• 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.

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      Institution StatePTCAS
    Deadline
    TypeSoft Deadline
    Close Date
    Early
    Decision
    Adventist University of Health Sciences FL12/03/2018Soft02/01/2019No
    Alabama State University AL11/01/2018Firm No
    Alvernia University PA01/15/2019Firm Yes
    American International College MA12/03/2018Soft04/01/2019No
    Andrews University MI11/01/2018Soft12/17/2018No
    Andrews University - Postprofessional PT Degrees MI05/15/2019Firm No
    Angelo State University TX10/01/2018Firm No
    Arcadia University PA11/01/2018Firm Yes
    Arkansas State University AR02/01/2019Firm No
    Armstrong/Georgia Southern University GA10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Army-Baylor University TX10/01/2018Firm No
    AT Still University of Health Sciences AZ12/17/2018Firm Yes
    Augusta University (formerly known as Georgia Regents University) GA12/17/2018Firm Yes
    Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Jan 2019) CA10/01/2018Firm No
    Baylor University (for class beginning in Jan 2019) TX10/01/2018Firm No
    Bellarmine University KY10/01/2018Soft12/03/2018Yes
    Belmont University TN10/01/2018Soft11/01/2018Yes
    Boston University MA11/15/2018Firm No
    Bradley University IL10/15/2018Firm No
    Brenau University GA03/01/2019Firm No
    Briar Cliff University IA01/15/2019Firm Yes
    California State University, Fresno CA10/01/2018Firm No
    California State University, Long Beach CA11/01/2018Firm Yes
    California State University, Northridge CA10/01/2018Firm No
    California State University, Sacramento CA10/01/2018Firm No
    Campbell University NC01/15/2019Firm Yes
    Carroll University WI01/15/2019Firm No
    Central Michigan University MI10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Chapman University (for class beginning fall 2019) CA12/17/2018Firm Yes
    Chapman University (for class beginning summer 2019) CA10/15/2018Firm Yes
    Chatham University PA10/01/2018Firm No
    Clarke University IA11/01/2018Firm Yes
    Clarkson University NY03/01/2019Firm Yes
    Cleveland State University OH10/01/2018Firm No
    College of St Scholastica MN10/01/2018Firm No
    Columbia University NY12/03/2018Firm Yes
    Concordia University Wisconsin WI10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Creighton University NE10/01/2018Soft01/15/2019Yes
    D'Youville College NY12/03/2018Firm No
    Daemen College NY01/15/2019Firm No
    Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center IA12/17/2018Soft02/15/2019Yes
    Dominican College of Blauvelt NY03/01/2019Firm No
    Drexel University PA10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Duke University NC10/15/2018Soft11/01/2018Yes
    Duquesne University PA12/03/2018Firm No
    East Carolina University NC10/01/2018Firm No
    East Tennessee State University TN05/01/2019Firm No
    Eastern Washington University WA12/03/2018Firm Yes
    Elon University NC11/01/2018Firm Yes
    Emory & Henry College VA11/01/2018Firm Yes
    Emory University GA10/15/2018Firm Yes
    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL01/15/2019Firm No
    Florida Gulf Coast University FL11/15/2018Soft01/15/2019No
    Florida International University FL01/15/2019Firm Yes
    Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - Doctor of Physical Therapy LA03/01/2019Firm No
    Franklin Pierce University (AZ) AZ11/01/2018Firm No
    Franklin Pierce University (NH) NH11/01/2018Firm No
    Gannon University - Erie PA12/03/2018Firm No
    Gannon University - Ruskin FL12/03/2018Firm No
    George Washington University DC12/03/2018Firm No
    Georgia State University GA10/15/2018Firm Yes
    Governors State University IL10/15/2018Firm No
    Grand Valley State University MI10/15/2018Firm No
    Hampton University VA01/15/2019Firm No
    Hardin-Simmons University TX03/15/2019Soft05/15/2019Yes
    Harding University AR11/01/2018Firm No
    High Point University NC01/15/2019Firm Yes
    Howard University DC12/17/2018Soft01/15/2019No
    Husson University ME12/17/2018Firm No
    Idaho State University ID10/01/2018Firm No
    Indiana State University IN10/01/2018Firm No
    Indiana University - School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences IN10/01/2018Firm No
    Kean University NJ10/01/2018Soft12/03/2018Yes
    Loma Linda University CA11/01/2018Firm No
    Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus NY03/01/2019Firm Yes
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans LA10/01/2018Firm No
