2021 Moravian University PA Firm
November 15, 2021 Simmons University MA Firm
November 15, 2021 State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University NY Soft February 1, 2022
November 15, 2021 University of Hartford CT Soft December 1, 2021
November 15, 2021 University of Montana - Missoula MT Firm
November 15, 2021 University of New England ME Soft February 15, 2022
November 15, 2021 University of North Florida FL Firm
November 15, 2021 University of Scranton PA Firm
November 15, 2021 University of South Florida FL Firm
November 15, 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Dallas, TX TX Firm
November 15, 2021 University of Vermont VT Firm
December 1, 2021 Allen College (for January 2022) IA Firm
December 1, 2021 Columbia University NY Firm
December 1, 2021 Concordia University - Saint Paul MN Firm
December 1, 2021 Daemen College NY Firm
December 1, 2021 DeSales University PA Firm
December 1, 2021 Drexel University PA Firm
December 1, 2021 D'Youville College NY Firm
December 1, 2021 Gannon University - Ruskin FL Firm
December 1, 2021 George Washington University DC Firm
December 1, 2021 Lincoln Memorial University TN Firm
December 1, 2021 Loma Linda University CA Firm
December 1, 2021 Mount Saint Mary’s University CA Firm
December 1, 2021 Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University VA Firm
December 1, 2021 Northwestern University IL Firm
December 1, 2021 Oklahoma City University OK Firm
December 1, 2021 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science IL Firm
December 1, 2021 Springfield College MA Firm
December 1, 2021 St. Ambrose University IA Firm
December 1, 2021 St. Catherine University MN Firm
December 1, 2021 University of Maryland - Eastern Shore MD Firm
December 1, 2021 University of Pittsburgh - DPT/PhD in Bioengineering Program PA Firm
December 1, 2021 University of South Alabama AL Firm
December 1, 2021 University of South Dakota SD Firm
December 1, 2021 University of Southern California CA Firm
December 15, 2021 AT Still University of Health Sciences AZ Firm
December 15, 2021 Augusta University GA Firm
December 15, 2021 Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center IA Soft February 15, 2022
December 15, 2021 Faulkner University AL Firm
December 15, 2021 Howard University DC Soft January 17, 2022
December 15, 2021 Husson University ME Firm
December 15, 2021 Indiana Wesleyan University IN Soft February 15, 2022
December 15, 2021 Midwestern University - Downers Grove IL Firm
December 15, 2021 Midwestern University - Glendale AZ Firm
December 15, 2021 Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale FL Firm
December 15, 2021 Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay (Blended 4-Year Program) FL Firm
December 15, 2021 Sage Colleges, The NY Firm
December 15, 2021 Seton Hill University PA Soft May 16, 2022
December 15, 2021 State University of New York Upstate Medical University NY Firm
December 15, 2021 Thomas Jefferson University PA Firm
December 15, 2021 University of Delaware DE Firm
December 15, 2021 University of Mary ND Firm
December 15, 2021 University of North Dakota ND Firm
December 15, 2021 Walsh University OH Firm
January 17, 2022 Alvernia University PA Firm
January 17, 2022 Carroll University WI Firm
January 17, 2022 Creighton University - Omaha NE Firm
January 17, 2022 Elon University NC Firm
January 17, 2022 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL Firm
January 17, 2022 Florida Southern College FL Firm
January 17, 2022 Gannon University - Erie PA Firm
January 17, 2022 Hampton University VA Firm
January 17, 2022 Hardin-Simmons University TX Firm
January 17, 2022 Langston University OK Firm
January 17, 2022 Mercy College NY Firm
January 17, 2022 Saint Francis University PA Firm
January 17, 2022 Touro University Nevada NV Firm
January 17, 2022 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor TX Firm
January 17, 2022 University of the Incarnate Word TX Firm
January 17, 2022 Western University of Health Sciences - Oregon OR Firm
January 17, 2022 Winston-Salem State University NC Firm
February 1, 2022 Brenau University GA Firm
February 1, 2022 Briar Cliff University IA Firm
February 1, 2022 College of St Scholastica MN Firm
February 1, 2022 Florida International University FL Firm
February 1, 2022 Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus NY Firm
February 1, 2022 Plymouth State University NH Firm
February 1, 2022 University of Lynchburg VA Soft March 1, 2022
February 1, 2022 University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center OK Firm
February 1, 2022 Washington University in St Louis MO Firm
February 15, 2022 Neumann University PA Firm
February 15, 2022 New York Medical College NY Firm
February 15, 2022 Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences WA Soft March 1, 2022
February 15, 2022 South College - June Cohort TN Soft May 16, 2022
February 15, 2022 Utica College NY Firm
February 15, 2022 Whitworth University WA Soft April 1, 2022
March 1, 2022 American International College MA Firm
March 1, 2022 Arkansas College of Health Education AR Firm
March 1, 2022 Creighton University - Phoenix AZ Firm
March 1, 2022 Dominican College of Blauvelt NY Firm
March 1, 2022 East Tennessee State University TN Firm
March 1, 2022 High Point University NC Firm
March 1, 2022 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Suwanee - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program GA Firm
March 1, 2022 Southwest Baptist University MO Firm
March 1, 2022 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point WI Firm
March 1, 2022 West Coast University CA Firm
March 15, 2022 Franklin Pierce University (AZ) AZ Soft May 16, 2022
March 15, 2022 Touro College (Manhattan/Long Island) NY Firm
March 15, 2022 Tufts University - Phoenix, AZ (June 2022 start date) AZ Firm
April 1, 2022 Clarkson University NY Soft May 16, 2022
April 1, 2022 MCPHS University MA Firm
April 1, 2022 Wingate University NC Firm
April 15, 2022 Charleston Southern University SC Firm
April 15, 2022 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - Doctor of Physical Therapy LA Firm
April 15, 2022 Misericordia University PA Firm
May 16, 2022 Bowling Green State University OH Firm
May 16, 2022 Campbell University NC Firm
May 16, 2022 Franklin Pierce University (NH) NH Soft March 15, 2022
May 16, 2022 Hawaii Pacific University HI Firm
May 16, 2022 Marist College - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program NY Firm
May 16, 2022 Maryville University of Saint Louis MO Firm
May 16, 2022 Messiah University PA Soft May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022 North Central College IL Firm
May 16, 2022 Quinnipiac University CT Firm
May 16, 2022 Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (Summer & Fall) UT Firm
May 16, 2022 Spalding University KY Soft May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022 Trine University IN Firm
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Blackwood/South) NJ Firm