Deadlines by Program Name

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.

Program Name State PTCAS Deadline PTCAS Deadline Type Soft Deadline Close Date
AdventHealth University FL Nov 02 2020 Soft Jan 15 2021
Alabama State University AL Oct 01 2020 Firm
Alvernia University PA Jan 15 2021 Firm
American International College MA Dec 01 2020 Soft Mar 01 2021
Anderson University SC Sep 15 2020 Soft Oct 01 2020
Andrews University MI Nov 02 2020 Soft Dec 15 2020
Angelo State University TX Oct 01 2020 Firm
Arcadia University PA Nov 02 2020 Soft Dec 01 2020
Arkansas State University AR Feb 01 2021 Firm
Army-Baylor University TX Oct 01 2020 Firm
AT Still University of Health Sciences AZ Dec 15 2020 Firm
Augusta University (formerly known as Georgia Regents University) GA Dec 15 2020 Firm
Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Jan 2021) CA Oct 15 2020 Firm
Baylor University (for class beginning in Jan 2021) TX Oct 01 2020 Firm
Bellarmine University KY Nov 02 2020 Firm
Belmont University TN Oct 01 2020 Soft Nov 02 2020
Boston University MA Nov 16 2020 Firm
Bradley University IL Oct 15 2020 Firm
Brenau University GA Feb 01 2021 Firm
Briar Cliff University IA Dec 01 2020 Soft Jan 15 2021
California State University, Fresno CA Oct 01 2020 Firm
California State University, Long Beach CA Nov 02 2020 Firm
California State University, Northridge CA Dec 15 2020 Firm
California State University, Sacramento CA Oct 01 2020 Firm
Campbell University NC May 17 2021 Firm
Carroll University WI Jan 15 2021 Firm
Central Michigan University MI Oct 01 2020 Firm
Chapman University (for class beginning fall 2021) CA Oct 15 2020 Firm
Chapman University (for class beginning summer 2021) CA Oct 15 2020 Firm
Chatham University PA Oct 01 2020 Firm
Clarke University IA Nov 02 2020 Firm
Clarkson University NY Mar 01 2021 Soft Apr 01 2021
Cleveland State University OH Oct 01 2020 Firm
College of Saint Mary NE Oct 01 2020 Firm
College of St Scholastica MN Oct 01 2020 Firm
College of Staten Island, (CUNY) Oct 01 2020 Firm
Columbia University NY Oct 01 2020 Firm
Concordia University - Saint Paul MN Dec 01 2020 Firm
Concordia University Wisconsin WI Sep 15 2020 Firm
Creighton University NE Jan 15 2021 Firm
D'Youville College NY Dec 01 2020 Firm
Daemen College NY Dec 01 2020 Firm
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center IA Dec 15 2020 Soft Feb 15 2021
DeSales University PA Dec 01 2020 Firm
Dominican College of Blauvelt NY Mar 01 2021 Firm
Drexel University PA Dec 01 2020 Firm
Duke University NC Oct 15 2020 Firm
Duquesne University PA Nov 02 2020 Soft Mar 01 2021
East Carolina University NC Oct 01 2020 Firm
East Tennessee State University TN Mar 01 2021 Firm
Eastern Washington University WA Nov 16 2020 Firm
Elon University NC Aug 17 2020 Soft Nov 02 2020
Emory & Henry College VA Oct 01 2020 Firm
Emory University GA Nov 02 2020 Firm
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL Jan 15 2021 Firm
Florida Gulf Coast University FL Nov 16 2020 Soft Jan 15 2021
Florida International University FL Mar 01 2021 Firm
Florida Southern College FL Jan 15 2021 Firm
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - Doctor of Physical Therapy LA Apr 15 2021 Firm
Franklin Pierce University (AZ) AZ Mar 01 2021 Soft May 17 2021
Franklin Pierce University (NH) NH Mar 01 2021 Soft May 17 2021
Gannon University - Erie PA Nov 16 2020 Firm
Gannon University - Ruskin FL Dec 01 2020 Firm
George Fox University OR Nov 02 2020 Firm
George Washington University DC Dec 15 2020 Firm
Georgia Southern University GA Oct 15 2020 Firm
Georgia State University GA Aug 17 2020 Soft Oct 15 2020
Governors State University IL Oct 15 2020 Firm
Grand Valley State University MI Oct 15 2020 Firm
Hampton University VA Jan 15 2021 Firm
Hardin-Simmons University TX Dec 15 2020 Soft Jan 15 2021
Harding University AR Nov 02 2020 Firm
High Point University NC Mar 01 2021 Firm
Howard University DC Dec 15 2020 Soft Jan 15 2021
Husson University ME Dec 15 2020 Firm
Idaho State University ID Oct 01 2020 Soft Feb 01 2021
Indiana State University IN Oct 01 2020 Firm
Indiana University - School of Health & Human Sciences IN Oct 01 2020 Firm
Kean University NJ Oct 01 2020 Soft Dec 01 2020
Langston University OK Jan 15 2021 Firm
Loma Linda University CA Dec 01 2020 Firm
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus NY Feb 15 2021 Firm
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans LA Oct 01 2020 Firm
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport LA Oct 01 2020 Firm
Marist College - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program NY Nov 16 2020 Soft May 17 2021
