Fall 2019 DPT Application Instructions

arrow iconChanges for the 2018-2019 PTCAS Admissions Cycle will be updated in March/April 2018

**Please review this webpage periodically for admission requirement changes.**

STEP 1: Complete the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) online application

Deadline: October 1, 2018

PTCAS applications will be available in early July 2018.  Apply at http://www.ptcas.org/index.html and check "California State University, Fresno" as a program of interest.

Official Transcripts

Submit all official transcripts from each college and/or university attended to PTCAS by October 1, 2018.

*If offered an interview: Official transcripts from all colleges/university attended will need to be mailed to Fresno State for your Cal State Apply Graduate Application.

Please read all directions set by PTCAS to avoid any delays in the submission of your application.

Prerequisite Coursework Selection

DPT Admission Prerequisite Coursework will be selected through the Fresno State PTCAS Program Page, where you will indicate which prerequisite courses you would like to be used to calculate your prerequisite GPA.  The Admissions Committee may reject a course that you have listed if it does not meet the qualifying criterion explained on the PTCAS application program page for Fresno State.  

Supplemental Questions for Fresno State are available through PTCAS after selecting Fresno State as a potential program.  

**STEP 2: Cal State Apply Graduate Online Application

**Only required if you are offered an interview**

Deadline: January 15, 2019

https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

There is an additional $55 application fee.  Statement of Purpose, References, and course grades will be verified through PTCAS.  All communication with applicants will be through PTCAS.  Cal State Apply Graduate Applications will be reviewed in December/January and are only required if you are offered an interview.

RE-APPLICANTS: Complete Steps 1 and 2 from above & Re-Applicant Questions through PTCAS

Deadline: October 1, 2018, through PTCAS

Fill out the supplemental questions on the PTCAS Program Page for reapplicants.  Please include a list of any ‘new’ documents, course grades, etc. you wish the committee to consider. All documents in your application file can be brought into your 2017-2018 application file or you can re-submit documents. Previous applicants are required to re-apply through PTCAS (see “Re-Applying to PTCAS” link on PTCAS login page for instructions and conditions).  Repeat applicants to Fresno State are not required to submit references or any materials unless you wish to submit new additional documents such as experience, letters or coursework.

  • Have you previously applied to this PT education program?
  • If you are reapplying to this program, how have you strengthened your application? 
  • If you are reapplying to this program, please indicate if you would like any of your previously submitted documents to be used for this application cycle such as references, observation hours, etc. If you are submitting all new documents with your PTCAS Application, please write “none”.

DPT Application Timeline 

July 2018

PTCAS Applications Open

October 1, 2018

PTCAS Applications Due

Application Review Period

All applicants can expect to receive an email application acknowledgment within 4-5 weeks of application submission or deadline, whichever occurs first by the applicant.

Please note that if an applicant does not receive an email application acknowledgment by early December, it is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the Physical Therapy Department. Late acknowledgment from the applicant will not be reviewed. No exceptions!

December 2018

Interview Decisions will be emailed through PTCAS

December 2018-January 2019

Update Fall 2018 Prerequisite Course Grades through the PTCAS Academic Update

  • Send official transcripts to PTCAS

January 2019

Cal State Apply Graduate Online Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 

  • Send official transcripts to Fresno State Graduate Admissions

Interview and Visitation Day: TBD

Feb-March 2019

Admissions Decisions sent through PTCAS for accepted, waitlist and denied applicants


PTCAS Contact Information

Arrange for your PTCAS materials to be sent to the address below:

PTCAS 
PO BOX 9112 
Watertown, MA 02471 
Email: ptcasinfo@ptcas.org 
Phone: (617) 612-2040

For overnight documents only (e.g. FedEx), use the street address below:

PTCAS 
c/o Liaison International 
311 Arsenal Street, Suite 15 
Waterrown, MA 02472

PLEASE NOTE: PTCAS will not receive your express package if the suite number is missing from the address, or if it arrives on a weekend or Federal holiday. Express delivery does not guarantee delivery or expedite the processing of your application file.