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Admission Policies and General Information

Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)

The supplemental application we require through EWU Graduate Studies will instruct you to send transcripts and your GRE scores to Graduate Studies. Please send these to PTCAS instead.

Recruitment Information

We actively recruit potential students from all areas. Preference is not given for in state or Eastern Washington University students, instead we seek the best students possible. Applications are made available through PTCAS each July.

We participate in PTCAS early decision.  Our general application deadline for the Fall of 2016 is November 2, 2015.  Please submit an application through EWU Graduate Studies http://www.ewu.edu/grad/graduate-programs  in addition to PTCAS by that date.   

ALL COMMUNICATION WITH APPLICANTS IS DONE THROUGH E-MAIL EXCEPT FOR THE FINAL DISPOSITION WHICH IS SENT VIA US MAIL. PLEASE CHECK YOUR E-MAIL FREQUENTLY DURING THIS TIME

During the processing phase of our recruitment; applications are evaluated and rated on the following criteria:

  • Overall GPA
  • prerequisite GPA
  • letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores  (PTCAS GRE CODE 3789)

Invitations are sent out to the top 38 applicants to join our incoming fall class usually by the end of January

Statistics for Students entering Fall 2015

  • Overall GPA 3.8
  • Prerequisite GPA 3.8
  • GRE - V  147
  • GRE - Q  154
  • GRE - A  4.0

Statistics for Students entering Fall 2014

  • Overall GPA 3.8
  • Prerequisite GPA 3.8
  • GRE - V 410
  • GRE - Q 510
  • GRE - A  4.0

A list of alternates is kept which we draw on until the class of 38 is filled. This list is maintained throughout the summer until the first day of class. Occasionally we have students who commit to the program who later change their mind about attending.

Computer Requirements

With the implementation of wireless classrooms, The Department of Physical Therapy has approved a requirement for all students to have laptops. 

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