Important Dates for Applicants - 2023-24 Application:

June 15, 20232023-2024 PTCAS Applications open
October 2, 2023Application deadline; PTCAS application must be submitted by this date by 11:59 pm EST
October 2, 2023 Supplemental Fee Payment must be received by 11:59 PM MST on October 2nd, the same date as the PTCAS application deadline
November 3, 2023

PTCAS Verification Deadline (Applications not verified by PTCAS by this date will NOT be reviewed. The verification process may take up to 4-6 weeks, and thus it is in an applicant's best interest to submit to PTCAS ahead of the Oct 2nd deadline)

January 9-11, 2024

Class of 2026 Virtual Interviews 
January 12, 2024Campus Visit for Interviewees (optional)
Late January through Late March 2024Offers of admission sent
April 2024Class finalized
May 29-31, 2024 (tentative)Orientation to DPT Program​​​
June 3, 2024Summer semester begins for the Class of 2026

The Program follows University policies to facilitate equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for faculty, staff and prospective/enrolled students, by following policies of the Office of Equity and the Regent's laws and Policies, Article 10, nondiscrimination.
University Strategic Priority
Affirmative Action​​

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Physical Therapy Program is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical) who meet the technical standards of the program, with or without reasonable accommodations.

If you are an applicant with a disability who would like to engage in a confidential consultation about disability access at CU Anschutz, or who requires accommodations to complete the application or interview process, please contact The Office of Disability, Access, & Inclusion.

Baccalaureate degree

  • Must be completed through a regionally accredited institution prior to the start of orientation in late May.
  • Note: Prospective applicants who attend quarter-based institutions typically need to complete all degree/prerequisite requirements by the end of the winter term (as spring quarters often continue into mid-June).


  • Qualified applicants have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (based on all course attempts).
  • GPA is one of several important factors in admissions decisions. It is important to consider that the average cumulative GPA of admitted applicants is above 3.6.
  • Applicants with a minimum GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 may still be considered for admission only when there is evidence of a significant positive trend in grades over time (evidenced by a last 60-credit GPA of greater than or equal to 3.5) AND strong grades in courses, such as anatomy, physiology, and upper-division sciences (biomechanics, exercise physiology, etc), and there are other unique circumstances or characteristics the applicant brings forward through their application during the admissions process.
  • To view competitive GPAs, visit our DPT Statistics Page
  • Please see the PTCAS website to learn how to calculate GPAs at

Graduate Record Exam

  • GRE is NO LONGER REQUIRED for admission

International Students and English as a Foreign Language Applicants

  • Score of 80 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test or a total score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test.
  • If you are an international student or a student who completed a bachelor's degree outside of the U.S., you must also provide a World Education Services (WES)  transcript evaluation including the line-by-line course evaluation, cumulative GPA and the U.S. equivalent degree. Please contact to inquire about additional considerations.

COVID -19 Vaccination Requirements

Per CU Anschutz COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all new students, employees, badged affiliates, etc. are required to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date. (Read more about the vaccine requirement here) There are NO religious exemptions available to students, but students may seek a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, which will be reviewed at the campus level according to a strict review process for medical conditions that pose absolute contraindications to COVID-19 vaccination as outlined in the CU Anschutz Medical Campus policy and on the Vaccine Exemptions webpage. This policy states “Currently, the only absolute contraindications to COVID-19 vaccination are (i) severe immediate allergic reaction to a previous dose or to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine, ii) immediate reaction of any severity to a previous dose or known (diagnosed) allergy to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine.”  In the event a student receives an approved medical exemption, it should be noted that the exemption could impact (i) the program’s ability to place such a student in certain clinical sites, (ii) the student’s ability to engage in educational activities within close proximity of others (common in DPT lab skills courses), and (iii) the student’s overall progression in the educational curriculum with the cohort.