The Elon DPT program participates in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). All applicants applying for the class of 2020 entering January 2018 will apply online using the PTCAS application. To apply, visit PTCAS.org.
The Elon DPT program accepts applications on a rolling basis starting July 2016. Please submit your application as soon as possible for consideration.
Early Decision (binding) August 15, 2016*
Final Deadline (non-binding) November 1, 2016
Applications submitted in the current admissions cycle are for enrollment in January 2018.
*Candidates are encouraged to apply in advance of the August 15 deadline in order to allow sufficient application processing time. Additionally, PTCAS requires that Early Decision candidates take the GRE® and request scores by no later than July 31.
Interviews are a requirement for admission. Interviews will be held on September 16 (Early Decision), December 2, December 12, January 30, February 3, February 27, March 3 and March 6.
Completed applications submitted to PTCAS must include the following:
Elon does not have a supplemental application.
It is the applicant's responsibility to review the progress of his/her application by viewing Elon OnTrack (click on link and select “OnTrack for Applicants”). The Office of Graduate Admissions emails each candidate their OnTrack username and password about 2 weeks after we receive your application from PTCAS. This allows us time to process your materials and update our system.
For evaluation, all documents must be received. If you have any questions about missing documents, please contact PTCAS first. After speaking with PTCAS, if you still have questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (336) 278-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Elon DPT Admissions FAQs may also address some of your questions.
Evidence of an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university* or date when degree is expected
*Each applicant must complete a bachelor's degree in the United States from a regionally accredited college or university. International degrees that have been evaluated as United States equivalent will not fulfill this requirement. All prerequisites must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university.
Completion of prerequisite courses
a. 6 Science Courses (3-credit hour course or higher with lab)
The applicant must have 6 natural and/or life science courses selected from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy/Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Pathology and/or Physics.
b. 1 Psychology Course (3-credit hour course or higher)
It is preferred that this course is from the psychology department, but an upper level course from another department may be acceptable.
Notes on prerequisite courses
Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) taken within the last five years
Minimum of 100 hours volunteer or work experience in a health care setting with at least 20 of these hours in a physical therapy acute inpatient care or hospital setting (may be in progress).
Three letters of recommendation
Must be able to meet the Essential Requirements of Physical Therapy Education at Elon University.
TOEFL scores are required unless English is the student's native language or the language of instruction. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based) is required. English translations of transcripts and explanations of grading systems are required.