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Physical Therapy Program Admission Process

The Carroll University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program provides you with the opportunity to enter the physical therapy program in three ways:


    (Freshman-level of entry)

    Direct admission entry provides select incoming first-time freshmen matriculating directly out of high school an opportunity to enter directly into the graduate phase of the program, provided progression standards and cohort requirements are met as outlined in the Carroll University catalog. The DPT program comprises six total years of study for students who are directly admitted (freshman level of entry) with approved 3+3 majors and seven total years for the Athletic Training Pre-PT major.

    Direct admission students are required to apply to the DPT program in their senior year of high school. The deadline to apply for direct admission for Fall 2016 freshman is February 1, 2016 (general admission is required to apply to the DPT program).


    Non-direct admission entry is granted to first-time freshman and transfer applicants who do not receive direct admission and earn sixty or more credits at Carroll and have the intention of receiving or have received a Carroll bachelor's degree.


    (Students earning a bachelor's degree outside of Carroll)

    Non-traditional admission entry is designated to students who received their baccalaureate degree at an institution outside of Carroll and is reviewed in the competitive review process with non-direct admission students. Non-traditional applicants are required to apply through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Please reference for more information.

Please click on the above admission option that best applies to your situation.

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    Carroll University (Attn: Admission Office)
    100 N. East Avenue
    Waukesha, WI 53186

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