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Application Procedures

**New for the 2017-2018 application cycle**

  • NSU DPT-Tampa admission process is no longer using a rolling admissions format.  ALL non-early decision applicants will be reviewed at one time following the application deadline of 11/15/17. 
  • All interviews will be conducted face-to-face on the Tampa Campus
    • * Applicants being considered for early admission will be invited for an interview on Monday, October 9, 2017.
      * Applicants being considered for general admission will be invited to interview on one of the following days: Thursday, February 15th, 2018 or Friday, February 16th, 2018. 

The Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) for admission. The PTCAS may take up to 6 weeks for verifying supporting documents. Therefore, early application is highly recommended. 

  • Applications for class entering May 2018, will be available on PTCAS from 6/29/17 - 11/15/17
    • The application deadline for the class entering May 2018 is 11/15/17. 
    • Complete the online PTCAS application for the Tampa Program online at
    • For complete application information, including a list of acceptable references, please visit the NSU-Tampa DPT PTCAS profile here
  • Early Decision: Application deadline for students applying via the PTCAS Early Decision program is 8/15/17 
    • For all information regarding PTCAS Early Decision please visit here
    • Please keep in mind that some of the requirements to qualify for early decision are different than the general application requirements. 
  • Once the PTCAS application has been received by Nova Southeastern University, a supplemental application will be made available online. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit the supplemental application and fee by January 15, 2018.  
    • Applications cannot be reviewed until the supplemental application has been completed and received.
  • Once NSU receives the GRE scores, the PTCAS application, the supplemental application, and the $50 application fee, your file will be reviewed by the admissions counselor. Upon receipt of the completed application and required credentials, the Committee on Admission will select applicants to be invited for an on-campus interview.  An invitation for an interview should not be construed by the applicant as evidence of acceptance.  
  • Applicants can always check the status of their application by logging into their webstar account by clicking here
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