Important Dates for Applicants - 2022-23 Application:

DateItem
June 15, 20222022-2023 PTCAS Applications open
October 3, 2022Application deadline; PTCAS application must be submitted by this date by 11:59 pm EST
October 3, 2022 Supplemental Fee Payment must be received by 4 PM MST on October 3rd, the same date as the PTCAS application deadline
November 4, 2022

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 3rd deadline)

Early/Mid-January 2023 (stay tuned)Class of 2025 Interviews 
Late January through Late March 2023Offers of admission sent
April 2023Class finalized
May 31, 2023 - June 2, 2023 (stay tuned)Orientation to DPT Program​​​
June 5, 2023Summer semester begins for the Class of 2025

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 by the start of the Program. 

GPA

  • Qualified applicants have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 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 http://www.ptcas.org/GPA.

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 PT.Admissions@cuanschutz.edu to inquire about additional considerations.

COVID -19 Vaccination Requirements

The University of Colorado policies require full  vaccination against COVID-19 for students, faculty and staff and the University of Colorado as a whole requires full vaccination against COVID-19 on all four CU campuses. This requirement would need to be met at least 4 weeks prior to Orientation, at the start of the PT Program. (Read more about the CU requirement, and find FAQs, 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 and will be reviewed according to  a strict review process for medical conditions that pose absolute contraindications to COVID-19 vaccination as outlined in the CU policy: (https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-facilities-management/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=3e48cbbaFootnote 2 of this policy states “Currently, the only absolute contraindications to COVID-19 vaccination are: (i) severe immediate allergic reaction to 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.