Once the applicant's application is electronically sent to Loma Linda University from PTCAS, the applicant will receive an email from University Admissions giving him/her instructions on where and how to complete the secondary application.
The applicant should adjust her/his email settings to accept emails from @llu.edu. If this is not done, the email regarding the secondary application may go to the "Junk" file or not received at all. Once the applicant has received the email from University Admissions inviting them to complete the secondary application, the applicant will have 14 days to complete the secondary application. The applicant is strongly encouraged to monitor his or her PTCAS application for "received transcripts." The application will not be forwarded to Loma Linda University until PTCAS has received all transcripts.
If you are accepted to Loma Linda University's DPT program, then you will need to send in a copy of your health records to our Student Health office. You can find the required health requirements on our Student Health page, https://home.llu.edu/campus-and-spiritual-life/student-health-service
GRE scores must be received by December 1, 2022.
The program finds it most efficient for the applicant to use the PTCAS portal for submitting their letters of recommendation.
The Department requires a minimum of 80 PT Observation hours. Of the 80 hours, 20 must be in an inpatient setting and 20 must be in an outpatient setting. The remaining 40 hours can be any combination of inpatient or outpatient. These hours may be verified by a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant.
Inpatient hours would be gained in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or inpatient rehabilitation center (places where the patients are spending the night).
If the applicant has repeated a course, the program will use the most current grade in calculating the GPA. Though the program allows for applicants to retake courses, the maximum allowable retakes are one. For example, if an applicant takes General Chemistry I four times, the program will use the grade from the second attempt in calculating the GPA. The program will use the listed prerequisites when calculating the GPA. In addition, the program will count two Humanities, one Social Science, and the English Sequence as part of the non-science GPA.