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DPT Application Procedures




The following items are required as part of the Application Process to the DPT Program at WKU.  Your application will be considered incomplete until all of the following are received.  

WKU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has chosen to receive applications and most applicant materials through the American Physical Therapy Association's - Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)

All application materials and fees must be submitted, according to the instructions below, within the application period of July 2, 2015 - November 2, 2015 to be considered for the Summer 2016 Program.  


1.  Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) Requirements: 


PTCAS Application and Fee

    1. PTCAS Application Link
    2. PTCAS Application Checklist
    3. PTCAS Application FAQ's
    4. Required GRE Scores Must Be Directed to:
      • WKU DPT Program - GRE School Code = Western Kentucky U PTCAS 0557

2.  WKU Supplemental Requirements:

The Graduate School of WKU requires completion of the Online Application to the DPT Program prior to November 2, 2015, with ALL supplemental application materials received no later than midnight (CST) November 30, 2015.   


     Graduate School Application and Fee 

    1. Complete TOPNET:  WKU Admission Application - Online Application and application fee If you do not have a WKU ID, you will need to create a WKU web application ID.
      • Your WKU ID will be created one business day following the submission/processing of your TOPNET: Graduate School Application. 
      You will be required to place your WKU ID on all correspondence and materials sent directly to Western Kentucky University

Transcripts and GRE Scores

    1.  Official hard copy transcripts from all previous college and professional schools must be sent directly to   PTCAS (per their application instructions).
    2. GRE Scores must be delivered to:  The Graduate School at WKU - - GRE School Code 1901 as well as PTCAS (Code 0557).


       Prerequisite Course Work

    1. The Prerequisite Course Work Form is required to document the fulfillment of both the required prerequisites and having attained GPA eligibility (SAMPLE FORM).  Conversion rates for Quarter to Semester Credit Hours are available here. 

An Interview may be required to complete the DPT Program application.






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 Last Modified 7/29/15