Application Requirements

​ Application Checklist (Scroll down to take action on each of these items)

  • Application Deadline  
  • Apply via Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)
  • CMU Supplemental Application and Fee
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • International Applicant Requirements (International Students Only)
    • ECE, WES, or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. Requirements
    • TOEFL
    • I-20
(Contact our Admissions Office with any questions or concerns:, 989-774-1730)

1.  Application Deadline

The application deadline for our May 2015 DPT Program is October 1, 2014.


2.  PTCAS Application

ALL applicants must apply using PTCAS, an online application service. The PTCAS student portal ( will launch on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, (tentatively around Noon) for the 2015 Application Cycle.  Please reference the "Program Directory" link at the top of the PTCAS page to access each program's information on their specific application and program requirements.  

If you start the process prior to the July 1, 2014, launch date, your information will be deleted when they upload their site for the new application cycle. 

3.  Supplemental Application, Fee and Site Preference

ALL applicants are required to submit our Supplemental Application/Fee and Site Preference Form.  The form MUST be downloaded (click on "save as") and completed on your computer, as it will automatically calculate your prerequisite GPA and provide the program with your site preference selection(s).  Include ONLY those prerequisites required by our DPT Program.  Mailing and fee instructions are noted below your signature line. 

Note:  If you have prerequisite courses that you APd out of, leave the grade point and credit hour fields blank on the supplemental application.  However, we still need you to note the course title.      


4.  Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

ALL applicants are required to take the GRE.  All scores must be sent directly from ETS to PTCAS.  To insure ETS receives your scores electronically, provide them with our code:  7751 Central MI U PTCAS.  We no longer accept paper copies. 

Visit the GRE web site for more information.


5.  (International Students Only) ECE, WES, or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. Requirements

Coursework taken at international institutions must be evaluated by ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.), WES (World Education Services), or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. Official transcripts and an official course-by-course evaluation must be sent directly to The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, HPB 1212, Mt. Pleasant, MI  48859.  Students from English-speaking countries are exempt, e.g., Canada, England, Australia, etc.

Note:  Beginning July 2014, PTCAS will make WES the sole provider of foreign evaluation services.  Foreign evaluations from Josef Silney and ECE will be sent directly to the institution (and no longer to PTCAS).

6. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

 Prospective students who are not citizens of a TOEFL-exempt country must submit a satisfactory test score on the TOEFL or IELTS. Score requirements: 79 or 6.5 on the TOEFL/IELTS for regular admission, 61-78 or 5.5 and 6.0 for conditional admission. For more information on TOEFL requirements, please reference the Graduate Bulletin.

Visit the TOEFL website for more information.


7.  I-20

International students are required to submit to CMU's College of Graduate Studies an I-20 Affidavit/Statement of Support Form, along with evidence of financial support.  For more information, please reference the Graduate Bulletin.