Applying for Assured Admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
For those who are trying to meet the Assured Admission requirements, all of the criteria in the Arcadia University Undergraduate Catalog (by appropriate year of entry) must be met at the time of the application deadline; however, not all of the prerequisite courses need to be completed to apply or to be accepted. If accepted, any remaining prerequisite courses need to be completed with a “C” or better in order to start the Physical Therapy program.
Arcadia University students applying for Assured Admission must submit their completed applications electronically to PTCAS by November 1 of the academic year of graduation. A completed application is the application and all of the supporting documents (recommendations, GRE scores, and transcripts). Applications are NOT reviewed until ALL materials are received by Arcadia. (This includes the PTCAS application, the required recommendations, and GRE scores.)
Upon acceptance into the program under the Assured Admission category, students will be required to pay a deposit in order to reserve a seat in the class. Scholarships are based on merit, and any offer of scholarships or other assistance will be made known to the student along with the letter of acceptance.
Students whose credentials do not meet the requirements that assure them admission to the DPT program still may apply. They will be considered in relation to other qualified candidates in the general applicant pool.
To maintain the ongoing quality of the Physical Therapy program, the University reserves the right to limit the enrollment in all its offerings.
Essential Functions to Participate in the DPT Program
Essential functions are the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary for a student to participate in the physical therapy program and become a physical therapist. View Essential Functions.