PTCAS

Instructions > GPAs

PTCAS calculates a standardized set of GPAs to help PT programs evaluate applicants using uniform criteria. PTCAS GPAs may differ from those calculated on your transcripts due to the grade standardization process. Programs may choose to use the PTCAS GPAs or calculate their own.


PTCAS GPAs Include…


PTCAS GPAs Do NOT Include…


CHECK YOUR PTCAS GPAs

Allow 4–5 weeks for PTCAS to calculate your GPAs once your file is complete. PTCAS will email you once your coursework is verified and GPAs are calculated. Login to your application to view your GPAs. If you have questions about your GPAs, contact PTCAS customer support.


PTCAS GRADE SCALE

Grade Scale Table
A/A+4
A-3.7
AB3.5
B+3.3
B3
B-2.7
BC2.5
C+2.3
C2
C-1.7
CD1.5
D+1.3
D1
D-0.7
DE0.5
F0

GPA CALCULATION RULES


PTCAS GPA DESCRIPTIONS

Overall Cumulative GPA
Includes all undergraduate and graduate.
Undergraduate Cumulative GPA
Excludes post-BS undergraduate courses.
Graduate Cumulative GPA
If no graduate coursework, GPA is blank.
GPA for Each College/University Attended
GPA may differ from transcript due to grade standardization process.
GPA by Academic Status
GPAS are based on student's registration status at the time the courses were taken: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate, and post-BS undergraduate.
Upper-Division Course GPA
GPA for junior and senior level courses is based on the “Course Level” field in the Coursework section.
Science GPA
GPA includes Anatomy and Physiology in Biology, Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses.
Combined Science and Math GPA
GPA includes all courses in the Science GPA, plus Math.
Course Subject GPAs
Separate GPA for every PTCAS course subject:
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology - Other
  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • English Composition,
  • Math,
  • Movement Science,
  • Other Course,
  • Other Science,
  • Physics,
  • Psychology, and
  • Social / Behavioral Science.
Core PT Prerequisite GPA
GPA based on courses identified as core PT prerequisites by the applicant in the Coursework section. Core PT prerequisites differ from program-specific course requirements. PTCAS does NOT verify that applicants have properly matched a course to the correct prerequisite.