Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Frequently Asked Questions

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I take a combined Anatomy & Physiology Course?
A: Yes, as long as you meet the minimum 8 semester unit requirement, including labs.

Q: What if my prerequisite GPA is below a 3.0?
A: Prerequisites courses are allowed to be retaken; average of grades will be used for the GPA calculation. All coursework must be completed/verified before the deadline.

Q: What if I graduated with a bachelors' degree with a total cumulative GPA under 3.0?
A: Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 will be ineligible for admission. The total cumulative GPA calculation includes all coursework submitted by applicant from freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years. Post- baccalaureate coursework is not considered when calculating this GPA.

Q: Can I have pending coursework when I apply?
A: Yes, but only if you are going to have the coursework and all admissions requirements completed and submitted by the deadline. Coursework must be verified by PTCAS by the deadline, in order to be reviewed/accepted.

Q: Do I need to submit the transcripts/references to the school as well?
A: No, only to the PTCAS. All you will submit to the school directly is your supplemental application and fee, as well as your official GRE scores. For additional information on how to submit your GRE scores, please refer to PTCAS.

Q: Do I need to pay PTCAS & WCU?
A: Yes, the PTCAS fee and our application fee are separate fees.

Q: Do you accept coursework/transcripts/references/hours/undergraduate degree to be submitted after the deadline?
A: No, deadlines are firm.

Q: When does the program start?
A: Fall of each year.

Q: How do I know my application status?
A: Please click here to email the admissions department and include your PTCAS ID.

Q: Can I apply to your program if I have a conviction?
A: Please refer to our Background Check Policy: https://westcoastuniversity.smartcatalogiq.com/en/Spring-2019/West-Coast-University-Catalog/About-West-Coast-University/Background-Check-Policies

For questions about admissions, please contact:
Admissions Department
323-284-4376
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IMPORTANT NOTE: In order for a candidate’s application to be considered, all requirements must be submitted and met. The candidate’s CAS application must be complete and in verified status through the centralized application service system by the application cycle closing date/deadline in order to be reviewed. Documents/transcripts may not be submitted after the deadline/application closing date. For questions, please contact cgsgradadmissions@westcoastuniversity.edu.

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