Last updated 07/27/2021. Our program understands that these are extenuating circumstances affecting most universities and the format of their curriculum. We are adjusting our admission requirements to be flexible with applicants. Please note the changes detailed below will only apply to the 2021-2022 Application Cycle.

Prerequisite Courses

If your lab class was transitioned to an online format, we will still accept the class as credit toward your prerequisites.

While we will accept Satisfactory and Pass grades for Spring 2020-Summer 2021 due to COVID-19 curriculum changes, we do highly encourage that students choose traditional grading scales when possible. Pass/Fail grades will not affect the prerequisite GPA, much like AP or IB credit, and so cannot benefit a student applicant outside of credit for completion. We will be limiting the number of Satisfactory/Pass grades for prerequisite course credit to two (2) total. If you are using these courses along with AP/IB credits for prerequisite courses, we will be accepting a maximum of three (3) combined.

Observation Hours

Completion and verification of the minimum 50 hours of observation with a licensed physical therapist will now be recommended but not required for the 2020-2021 application cycle.

Reference Letters

The requirement for one letter be from a licensed physical therapist is now a recommendation only. Three (3) letters in total are still required.


Interview dates for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle are listed below. Interviews will be conducted in person. Please be sure the following dates are clear on your schedule, as these dates have been finalized and accommodations cannot be made:

  • Friday, November 19, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021

GRE Testing

Be sure you are scheduling your GRE test now if you haven’t already taken the test. ETS launched the GRE General Test during the pandemic to be available online, and most testing sites are now available for in-person testing. For more information, please refer to their website at

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