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How to Apply

  1. Review the Application Requirements
    • You should plan to have the majority of your pre-requisite coursework and PT experience complete at the time of application.
  2. Submit an Application & Fee
    • Please submit your application through PTCAS.
    • To simplify and facilitate the admissions process, RFUMS utilizes the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service.
    • PTCAS applications available on July 1 with a submissions deadline of November 15th.
    • Applicants are expected to comply with Admissions Traffic rules as established by the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy.
  3. Submit Official Transcripts
    • Please submit transcripts from all universities and colleges attended to PTCAS.
    • Only official transcripts will be accepted.
    • If you have studied outside the U.S., you will need to have your transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency using a services like or
  4. Submit Letters of Recommendation
    • Letters of recommendation must be submitted to PTCAS. Please submit all of the following:
      • A letter from a licensed physical therapist.
      • A letter from a science, math, or liberal arts professor under which the applicant has studied.
      • A letter from a person of the applicant’s choice who has supervised work experience or is otherwise uniquely qualified to comment on potential for professional study.
  5. Submit GRE Test Scores
    • Submit your official GRE scores to GRE code 7675 - "Rosalind Franklin U Phys Therapy".
    • Early Decision candidates must take the GRE and request scores to be sent no later than July 31.
  6. On-Campus Interview
    • Once we have received all components of your PTCAS application, our admission committee reviews all applications and selects candidates to invite to campus for an interview.
    • Specific areas of consideration include, but are not limited to: academic performance and scholarly activities, GRE scores, knowledge and understanding of the profession, personal motivation, interpersonal skills, community service activities, evidence of exposure to physical therapy practice and letters of recommendation.
    • Our interviews are structured to assess interpersonal and communication skills, critical thinking and commitment to a career as a physical therapist.
    • In addition to the interview session, the on-campus interview also allows the candidate an opportunity to tour the University’s facilities, to meet Program faculty and to speak with alumni and current students of the program.
  7. Background Check
    • Accepted students must pass the Rosalind Franklin University criminal background check.
  8. Technical Standards

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