How To Apply

Amissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above is required. The undergraduate degree does not have to be in the field of physical therapy.
  • Completed application
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions where even one a single course was completed
  • Resume of work and/or volunteer experience
  • (1) Academic and (1) Physical Therapy References
  • Observation Hours: It is not uncommon for applicants to have 200 hours at 4 different settings.
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee.  An invitation will be extended to those meeting initial program criteria.

Application Cycle

Applications are now open for 2017!

  • The $40 application fee is automatically waived for applications submitted by September 30, 2016
  • Final application deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Interviews will be held the first two weekends of February 2017

Application Process

Apply Online
 Apply online here to complete the Doctor of Physical Therapy application. You will be prompted to create an account with a username and password. Submitting the online application will require a $40 non-refundable application fee.  This application fee is automatically waived for applications submitted by September 30, 2016. 
Official Transcripts
Order official transcripts from every regionally accredited college or university where even one single course was completed. Official transcripts can be sent electronically to dpt@georgefox.edu or mailed to this address:

Office of Admissions
George Fox University
12753 S.W. 68th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97223
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 dpt@georgefox.edu 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, 2016. 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 first two weekends of February.  Admission decisions are announced by early March.


Additional Information

  • If admitted a $200 enrollment deposit is required.  Please review the Student Financial Services 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 Thereapy 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
cschmitt@georgefox.edu