Create a New Account

To begin, click the “Create an Account” button on the PTCAS application homepage. Enter a username, password, security question, and valid contact information. All information is required, unless noted as optional. Review and accept the PTCAS terms and conditions, then click on the “Create My Account” button to activate a new account and unique PTCAS identification number. For your own security do not share your password or account information with anyone.



important icon Create a Single PTCAS Account: You are not permitted to create more than 1 PTCAS account per application cycle. Duplicate accounts will result in significant processing delays and problems with your transcripts and other application materials. PTCAS will delete duplicate accounts, including any documents associated with those accounts.
Returning Applicants

PTCAS moved to a new application platform in the 2017-2018 application cycle. Due to this systems change, PTCAS regrets it cannot pull any applicant data information forward from the 2016-2017 (previous) application cycle. Applicants who previously applied must create a new application account and submit all new application materials as if they were first-time applicants.

Applicants who submit completed applications during the current 2017-2018 application cycle and reapply in the 2018-2019 will have the ability to pull forward selected data and materials.

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Provide your title, first name, middle initial, last name, and suffix. Enter your legal name. Do not use nicknames or parentheses to note alternate names. Your display name can be a nickname or preferred first name, and will be used throughout your application.

Contact Information

Provide your email address and phone number, and specify type (home, work, or school). Enter an email address that you can reliably access throughout the admissions cycle. PTCAS and programs will use email to communicate important messages to you about your application. It is your responsibility to frequently check your email and promptly respond to messages.

Username and Password

Create your login information. Your username must be at least 6 characters. Your password must be at least 8 characters and contain both letters and numbers or special characters. