Application Instructions

Application Information

Find out dates, contact information, and how the application process works for a degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Utah.

PTCAS Application Deadline

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Interview date

2021 interview date TBD   There are no alternate dates. If invited, plan for inclement weather.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program are required to complete the PTCAS Application. THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE MARKED COMPLETE BY THE OCTOBER 1st, 2019 DEADLINE. A complete application in PTCAS is a submitted application, fees paid, and receipt of all university transcripts. Please be aware that one set of transcripts from EACH college that you have attended or are currently attending,  including concurrent enrollment during high school EVEN IF THE COURSE IS NOT A PREREQUISITE must be included.  Deadlines expire at Midnight (EST) Eastern Standard Time for the PTCAS application (10:00 PM Mountain Time). DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. No applications will be accepted past the October 1st, 2019 deadline. 


PTCAS allows PT applicants to use a single Web-based application to apply to multiple PT programs. PTCAS is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is administered by Liaison International (LI), an education information technology company located in Watertown, Massachusetts.

PTCAS application portal

Your PTCAS application must be marked complete  by Midnight (EST) Eastern Standard Time October 1, 2019. Transcripts must be official and mailed to PTCAS from your registrars' office. We recommend you start this process early.

Definitions of application status can be found in the FAQ portal of the PTCAS website. No application will be accepted past the October deadline. No reminder notices will be sent.

PTCAS Applicant Support

PTCAS has a team dedicated to helping applicants with the application process. Please direct all applicants with questions about the PTCAS application to the PTCAS Customer Service Team. The Customer Service information is listed below.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm ET 

Phone Number:

(617) 612-2040

Email: When contacting via email, applicants should include their full name, PTCAS ID number and a detailed question.

University of Utah Graduate Admissions Application (Supplemental) Application #2

Applicants who are invited to interview will be required to submit an application to the University of Utah Graduate School using  Apply Yourself. The deadline for this application will be sent with the interview invitation. Transcripts do need to be submitted with the University of Utah Graduate School application. Upload transcripts to the University of Utah application site. Upload unofficial transcripts by scanning a paper copy of your transcripts onto your personal computer, or if your institution allows, you can download transcripts electronically and save them as one document onto your personal computer. This applies to ALL applicants, including those who attend the University of Utah as undergrads. Do NOT attach a DARS report nor a link to an electronic transcript, as the Graduate Admissions Office will NOT consider either.

You do not need to complete the following sections:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommndation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Post Sumission Sections
  • Or, send GRE scores with the University of Utah Supplemental Application.  

The DPT program begins the second week of May. Indicate on the application that you are applying for Summer Term (May)

If you are a reapplying, when submitting in the University of Utah Supplemental application only, the recommendation is to use a DIFFERENT email address than used during your previous application.  The supplemental application is suspiciously simple. 


Appointment with advisor

The advisor for the Department of Physical Therapy is Kaitlyn Tippetts. Students who live in the area should attend an information session PRIOR to individual advising. You may email your specific questions or concerns to Sending an email will guarantee the fastest response time. Students who do not live in state are encouraged to book a telephone appointment:  Appointments are limited during the summer months and also during the months of Oct/Nov.