Marquette University WI Nov 02 2020 Firm
Marshall University WV Oct 15 2020 Firm
Marymount University VA Oct 15 2020 Firm
Maryville University of Saint Louis MO Not Applicable Soft
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences MN Oct 15 2020 Firm
MCPHS University MA Apr 01 2021 Firm
Medical University of South Carolina SC Oct 01 2020 Firm
Mercer University GA Nov 02 2020 Firm
Mercy College NY Oct 15 2020 Soft Jan 15 2021
Messiah University - Doctor in Physical Therapy Program PA May 17 2021 Firm
Methodist University NC Oct 01 2020 Firm
MGH Institute of Health Professions MA Oct 15 2020 Firm
Midwestern University - Downers Grove IL Dec 15 2020 Firm
Midwestern University - Glendale AZ Dec 15 2020 Soft Feb 15 2021
Misericordia University PA Not Applicable Firm
Missouri State University MO Oct 01 2020 Firm
Mount Saint Mary’s University CA Dec 01 2020 Firm
Mount St. Joseph University OH Oct 01 2020 Firm
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University VA Dec 01 2020 Firm
Nazareth College of Rochester NY Oct 15 2020 Firm
New York Institute of Technology NY Oct 15 2020 Soft Dec 15 2020
New York Medical College NY Mar 15 2021 Firm
New York University NY Oct 01 2020 Soft Dec 01 2020
Northeastern University MA Oct 01 2020 Firm
Northern Arizona University AZ Oct 01 2020 Firm
Northern Illinois University IL Oct 01 2020 Firm
Northwestern University IL Dec 01 2020 Firm
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale FL Dec 15 2020 Firm
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay (Blended 4-Year Program) FL Dec 15 2020 Firm
Oakland University MI Oct 15 2020 Firm
Ohio State University OH Oct 01 2020 Firm
Ohio University OH Oct 01 2020 Firm
Oklahoma City University OK Nov 02 2020 Firm
Old Dominion University VA Nov 02 2020 Firm
Pacific University OR Oct 01 2020 Firm
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Suwanee - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program GA Feb 01 2021 Firm
Plymouth State University NH Dec 15 2020 Soft Feb 01 2021
Quinnipiac University CT Not Applicable Firm
Radford University VA Oct 01 2020 Firm
Regis University CO Nov 02 2020 Firm
Rockhurst University MO Nov 02 2020 Soft Jan 15 2021
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions - (for the classes beginning in summer and fall) UT May 17 2021 Firm
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science IL Nov 16 2020 Firm
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Blackwood/South) NJ Oct 01 2020 Firm
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) NJ Oct 01 2020 Firm
Sacred Heart University CT Oct 15 2020 Firm
Sage Colleges, The NY Dec 15 2020 Firm
Saint Francis University PA Jan 15 2021 Firm
Saint Louis University MO Not Applicable Firm
Samford University AL Oct 01 2020 Firm
Samuel Merritt University CA Aug 17 2020 Soft Sep 1 2020
Seton Hall University NJ Oct 15 2020 Firm
Shenandoah University VA Oct 01 2020 Firm
Simmons University MA Nov 16 2020 Firm
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Nov 02 2020 Soft Mar 01 2021
South College - January Cohort TN Oct 15 2020 Soft Nov 16 2020
South College - June Cohort TN Feb 15 2021 Soft May 17 2021
Southwest Baptist University MO Mar 01 2021 Firm
Springfield College MA Dec 01 2020 Firm
St. Ambrose University IA Dec 01 2020 Firm
St. Catherine University MN Dec 01 2020 Firm
State University of New York Upstate Medical University NY Dec 15 2020 Firm
Stockton University NJ Oct 15 2020 Firm
Stony Brook University NY Oct 15 2020 Firm
Temple University PA Nov 02 2020 Firm
Tennessee State University TN Oct 01 2020 Firm
Texas State University TX Oct 01 2020 Firm
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center TX Oct 01 2020 Firm
Texas Woman's University TX Oct 15 2020 Firm
Thomas Jefferson University PA Dec 15 2020 Firm
Touro College (Bayshore/Manhattan) NY Mar 15 2021 Firm
Touro University Nevada NV Jan 15 2021 Firm
Trine University IN May 17 2021 Firm
Tufts University MA Nov 02 2020 Firm
University at Buffalo, State University of New York NY Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Alabama at Birmingham AL Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences AR Sep 15 2020 Firm
University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University CA Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Central Arkansas AR Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Central Florida FL Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Cincinnati OH Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Colorado CO Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Dayton OH Aug 17 2020 Soft Oct 01 2020
