Pre-Professional Preparation Pre-Physical Therapy There are two avenues to be admitted into the University of Jamestown Physical Therapy Program, Freshman Direct Entry and PTCAS (Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service), www.ptcas.org. FRESHMAN DIRECT ENTRY Incoming freshmen who have been officially admitted to the University of Jamestown’s undergraduate program in a pre-physical therapy track major (e.g. biology, biochemistry, chemistry, exercise science, or nursing) may apply for Direct Entry to the University of Jamestown Physical Therapy Program. Fifteen slots are designated for Direct Entry students. Freshman Direct Entry application criteria are as follows: • • •
Acceptance to the University of Jamestown High school transcript showing minimum 3.00 GPA (4.00 scale) A minimum ACT Composite of 25 or SAT (R=M) of 1200
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Completed application for Direct Entry into Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Official transcript(s) Essential Function Requirements form Personal essay Student records release form Interview with a University of Jamestown Doctor of Physical Therapy Program admissions representative.
To apply to Freshman Direct Entry, the following items must be submitted:
The first deadline for completed applications is January 1, year of freshmen entry. Successful applicants will be notified by February 1. The second deadline for completed applications is April 1, year of freshmen entry. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1. MAINTAINENCE OF ELIGIBILITY IN FRESHMEN DIRECT ENTRY Grades and Pre-professional Behavior Freshman Direct Entry students are required to maintain: • • •
Cumulative GPA in all undergraduate course work (≥ 3.00)* Cumulative GPA in all undergraduate prerequisite course work (≥ 3.25)* Appropriate pre-professional behavior such as: ○○ No campus violations ○○ Attend Direct Entry meetings
* If the student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.00, the student has one semester to raise his or her GPA to 3.00 or higher. If the student is unable to raise his or her GPA above 3.00 after one semester, he or she is dismissed from Freshman Direct Entry but is eligible to remain at the University and is eligible to apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program through PTCAS when appropriate. * Human anatomy and physiology I and II with lab must be completed at the University of Jamestown. Online courses will not be accepted.