PTCAS Application Instructions
The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) is one of the application services of the APTA, administered by Liaison International in Watertown, Massachusetts. The 2021- 2022 admission cycle of PTCAS started on June 15, 2022.
The service is responsible for processing applications for physical therapist (PT) education programmes. The status of a candidate who has been recognised by the Commission for Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Program Physical Medical Education (CAPTE) or who has applied for candidacy. A cohort is expected to be matriculated by January 2024. In this the candidate is invited to participate, to get the position.
According to a decision of the APTA PTCAS Working Group, institutions participating in PTCAS require all applicants of the professional (entry-level) DPT education program to apply through the service. These will also include those people who have been given preference in the admission process.
There are currently no special provisions or exceptions in PTCAS for pre-PT students enrolled in the same university, graduate transfer students from selected feeder institutions, or other applicants/students given preference in the PT admissions process.
PTCAS application overview
|Application Name||PTCAS application|
|Fee||PTCAS charges $160 for the first program,|
$60 for each additional program.
|Deadlines||October 17, 2022|
|Starting date||June 15, 2022|
|PTCAS Application cycle||2022-2023|
How to Apply for PTCAS Application?
To apply for the PTCAS application, you must check the eligibility requirements and Deadline. after that you need to visit the official website of PTCAS (https://ptcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login) and log in your account.
If you are a first-time user, click on the Create your account and complete the registration form. Once you logged in, select the program in the various list and click to apply.
Then go to the My application section and Fill out the all required details such as –
- Personal information
- Contact Information
- Other information
- PTCAS release statement
- Academic history
- Ordering UH transcripts
After completing the form, you need to click on the submit my application option.
PTCAS application cycle 2022-2023
|Application Milestone||Date and Time|
|The PTCAS application cycle opens.||June 15, 2022|
|The PTCAS application cycle closes. The last date you can: Create an account. Submit your application. Request references.Order Professional Transcript Entry (PTE).||May 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET|
|Last date: Your transcript and official test scores match your application. Be sure to request your transcripts and official test scores in advance so that they are received by this date. If you submitted updated coursework during the Academic Update (AU) period, this is the last date your updated transcripts match those of your application.||June 2, 2023 at 5 PM ET|
|Last date Your references can submit their references. If you have used a professional Transcript Entry (PTE) service, this is the last date you can have your PTE approved.||June 2, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET|
|If you are in the Undelivered status, this is the last date you can re-submit your application.||June 5, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET|
|The last date you can be verified.All application processing ends.||June 9, 2023 at 5 PM ET|
PTCAS application fee
• First program: $155
• Additional program: $60 each
• We recommend applying to 5 or 6 schools
• Total application fee:
• Note: some schools require a supplemental application fee and is not included in the
PTCAS application fee
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FAQ – PTCAS application
when can i start my ptcas application 2022
PTCAS 2021- 2022 admission cycle is starting on June 15, 2022.
when does the ptcas application open 2023
PTCAS will open on June 15, 2022
when should i submit my ptcas application
You can submit your application before your transcript and references are received