The deadline for submitting all required application materials through PTCAS is June 3, 2024, 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.
The deadline for submitting all required application materials through PTCAS is November 1, 2024, 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 weeks from the application deadline. However, response times may vary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. It is recommended that all prerequisites are taken in the last 10 years from the application submission.
Official GRE scores are required for admission. Scores are evaluated along with overall academic record for each applicant. However, higher GRE percentile ranks are more competitive. Students 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. Observation experiences are not currently required; however, students are encouraged to observe a physical therapist prior to applying.