Admission Requirements

Ready to apply to George Fox’s DPT program? Below is everything you need to know, including helpful information on application deadlines, prerequisites, and how to stand out as an applicant to our program.
  • Verified application via PTCAS. Applications must be verified by PTCAS in order to move forward to review.

  • Academics: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. A competitive candidate will have an undergraduate degree and prerequisite grade point average of 3.25 or above. Degree and prerequisite(s) may be listed as in-progress when applying.

  • References: (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapist
  • Observation hoursA competitive candidate will have at least 100 hours across two different domains of physical therapy. Experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings is encouraged.
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee

Every George Fox undergraduate student who meets our admission requirements is guaranteed an interview.

Applying as an international student? Visit our International Graduate Admissions website for more information on admissions requirements.

Incoming Student Profiles

  Class of 2025 Class of 2026
Matriculation Rate 15.5% 19.4%
Cohort Size 44 48
Average Degree GPA 3.66 3.56
Average Prerequisite GPA 3.65 3.53
Range of Observation Hours 72 - 3,500+ 60 - 9700+
DPT student in the therapy room

Fall 2025 Admissions Timeline

June 17, 2024
Applications Open for Fall 2025
Sept. 2, 2024
Early Application Deadline
*Applications must be verified by Sept. 9 to be considered for fall interviews.
Oct. 25 & 26, 2024
Fall Interviews
Nov. 1, 2024
Final Application Deadline
Jan. 17 & 18, 2025
Winter Interviews
Aug. 22, 2025
New Student Orientation
Aug. 25, 2025
First Day of Class

Application Process

Apply Online with PTCAS

George Fox uses PTCAS (Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service) to receive applications. Simply add George Fox University under the Add Program tab of your PTCAS Application.

Start Your Application

PTCAS Quadrants

The PTCAS application is broken into quadrants. Below is an outline of what to expect and some helpful notes specific to our program.

  1. Personal Information

    Basic background information, including biographic and contact information, citizenship, race and ethnicity, and other information. Some questions are optional.

    • Official Transcripts are to be sent directly to PTCAS.
      • Transcripts must be provided for all previous colleges you've attended, even credits that transferred into another college. 
    • Standardized Tests
      • The GRE is not required nor is it considered by the Admissions Committee.
      • Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL of 80+ (internet based).

    Further information and support for international students is available by visiting our International Graduate Admissions page.

    • References: (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapist
      • References will be sent a link by PTCAS to complete their recommendation and upload a personal letter.
    • Observation HoursA competitive candidate will have at least 100 hours across two different domains of physical therapy.
      • Experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings is encouraged.

Once Your Application is Complete

PTCAS applications submitted by the early application deadline of September 2, 2024 - and verified by September 9, 2024 - will be considered for fall interviews. All applications must be submitted by the final deadline of November 1, 2024.

The Admissions Committee reviews all verified applications and selected applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview in either October or January.

  • If offered admission, a $500 enrollment deposit is required in order to hold your place in the cohort. Three-hundred ($300) of the deposit will be applied toward first-semester tuition costs. The other $200 will be applied to your account upon graduation.
  • Incoming students must complete program and clinical education requirements, including background check, drug screens, and approval of immunization records, by the communicated deadline in order to begin the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
  • Financial Aid: Many students receive federal Stafford Loans to help finance their education. George Fox University is listed with WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education). Tuition assistance is available through WICHE for applicants who reside in a state that does not have a state-funded Doctor of Physical Therapy program. More information about financial aid for graduate students


Megan Bingham

Megan Bingham

Admissions Counselor, Doctor of Physical Therapy