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 November 1, 2021 Soft January 17, 2022
Alabama State University AL October 1, 2021 Firm
Allen College (for January 2022) IA December 1, 2021 Firm
Alvernia University PA January 17, 2022 Firm
American International College MA March 1, 2022 Firm
Anderson University SC October 1, 2021 Firm
Andrews University MI November 15, 2021 Soft March 1, 2022
Angelo State University TX September 15, 2021 Firm
Arcadia University PA November 15, 2021 Soft January 17, 2022
Arkansas College of Health Education AR March 1, 2022 Firm
Arkansas State University AR
Army-Baylor University TX October 1, 2021 Firm
AT Still University of Health Sciences AZ December 15, 2021 Firm
Augusta University GA December 15, 2021 Firm
Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Jan 2022) CA October 15, 2021 Firm
Baylor University (for class beginning in Jan 2022) TX October 1, 2021 Firm
Bellarmine University KY November 1, 2021 Firm
Belmont University TN October 1, 2021 Soft November 1, 2021
Boston University MA October 15, 2021 Firm
Bowling Green State University OH
Bradley University IL October 15, 2021 Firm
Brenau University GA February 1, 2022 Firm
Briar Cliff University IA February 1, 2022 Firm
California State University, Fresno CA October 1, 2021 Firm
California State University, Long Beach CA November 1, 2021 Firm
California State University, Northridge CA October 1, 2021 Firm
California State University, Sacramento CA October 1, 2021 Firm
Campbell University NC May 16, 2022 Firm
Carroll University WI January 17, 2022 Firm
Central Michigan University MI October 1, 2021 Firm
Chapman University (Fall Start Date) CA October 15, 2021 Firm
Chapman University (Summer Start Date) CA October 15, 2021 Firm
Charleston Southern University SC April 15, 2022 Firm
Chatham University PA October 1, 2021 Firm
Clarke University IA November 1, 2021 Firm
Clarkson University NY April 1, 2022 Soft May 16, 2022
Cleveland State University OH October 1, 2021 Firm
College of Saint Mary NE October 1, 2021 Soft March 1, 2022
College of St Scholastica MN October 1, 2021 Firm
College of Staten Island, (CUNY) NY October 1, 2021 Firm
Columbia University NY December 1, 2021 Firm
Concordia University - Saint Paul MN December 1, 2021 Firm
Concordia University Wisconsin WI September 15, 2021 Firm
Creighton University - Omaha NE January 17, 2022 Firm
Creighton University - Phoenix AZ March 1, 2022 Firm
Daemen College NY December 1, 2021 Firm
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center IA December 15, 2021 Soft February 15, 2022
DeSales University PA December 1, 2021 Firm
Dominican College of Blauvelt NY March 1, 2022 Firm
Drexel University PA December 1, 2021 Firm
Duke University NC October 15, 2021 Firm
Duquesne University PA November 1, 2021 Soft March 1, 2022
D'Youville College NY December 1, 2021 Firm
East Carolina University NC October 1, 2021 Firm
East Tennessee State University TN March 1, 2022 Firm
Eastern Washington University WA November 15, 2021 Firm
Elon University NC January 17, 2022 Firm
Emory & Henry College VA November 1, 2021 Firm
Emory University GA November 1, 2021 Firm
Faulkner University AL December 15, 2021 Firm
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL January 17, 2022 Firm
Florida Gulf Coast University FL November 15, 2021 Soft January 17, 2022
Florida International University FL February 1, 2022 Firm
Florida Southern College FL January 17, 2022 Firm
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - Doctor of Physical Therapy LA April 15, 2022 Firm
Franklin Pierce University (AZ) AZ March 15, 2022 Soft May 16, 2022
Franklin Pierce University (NH) NH May 16, 2022 Soft March 15, 2022
Gannon University - Erie PA January 17, 2022 Firm
Gannon University - Ruskin FL December 1, 2021 Firm
George Fox University OR November 1, 2021 Firm
George Washington University DC December 1, 2021 Firm
Georgia Southern University GA October 15, 2021 Firm
Georgia State University GA October 15, 2021 Firm
Governors State University IL October 15, 2021 Firm
Grand Valley State University MI October 15, 2021 Firm
Hampton University VA January 17, 2022 Firm
Harding University AR November 15, 2021 Firm
Hardin-Simmons University TX January 17, 2022 Firm
Hawaii Pacific University HI May 16, 2022 Firm
High Point University NC March 1, 2022 Firm
Howard University DC December 15, 2021 Soft January 17, 2022
Husson University ME December 15, 2021 Firm
Idaho State University ID October 1, 2021 Soft February 1, 2022
Indiana State University IN October 1, 2021 Firm
Indiana University - School of Health & Human Sciences IN October 1, 2021 Firm
Indiana Wesleyan University IN December 15, 2021 Soft February 15, 2022
Kean University NJ October 1, 2021 Soft November 15, 2021
Langston University OK January 17, 2022 Firm
Lincoln Memorial University TN December 1, 2021 Firm
Loma Linda University CA December 1, 2021 Firm
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus NY February 1, 2022 Firm
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans LA October 1, 2021 Firm
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport LA October 15, 2021 Firm
Marist College - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program NY May 16, 2022 Firm
Marquette University WI November 1, 2021 Firm
Marshall University WV October 15, 2021 Firm
