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DPT Application Deadlines

The Department of Physical Therapy works on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are accepted year-round, but to ensure consideration for the February start date, completed applications must be received by October 1.

Admission Requirements – Domestic Applicants

The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements below or contact the International Center at +1-626-812-3055 or by email.

DPT applicants must possess:

Applicants must submit:

GRE scores and transcript (if admitted into the program) should be sent to:
Graduate and Professional Center: Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-4545

Applicants must also:

What to Expect

Once all admission materials have been received by the appropriate office, the Graduate Admissions and department faculty review the applicant’s file. The applicant is then notified of the committee’s decision.

Admission Requirements – International Applicants

Azusa Pacific University is authorized under federal law by the U.S. CIS and the U.S. Department of State to enroll nonimmigrant, alien undergraduate and graduate students. APU issues and administers both the I-20 and DS 2019 (F-1 and J-1 status documents respectively).

To apply to be a graduate student at APU, the following requirements must be fulfilled in addition to meeting the domestic applicant and other admission requirements specified by the program.

International applicants must:

International applicants must also submit:

Submit all materials to:

International Center
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave.
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: +1-626-815-3801
Email IC

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the International Center, the department reviews the applicant’s file. The student is notified of the committee’s decision within approximately two weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline?
The Department of Physical Therapy offers rolling admissions and takes applications year-round that are reviewed and acted upon in the order in which they are received. However, in order to assure your place in the spring class each year, we need your application by October 1.

Can December graduates be admitted for the spring program?
Yes, they may be admitted with a status of incomplete until their posted degree is attained.

What is the minimum GPA requirement for admission to the program?
A cumulative GPA of 3.0. (Candidates with a science GPA below 2.9 will not be considered for admission.)

Is it difficult to be admitted to the program?
It is not easy to get into any professional program, but we consider the total applicant. The program looks for applicants who will be lifelong learners, compassionate individuals, and successful in learning a large amount of information in a short period of time.

How many students do you admit to the DPT program each year?
The program is set up to admit a maximum of 43 students.

When do all of the prerequisites need to be completed?
All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the fall before the program starts. Applicants are welcome to call for information, or send transcripts for review to Anel Herrera, at (626) 815-5014.

Is it necessary to take the GRE?
Yes, a GRE score is required for admittance consideration.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.