The entire application process lasts approximately 12-14 months. Whether you plan to apply immediately after your 3rd year, 4th year, or after graduation, this timeline begins with preparation in the fall prior to your application submission in late summer.

October
  • Have your resume reviewed by a Career Counselor to use when requesting Letters of Evaluation (LOEs)
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops in preparation for July submission of your application
November
  • Begin drafting personal statement
  • Begin requesting LOEs from faculty and physical therapists
  • Attend all relevant application process meetings and workshops if not attended in October
December
  • Practice using Interview Stream to prepare for Mock Interview with Pre-Health Advisor
January
  • Continue revising your Personal Statement Draft
  • Submit Interview Stream for Mock Interview Appointment
February
  • Research programs and schools
  • Participate in Mock Interview Program
March
  • Finalize your Personal Statement
  • Consider Mock Interviewing if not previously completed 
April
  • Participate in Mock Interview if not previously completed
May
  • Take GRE no later than May
  • Confirm preparation of all LOEs for July submission to PTCAS evaluator portal
June
  • Review PTCAS application instruction manual
  • Gather and compile any remaining materials in preparation for July application submission
July
  • Primary application (PTCAS) opens in early July
  • Submit primary application, transcripts, and all LOEs
  • Utilize InterviewStream and Mock Interviewing
August
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving them
  • Utilize InterviewStream and Mock Interviewing
September
  • Interviews begin
  • Complete secondary applications within two weeks of receiving them
Fall
  • Interviews continue until spring
  • Provide any relevant (academic, co-curricular) updates to PTCAS / schools in December
Spring
  • Make final choice of school based on PTCAS traffic rules