How to Apply

The Elon DPT program participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). All applicants must apply through PTCAS.

Admissions Timeline

2024-25 Admissions Cycle

Elon DPT will begin accepting applications for the Class of 2028 (enrolling January 2026) on June 17, 2024.

*Early Assurance Deadline: August 15, 2024

Final Deadline: December 2, 2024

Applications to Elon DPT must be submitted to PTCAS by 11:59 PM ET on the date of the deadline. Applications may be verified by PTCAS after this deadline, however, the Elon DPT admissions committee will not receive nor review the application until it has completed the PTCAS verification process. Note: The PTCAS verification time can take up to four weeks following submission. 

Once an application has been received and processed, the applicant will receive confirmation and instructions to access the Elon Application Status Page. It is the responsibility of the applicant to review the progress of their application by monitoring their status page. Note: Please allow up to two weeks from verification for all materials to be processed by the Office of Graduate Admissions. 

Application files are reviewed by the admissions committee in the order in which they are completed. To be considered for our earliest interview days, please submit, ensure verification, and complete your application file as soon as possible. Invitations to interview will be extended via email to qualified candidates between September and mid-January. Scheduled interview dates will occur between September and March.

*Early Assurance

Early Assurance — while not binding — is intended for candidates whose #1 choice is Elon DPT and would plan to enroll, if admitted. Qualified Early Assurance candidates are invited to a dedicated interview date in the fall. Last year, over 75% of our Early Assurance interviewees received an offer of admission. Candidates are notified of their admission decision within two weeks of their interview and have until January 16, 2024 to accept or decline their admission.

To apply under the Early Assurance deadline, (1) submit your Elon application through PTCAS by August 15, and (2) answer “yes” to our PTCAS supplemental question about Early Assurance.

Learn more about Early Assurance.

Application Materials

The following items are required for evaluation:

  • Verified PTCAS application*
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies (submit to PTCAS)*
  • Three letters of recommendation (submit to PTCAS)*
  • Official GRE scores (submit to Elon’s PTCAS code: 7617)

Elon DPT does not have a supplemental application. 

*If you have questions about verification or missing documents submitted to PTCAS, please contact PTCAS first. After speaking with PTCAS, if you still have questions, please contact the Graduate Admissions team at or 336.728.7600.

For international applicants:

  • All application materials listed above
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluations from one of the following approved agencies: WES, IEE, or ECE.
  • Demonstration of English language proficiency through one of the following methods (minimum):
    • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (internet-based tests) or 213 (computer-based examinations)
    • Official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic exam score of 6.5 (overall band)
    • Official Duolingo of English Test score of 110
    • Completion of undergraduate degree in English
    • Certification that English is the applicant’s native language

Admissions Interview

An interview is required for admission. Approximately 200 of the most qualified applicants will be invited to a virtual interview experience. The interview experience includes interviews with Elon DPT faculty and a variety of opportunities for candidates to connect with program faculty, staff, and current students.

Notification of Admissions Decision

All applicants who submit a verified PTCAS application will be notified of their admissions decision in writing via their Elon Application Status Page.

Candidates who have been invited to interview will be notified by the Admissions Committee of their admissions decision within two weeks of their interview. Candidates who are offered admission and are choosing to enroll in the program must confirm their seat in the class by submitting the reply form and a $1,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit by the date listed in their acceptance letter. This deposit is fully credited to the student’s tuition upon matriculation to the program.


Please direct all questions regarding the admissions requirements or process to the Graduate Admissions team at or 336.278.7600.