Marymount University VA October 15, 2021 Firm
Maryville University of Saint Louis MO May 16, 2022 Firm
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science MN October 15, 2021 Firm
MCPHS University MA April 1, 2022 Firm
Medical University of South Carolina SC October 1, 2021 Firm
Mercer University GA November 15, 2021 Firm
Mercy College NY January 17, 2022 Firm
Messiah University PA May 16, 2022 Soft May 16, 2022
Methodist University NC October 1, 2021 Soft January 17, 2022
MGH Institute of Health Professions MA October 1, 2021 Firm
Midwestern University - Downers Grove IL December 15, 2021 Firm
Midwestern University - Glendale AZ December 15, 2021 Firm
Misericordia University PA April 15, 2022 Firm
Missouri State University MO October 1, 2021 Firm
Moravian University PA November 15, 2021 Firm
Mount Saint Mary’s University CA December 1, 2021 Firm
Mount St. Joseph University OH October 1, 2021 Firm
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University VA December 1, 2021 Firm
Nazareth College of Rochester NY October 15, 2021 Firm
Neumann University PA February 15, 2022 Firm
New York Institute of Technology NY October 15, 2021 Soft December 15, 2021
New York Medical College NY February 15, 2022 Firm
New York University NY October 1, 2021 Soft December 1, 2021
North Central College IL May 16, 2022 Firm
Northeastern University MA October 1, 2021 Firm
Northern Arizona University AZ October 1, 2021 Firm
Northern Illinois University IL September 15, 2021 Firm
Northwestern University IL December 1, 2021 Firm
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale FL December 15, 2021 Firm
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay (Blended 4-Year Program) FL December 15, 2021 Firm
Oakland University MI October 15, 2021 Firm
Ohio State University OH October 1, 2021 Firm
Ohio University OH October 1, 2021 Firm
Oklahoma City University OK November 1, 2021 Firm
Old Dominion University VA November 1, 2021 Firm
Oregon State University - Cascades OR October 1, 2021 Firm
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences WA February 15, 2022 Soft March 1, 2022
Pacific University OR October 1, 2021 Firm
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Suwanee - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program GA March 1, 2022 Firm
Plymouth State University NH February 1, 2022 Firm
Quinnipiac University CT May 16, 2022 Firm
Radford University VA October 1, 2021 Firm
Regis University CO November 1, 2021 Firm
Rockhurst University MO September 15, 2021 Soft January 17, 2022
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (Summer & Fall) UT May 16, 2022 Firm
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science IL December 1, 2021 Firm
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Blackwood/South) NJ Firm
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) NJ October 1, 2021 Firm
Sacred Heart University CT October 15, 2021 Firm
Sage Colleges, The NY December 15, 2021 Firm
Saint Francis University PA January 17, 2022 Firm
Saint Louis University MO November 1, 2021 Firm
Samford University AL October 1, 2021 Firm
Samuel Merritt University CA September 1, 2021 Soft October 1, 2021
Seton Hall University NJ October 15, 2021 Soft March 1, 2022
Seton Hill University PA December 15, 2021 Soft May 16, 2022
Shenandoah University VA October 1, 2021 Firm
Simmons University MA November 15, 2021 Firm
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania November 1, 2021 Soft March 1, 2022
South College - January Cohort TN October 15, 2021 Soft November 15, 2021
South College - June Cohort TN February 15, 2022 Soft May 16, 2022
Southwest Baptist University MO March 1, 2022 Firm
Spalding University KY May 16, 2022 Soft May 16, 2022
Springfield College MA December 1, 2021 Firm
St. Ambrose University IA December 1, 2021 Firm
St. Catherine University MN December 1, 2021 Firm
State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University NY November 15, 2021 Soft February 1, 2022
State University of New York Upstate Medical University NY December 15, 2021 Firm
Stockton University NJ October 15, 2021 Firm
Stony Brook University NY October 15, 2021 Firm
Temple University PA November 1, 2021 Firm
Tennessee State University TN October 1, 2021 Firm
Texas State University TX October 1, 2021 Firm
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center TX October 1, 2021 Firm
Texas Woman's University TX October 15, 2021 Firm
Thomas Jefferson University PA December 15, 2021 Firm
Touro College (Manhattan/Long Island) NY March 15, 2022 Firm
Touro University Nevada NV January 17, 2022 Firm
Trine University IN May 16, 2022 Firm
Tufts University - Boston, MA (Jan. 2022 start date) MA October 15, 2021 Firm
Tufts University - Phoenix, AZ (June 2022 start date) AZ
University at Buffalo, State University of New York NY November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Alabama at Birmingham AL November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences AR September 1, 2021 Firm
University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University CA October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Central Arkansas AR October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Central Florida FL October 15, 2021 Firm
University of Colorado CO October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Dayton OH August 16, 2021 Soft October 1, 2021
