2016-2017 PTCAS Application Updates

2016-2017 PTCAS INSTRUCTIONS: APTA is pleased to announce that the 2016-2017 PTCAS application instructions and directory pages are now available on the live PTCAS website at www.ptcas.org. The website includes a  revised PowerPoint slides for applicants at http://www.ptcas.org/Checklist/.

 APPLICATION: The new application will open by 5:00 pm ET on June 30. Please instruct students not to send materials to PTCAS until then.

 ACAPT ADMISSIONS TRAFFIC RULES: The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), a component of APTA, approved a set of admission traffic rules for PT education programs and applicants. The rules are effective beginning in the 2016-2017 admissions cycle and available to the public on the ACAPT website. While all PT programs and applicants are expected to abide by these rules, APTA and PTCAS cannot comment on or enforce them. Please contact ACAPT directly with questions about these rules at www.acapt@apta.org.

 NEW PROGRAMS: APTA welcomed the following DPT programs to the PTCAS community for the 2016-2017 cycle to date. There are currently 208 programs participating in PTCAS.  See also the PTCAS directory.

  • Angelo State University
  • Kean University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Northeastern University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

 ESSAY QUESTION: The new PTCAS essay question for the next cycle will be “What is professionalism in the context of being a student in a doctor of physical therapist degree program?” 

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