Physical Therapy Non-Direct Admission
What is Non-Direct Admission?
Students not selected for direct admission will follow the non-direct admission process. Examples include high school students not selected for direct admission, undergraduate transfer students, Carroll alumni, and direct admission students who did not progress within their cohort. Non-direct admit applicants who complete 60 or more undergraduate degree credits at Carroll and will earn or have earned a bachelor's degree from Carroll receive a mathematical preference in consideration for the professional phase of the program.
Non-direct admission students may apply to the professional phase of the DPT program during their junior year at Carroll and follow the progression standards outlined in their undergraduate catalog to apply to the professional phase. The DPT program may be completed in as little as six total years of study; encompassing three-years of professional graduate level study. Other non-direct admit students, applying in their senior year or later, must follow the professional phase admission process instructions outlined in the graduate catalog for the admission cycle to which they apply.
Guided education planning for admission to a DPT program is offered to non-direct admission students through the Carroll Physical Therapy (PT) Bound Program. A PT Bound Program student participates in guided educational planning based on national data that includes identifying DPT program options, selecting an appropriate undergraduate major and prerequisite courses, and GRE exam and DPT application preparation.
Phase I Non-Direct Admission Application: (Current Carroll Students)
When should I apply for progression into Phase I of the Professional Phase of the DPT Program?
Non-direct admit students may apply in the junior or senior year at Carroll or as an alum. Non-direct admission students should submit their application and admission materials by mid-January of the year in which they are applying. Undergraduate transfer students will work with a Carroll academic advisor to identify a completion plan. All applicants must comply with all prerequisites and complete and submit the required admission credentials to the Graduate Admission Office by mid-January.
How do I apply for progression into Phase I of the DPT Program?
Below are step by step instructions as to how to applying for progression to Phase I of the professional phase. Please carefully read the Professional Phase Admission Instructions, Requirements, and Supplemental Forms (pdf download) outlined in STEP 2 below.
STEP 1: Complete the Graduate Studies Online Application
STEP 2: Complete and submit all Supplemental Application Instructions and Materials (pdf download)
STEP 3: Submit Official GRE Record to Carroll University (School Code 1101, Dept. Code 0619)
Track your admission file
Upon completion of STEP 1: Online Graduate Application, you may track your admission documents via the my.carrollu.edu portal. Go to: MY.CARROLLU > LOGIN > ADMISSIONS TAB > GRADUATE HOME > VIEW MY ADMISSION STATUS
Submit supplemental application materials to:
Carroll University Office of Admission
100 North East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186
How do I track my observation/volunteer hours completed under a licensed PT?
Please document observation hours on the Clinical Experience Documentation Form (pdf download).
Please contact Lori Aliota, Associate Director of Graduate Admission, at 262-524-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability that does not interfere with the performance of professional physical therapy practice as provided by law. Applications and credentials for admission to the physical therapy program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission. Decisions are made on applications by selection committees in the program, and applicants are notified through the Office of Admission.
Admission and standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and or certification needs.
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