The fall 2017 application cycle is now open.

 

PLEASE REVIEW THE APPLICATION INFORMATION FOR THE FALL 2017 APPLICATION CYCLE CAREFULLY!

 

Applicant Data

Our program enrolled 30 students in the graduating classes of 2015 & 2016 and 36 beginning with the class of 2017. Applicants are very competitive and have excelled in their undergraduate and prerequisite coursework. GRE scores along with science prerequisite GPA and cumulative undergraduate GPA are the primary factors used to determine admission; our program does not interview candidates. The combined average GPAs for the classes of 2015 -2017 were a 3.84 cumulative GPA and a 3.83 science prerequisite GPA. There is no minimum verbal and quantitative combined GRE score required for regular decision applicants, (early decision requires a 300) but the combined average score for the classes of 2016-2017 was slightly less then 306. We require a minimum 3.0 analytical writing score for regular decision applicants and a 3.5 for early decision applicants. The following table provides data for entering classes over the last three years. This reflects students who matriculated into the program, including those who were initially wait-listed but received an offer at a later date due to an opening in the program. Students who declined an offer or chose to attend another program after accepting an offer from UTC are not included.

 

 

Applicant Data for Entering DPT I Students: (Classes of 2017-2019)

All Enrolled Students:

Cumulative GPA

Science Prerequisite GPA

GRE combined

Analytical Writing

Average:

3.851

3.840

305.135

3.981

Median:

3.870

3.870

305

4.0

Minimum/Maximum:

3.46-4.0

3.49-4.0

287-323

3.0-5.0

Enrolled Students Accepted Early Decision:

Cumulative GPA

Science Prerequisite GPA

GRE combined

Analytical Writing

Average:

3.843

3.823

306.070

4.070

Median:

3.850

3.830

305

4

Minimum/Maximum:

3.46-4.0

3.49-4.0

300-320

3.5-5.0

Enrolled Students Accepted Regular Decision

Cumulative GPA

Science Prerequisite GPA

GRE combined

Analytical Writing

Average:

3.847

 3.848

 304.020

 3.982

Median:

 3.880

 3.880

 304

 4

Minimum/Maximum:

 3.5-4.0

 3.65-4.0

 287-323

 3.0-5.0

         

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How To Apply

After reviewing this page and the related sections of our web page, please contact the program coordinator at rebecca-littleton@utc.edu If you have questions regarding admissions.

Our program uses the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) for all entry-level applicants.  "P-T-KAS" is a web-based centralized application service that will allow you to use one set of materials to apply to multiple PT programs. Before you begin your application, please print and read both the Application Instructions (below) and the Prerequisite Checklist (see the "Prerequisites" tab). Should you have questions about this information after you have reviewed it, please contact us.  In addition to the FAQs about PTCAS webpage, you may also find the FAQ section of our website useful.

 Application Instructions Fall 2017

 

UTC's PTCAS Program Profile

 

Application Deadline - In order to provide the opportunity to receive notification of program admission as early as possible we have established a deadline of October 15th.  In order to be considered, you must apply by October 15th. The deadline for early decision candidates is August 15th.

Prerequisite Coursework & Admission Eligibility Requirements my be found in the "Prerequisites" section of our webpage.

PTCAS Application Login

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Early Decision for Fall 2017

Early decision (ED) is a binding option for PTCAS applicants who designate our program an ED candidate.  Applicants may apply to only one ED program in PTCAS. In addition to the PTCAS application, applicants must arrange for PTCAS to receive all official U.S. transcripts and fee payment by August 15th.

 

Applicants must complete six of the nine science prerequisites by the end of the spring 2016 semester to ensure transcripts will arrive to PTCAS by the August 15th deadline.  If the application, transcripts, or fee arrives after the ED deadline, PTCAS will automatically change the applicant’s file from early decision status to “regular” status. To avoid missing the deadline, applicants should not hold transcripts for summer courses, but should request transcripts be sent from all institutions as soon as the application cycle opens in July. Summer 2016 grades may be submitted along with Fall 2016 grades in the December/January Academic Update period.  Admission decisions for ED candidates will be made by September 24th. If accepted by UTC, an ED applicant will not be permitted to apply to any other programs via PTCAS. If UTC denies or moves the applicant’s file to "regular" status, then the applicant will be allowed to apply to other programs in PTCAS for an additional fee.

 

To be eligible for early decision, applicants must have the following:

  • Minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA for the nine science prerequisites (listed on the prerequisites page under "Eligibility Requirements")
  • Minimum 3.5 GRE analytical writing score
  • Minimum 300 GRE combined verbal and quantitative score

To be considered as an Early Decision candidate, all application materials (including all transcripts) must be received by PTCAS by August 15, 2016. Early Decision applicants should take the GRE no later than July 30th.

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