Application Procedures

The program has two application windows for the class starting January 9, 2023:

  1. February 1, 2022 - May 16, 2022
  2. June 15, 2022 - October 1, 2022

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants who apply early may be given priority over those in the later cycle. All application materials must be received by the deadline of each cycle for consideration (Official transcripts GRE scores, two references, and $50 application fee to Allen College). Those who apply in the first cycle but do not submit all application requirements by the deadline will be reviewed in the next cycle.

Students will apply on The Physical Therapy Centralized Application System (PTCAS). Students will submit all GRE scores, official transcripts, and letters of recommendation through PTCAS not directly to Allen College.

If you are applying during the first admissions window (February 1, 2022 - May 16, 2022):
The deadline for submitting all required application materials through PTCAS is May 16, 2022, at midnight EST. This includes all official transcripts, GRE scores and letters of recommendation. Late applications or incomplete applications at the time of the deadline will be reviewed with applicants applying in the second window.

If you are applying during the second admissions window (June 15, 2022 - October 1, 2022):
The deadline for submitting all required application materials through PTCAS is October 1, 2022, at midnight EST. This includes all official transcripts, GRE scores and letters of recommendation. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applicants applying in the first cycle will typically receive communication regarding their application within 6-8 weeks from the application deadline. However, response times may very based on the volume of applications. Please note, that applicants who apply in the first cycle may receive a communication that their application is still under review and will be considered with applicants applying in the second window.

Please see the Prerequisite profile for Allen College on PTCAS and visit our prerequisite requirements on the Allen College DPT website. Consult with your current academic advisor to ensure you are enrolled in courses for Pre PT/Pre-Medical Professional to meet the prerequisite requirements.

Biology: Two courses with labs at the general or college level such as General Biology I and II are accepted or a General/College level course with the addition of an upper-level course such as Microbiology, Histology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Embryology etc. Movement science, exercise physiology or introductory courses for non-science majors will not be accepted.

Anatomy and Physiology: A two course sequence with labs are required. Anatomy and Physiology or Anatomy Physiology I and II will be accepted. Coursework should be for Pre PT/Pre-Professional majors. Anatomy and Physiology for physical education majors will not be accepted.

Chemistry: A two course sequence with labs at the general or college level such as General/College Chemistry I and II are accepted or a General/College level course with the addition of an upper-level course such as Biochemistry, Organic or Analytical Chemistry may be accepted. Introductory courses for non-science majors will not be accepted.

Physics: A two course sequence with labs at the general or college level such as General/College Physics I and II are accepted or a General/College level course with the addition of an upper level may be accepted. Physics coursework must be at the Algebra or calculus level. Introductory physics for non-science majors will not be accepted.

Psychology: A three credit course in psychology is required. Course examples may include General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, or Human Behavior.

Statistics: A three credit statistics course is required. Statistics courses may come from different departments such as Psychology, Biology, or Mathematics.

If you have questions about a course meeting prerequisite criterion please email admissions@allencollege.edu with the course name, number, institution, year completed, and a copy of the syllabus. The Allen College admissions team may provide assistance and recommendations, but applicants are responsible to complete the appropriate prerequisites for admission. Guidance from the admissions office on prerequisites does not always guarantee the student will meet all prerequisites and be admitted into the program.

Students may apply before all prerequisites are completed. We recommend that no more than three prerequisites are outstanding at the time of the application. If a student has taken a prerequisite course multiple times the first two attempts will only be considered. Students must earn at least a “C” in all prerequisite courses for the prerequisite to meet prerequisite criteria. It is recommended that all prerequisites are taken in the last 10 years from the application submission.

The GRE is required, and no minimum GRE score is required for consideration. Scores are evaluated along with overall academic record for each applicant. However, higher GRE percentile ranks are more competitive. Student may retake and submit more than one GRE report, scores do not expire. Applicants submit official GRE scores through PTCAS using the code 2960 for Allen College. All GRE scores must be submitted by the application window deadlines for consideration.

No interview is required.

Due to COVID-19 observation experiences are not required for the spring 2023 cohort. In the future, observation experiences will most likely be a requirement. Students are encouraged to observe a physical therapist prior to applying.

Allen College Admission Statement:

The Allen College DPT Admissions Committee reviews many applications each admission cycle and although a record of academic performance is considered for acceptance, it does not guarantee admission into the program. The committee also considers key non-academic factors including but limited to writing ability, communication skills, community/professional involvement, and professionalism. Evidence of strong non-academic factors are demonstrated through the applicant’s application such as the essay, letters of reference, and student accomplishments and experiences. This review process allows the committee to select students who not only have a strong academic record but consider those who also demonstrate the potential to become competent, caring individuals committed to their patients, community, and profession.

For questions related to admission to the program, please contact Logan Mundt by email at Logan.Mundt@allencollege.edu or by telephone at (319) 226-2010.