Application Forms

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Application

*Go here for: Program Requirements and Prerequisites

Fall 2016 DPT Admission Cycle NOW OPEN!

downloadFall 2016 DPT Admission Application Instructions -

  1. Two (2) Separate Applications are required:

    1) DPT Departmental Application via PTCAS
         Application Available July 2, 2015 via PTCAS

    Firm Deadline: October 1, 2015 

    2) CSU Graduate Application - Fall 2016*
    Available through

    *The CSU Graduate Application is only required after an applicant has been offered a seat in the program. DO NOT submit an application until the PT Department notifies you.

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

  2. Official Transcripts

    Submit all official transcripts from each college and/or university attended to PTCAS by October 1, 2015.

    If offered a seat in the program:Official transcripts from all colleges/university attended will need to be mailed to Fresno State for your CSU Mentor application.

  3. Verification of Observation Hours Form

    It is REQUIRED to submit a PT Observation Hours form verifying your observation hours for every location and number of hours observed. Login to PTCAS and use the online PT Hours signature process or print each customized PT Observation Hours form, and have your hours verified by a licensed physical therapist. If using the paper verification option, mail the signed form directly to PTCAS. Please read all directions set by PTCAS to avoid any delays in the submission of your application.

    The verification of observation hours form is ONLY for students who are not yet ready to apply this Fall. Click here for the verification of hours form.  

  4. Supplemental Form: 2016 DPT Admission Prerequisite Coursework Form

    Download the fill-in version of the form here
    - Download the PDF version of the form here

    Mail/Hand-deliver completed form directly to the PT Department at Fresno State. DO NOT mail to PTCAS.

    Postmark Deadline: October 1, 2016

  5. Recommendation Letters

    Arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to PTCAS on your behalf; one/two each from a licensed physical therapist, and a non-Physical Therapy professor. Fresno State pre-physical therapy/IHRS faculty are not acceptable references. Only original letters will be accepted and must be in a sealed envelope. To see complete list of acceptable reference sources, please our Fresno State's informational page on PTCAS. Please read all directions set by PTCAS to avoid any delays in the submission of your application.

  6. Early Grade Report Form


    Must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2016. 
    Local applicants may turn in the form to the PT Office in the PTIA Building, Room 122. Please be sure to check for office holiday hours.