Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • (1) Verified application via PTCAS
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An undergraduate degree and prerequisite grade point average of 3.25 or above. Degree and prerequisite(s) may be listed as In Progress.
  • References: (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapist
  • Observation hours: 200 hours in four different domains of physical therapy
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee

Incoming Student Profiles

Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Matriculation Rate 9.6% 13.9%
Cohort Size 44 44
Average Degree GPA 3.63 3.57
Average Prerequisite GPA 3.72 3.68
Range of Observation Hours 80 - 4358 200 - 4340

2020 Admissions Timeline

Applications open July 3, 2019, for fall 2020

  • Final application deadline: Nov. 1, 2019
  • Invitations to Interview: Dec. 18, 2019
  • Interviews: Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 8, 2020
  • Enrollment Deposit: Feb. 29, 2020
  • Orientation: Aug. 28, 2020
  • First day of class: Aug. 31, 2020

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.

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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. 

Personal Information
Academic History
  • Official Transcripts are to be sent directly to PTCAS.
  • 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.

Supporting Information
  • References: (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapist
  • Observation Hours: Applicants are to have completed 200 hours in four different domains of physical therapy
Program Materials
  • Prerequisite Courses: Please review our prerequisite requirements
  • School Specific Questions: Applicants have an opportunity to submit a video response in lieu of a written essay to the 4th question. Additional instructions and pointers regarding this question are available online here.

Once Your Application is Complete

PTCAS applications must be submitted by the application deadline of November 1, 2019. The Admissions Committee will then review all verified applications and selected applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview. Admission decisions are announced by mid-February.

  • If offered admission a $200 enrollment deposit is required. Please review the Student Accounts page concerning the Enrollment Deposit.
  • 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 financial aid information for graduate students is available online here.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact your admissions counselor:

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Cristina Schmitt
Admissions Counselor

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