How to Apply

Instructions for Filing

There are two ways to submit an application:

Early Decision

Complete an application between July 1 and August 15, 2019. Have a scheduled program interview in September prior to the program notifying PTCAS of its decision by September 25, 2019. Early decision is binding.

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to submit an application between July 1 and August 15, 2019, for consideration for early decision:

  1. Completion of all the prerequisites for admission, as outlined.
  2. Completion of the minimum of 75 hours of volunteer or work-related experience in physical therapy.
  3. Have undergraduate and science prerequisite grade point averages of 3.650 or higher.
  4. Have minimum GRE scores of 160 (600) verbal reasoning, 148 (600) quantitative reasoning, 4.5 analytical writing.
  5. Submit two academic references and one physical therapy reference.
  6. Submit a résumé.
  7. Have an interview.

Regular Application Process

File your application by the program’s deadline date of December 2, 2019, through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

It is strongly recommended that applications be filed and completed prior to the deadline date.

Canadian and International Applicants:
Under either application filing process, Canadian and international applicants can file directly with PTCAS. Canadian applicants need to forward an official transcript to the program in addition to filing with PTCAS. International applicants need to have their transcripts evaluated through the World Education Service, and a copy of this evaluation needs to be sent directly to the program. In determining the equivalency of a Canadian or international applicant's educational background in fulfilling the program's prerequisites for admission, the program is guided by the evaluation of educational credentials provided by the International Students and Scholars Office of Columbia University. For more information, visit Columbia's International Students and Scholars Office. The office can be reached via phone at 212-854-3587 or email at

For any questions regarding the application and admissions process, please send an email to  Don't forget to include your name and contact information.