APPLYING TO THE DPT PROGRAM
Arkansas State University's DPT program subscribes to the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Applicants for admission to the A-STATE DPT program MUST apply online using the PTCAS application. In addition, students must also apply online to the ASTATE Graduate Program. Transcripts must be sent to both PTCAS and A-STATE's Graduate Program (see links below).
The deadline for submitting applications to PTCAS and the Graduate Program is February 1st.
Applying to PTCAS
To learn more about the PTCAS application process and to get started, please go to the https://portal.ptcas.org/. Information about the A-STATE Graduate School application is included as "supplemental material" on the PTCAS website. If you encounter difficulty with PTCAS, please contact their Customer Service at 617-612-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Once a student has submitted an application through PTCAS, the transcript information is verified by PTCAS. This process takes time and depends both on the efficiency of PTCAS and the speed with which your schools respond to the inquiries from PTCAS. A-State will accept completed, verified applications from PTCAS until March 1st.
If PTCAS has not completed the verification process by March 1st, the application will not be considered, even if it was submitted by the February 1st deadline. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications well before the deadline to ensure that the verification process will be completed by the deadline.
The Department of Physical Therapy will begin reviewing applications after March 1st.
* The GRE is NOT required to apply to PTCAS for the 2018 cycle; however the GRE WILL be required beginning in 2019.
Applying to the A-State Graduate Program
To apply to the A-State Graduate Program, simply complete the online application on their website. You will be prompted for the program in which you wish to apply for on the application.
Official transcripts MUST be sent to both PTCAS and A-STATE Traditional Graduate Programs. Please do not send transcripts to the A-STATE Physical Therapy Department unless specifically requested to. Transcripts and immunization records for A-STATE Traditional Graduate Programs should be sent to:
A-State Traditional Graduate Programs
PO Box 1570
State University, AR 72467
A-State Graduate Programs' can be contacted at 870-972-2031 or email@example.com .
The application fee of $50 can be paid online (through your applicant account) or by phone to the Cashier’s Window at 870-972-3847.
Students who have attended one or more of the A-STATE campuses (i.e. Newport, Beebe, etc.) must still request transcripts from them separately to be sent to A-STATE in Jonesboro. A-STATE campuses are independent of each other in regards to transcripts and can only be verified by the campus where the courses were actually taken.
Based on recent legislation in Arkansas, students will be required to complete a background check AFTER they receive conditional admission into the program.
Arkansas State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions works with Verified Credentials, Inc. to establish an acceptable screening procedure. The cost of the background check is between $50 and $100.
Background Checks for Students Newly Admitted into the PT Program
Students who are conditionally admitted into the PT program must submit an initial background check to complete their admission requirements into the program. View the step-by-step background check guide for new PT students>>>
Technical Skills and Abilities
Prior to admittance to the A-State Physical Therapy Program, students must complete the Technical Skills and Ability form. View form here >>>