Frequently asked questions about the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at DeSales

  • What is the DPT?

  • How do I apply to the graduate program?

  • How do I apply for the undergraduate program?

  • What is your accreditation status?

  • When is the deadline for applying to the DPT program?

  • Does the application have to be complete when submitted, or are pieces accepted?

  • What happens after I submit my completed application?

  • If I am selected for an on-campus interview, what should I do to prepare?

  • How many candidates are accepted into the DeSales DPT program?

  • What is the minimum GPA required for consideration?

  • What is the minimum grade required for prerequisite courses?

  • Do I have to have earned a Bachelor's degree to be accepted into the DPT program?

  • What undergraduate majors would best prepare me for the DPT program?

  • Must all prerequisite courses be completed before I can apply to the DPT program?

  • Is there a time limit on acceptable prerequisite courses?

  • Are the prerequisite courses for the DPT program offered at DeSales University?

  • Am I required to submit transcripts?

  • Are GRE scores required?

  • Are letters of recommendation required?

  • Am I required to complete clinical observation, volunteer or work hours?

  • I received my Bachelor's degree from an international institution. Can I apply to the DPT program?

  • May I transfer credits from another DPT program into the DeSales DPT program?

  • How competetive is the DPT program at DeSales?

  • What do I have to do to be a competetive applicant?

  • I didn't do well early in my academic career. Will that hurt my chances of being accepted?

  • What is the length of the program?

  • How is anatomy taught in the DPT curriculum?

  • May I enroll in the program on a part-time basis?

  • Will I be able to work while enrolled in the DPT program?

  • What is needed to remain in good academic standing to meet graduation requirements?

  • What can I expect regarding the costs of the program?

  • Is financial aid available to help me fund my education?

  • Is on-campus housing available?

  • Where will I have to go to complete my clinical education experiences?

  • What if I still have questions about the DPT program?

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