East Carolina University Physical Therapy program participates in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). The PTCAS cycle for 2018-2019 will open in July 2018 for the Class of 2022. To apply, visit https://portal.ptcas.org/.
ECU DPT program also requires that you apply to the ECU Graduate School. For application materials, visit ECU's Graduate School website. Please note the Graduate School has a processing fee payment. This fee is in addition to the PTCAS application fee.
The application deadline for the 2018-2019 admission cycle is October 1st, 2018 for both PTCAS and ECU Graduate School. THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE. We strongly encourage students to have applications submitted 2 weeks before this date.
ECU Physical Therapy conducts on-campus personal interviews as part of the admission process. The tentative interview date is December 13, 2018.
Admission requirements are subject to change without prior notice – please check this page frequently.
The Department of Physical Therapy at East Carolina University does not accept transfers of courses/credits from other DPT programs. Students who have completed coursework in another DPT program should apply through PTCAS as a new applicant.
As per the ECU Graduate School, "Residency status for the purpose of determining tuition charges at a public institution of higher education in the state of North Carolina is governed by the North Carolina General Statutes." The Department of Physical Therapy is not able to make rulings on residency status. Please see information about residency status on the ECU Graduate School website: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/Residency.cfm
Admission preference is given to North Carolina residents.
*AP course credit will count for prerequisite credit if it appears on a transcript, however the course will not be considered in the GPA calculation.
Prerequisite coursework should be taken through the respective departments unless prior agreement has been made with the Department of Physical Therapy.
For more information regarding prerequisite courses, please email ECUDPT@ecu.edu.
Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)
ECU Graduate School
DPT Class Admission and Graduation Statistics (PDF)
Early Assurance Admission Program
Prerequisite Course Numbers for other NC Universities (Excel)
Prerequisite Evaluation (Word)