University of Delaware DE December 15, 2021 Firm
University of Evansville IN October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Findlay OH November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Florida FL November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Hartford CT November 15, 2021 Soft December 1, 2021
University of Illinois at Chicago IL October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Indianapolis IN October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Iowa IA September 15, 2021 Soft December 1, 2021
University of Jamestown ND October 1, 2021 Soft May 16, 2022
University of Kansas Medical Center KS November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Kentucky KY October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Louisiana Monroe LA October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Lynchburg VA February 1, 2022 Soft March 1, 2022
University of Mary ND December 15, 2021 Firm
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor TX January 17, 2022 Firm
University of Maryland - Baltimore MD November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore MD December 1, 2021 Firm
University of Miami FL October 15, 2021 Firm
University of Michigan - Flint MI October 15, 2021 Firm
University of Montana - Missoula MT October 15, 2021 Firm
University of Mount Union OH October 15, 2021 Firm
University of Nebraska Medical Center NE October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV October 1, 2021 Firm
University of New England ME November 15, 2021 Soft February 15, 2022
University of New Mexico NM October 1, 2021 Firm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC September 15, 2021 Firm
University of North Dakota ND December 15, 2021 Firm
University of North Florida FL November 15, 2021 Firm
University of North Georgia GA August 16, 2021 Soft October 1, 2021
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth TX October 15, 2021 Firm
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center OK October 1, 2021 Soft February 1, 2022
University of Pittsburgh PA October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Pittsburgh - DPT/PhD in Bioengineering Program PA December 1, 2021 Firm
University of Puget Sound WA November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Rhode Island RI October 15, 2021 Firm
University of Saint Mary KS October 15, 2021 Firm
University of Scranton PA November 15, 2021 Firm
University of South Alabama AL December 1, 2021 Firm
University of South Carolina SC November 1, 2021 Firm
University of South Dakota SD December 1, 2021 Firm
University of South Florida FL November 15, 2021 Firm
University of Southern California CA December 1, 2021 Firm
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Flex Program (Choose from 3 campuses) FL October 1, 2021 Soft December 1, 2021
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Residential Program (Choose from 5 campuses) FL October 1, 2021 Soft December 1, 2021
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga TN September 1, 2021 Firm
University of Tennessee Health Science Center TN August 16, 2021 Soft November 1, 2021
University of Texas at El Paso TX November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The TX October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The TX November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The - Bridge PTA to DPT Program TX October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas TX November 1, 2021 Firm
University of the Incarnate Word TX January 17, 2022 Firm
University of the Pacific CA November 1, 2021 Firm
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA November 1, 2021 Soft February 15, 2022
University of Toledo OH October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Utah UT October 1, 2021 Firm
University of Vermont VT November 15, 2021 Firm
University of Washington WA October 15, 2021 Firm
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point WI March 1, 2022 Firm
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse WI November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI November 1, 2021 Firm
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI November 1, 2021 Firm
Utica College NY February 15, 2022 Firm
Virginia Commonwealth University VA October 1, 2021 Soft November 1, 2021
Walsh University OH October 1, 2021 Firm
Washington University in St Louis MO February 1, 2022 Firm
Wayne State University MI October 15, 2021 Firm
West Coast University CA March 1, 2022 Firm
West Virginia University WV November 1, 2021 Firm
Western Carolina University NC October 1, 2021 Firm
Western Kentucky University KY October 1, 2021 Firm
Western Michigan University MI October 15, 2021 Firm
Western University of Health Sciences - California CA November 1, 2021 Firm
Western University of Health Sciences - Oregon OR January 17, 2022 Firm
Wheeling University WV October 15, 2021 Soft April 1, 2022
Whitworth University WA February 15, 2022 Soft April 1, 2022
Wichita State University KS October 1, 2021 Firm
Widener University PA November 1, 2021 Soft December 1, 2021
William Carey University MS November 1, 2021 Firm
Wingate University NC April 1, 2022 Firm
Winston-Salem State University NC January 17, 2022 Firm
Youngstown State University OH October 1, 2021 Firm