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Stage 1

Step 1. Complete the Graduate Studies Application.

The application is accessed through the College of Graduate Studies website. Register as a first-time user with Rams. Once you have created an account, you will be able to pull down the physical therapy application styled “DG Physical Therapy Applicant.” If you have any problems with the application process, please call the College of Graduate Studies at 325-942-2169.

Step 2. Compose an essay.

Write an essay of no more than 500 words (typed in 12-point type with one-inch margins) that describes your educational plans, career objectives, commitment to your particular field of study, any research experience, your view of research and possible research interests, and personal goals. The essay may also address any of the following factors, which are qualities that will be acknowledged in the admission process:

  • Socioeconomic history
  • Family background (including level of educational attainment)
  • Personal talents, leadership capabilities, community service.

Step 3. Pay the application fee.

Pay an application fee of $40 with a check payable to “Angelo State University”. International application fee is $50 and should be paid by international postal money orders only.

Step 4. Order your academic transcripts.

Have one official transcript from each college/university you have attended (except Angelo State University ) sent directly from each college/university to the ASU College of Graduate Studies. As long as the transcript arrives in a sealed envelope, the transcript will be considered “official.” Although it must be emphasized that you have to send official transcripts, we encourage you to provide us with unofficial (personal) copies of your transcripts as soon as possible so we can calculate your GPA. Please be aware that the GPA is calculated using all grades, even those on repeated courses.

Step 5. Request that an official copy of your General GRE test scores be sent directly to ASU from the Educational Testing Service.

GRE scores cannot be more than five years old.

GRE information:
Educational Testing Service, ASU Institution Code: 6644, Dept. Code: 0619
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 1-800-473-2255

Step 6. Complete a Self Report Transcript.

Step 7. Complete a Proof of Volunteer Hours form.

Applicants must complete at least 50 hours that includes two different areas of clinical practice.

Step 8. Send three Letters of Reference to the College of Graduate Studies using the Recommendation Form available online (form and instructions). Recommendations must include health-related, academic (instructor or academic advisor) and personal. Graduate Studies prefers to receive these by mail, but they can be done electronically if necessary. Grad Studies is currently having issues with the electronic form on their site, to access an electronic version of the Recommendation Form and instructions please email  Electronically filled/signed recommendation forms may be sent to Graduate Studies at: 

If the applicant clears the Admission Stage I process, written notification of advancement to Stage II will be sent to the applicant along with an invitation to interview for a spot in the program. Please refer to Stage II processing.

All accompanying forms to the application are sent under separate cover to the College of Graduate Studies at the address listed below. For further information regarding Stage I, contact:

Attention International Students

International Applicants must submit TOEFL Scores. TOEFL scores cannot be more than two years old.

TOEFL information:

Educational Testing Service
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 1-800-468-6335
ASU Institutional Code: 6644

International applicants should visit the College of Graduate Studies website for more information regarding requirements