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Department of Physical Therapy

Fall 2025 DPT Application Instructions and Timeline

**Admission Requirements are updated annually in March/April for the upcoming admission cycle starting in July.**

***No Changes for Fall 2025: If you are planning to apply in the future, be sure to plan ahead**

Step 1

Complete the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) online application

Deadline: October 1, 2024

PTCAS applications will be available in early June.  Apply at and check "California State University, Fresno" as a program of interest.

Official Transcripts

Submit all official transcripts from each college and/or university attended to PTCAS by October 1, 2024.

*If offered an interview: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended will need to be sent to Fresno State for your Cal State Apply Graduate Application.

Please read all directions set by PTCAS to avoid any delays in the submission of your application.

Prerequisite Coursework Selection

DPT Admission Prerequisite Coursework will be selected through the Fresno State PTCAS Program Page, where you will indicate which prerequisite courses you would like to be used to calculate your prerequisite GPA.  The Admissions Committee may reject a course that you have listed if it does not meet the qualifying criterion explained on the PTCAS application program page for Fresno State.  

Supplemental Questions for Fresno State are available through PTCAS after selecting Fresno State as a potential program.  

Step 2

Cal State Apply Graduate Online Application

**Only required if you are offered an interview**

Deadline: January 15, 2025

There is an additional $75 application fee.  Statement of Purpose, References, and course grades will be verified through PTCAS.  All communication with applicants will be through PTCAS.  Cal State Apply Graduate Applications will be reviewed in December/January and are only required if you are offered an interview.

RE-APPLICANTS: Complete Steps 1 and 2 from above & Re-Applicant Questions through PTCAS

Deadline: October 1, 2024, through PTCAS

Fill out the supplemental questions on the PTCAS Program Page for reapplicants.  Please include a list of any ‘new’ documents, course grades, etc. you wish the committee to consider. All documents in your application file can be brought into your new application file or you can re-submit documents. Previous applicants are required to re-apply through PTCAS (see “Re-Applying to PTCAS” link on PTCAS login page for instructions and conditions).  Repeat applicants to Fresno State are not required to submit references or any materials unless you wish to submit new additional documents such as experience, letters or coursework.

  • Have you previously applied to this PT education program?
  • If you are reapplying to this program, how have you strengthened your application? 
  • If you are reapplying to this program, please indicate if you would like any of your previously submitted documents to be used for this application cycle such as references, observation hours, etc. If you are submitting all new documents with your PTCAS Application, please write “none”.


DPT Application Timeline 

DPT Application

June 2024

PTCAS Applications Open

October 1, 2024

PTCAS Applications Due

Application Review Period

All applicants can expect to receive an email application acknowledgment within 4-5 weeks of application submission or deadline, whichever occurs first by the applicant.

Please note that if an applicant does not receive an email application acknowledgment by early December, it is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the Physical Therapy Department. Late acknowledgment from the applicant will not be reviewed. No exceptions!

December 2024

Interview Decisions will be emailed through PTCAS

December 2024-January 2025

Update Fall 2024 Prerequisite Course Grades through the PTCAS Academic Update

  • Send official transcripts to PTCAS

January-Feb 2025

Cal State Apply Graduate Online Application Deadline: January 15, 2025

  • Send official transcripts to Fresno State Graduate Admissions

Interview and Visitation Day: Virtual or In-Person- To be Determined at a later date

Feb-March 2025

Admissions Decisions sent through PTCAS for accepted, waitlist and denied applicants

PTCAS Contact Information

Arrange for your PTCAS materials to be sent to the other address below: 

PO BOX 9112
Watertown, MA 02471
Phone: (617) 612-2040

For overnight documents only (e.g. FedEx), use the street address below:

C/O Liasion International 
311 Aresenal Street, Suite 15
Watertown, MA 02472

Please Note: PTCAS will not receive your express package if the suite number is missing from the address, or if it arrives on a weekend or Federal holiday. Express delivery does not guarantee delivery or expedite the processing of your application file.