How To Apply

Admission Requirements

  • (1) Verified application via PTCAS
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An undergraduate degree and prerequisite grade point average of 3.25 or above. Degree and prerequisites may be listed as In Progress.
  • 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 Reference
  • Observation hours: 200 hours in four different domains of physical therapy
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee

2020 Admissions Timeline

Applications open July 3, 2019, for fall 2020

  • Final application deadline:  Nov. 1, 2019
  • Invitations to Interview: Dec. 18, 2019
  • Interviews: Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 8, 2020
  • Enrollment Deposit: Feb. 29, 2019
  • Orientation: Aug. 28, 2020
  • First day of class: Aug. 31, 2020

Application Process

Apply Online with PTCAS
Simply check GFU, enter your prerequisite courses, and answer the seven school-specific questions
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 Admissions
George Fox University
414 N Meridian Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132
Submit Two References
Submit (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapy reference. These forms will be sent through the online application system. 
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

PTCAS applications must be submitted by the application deadline of Nov., 1 2019. The Admissions Committee will then review all verified applications and selected applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview. Admission decisions are announced by mid-February.

Additional Information

  • If offered admission 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 through 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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