The Elon DPT program participates in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). All applicants applying for the class of 2021 entering January 2019 will apply online using the PTCAS application. To apply, visit PTCAS.org.
The Elon DPT program accepts applications on a rolling basis starting July 2017. Please submit your application as soon as possible for consideration.
Deadline Schedule for the Class of 2021 (enrolling January 2019)
Early Decision (binding): August 15, 2017*
Final Deadline (non-binding): November 1, 2017
Applications submitted in the current admissions cycle are for enrollment in January 2019.
*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 15 (Early Decision), December 1, December 11, January 29, February 2, February 26 and March 2.
Completed applications submitted to PTCAS must include the following:
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies
- Official GRE scores (Elon’s PTCAS code is 7617.)
- Three letters of recommendation (sent to PTCAS)
Elon does not have a supplemental application.
The Office of Graduate Admissions emails each applicant their login information shortly after we receive your application from PTCAS. It is the applicant’s responsibility to review the progress of his/her application by monitoring his/her status page. IMPORTANT: A status page is only available after our office downloads your application from PTCAS.
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.
- Minimum GPA of 3.2 for undergraduate work is required
- Minimum science GPA of 3.0 is required
*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
- Five of the six required science courses must be complete at the time of evaluation of the application.
- Grades of ‘C’ or better are required in each prerequisite course
- No prerequisite course may be taken on a “pass/no pass” or “credit/no credit” basis
- Each natural and/or life science prerequisite course must have been successfully completed within 10 years prior to January enrollment.
Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) taken within the last five years
A minimum score of 297 on the GRE is required for a composite Verbal and Quantitative score. A minimum of 3.0 is required for Analytical Writing score.
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
- One letter must be written by a practicing physical therapist
- One letter must be from a professor/instructor who has taught you at the undergraduate or graduate level and can speak to your academic abilities
- One other 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.