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Physical Therapy (DPT) - Application Process for Direct-Entry Option

The direct-entry admission option allows you to declare your major as a freshman and earn your DPT degree in under six years.

Questions? Contact admit@usciences.edu, 888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810.

Physical therapy students must consistently demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, the physical, emotional, and cognitive essential functions and technical standards that are necessary for successful completion of the physical therapy program at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Direct Entry Option

First-time Student Application Process

We are excited that you are interested in attending University of the Sciences!

Apply online. Applications are free.

Then:

  1. Submit your official high school transcripts from all high schools you have attended. A list of senior year coursework must be present.
  2. Be sure to complete one of the Common Application essay prompts.
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation. Up to two additional letters may be submitted. You can use our recommendation form.
  4. Submission of SAT and/or ACT scores is optional. We superscore, so if you choose to submit SAT and/or ACT scores we will use the exam you perform best on. SAT/ACT scores will only be used to put a student in a better position to be considered for acceptance.

    USciences test codes:
    ACT: 3671
    SAT: 2663

All materials can be uploaded via the Common Application. If you plan to submit SAT and/or ACT scores, they should be sent directly from Collegeboard and/or ACT.

You may also mail materials:

Admission Office
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Deadlines

USciences is rolling admission - we accept qualified applicants throughout the year, and until the class is filled. The sooner you apply, the better your chances will be of gaining admission. Only complete applications can be reviewed.