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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. Do not send initial transcripts to the Graduate Studies Office, please send these to PTCAS instead.

Policy on Acceptance of Transfer Students into EWU DPT Program:
The EWU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program does not accept students who wish to transfer into the program from another DPT program.  Students who wish to complete their DPT education at EWU are encouraged to apply for admission to the program according to the application process, and if accepted, will matriculate at the beginning of the program.   Rationale: Doctor of Physical Therapy curricula vary widely in terms of content, order, and timing; it is therefore difficult to assess the didactic and clinical expertise of a student who wishes to transfer into the program and receive some credit for DPT courses already completed at another institution.

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 2017 is November 1, 2016.  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 applicants to join our incoming fall class usually by the end of January

Statistics for applicants invited for Fall 2016  We have not filled our class, these are invited applicants only.

  • Average Overall GPA 3.86 the range is 3.52 - 4.0
  • Average Prerequisite GPA 3.89 the range is 3.58- 4.0
  • Average GRE Verbal score 73% the range is 41%  to 96%
  • Average GRE Quantitative score 61% the range is 32% to 88%
  • Average GRE Writing score 4.0 the range is 3.5 to 5  (Please note for the next application cycle beginning 7/1/2016 we will require a minimum GRE writing score of a 4.0)
  • In-state 43%  out-of-state 56%
  • Acceptance rate is 10-15%
  • Matriculation rates vary yearly based on the ratio of in-state to out-of -state applicants

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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