Rehabilitation Sciences

Application Process - Doctor of Physical Therapy

Program applications for the 2016 admissions cycle will be available on July 1, 2015 from the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) opens in a new window (The Armstrong Graduate Studies application is not used.  Please ignore link below.)


Specific application deadlines opens in a new window are set annually.  (The early admission application deadline for the entering 2018 class is August 15, 2015; the regular admission application deadline is October 1, 2015.) These deadlines are firm.  All information (transcripts, GRE scores, references, etc.) must be received and processed by PTCAS for consideration. PTCAS advises that "processing may take up to 4 to 5 weeks once all required materials have been received".  Interviews for the early acceptance process will occur in mid to late September.  Interviews for the regular admissions process will occur between November and February.  See "Admissions" link for information pertaining to prerequisite requirements.

Early Decision Applicants

If application, transcripts, scores or fees arrive after the Early Decision deadline, PTCAS will automatically change your file from Early Decision to regular status.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores

The following code (for Armstrong) should be referenced when requesting GRE reports:  7813.  Note that PTCAS has mandated that all candidates applying for early decision must take the GRE and request scores by July 31.  All applicants for regular admission must take the GRE and request scores by Aug. 15.  It is worth repeating that PTCAS advises that "processing may take up to 4 to 5 weeks once all required materials have been received".

Application Fees

In addition to the PTCAS fees, a supplemental application fee of $25 for Georgia residents, or $50 for out-of-state applicants, is required.  (Applications submitted without payment of the supplemental application fee will not be processed.)  A check or money order for the supplemental application fee should be made out to Armstrong State University, with "PT app fee" in the memo line.  Payment must be mailed to:  

Physical Therapy Program/Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences
Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA  31419