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How To Apply to AU DPT

The Augustana University DPT Program receives applications for admission through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application System (PTCAS). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple DPT programs. Application instructions can be found here or on the Augustana University directory page within PTCAS.

In addition to the PTCAS application, applicants must submit the supplemental materials listed below:

  • Official Transcripts from each college and university attended. For applicants with required coursework in process, final official transcripts showing completion of prerequisite courses and baccalaureate degree must be received prior to enrollment.
  • A Personal Statement essay that addresses the provided prompt(s) and follows formatting criteria as directed.
  • Letters of recommendation from two people who can speak to the applicant’s potential as a future physical therapist. One letter must be from a licensed physical therapist. Letters of recommendation are submitted by the referee directly via secure link within the PTCAS system.
  • English Language Proficiency, when applicable. We invite international students, and those whose primary language is not English, to apply to Augustana. Admission is granted to those who have excellent academic promise and achieved a minimum score on one of the following English proficiency exams. TOEFL (550 PBT or 79 iBT), IELTS (6.0 overall band), Duolingo English Test (minimum 105/160) or equivalent scores on the, MET, PTE, GTEC CBT, or EIKEN exams. For applicants who earned a degree from an institution whose language of instruction is English, and those who earned a degree from an institution within the United States, the documentation of English proficiency requirement is waived.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is due at the time of application submission. The application fee may be waived if a student attends a qualified informational session.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required.

Application Review

  • The Augustana DPT program uses a rolling admissions format.
  • The DPT Admissions Committee reviews completed applications in the order of receipt as they are submitted.
  • Applicants will be notified of their status (Admit, Waitlist, Deny) within 60 days of application submission.
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Application Selection

  • The planned size for each class is set at 100 students per cohort.
  • Once 100 students have been accepted into a cohort, other applicants meeting admission criteria and recommended for acceptance are added to a waitlist. If seats become available, the Admissions Committee will use the waitlist to offer admission to rank-ordered applicants.
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