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Application Process - Doctor of Physical Therapy
Program applications for the 2015 admissions cycle will be available on July 1, 2014 from the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) (The Armstrong Graduate Studies application is not used.)
Specific application deadlines are set annually. (The early admission application deadline for the entering 2018 class is August 15, 2014; the regular admission application deadline is October 15, 2014.) 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 be in mid-January. 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 Sept. 1. It is worth repeating that PTCAS advises that "processing may take up to 4 to 5 weeks once all required materials have been received".
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 Atlantic 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