How to Apply

physical therapist works with patient on strength/resistance trainingTo apply to the KU Doctor of Physical Therapy program, students must complete the online application through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) at All required materials are submitted directly this service, and PTCAS will forward all application materials to your designated programs.

Once the department receives the completed PTCAS application, the applicant will receive an email prompting verification of the KU Medical Center application and payment of the $60.00 supplemental KU fee.

For accepted students without transcripts available at the time of application, final official transcripts must be sent to the department at the end of the semester in which the undergraduate degree was achieved.

PTCAS Early Decision

KU participates in the PTCAS Early Decision program. This is a binding option for applicants who have selected a physical therapy degree program as their first choice and have committed to enroll in that program if accepted. Under the Early Decision guidelines, students may only apply to one academic institution until a decision on the application has been made.

The Early Decision applications are due in mid-August by a deadline set each year by PTCAS. In addition to completing the PTCAS application, all official U.S. transcripts, fees, etc. must be submitted by this deadline. Note: Early Decision applicants MUST take the Graduate Record Examination and request scores no later than July 31. If application materials arrive after the Early Decision deadline, PTCAS will automatically change the application from "early decision" to "regular status."

Last modified: Aug 20, 2015

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For KU students seeking advising on the KU Lawrence campus, please call Robin Merritt in the University Advising Center at 785-864-2834 (711 TTY) or visit Strong Hall, Room 132.

Important Dates

July 1
PTCAS opens for online applications

Mid-August 15
PTCAS Early Decision applications due

November 1
Deadline to submit PTCAS application

June 1
Classes begin