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Admissions and Application

Admissions

William Carey offers a 4 + 3 program for students who hold a baccalaureate degree. Applicants must earn a bachelor's degree in major of their choice prior to admission into the professional DPT program. In addition, specific prerequisite courses include 2 semesters each of anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, and a semester of statistics. The first admission of students is anticipated in Fall 2016. For further details, please contact the program.

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Application

William Carey University's Physical Therapy Program will accept applications through PT Centralized Application Services(PTCAS). Applicants should submit all admission documents through PT CAS www.ptcas.org. A supplemental application to William Carey is not required. Access the PTCAS website to begin your application procedure.

Use the following checklist to assist you in this process:

•Create an application account at www.ptcas.org

•Print the instruction manual located under “Quick Links” found at www.ptcas.org

•Obtain student copies of your college transcripts to assist you in completing the coursework section for the application.

•Request official transcripts from each institution attended by using the transcript request form in PTCAS. http://www.ptcas.org/Transcripts/USTranscripts/

• Observation Hours Forms documenting at least 20 hours total of observation under a licensed physical therapist in two distinctly different practice settings

•A resume’ or curriculum vitae

• Application essay

• Submit official GRE test scores to William Carey University- Physical Therapy Program - Code: 7400

• Pay the initial service fee when submitting the PTCAS application by midnight the last Friday in March, 2017.

The PTCAS organization will verify your application for accuracy, calculate your GPA and send your materials to the Doctor of Physical Therapy admissions department at William Carey University.

Applicant Interviews

Currently, William Carey University DPT program does not plan to interview applicants to the program. Please visit the website often to register for applicant information session(s) coming your way soon. We would love to have you visit the campus, meet the faculty and staff, and learn more about our program.

Expenses

Students should be prepared for extra expenses associated with professional studies including background checks, medical screenings (including drug testing) books, local travel to and from clinical facilities, and out-of-town travel and living expenses associated with clinical internships. Each student is required to have a laptop computer or tablet.

Financial Aid

Students should not apply for Financial Aid until a formal letter of acceptance has been received. Financial Aid questions and applications should be directed to the WCU Office of Financial Aid at finaid@wmcarey.edu or 601-318-6153.

For more information contact Dr. Ruth Burgess.

Associate Professor for Physical Therapy; Chair of Admissions Committee
Dr. Ruth Burgess
rburgess@wmcarey.edu
(601) 318-6711

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