How to apply

1. Review the Admissions Requirements.

  • You should plan to have the majority of your pre-requisite coursework and PT experience complete at the time of application.

2. Submit the PTCAS Application.

  • To simplify and facilitate the admissions process, RFUMS utilizes the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service.
  • Applications available July 2 and the deadline is December 2.
  • Due to our rolling admissions cycle, we encourage all applicants to apply early in the cycle for best consideration.
  • Submit the $35.00 application fee directly to Rosalind Franklin University (applicants will receive an email with instructions following receipt of the PTCAS application).
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to complete and follow all PTCAS and RFUMS application policies and procedures.

3. Submit your transcripts to PTCAS.

  • Include all universities or colleges you have attended.
  • If you have studied outside the US, you will need to have your transcripts evaluated for US equivalency using a service such as www.wes.org or www.ece.org.

4. Send your GRE scores to RFUMS.

  • Submit your official GRE scores to GRE code 7675 - "Rosalind Franklin U Phys Therapy".
  • Early Decision candidates must take the GRE and request scores to be sent no later than July 31.

5. Submit your letters of recommendation to PTCAS.

        RFUMS requires:

  • A letter from a licensed physical therapist.
  • A letter from a science, math, or liberal arts professor with a rank of Assistant Professor or higher under which the applicant has studied.
  • A letter from a person of the applicant’s choice who has supervised work experience or is otherwise uniquely qualified to comment on potential for professional study.

6. Application review.

  • Once we have received all components of your PTCAS application, our admission committee reviews all applications and selects candidates to invite to campus for an interview.

  • Specific areas of consideration include, but are not limited to: academic performance and scholarly activities, GRE scores, knowledge and understanding of the profession, personal motivation, interpersonal skills, community service activities, evidence of exposure to physical therapy practice and letters of recommendation.

  • Interviews are held starting in September.

7. On-Campus Interview

  • Our interviews are structured as a small group interview to assess interpersonal and communication skills, maturity and commitment to a career as a physical therapist.
  • In addition to the interview session and the completion of a critical thinking examination, the on-campus interview also allows the candidate an opportunity to tour the University’s facilities, to meet Program faculty and to speak with alumni and current students of the program.
  • Interviews for the class beginning in 2014 will be held September 13, 2013 (Early Decision), October 12, 2013, November 16, 2013 and January 25, 2014. Dates are subject to change.

8. Criminal Background Check

  • Accepted students must pass the Rosalind Franklin University criminal background check prior to matriculation.

9. Technical Standards for Admissions

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