The South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is currently accepting applications for admission to the Summer 2016 term.
Applying for Admission
The South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program receives applications for admission exclusively through the Physical Therapist Central Application Service (PTCAS), provided by the American Physical Therapy Association. Application instructions can be found on the South College program page at www.ptcas.org. It is strongly encouraged that all applicants thoroughly review the instructions for submitting an application through PTCAS as available for download through the PTCAS website before attempting to apply to the South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
South College seeks to make available all online programs/courses to residents of Tennessee and other states, and to allow completion of required clinical or practica experiences in those states. We work through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process and with states directly to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are secured. Tennessee is a member of SARA and South College is an approved SARA institution. As such, we adhere to a set of national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. SARA also covers all interstate placements in clinical or practica situations among SARA member states, no matter the nature of the main program. However, not all states are SARA members. While we do monitor the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check this site often for updates. Please click here for current information for authorization information for all states. It is the student’s responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements in their state of residence.
All of the following materials must be submitted through PTCAS:
In addition to the PTCAS application, the South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program requires that a Supplemental Application and a $60 processing fee be submitted directly to the institution using procedures as outlined in PTCAS.
The South College DPT Supplemental Application can be completed online through the following link:
Clicking on "Submit" after successfully completing the Supplemental Application will take the applicant to a page through which payment of the $60 Supplemental Fee can be made.
Submission of additional information and materials may be requested. The applicant is responsible for timely submission of additional information and materials that may be requested. If these requests cannot be fulfilled immediately, the applicant should contact April Jones, DPT Admissions Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DPT Admissions Committee and faculty will review all completed applications (i.e., application and all supporting materials received) in the order of receipt. Applicants are evaluated based on Cumulative GPA, Prerequisite GPA, GRE Verbal Percentile Rank, GRE Quantitative Percentile Rank, References, and Personal Essay. Other factors considered, but not required, include Relevant Work Experience and/or Observation Hours and Prior Military Experience. The DPT Admissions Committee will use this evaluative process to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants. The DPT admissions committee will grant admission interviews by invitation only.
The DPT Admissions Coordinator will schedule interviews for all selected applicants. All interviews will be conducted through live web-based interface between selected applicants and members of the faculty.
The DPT Admissions Committee and faculty will accept students into the program based on a holistic evaluation of their application, supporting documents, and interview. All applicants will be notified by email and/or mail regarding final selection decisions.
For questions related to admission to the program, please contact April Jones, DPT Admissions Coordinator, by email at email@example.com or by telephone at (865) 251-1720.
The deadline for submitting a completed application and all supplemental application materials in applying for admission to the Summer 2016 term of the South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is February 15, 2016.
Updated: July 14, 2015