Admission Process | Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Carroll University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program provides you with the opportunity to enter the physical therapy program in three ways. Choose the admission option that best applies to your situation.

Direct Admission

(Freshman-level)

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 and receive a guaranteed DPT seat, 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.

Competitive Admission

Competitive admission applies to first-time freshman and transfer applicants who do not receive direct admission as a high school student. Competitive candidates who earn sixty or more credits at Carroll and have the intention of receiving or have received a Carroll bachelor's degree receive a mathematical advantage in the graduate level review process. Competitive candidates also have the option of completing their undergraduate and DPT studies at an accelerated six-year completion rate.

Prior Degree Admission

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

This admission process is for those with an undergraduate degree at an institution outside of Carroll. Candidates are reviewed in the competitive review process with Carroll competitive admission students. Prior degree applicants are required to apply through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Please reference www.ptcas.org for more information.

Please direct questions about admission to:

Email: ptinfo@carrollu.edu 

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

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