Admission Timetable

Application Open: July 1, 2021
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
Materials Deadline: October 15, 2021
Interview Dates: TBA

Timeline for Admissions

July
The University of Nebraska Medical Center DPT program participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants must apply online using the PTCAS application. See application on the PTCAS website. Please be aware that it can take up to 5 weeks for PTCAS to complete the review and verification of your application. Students are encouraged to apply early.

October
All required application materials must be received by the PTCAS deadline in order to be considered as an applicant. Applicants are strongly encouraged to check their application status on PTCAS. It is the responsibility of the applicant to insure all materials that must be submitted directly to the PT program have been received.

November
The Admissions Committee completes the review of all applications and determines which applicants will be invited for personal interviews. Applicants with missing materials will be classified as ineligible. By early December, all applicants will be notified as to whether they are or are not being offered a personal interview.

December & January
Personal interviews for selected applicants. A personal interview with the Admissions Committee is required in order to be considered for admission. Interviews will be offered to a limited number of qualified applicants before final acceptance is offered. The selection process for an interview is based on overall grade point average, math/science grade point average, scores on the verbal, quantitative and analytical portions of the GRE, and evidence of ability to successfully complete all required courses by July 15th of the year of matriculation at UNMC. In addition to the criteria for interview selection, the selection process for admittance is based on interview performance, writing skills, work history and extracurricular activities, rationale for physical therapy as a career choice and personal references. The admissions process is based upon selection of the most qualified applicants from within the current year's applicant pool. Previous applications to the program neither hinder nor assist applicants who choose to reapply in subsequent years.

February
Admissions Committee decisions are made and all applicants are notified of the results by email.

July 15 of the year of matriculation
Candidates who are accepted for admission with contingencies must show proof (transcripts) of successful completion of the required course work by this date. The Division reserves the right to withdraw the offer for admission if these courses are not completed by the July 15 deadline.

August
Begin classes.

For questions regarding the Physical Therapy Education program call (402) 559-6673 or Email.