A: Arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send your official GRE scores directly to each designated PT program that requires scores for admission. Many institutions have GRE codes that are unique to the PT program or department. Use the GRE codes listed on the PTCAS Web site! You MUST request ETS to send your GRE scores to each PTCAS program to which you are applying if GRE scores are required by the program.
A: Maybe. Go to GRE by Program. If the program has a “new” GRE code, ETS will send your official GRE scores to 1) PTCAS or 2) PTCAS and the program. If the program has a “university” code, PTCAS will not receive scores for that code. ETS will automatically send your official scores to the right place based on the code. There's no “extra” step to send your scores to PTCAS.
A: Yes, PTCAS must receive your official GRE scores between July 1, 2012 and June 1, 2013. If you previously sent your scores to a PTCAS GRE code or if you previously applied, you must arrange for ETS to resend your official GRE scores.
If you previously sent your GRE scores to a university code, contact the program to determine if it will require you to re-send your official scores. Some PT programs do not accept GRE scores sent via PTCAS and/or do not pull GRE scores forward from previous cycles. If your program does not carry your GRE scores forward, you will need to request the scores be resent by ETS to the program. Go to GRE by Program to find the appropriate GRE code for each institution.
A: YES! Arrange for ETS to send your GRE scores to the correct GRE code for EVERY designated program. Some PT programs do not accept official GRE scores sent via PTCAS. If you don't send your scores to the right code, the program will not receive your official scores and may consider your file incomplete.
A: No. There is no GRE code for PTCAS. You must arrange for ETS to send your GRE codes to each of your designated programs.
A: No. Not all PT programs require the GRE for admission. Review program requirements in the PTCAS Directory. If the GRE is not required by your designated programs, leave the Test section blank.
A: YES, if the GRE is required by one or more of your designated programs. If you do not enter your GRE scores on the application, programs may not know that you have (or will have) taken the GRE and may not consider your application for admission.
A: No. Do not mix-and-match GRE scores from different test dates when you enter them on the PTCAS application. If the GRE scores on the application do not match the official GRE scores from ETS, your designated program may not consider your application or revoke a previous offer of admission.
A: Enter data for all complete and planned test dates on the PTCAS application and arrange for your official GRE scores to be sent directly to the programs, if required. If you request official scores to be sent to one or more programs, ETS will automatically send all of your GRE scores for the past 5 years. Not all PT programs require the GRE for admission.
A: Arrange for ETS to send your official TOEFL scores to code 5312, the code for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This code was established for PTCAS applicants.
A: Contact your designated PT programs directly to determine if they will require you to resend your scores to code 5312. PTCAS will not hold your file for missing TOEFL scores, but a program may not consider a file if the TOEFL scores are missing. TOEFL is only required by selected programs for non-native English speakers.