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Applications are considered for the session beginning in July only. The application deadline is November 1 for regular admission and September 15 for early admission. All application material must be submitted by the deadline. You may submit your application in July for the class that begins the following July. It is in your best interest to apply as early as possible.
Applications are submitted online through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple PT programs. Once your application portfolio is complete with PTCAS, it will be forwarded to The University of Iowa (UI).
Items submitted through PTCAS:
Item submitted directly to the UI:
The Physical Therapy Admissions Committee requires personal, on-campus interviews. Because the number of students admitted into each class is limited, not all who apply for admission are invited for an interview. Interviews are scheduled in November for early admission and in January for regular admission. Notification of acceptance is normally made by December 1 for early admission and by March 1 for regular admission.
Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission. The Physical Therapy Admissions Committee selects the applicants it considers best qualified for the study and practice of the profession from the pool of applicants who are interviewed.
Admission is based on course work, grade-point averages, GRE scores, experience and rationale, recommendations, and interviews. Some preference is given to residents of Iowa. A broad exposure to physical therapy in more than one clinical setting is recommended. A suggested minimum is 50-60 hours.
The 36 students selected have strong experiential backgrounds. The mean GPA of the entering class is generally around 3.60.
July 1 - Begin submission of online application through PTCASNovember 1 - Regular admission deadline (date materials must arrive at PTCAS)January - Regular admission interviews for selected applicantsEarly March - Notification of regular admissionJuly - DPT Program begins
July 1 - Begin submission of online application through PTCASSeptember 15 - Early admission deadline (date materials must arrive at PTCAS)Early November - Early admission interviews for selected applicantsDecember 1 - Notification of early admissionJuly - DPT Program begins
For additional information about The University of Iowa, you may also visit the UI General Catalog. Or, you may contact us at either:
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science The University of Iowa 1-252 Medical Education Building Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1190 Phone: 319-335-9791 Fax: 319-335-9707 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Admissions115 Calvin HallThe University of IowaIowa City, Iowa 52242319-335-1525