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Physical Therapy FAQ
What is the application process?
The Physical Therapy school application process is called PTCAS
Complete the application online, including your GRE scores,
transcripts, and letters of recommendation. You must work with DePaul’s Pre-Health Advising Committee (PAC)
Register with PAC and state your intention of utilizing the Accelerated
3+option for physical therapy. You will need to notify them by the
winter of your second year at DePaul in order to participate in the
committee letter process. An interview with Dr. Funk and the pre-health staff advisor
required before you start the PAC committee letter of recommendation
process to ensure that you have completed sufficient DePaul requirements
and have a plan to complete all DePaul specific coursework.
When is the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) offered?
The GRE is offered several times during the year. Visit the GRE website
for the most up to date information. You should also think about taking
a GRE review course to prepare for the exam. The GRE scores are
required for review of your application, so you should plan on taking
the GRE in the spring or early summer of the year in which you are
How do I know if a career in Physical Therapy is for me?
The HLTH 120 course “Careers in HealthCare” and the HLTH 201 course can
help you begin to understand the roles of various health care
professionals. You will want to register for the Pre-Health Program
at DePaul. By doing so, you will be invited to pre-health events
through the year, including visits by Rosalind Franklin’s College of
Health Professions faculty. Join a student organization, like the
pre-med club or pre-health career community, to help you to network with
students who have similar interests as your own.
What happens if I don’t get accepted into the College of Health Professions at RFUMS?
If you are not accepted for early admission you are still a DePaul
student and should complete your bachelor’s degree at DePaul. You can
consider reapplying or taking any other direction you might choose.
Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to seek an exit interview with
the College of Health Professions at RFUMS to discuss how they might
make a stronger application.