Ptcas information session



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  • 2013-14 Admissions Cycle
  • Disclaimer
  • The slide show is intended to provide an overview of PTCAS and NOT be a substitute for the full instructions.
  • You are responsible for reviewing and following all PTCAS and program-specific instructions.
  • What Is PTCAS?
  • The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) allows applicants to use one application and set of materials to apply to 166 PT programs.
  • PTCAS is a service of APTA and is administered by Liaison International in Watertown, MA.
  • 2013-14 Application
  • The PTCAS application for the 2014 entering class will launch on
  • JULY 2, 2013
  • Professional Behavior
  • PT applicants are expected to act professionally in all of their dealings with PTCAS and the physical therapist programs, and to properly follow instructions and meet deadlines.
  • Responsibility, respect, good judgment, and cooperation are qualities valued by the PT profession. Applicants are expected to demonstrate these qualities beginning with the application process.
  • REQUIRED Materials
  • Arrange for materials to arrive at PTCAS by the program’s deadline. Once “complete”, file will enter the queue for verification.
  • Processing may take up to 4-5 weeks once your file is complete.
  • You must submit the items to PTCAS before your file will be processed
  • PTCAS Application
  • All Official U.S. Transcripts
  • Correct PTCAS Fee
  • Other Materials Accepted by PTCAS
  • IF REQUIRED by PT program,
  • submit items to PTCAS.
  • Submit Official GRE® Scores
  • Request Official GRE® Scores from ETS®
    • Use the correct GRE® code for each PT program, if required
    • Many PT programs have a separate code from the university
    • Login to check status of scores sent to PTCAS GRE codes
  • Enter Your GRE® Scores on the PTCAS Application
    • Do not mix and match scores from different dates
    • Enter any planned GRE® test dates
  • PTCAS Will NOT…
    • “verify” official scores against unofficial scores
    • “hold” files for missing GRE® scores
  • Materials Sent Directly to Program
  • Supplemental Application
  • Supplemental Fee
  • Original Foreign Transcripts
  • Reapplying to PTCAS?
  • If an application was "mailed" to one+ PT programs in the last cycle, PTCAS can pull selected application data and materials forward into the next admissions cycle.
  • PTCAS Will NOT Pull Forward…
  • References
  • PT Observation Hours and Verification Forms
  • Essays
  • Payments
  • PT Program Designations
  • Responses to School-specific (Custom) Questions for PT Programs
  • For more information, go to http://www.ptcas.org/Reapplicants/
  • Submit U.S. Transcripts to PTCAS
  • Enter ALL colleges & universities attended
    • 4-Year Institutions
    • Community Colleges
  • Print PTCAS Transcript Matching Form for each
  • Registrar sends one official transcript to PTCAS
    • Ask registrar to include PTCAS transcript matching form
  • Do NOT send student-issued transcripts to PTCAS
  • Do NOT request electronic transcripts.
  • Enter All U.S. Courses on Application
    • Use a personal copy of transcripts to complete section
    • Do NOT enter courses from memory
    • Enter all courses on US transcripts, including…
      • Credit earned due to AP/CLEP/IB exams
      • Audited
      • Deferred
      • Institutional/Departmental Exam
      • Incomplete
      • Pass/Fail
      • Withdrawn (WP or WF)
    • If significant errors, PTCAS will “undeliver” application
  • Academic Update (AU)
  • Enter updated summer & fall 2013 grades
  • Send updated 2013 transcripts to PTCAS as soon as available
  • Academic Update Dates:
    • Dec 12, 2013 – AU OPENS - No edits to coursework until AU opens to you.    
    • Jan 15, 2014 – Priority deadline for updated transcripts to PTCAS.
    • Feb 14, 2014 – AU CLOSES - No edits to courses after this date.
    • Feb 14, 2014Final deadline to submit AU transcripts to PTCAS.
  • You can update your coursework only ONCE.
  • PTCAS will send updated courses & GPAs to programs.
  • 2nd Set of Transcripts
  • If accepted to a PT program, submit official transcripts directly to institution before you enroll.
  • PTCAS cannot forward your transcripts to a PT program for this purpose.
  • Canadian Courses
  • Enter any Canadian courses on application
  • Determine program requirements for Canadian transcripts
  • PTCAS will NOT…
    • verify Canadian courses
    • include Canadian courses in GPAs
    • hold for missing Canadian transcripts
  • Foreign Transcript Evaluations
  • IF REQUIRED BY THE PT PROGRAM
  • Arrange for course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation to be sent to PTCAS
  • BEGIN EARLY! It may take 4-6 weeks for agency to complete evaluation
  • PT program may specify a particular agency
  • If received, PTCAS mails copy to your designated program(s)
  • Foreign evaluations are NOT required for “Study-abroad”
  • Some PT programs require ORIGINAL foreign transcripts to be sent directly to the institution.
