Instructions > Early Decision


Some programs offer “Early Decision” (ED) status through PTCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular PT program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one PTCAS program until a decision on your application has been made by your Early Decision program.

The Early Decision application deadline is August 15, 2011. In addition to completing the PTCAS application, you must arrange for PTCAS to receive all of your official U.S. transcripts and fee by August 15. Early Decision candidates MUST take the GRE® and request scores by no later than July 31, if the GRE is required by the program. If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the early decision deadline, PTCAS will automatically change your file from early decision to regular status.

You may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to additional PTCAS programs.

If, however, you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant, you may apply to other PTCAS institutions for an additional fee.

PTCAS institutions will make admission decisions on early decision applicants by September 27, 2011.