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Rehabilitation Sciences: DPT Application Process

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Georgia Southern University.  This program utilizes the Physical Therapist Centralized Application System (PTCAS).  To learn more about the PTCAS application process and apply on line, please visit the PTCAS website,  Applicants must review Georgia Southern University's program page on PTCAS for program-specific prerequisites and application requirements.

Program applications for the 2018-2019 admissions cycle are anticipated to be available on PTCAS in early July, 2018.  The Georgia Southern University Graduate Studies application is not used.  Applicants admitted during this cycle will begin the program in May, 2019.  Enrollment is limited to 36 students per class.  

Application Deadlines

This is the deadline to submit your application in PTCAS as an Early Decision applicant.

This is the deadline for Early Decision applicants to take the GRE and request scores to be submitted to School Code 7813.

This is the deadline to submit your application in PTCAS as a Regular Decision applicant.

​Early Decision and Regular Decision

Georgia Southern University accepts and reviews both Early Decision and Regular Decision applications.  All application deadlines are firm.  The Early Decision option is a binding option: applicants accepted during the Early Decision process will not be able to apply to any other program using PTCAS during the application cycle.  For your application to be considered in the Early Decision pool, you must declare that intention when you submit your application to PTCAS.  It is important to verify that you are completing an Early Decision application before you submit your application.  Our program and PTCAS will not change your status if you do not select Early Decision prior to submission; your application will be considered in the Regular Decision pool.

You are advised to refer to PTCAS frequently to ensure that all required documents have been received and processed.  It is critically important as well that you check your email account regularly and take any necessary steps to prevent messages from being diverted away from your email inbox.

Steps to Prepare for Application

Next Steps after Application Submission


A half-day, in-person interview is required for admission.  Interviews are scheduled by invitation only.  Early decision interviews will take place in September.  Regular Decision interviews will be scheduled between November and January.

Admission and Matriculation Process

Timeline for Decisions:

Early Decision:  Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by late September.
Regular Decision:  Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by mid-January.

Candidates selected for admission must formally accept their seat and submit a non-refundable deposit.  Students who matriculate in the DPT program at Georgia Southern University will have their deposit refunded during the first week of classes.

Once selected for admission, students are required to submit the following:

Contact Information

Please contact the program office with any questions about admissions:  
Phone:  912-344-3220