PTCAS will notify the DPT program as to which applicants are in what stage of processing on the PTCAS end of things. However, they do not actually send the program or the UNF Graduate School GRE scores, LORs, observation hour documentation, or transcripts. Rather, the materials submitted to PTCAS are made electronically accessible to institutions.
However, candidates must supply transcripts to both organizations on their own. Official GRE scores are due to the UNF Graduate School, too, but candidates should check directly with PTCAS to see if GRE scores are a mandatory item for their application process. Additionally, the program will not collect the required letters of recommendation (LORs) from PTCAS. Rather, those must be supplied directly to the UNF Graduate School on organizational letterhead. This may be done via hardcopy submission or electronic submission of a .pdf file. No other electronic formats are acceptable as they may have been edited.
Those admitted to the Fall 2011 cohort average 3.73 in their upper-level courses, 3.75 in their prerequisites, 3.74 in their sciences, and 1110 combined V and Q on the GRE.
Similar GPA data was collected for the Fall 2012 admitted cohort; however, GRE averages were not available given the introduction of the revised exam. For this admission period, the program honored the new and the former GRE formats, which are scaled differently.
Those admitted to the Fall 2013 cohort averaged 3.44 in their science prerequisites and 3.75 in their non-science prerequisites. Their average rGRE scores were 155 V, 154 Q, and 4.0 A.
Those admitted to the Fall 2014 cohort averaged 3.41 in their science prerequisites and 3.72 in their non-science prerequisites. Their average rGRE scores were 154 V, 153 Q, and 4.0 A.
Those admitted to the Fall 2015 cohort averaged 3.38 in their science prerequisites and 3.71 in their non-science prerequisites. Their average rGRE scores were 154 V, 154 Q, and 4.0 A.
Following the testing policies of ETS, candidates may submit multiple sets of scores for consideration. All attempts, however, MUST be on file by the actual application deadline and reported officially by the test agency. This means that applicants must plan their testing appointments in accordance with our application deadline. Note that the minimum acceptable analytical (essay) score is 3.5 without exception.
Those who retake the exam after submitting their initial applications should confirm with the DPT Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org the attempt that they desired to be considered. Scores are only entered on the applicant tracking spreadsheet one time upon initial review. The office will not know that new scores exist without word from the candidate.
Beginning with 2013 admission, a personal interview is required for admission and will be granted on a competitive basis. The interviews are conducted in a group setting on the UNF campus in Jacksonville. Alternate dates and alternate interview methods (phone, Skype, etc.) are not available. Candidates are expected to plan accordingly. The program strives to post dates under the Important Dates chart in a timely manner to allow for this.
Recommendation letters are required by the deadline and must be submitted to the UNF Graduate School on organizational letterhead. These will not be collected or accepted from PTCAS. It is required that one (1) come from a course instructor or academic advisor and the other from a licensed physical therapist. There is no recommendation form; we require them to be provided on organizational letterhead. You may have them sealed and mailed or uploaded as .pdf files in myWings. Observation hours are not required to be documented to the program. However, it is strongly recommended that the 80 minimum observation hours come from a variety of settings and must be completed under the direct supervision of a licensed PT by the application deadline. Candidates will be asked at interview to speak about their observation experiences.
Again, UNF has no requirement for documenting these items in PTCAS, though other institutions do so check with all programs to which you are submitting applications. See below for more details.
Questions regarding actual enrollment in the program, and not regarding admission requirements, should be directed to Dr. Paul Mettler, DPT Program Director, at email@example.com.
Questions regarding admission should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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