East Carolina University Physical Therapy program participates in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). The PTCAS cycle for 2016-2017 will open in July 2016 for the Class of 2020. 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 2016-17 admission cycle is October 3, 2016 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 6, 2017.
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 www.ecu.edu/registrar/residency.cfm
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.
For more information regarding prerequisite courses, please email ECUDPT@ecu.edu.
Admission requirements are subject to change without prior notice.