East Carolina University Physical Therapy program participates in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). The PTCAS cycle for 2017-2018 will open in July 2017 for the Class of 2021. To apply, visit
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 2017-18 admission cycle is October 2nd, 2017 for both PTCAS and ECU Graduate School. We strongly encourage students to have applications submitted 2 weeks before this date.
ECU conducts personal interviews as part of the admission process. The Interview date is January 5th, 2018.
All of the supplemental forms are located on our webpage.
The Department of Physical Therapy at East Carolina University requests that all students wishing to transfer into our program complete the admissions applications for PTCAS and the ECU Graduate School. Transfer students will be treated as all other new applicants seeking entrance into our program and will have to complete all courses required of the PT program at ECU.
Tuition at East Carolina University is considerably less expensive for North Carolina residents. The Department of Physical Therapy is not able to make rulings on residency status. The Registrar at East Carolina University makes these decisions. Out-of-state students who wish to become residents of North Carolina should go to the ECU Registrar for details
Admission preference is given to North Carolina residents.
*AP Class will receive credit for the prerequisite list if it appears on a transcript, however the course will not be considered in the GPA calculation.
The above courses must be taken through their respective departments unless prior agreement has been made with the Department of Physical Therapy.
Prerequisite Course Numbers for Other North Carolina Universities (Excel)
For more information regarding prerequisite courses, please email
Admission requirements are subject to change without prior notice.
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)