  • References
  • Send up to 4 references to PTCAS
  • Electronic references preferred
  • Reference requirements vary by program
  • PTCAS will NOT hold files for missing references
  • PT program may not accept late references
  • Login to check reference status
  • PT Observation Hours
  • Enter your PT experiences on the application
  • Programs may require that a PT verify your hours
  • PT hour requirements vary by program
    • Not all PT programs require PT experience or a signed form
    • PTCAS will not determine if you met requirements for PT program
  • PTCAS will not hold for…
    • missing PT signatures
    • missing PT observation hours
  • Updating Your PT Observation Hours
  • After you e-submit, you can…
    • add new PT experiences
    • request new PT signatures
    • make edits to in-progress / planned PT hours
    • NOT make edits to completed PT hours
    • NOT make edits to hours verified by a PT on a paper form
  • PTCAS Essay
  • “Describe your decision making process in choosing physical therapy as a career choice versus other health care careers.”
  • Essay limited to 4500 characters with spaces (~1 page single spaced)
  • School-specific “Custom” Questions
  • If required, PTCAS will prompt you to respond.
  • You cannot submit PTCAS application until complete.
  • Programs can only view responses to their own items.
  • 2013-14 PTCAS Application Fees
  • $135 base fee to apply to one program
  • $40 incremental fee for each additional program
  • FEE WAIVER is available for financially disadvantaged applicants
  • PTCAS Fee Waiver
  • Available for financially disadvantaged applicants
  • If approved, $135 base fee is waived
  • Pay $40 for each additional designation over one
  • U.S. citizens & permanent residents only
  • PTCAS fee waiver request form
  • Submit form and most recent tax return BEFORE you e-submit your PTCAS application
  • Limited number of waivers available
  • Deadlines
  • APPLY EARLY
  • Deadlines expire at 11:59 pm EASTERN time
  • Many programs have a rolling admissions process
  • Program may not consider late applications or materials
  • FIRM Deadline - You can NOT apply after the deadline
  • SOFT Deadline - You can apply after the deadline, but program will only consider you if space is still available in class
  • 2013-14 Application Deadlines
  • October 1, 2013
  • October 15, 2013
  • November 1, 2013
  • November 15, 2013
  • December 2, 2013
  • December 16, 2013
  • January 15, 2014
  • February 3, 2014
  • February 17, 2014
  • March 3, 2014
  • March 17, 2014
  • April 1, 2014
  • April 15, 2014
  • May 1, 2014
  • May 15, 2014
  • Visit the PTCAS Directory for program-specific deadlines.
  • http://www.ptcas.org/ProgramPrereqs/
  • Early Decision
  • Binding option for applicants
  • Not all programs participate in Early Decision
  • If accepted, applicant cannot apply to other PTCAS programs
  • If denied or moved to “general” status, applicant can apply to other programs via PTCAS
  • Aug 15 – Early Decision Deadline for Applicants
  • Sep 24 – Deadline for Programs to Submit Decisions to PTCAS for ED Applicants
  • Courses on application compared to U.S. transcripts
  • Transcript grading scheme verified
  • Staff corrects minor errors to course history
    • Application will be undelivered, if numerous errors
  • PTCAS GPA Calculation Rules
  • Repeated Courses
  • Failed Courses
  • Study Abroad
  • Foreign Coursework
  • AP/CLEP/IB
  • Audit
  • Deferred
  • Inst/Dept Exam
  • Incomplete
  • Pass/Fail
  • Withdrawn
  • EXCLUDED:
  • INCLUDED:
  • PTCAS will email you when your GPAs are posted online
  • PTCAS GPAs
  • Overall Cumulative GPA
  • Undergraduate Cumulative GPA
  • Graduate GPA
  • GPA for Each College / University Attended
  • GPA by Academic Status
    • freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate, & post-BS
  • Combined Science and Math GPA
  • Science GPA (no math)
  • Upper-Division GPA
  • Course Subject GPAs
  • Core PT Prerequisite GPA
  • PTCAS Customer Support
  • Customer Service Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EASTERN Time)
  • Login to your PTCAS application frequently to check the real-time status of your application and materials
  • PTCAS
  • P.O. Box 9112
  • Watertown, MA 02471
  • 617-612-2040
  • ptcasinfo@PTCAS.org
  • Stay in Touch!
  • Check your email daily for important messages
    • You will receive a confirmation for every document received.
  • Login to your PTCAS application frequently to
    • Check for missed messages from PTCAS staff
    • Check on the status of your materials
  • Respond immediately to any requests
  • Important Dates for 2013-14
  • Jul 2 2013-14 Application Opens
  • Jul 17 Programs Can Access Applications
  • Aug 2 1st Mailing
  • Aug 15 Early Decision Deadline for Applicants
  • Sep 24 Decisions for ED Applicants Due to PTCAS
  • Dec 12 Academic Update Opens
  • Jan 15 Priority Deadline for Academic Update
  • Feb 14 Academic Update Closes
  • Follow These Steps FIRST
  • Review instructions and PT program requirements.
  • Create a new PTCAS application account.
  • Complete “Colleges and Universities” section first.
    • PTCAS cannot post transcripts to your application until section is done.
  • Print transcript matching form for each institution.
  • Request official transcripts to be sent to PTCAS.
  • Enter your college courses.
  • PTCAS is your first step toward an exciting career in physical therapy

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