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport LA10/01/2018Firm No
    Marist College - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program NY10/01/2018Soft05/15/2019No
    Marquette University WI11/01/2018Firm No
    Marshall University WV10/15/2018Firm Yes
    Marymount University VA10/15/2018Firm No
    Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences MN10/15/2018Firm No
    MCPHS University MA03/01/2019Firm No
    Medical University of South Carolina SC10/01/2018Firm No
    Mercer University GA11/01/2018Firm Yes
    Mercy College NY01/15/2019Firm No
    Methodist University NC10/01/2018Firm No
    MGH Institute of Health Professions MA10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Midwestern University - Downers Grove IL12/17/2018Firm Yes
    Midwestern University - Glendale AZ12/17/2018Soft02/15/2019Yes
    Missouri State University MO10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Mount Saint Mary’s University CA12/03/2018Firm Yes
    Mount St. Joseph University OH11/01/2018Firm No
    Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University VA12/03/2018Firm Yes
    Nazareth College of Rochester NY11/01/2018Firm No
    New York Institute of Technology NY10/15/2018Firm Yes
    New York Medical College NY01/15/2019Firm Yes
    New York University NY10/01/2018Soft12/03/2018No
    Northern Arizona University AZ10/01/2018Firm No
    Northwestern University IL10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale FL12/17/2018Firm Yes
    Nova Southeastern University - Tampa (Hybrid 4-Year Program) FL11/15/2018Firm Yes
    Oakland University MI10/15/2018Firm Yes
    Ohio State University OH10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Ohio University OH10/01/2018Firm No
    Old Dominion University VA11/01/2018Firm No
    Pacific University OR10/01/2018Firm No
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Suwanee - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program GA01/15/2019Soft03/15/2019No
    Plymouth State University NH01/15/2019Soft03/01/2019No
    Radford University VA10/01/2018Firm No
    Regis University CO11/01/2018Firm No
    Rockhurst University MO10/01/2018Soft01/15/2019No
    Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions - (for the classes beginning in summer and fall) UT11/01/2018Soft04/01/2019Yes
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science IL11/15/2018Firm Yes
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Blackwood/South) NJ10/01/2018Firm No
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) NJ10/01/2018Firm No
    Sacred Heart University CT12/03/2018Firm No
    Sage Colleges, The NY12/03/2018Firm Yes
    Saint Francis University PA01/15/2019Firm Yes
    Samford University AL10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Samuel Merritt University CA10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Seton Hall University NJ10/15/2018Firm No
    Shenandoah University VA10/01/2018Firm No
    Simmons College MA11/15/2018Firm No
    South College TN02/15/2019Firm Yes
    Southwest Baptist University MO03/01/2019Firm Yes
    Springfield College MA12/03/2018Firm No
    St. Ambrose University IA12/03/2018Firm Yes
    St. Catherine University MN12/03/2018Firm No
    State University of New York Upstate Medical University NY12/17/2018Firm No
    Stockton University NJ10/15/2018Firm No
    Stony Brook University NY11/01/2018Firm No
    Temple University PA11/01/2018Firm Yes
    Tennessee State University TN10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Texas State University TX10/01/2018Firm No
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center TX10/01/2018Firm No
    Texas Woman's University TX10/15/2018Firm No
    Thomas Jefferson University PA12/17/2018Firm No
    Touro College (Bayshore/Manhattan) NY03/15/2019Firm Yes
    Touro University Nevada NV12/03/2018Firm No
    University of Alabama at Birmingham AL12/03/2018Firm No
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences AR10/01/2018Firm No
    University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University CA10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Central Arkansas AR10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Central Florida FL11/01/2018Firm No
    University of Cincinnati OH10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Colorado CO10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Dayton OH10/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of Delaware DE12/17/2018Firm Yes
    University of Evansville IN10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Findlay OH11/15/2018Firm No
