Prospective Students

Admissions Timeline


APPLY EARLY! It can take up to 4-5 weeks for PTCAS to process and verify your application after it's been submitted.

Date Action Item
July 3, 2017

PTCAS and UCSF Supplemental Applications open

  1. READ the PTCAS instructions and UCSF/SFSU application requirements!
  2. Create a new PTCAS application account.
  3. Check the box authorizing PTCAS to release your name and contact information prior to e-submitting your application.
  4. Select UCSF/SFSU as one of your school designations
  5. Configure your email account to ensure messages from the following email addresses do not get filtered into your Spam/Junk Mail folders:
    1. noreply@ptcas.org
    2. donotreply@webadmit.org
    3. PTadmissions@ucsf.edu
  6. Create a UCSF Supplemental Application account.
September 1, 2017

All official transcripts should be sent to PTCAS

  1. Complete the "Institutions Attended" section first by listing every institution you attended.
  2. Print the PTCAS Transcript Matching Form for each United States institution attended.
  3. Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to PTCAS with the request form enclosed.
  4. Enter ALL of your US college courses exactly as they appear on your transcripts. Do not enter your courses from memory.

It can take up to 4-5 weeks for PTCAS to process and verify your transcripts.

September 15, 2017

UCSF Supplemental Application Due if paying by check or requesting a fee waiver

​If you are paying by check, the UCSF Graduate Division must confirm receipt of the payment before you will be able to submit the application. The Graduate Division will notify you of the status of your payment by e-mail and when you will be able to submit the application. Checks must be postmarked no later than September 15.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to pay electronically by credit card if possible.

UCSF Supplemental Application Fee Waivers

Certain applicants may qualify to have their application fee waived. Request this waiver by selecting the "application fee waiver" option in the payment area of the online application.

Status of fee waiver application

We will notify you of our fee waiver decision by e-mail. If we approve your fee waiver, please submit your application once you have completed all sections.

For further information on applying for a fee waiver, contact Doug Carlson, Registrar, doug.carlson@ucsf.edu.

Fee waiver requests must be entered into your UCSF Supplemental Application no later than September 15th.

October 2, 2017

PTCAS and UCSF Supplemental Application Deadline.

11:59pm EST for PTCAS and 11:59pm PST for UCSF Supplemental Application.

Both applications must be submitted in order to be eligible for admission.

 

NO DEADLINE EXTENSIONS.

 

Check Your Application Status Online!

The program does not send application confirmation emails as applicants may view their application status by logging onto to their PTCAS and UCSF Supplemental applications.

  1. Log in to your PTCAS application and select the "STATUS" menu option to check the real-time status of all application materials due by the application deadline:
    1. All Official Transcripts
    2. References/letters of recommendation (3 letters, at least 1 must be from a licensed PT)
    3. Official GRE scores (sent to code PTCAS Program code #7591 U CA San Francisco Phys Therapy)
    4. Verified PT clinical observation hours (Minimum of 150 hours. All observation hours should be electronically verified.)
  2. Log in to your UCSF supplemental application and you should see  that your application has been completed and submitted.
January 6, 2018 Notification of  Interview Status
January 26-27, 2018 Interview Weekend
February 10, 2018 Notification of Application Decision
March 10, 2018 Accepted Students Day
June 1, 2018 New Student Orientation (Mandatory)
June 4, 2018 First Day of Instruction

Student Disability Services

UCSF is committed to ensuring access to graduate education for all students. Early communication with the relevant administrators is critical to successful partnership in arranging accommodations. SDS is the appropriate and confidential office for seeking accommodations, and will coordinate communications and procedures with you and the graduate faculty and programs. Please visit the website and look over the student disability services info for more information.

Student Success at UCSF

Success in graduate school requires care and attention to all aspects of your life: health and wellness, community, career development, personal and professional relationships, and security and safety. UCSF is committed to providing a full range of resources and services to help you succeed. Learn more about these resources by visiting our Student Success website.


Our Program

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program is jointly offered by the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University. The three-year DPT program prepares collaborative professionals in physical therapy who are committed to patient care, education, and the application of research to clinical practice.

Videos:

 


Outreach Programs

UCSF and SFSU participate in outreach events targeted to ensure a diverse student body in the DPT program. These programs include:


Questions?

Please email PTadmissions@ucsf.edu.


 

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 is part of the Higher Education Act. The goal of the Clery Act is to ensure that students, prospective students, parents and employees have access to accurate information about crimes committed on campus and campus security procedures.