DPT Application & Admissions

We look beyond grades and coursework to the applicant as a whole person. We review extracurricular responsibilities, leadership positions, research, community service, work experience, intercollegiate sports, and other factors in holistic admissions.

Admissions Events and Email List

Attend one of our group informational sessions held online or in person. Topics include an overview of the program and application process as well as more information regarding prerequisite and highly recommended courses. To register for a specific session and receive event details, please click here.

You can also join our email list to receive periodic updates on application requirements and the admissions process.  Click here to join our email list.

More Information

Important Dates

  • June 15, 2023: PTCAS and UCSF supplemental applications open
  • September 1, 2023: All official transcripts should be sent to PTCAS
  • September 15, 2023: UCSF supplemental application fee waiver or pay-by-check deadline (Note: this deadline has been extended to September 25, 2023)
  • October 2, 2023: PTCAS application closes
  • October 6, 2023: UCSF supplemental application closes (new deadline)
  • December 2023: Notifications of interview status
  • January 2024: Online interviews, final decisions, and offers extended
  • June 7, 2024: Mandatory new student orientation
  • June 10, 2024: First day of classes

Non-discrimination policies

As a joint program, the DPT admissions process adheres to the non-discrimination policies of both universities. The SFSU (California State University) non-discrimination policy is here and UCSF Graduate Division non-discrimination policy statement can be found here.