* No minimum GRE scores are required to apply. However, applicants are encouraged to have GRE scores above the 50th percentile.
* Applicants must have Educational Testing Services (ETS) submit their official GRE scores to Tufts University School of Medicine using the Doctor of Physical Therapy program specific code, 4891 Tufts University School of Medicine DPT Program PTCAS.
* Do not use any other codes, and be aware that Tufts University has multiple graduate programs and CEEB codes, so make sure you select the Tufts specific code carefully. You will need to resend the scores if they are sent to the wrong code.
*Please check with the ETS website regarding how long GRE scores are valid. https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/faq/
From the ETS website:
"For tests taken on or after July 1, 2016, scores are reportable for five years following your test date. For example, scores for a test taken on July 3, 2020, are reportable through July 2, 2025.
For tests taken prior to July 1, 2016, scores are reportable for five years following the testing year in which you tested (July 1-June 30). For example, scores for a test taken on May 15, 2016, are reportable through June 30, 2021.
GRE scores earned prior to July 2015 are no longer reportable. GRE scores earned in July 2015 are reportable until June 30, 2021."
Due to Covid-19, a recommendation from a physical therapist will not be required (still highly recommended) for this current admissions cycle. Applicants are required to submit all required references through PTCAS. Please visit the applicant help center or contact PTCAS customer service with questions or issues in requesting your reference letters.
* The candidate must be able to observe demonstrations and experiments in the basic sciences. A candidate must be able to observe a patient accurately.
* Observation necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and somatic sensation. It is enhanced by the functional use of the sense of hearing and of smell.
* Due to challenges associated with Covid-19, we are currently waiving our typical 40-hour observation requirement for the current application cycle though we encourage you to submit them, if you have them.
* Pass/fail courses are only accepted for required prerequisite courses for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters.
* If a course is repeated, the repeated course needs to be a grade C or better. The grade for the most recently completed course will be used to calculate the prerequisite GPA.
* Credit awarded through AP exams may be used toward direct equivalent prerequisites.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit evidence of proficiency in one of three ways: