Last updated 07/08/2020. 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 2020-2021 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 and Summer 2020 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.


Interviews are by invitation only, and will be conducted virtually for the 2020-2021 Application Cycle.

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 until September 30th, and while they report to have sufficient capacity to meet the needs of test takers, they recommend that prospective students register as soon as possible for the best chance to test at their preferred date and time. For more information, please refer to their website at

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