How To Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. A undergraduate degree grade point average of 3.25 or above is required. The undergraduate degree does not have to be in the field of physical therapy.
  • (1) Completed application either PTCAS or through GFU
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions where even a single course was completed
  • Resume of work and/or volunteer experience
  • (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapy References
  • Observation Hours: 200 hours in 4 different domains of physical therapy
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee

Application Cycle

Applications open July 1, 2018 for fall 2019

  • The $40 application fee is automatically waived for applications submitted by August 31, 2018
  • Final application deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Interviews will be held the February 1, 2, 8, 9, 2019

Application Process

Apply Online with PTCAS or GFU
We have joined PTCAS this application cycle!
Simply check GFU, enter your prerequisite courses, and answer the 7 School Specific Questions
Click the green button below to start your online GFU application. 

Start Your GFU Application
Submit Official Transcripts
Order official transcripts from every regionally accredited college or university where even one single course was completed. Official transcripts may be sent electronically to or mailed to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
George Fox University
12753 SW 68th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97223
Submit Two References
Submit (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapy reference. These forms will be sent thru the online application system. If applying thru PTCAS, reference providers may email a PDF copy of their completed PTCAS reference form to in lieu of the reference forms from the application.
There Are No Testing Requirements
The GRE or other standardized tests are not required. For other program requirements, please review our prerequisite requirements.
International Students
Additional requirements for International Students include:
  • Transcript Evaluations for any credits or degrees earned outside the U.S.
  • Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of 80 (Internet based) or OELTS 6.5
  • Declaration of Finance and supporting financial documentation

For more information regarding these requirements, visit our International Graduate Admissions page online here.

Once Your Application is Complete

All application items must be submitted by the application deadline of December, 1 2018. The Admissions Committee will then review all completed files and selected applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview. Interviews will be conducted the early February 2019. Admission decisions are announced by mid-February.

Additional Information

  • If admitted a $200 enrollment deposit is required. Please review the Student Accounts page concerning the Enrollment Deposit.
  • Financial Aid: Many students receive federal Stafford Loans to help finance their education. George Fox University is listed with WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education). Tuition assistance is available thru WICHE for applicants who reside in a state that does not have a state-funded Doctor of Physical Therapy program. More Financial Aid information for graduate students is available online here.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact your admissions counselor:

Cristina Schmitt
Cristina Schmitt
Admissions Counselor
503-554-6097 call | text

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