    University of Florida FL11/01/2018Firm No
    University of Illinois at Chicago IL10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Indianapolis IN10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Iowa IA10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Jamestown ND02/01/2019Firm No
    University of Kansas Medical Center KS11/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of Kentucky KY12/03/2018Firm Yes
    University of Lynchburg VA02/01/2019Firm Yes
    University of Mary ND12/17/2018Firm Yes
    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor TX01/15/2019Firm Yes
    University of Maryland - Baltimore MD11/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of Maryland - Eastern Shore MD12/03/2018Firm Yes
    University of Miami FL10/15/2018Firm No
    University of Michigan - Flint MI10/15/2018Firm No
    University of Montana - Missoula MT10/15/2018Firm No
    University of Mount Union OH10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Nebraska Medical Center NE10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV11/01/2018Firm No
    University of New England ME12/17/2018Firm Yes
    University of New Mexico NM10/15/2018Firm No
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC10/01/2018Firm No
    University of North Dakota ND12/17/2018Firm Yes
    University of North Florida FL10/15/2018Firm No
    University of North Georgia GA10/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth TX12/17/2018Firm No
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center OK02/01/2019Firm No
    University of Pittsburgh PA12/03/2018Firm No
    University of Pittsburgh - DPT/PhD in Bioengineering Program PA12/03/2018Firm No
    University of Puget Sound WA11/01/2018Firm No
    University of Rhode Island RI10/15/2018Firm No
    University of Saint Mary KS10/15/2018Firm No
    University of Scranton PA11/15/2018Firm No
    University of South Alabama AL12/03/2018Firm No
    University of South Carolina SC11/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of South Dakota SD12/03/2018Firm No
    University of South Florida FL11/15/2018Firm Yes
    University of Southern California CA12/03/2018Firm Yes
    University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Flex Program (Choose from 3 campuses) FL10/15/2018Soft05/15/2019No
    University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Residential Program (Choose from 4 campuses) FL10/15/2018Soft05/15/2019No
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga TN10/15/2018Firm Yes
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center TN10/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of Texas at El Paso TX11/01/2018Firm No
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The TX10/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The TX11/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The - Bridge PTA to DPT Program TX11/01/2018Firm No
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas TX11/01/2018Firm No
    University of the Incarnate Word TX01/15/2019Firm No
    University of the Pacific CA11/01/2018Firm No
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA11/01/2018Firm No
    University of Toledo OH10/01/2018Firm No
    University of Utah UT10/15/2018Firm No
    University of Vermont VT11/15/2018Firm No
    University of Washington WA11/01/2018Firm No
    University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse WI11/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of Wisconsin-Madison WI11/01/2018Firm Yes
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI11/01/2018Firm Yes
    Utica College NY12/17/2018Firm No
    Virginia Commonwealth University VA10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Walsh University OH10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Washington University in St Louis MO02/01/2019Firm Yes
    Wayne State University MI10/15/2018Firm Yes
    West Coast University CA02/15/2019Firm No
    West Virginia University WV11/01/2018Firm Yes
    Western Carolina University NC10/01/2018Firm Yes
    Western Kentucky University KY11/01/2018Firm Yes
    Western University of Health Sciences CA11/01/2018Firm No
    Wheeling Jesuit University WV10/15/2018Soft03/15/2019Yes
    Wichita State University KS10/01/2018Firm No
    Widener University PA11/15/2018Soft01/15/2019Yes
    William Carey University MS04/01/2019Firm No
    Wingate University NC04/01/2019Firm Yes
    Winston-Salem State University NC01/15/2019Firm No
    Youngstown State University OH10/01/2018Firm No