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D.P.T. Admission

D.P.T. Program Prerequisites and Requirements for Admission

DPT Admission Process

Admission to ASU’s physical therapy program is selective and competitive. Meeting the baseline admission requirements for the College of Graduate Studies and the Physical Therapy Department does not guarantee admission to the physical therapy program.

The admission process occurs in two separate stages. The first stage application process is through PTCAS Applications are available July 1 for the following June cohort.  Please do not send your application to the Physical Therapy Department. All materials must be submitted through PTCAS. 

Once applicant files are submitted, it can take up to 1 month for PTCAS to process them.  They are then reviewed by the Admissions Committee for the Physical Therapy Department.   After review of their file, an applicant will receive a notice of one of 3 decisions: interview, roll to regular admission with possible interview in the spring, or a denial. If applicant receives an invite from the Physical Therapy Department to interview, they will need to submit an additional $30 physical therapy stage II processing fee (check/money order made payable to Angelo State University) along with a contact confirmation form (Stage II Physical Therapy Processing Form). Checks or money orders must include name, address and phone number.

*Admission Deposit: Any applicant who is offered a position in our program and accepts will pay a $200 deposit to keep their spot. If the applicant successfully matriculates into the program then the deposit will be refunded after the 20th class day. If an applicant has accepted a position and then must withdraw from the program before matriculation, they lose that deposit. The earliest deposit submission date will be in January 2017. Exact dates TBA. 

No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by Angelo State University, on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or handicap. No otherwise qualified individual shall solely, by reason of a disability, be excluded from admission to the program in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, Angelo State University does not waive the published degree requirements for students. A copy of the DPT Program Technical Standards is available in Appendix R of the Clinical Education Handbook.


DPT Early Interview

Application Completion Deadline:  October 3, 2016 for the June 2017 cohort

Description of who should apply:

1) Individuals who have completed all course prerequisites along with a baccalaureate degree that have a minimum graduate formula of 2500, or

2) Individuals who will complete all course prerequisites and their baccalaureate degree by end of spring semester 2017 who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 with a minimum GRE verbal score of 152 (prior GRE scale 480), minimum GRE quantitative score of 152 (prior GRE scale 660), and minimum GRE analytical writing score of 4.0 (conversion 460) or a combination of GPA and GRE that calculate to a minimum graduate formula of 2650.

The graduate formula is calculated as follows:  (300 x overall undergraduate GPA) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Analytical Writing Conversion).  The Analytical Writing Conversion is available with the DPT Program Requirements.  For formula purposes, the prior GRE scale scores are used.  The current GRE scale score conversion may be found on the GRE website.

Interviews would be set for Friday(s) in November.  Decisions would be made by end of November or earlier.

Individuals may forward unofficial transcript(s) and GRE information to the office coordinator/pre-application advisor to determine if they qualify for the early admission process.  See Stage I for application process. 


DPT Traditional Interview

Application Completion Deadline:  January 16, 2017 for the June 2017 cohort

This application deadline is for all other applicants that meet criteria listed in DPT Program Requirements for qualified applicants. The qualifying minimum Graduate Formula Score is 2500.

The graduate formula is calculated as follows:  (300 x overall undergraduate GPA) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Analytical Writing Conversion).  The Analytical Writing Conversion is available with the DPT Program Requirements.  For formula purposes, the prior GRE scale scores are used. The current GRE scale score conversion may be found on the GRE website.

Interviews would be set on Fridays and possibly Saturdays in February and possibly March with decisions made by the end of April. 

See Stage I for application and forms.*subject to change with updates on transition to PTCAS