University of Delaware DE Dec 15 2020 Firm
University of Evansville IN Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Findlay OH Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Florida FL Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Hartford CT Nov 16 2020 Soft Dec 01 2020
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Indianapolis IN Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Iowa IA Sep 15 2020 Soft Dec 01 2020
University of Jamestown ND Oct 01 2020 Soft Dec 15 2020
University of Kansas Medical Center KS Sep 01 2020 Soft Nov 02 2020
University of Kentucky KY Dec 01 2020 Firm
University of Lynchburg VA Feb 01 2021 Firm
University of Mary ND Dec 15 2020 Firm
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor TX Jan 15 2021 Firm
University of Maryland - Baltimore MD Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore MD Dec 01 2020 Firm
University of Miami FL Oct 15 2020 Firm
University of Michigan - Flint MI Oct 15 2020 Firm
University of Montana - Missoula MT Oct 15 2020 Firm
University of Mount Union OH Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Nebraska Medical Center NE Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of New England ME Nov 16 2020 Firm
University of New Mexico NM Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Sep 15 2020 Firm
University of North Dakota ND Dec 15 2020 Firm
University of North Florida FL Nov 16 2020 Firm
University of North Georgia GA Aug 17 2020 Soft Oct 01 2020
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth TX Dec 15 2020 Firm
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center OK Oct 01 2020 Soft Feb 01 2021
University of Pittsburgh PA Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Pittsburgh - DPT/PhD in Bioengineering Program PA Dec 01 2020 Firm
University of Puget Sound WA Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Rhode Island RI Oct 15 2020 Firm
University of Saint Mary KS Oct 15 2020 Firm
University of Scranton PA Nov 16 2020 Firm
University of South Alabama AL Dec 01 2020 Firm
University of South Carolina SC Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of South Dakota SD Dec 01 2020 Firm
University of South Florida FL Nov 16 2020 Firm
University of Southern California CA Dec 01 2020 Firm
University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Flex Program (Choose from 3 campuses) FL Aug 17 2020 Soft Dec 01 2020
University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Residential Program (Choose from 4 campuses) FL Aug 17 2020 Soft Nov 02 2020
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga TN Sep 01 2020 Firm
University of Tennessee Health Science Center TN Aug 17 2020 Soft Nov 02 2020
University of Texas at El Paso TX Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The TX Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The TX Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The - Bridge PTA to DPT Program TX Oct 15 2020 Firm
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas TX Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of the Incarnate Word TX Jan 15 2021 Firm
University of the Pacific CA Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA Nov 02 2020 Soft Feb 15 2021
University of Toledo OH Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Utah UT Oct 01 2020 Firm
University of Vermont VT Nov 16 2020 Firm
University of Washington WA Oct 15 2020 Firm
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse WI Nov 02 2020 Firm
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI Nov 02 2020 Firm Nov 02 2020
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI Nov 02 2020 Firm
Utica College NY Mar 15 2021 Firm
Virginia Commonwealth University VA Oct 01 2020 Firm
Walsh University OH Oct 01 2020 Firm
Washington University in St Louis MO Feb 01 2021 Firm
Wayne State University MI Oct 15 2020 Firm
West Coast University CA Feb 15 2021 Firm
West Virginia University WV Nov 02 2020 Firm
Western Carolina University NC Sep 01 2020 Firm
Western Kentucky University KY Oct 15 2020 Firm
Western Michigan University MI Oct 01 2020 Firm
Western University of Health Sciences CA Nov 02 2020 Firm
Wheeling University WV Oct 15 2020 Soft Apr 01 2021
Wichita State University KS Oct 01 2020 Firm
Widener University PA Nov 02 2020 Soft Dec 01 2020
William Carey University MS Jan 15 2021 Firm
Wingate University NC Apr 01 2021 Firm
Winston-Salem State University NC Jan 15 2021 Firm
Youngstown State University OH Oct 01 2020 Firm