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The fall 2014 application cycle is now closed. The fall 2015 application cycle will open on July 1, 2014.

 

PLEASE REVIEW THE APPLICATION INFORMATION CAREFULLY AS SEVERAL CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE

FOR THE FALL 2015 APPLICATION CYCLE.

 

 

Applicant Data

Our program enrolled 30 students in the classes of 2015 & 2016; projected enrollment for the class of 2017 is 36. Applicants are very competitive and have excelled in their undergraduate and prerequisite coursework. GRE scores along with science prerequisite GPA and cumulative 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 2015-2017^)

All Enrolled Students:

Cumulative GPA

Science Prerequisite GPA

GRE combined

Analytical Writing

Average:

3.84

3.83

306

3.91

Median:

3.89

3.89

306

4.0

Minimum/Maximum:

3.39-4.0

3.37-4.0

287-327*

3.0-5*

 

 

 

 

 

Enrolled Students Accepted Early Decision:

Cumulative GPA

Science Prerequisite GPA

GRE combined

Analytical Writing

Average:

3.84

3.81

307.26

4.06

Median:

3.89

3.83

308

4.0

Minimum/Maximum:

3.46-4.0

3.38-4.0

294-325*#

3.5-5*

 

 

 

 

 

*2016 and 2017 data

 

 

 

 

#Early decision minimum is now 300

 

 

 

 

^ The class of 2017 has 36 students; 2015 & 2016 admitted 30.

       

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How To Apply

After reviewing this page and the related sections of our web page, please feel free to contact the department with any additional questions you may have. If you have questions regarding admissions, please contact the program coordinator at rebecca-littleton@utc.edu.

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 2015

This includes instructions for submitting supplemental materials. DO NOT submit supplemental materials (including transcripts and the UTC Graduate School application) unless requested to do so by the program.

 

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 2015

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 2014 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 2014 grades may be submitted along with Fall 2014 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 ($35 each).

 

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, 2013. Early Decision applicants should take the GRE no later that July 30th.

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Information for Accepted Students

Accepted students must also apply to the UTC Graduate School using the UTC Graduate School Application

 

Admission Contingencies - Accepted applicants must achieve the following for program matriculation:

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution prior to beginning the professional program.  Degree completion is not required to apply.
  • Maintain a minimum of 3.2/4.0 cumulative and scienceprerequisite GPA.
  • Provide evidence of completing all twelve program prerequisites with a minimum grade of "C" prior to entering the professional program.
  • Manually update fall course grades and In Progress courses in PTCAS. Provide a copy of all updated transcripts to PTCAS by the Academic Update deadline.  Instructions for PTCAS Academic Update can be found on the PTCAS web site.
  • Submit updated transcripts for fall and spring courses to the UTC Graduate School by June 1 and also in August, if taking summer courses.

Proof of first aid and CPR certification
Admitted students must show proof of having previously completed a First Aid course. (Current certification is not necessary. ) Entering students must be currently certified in CPR (either for the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Providers- not Heartsaver) with certification lasting until May of their first year in the program. Students will be re-certified at that time.

Criminal Background Checks

Our department requires criminal background checks and/or drug tests for all accepted students in order to verify an individual’s suitability to participate in experiential education rotations and to ensure patient safety. Do not complete a background check until you are requested to do so by the DPT program.

 

Procedure for obtaining an approved Level 2 Criminal Background Check

Information on tuition, scholarships and financial aid may be found under the "Current Students" tab.

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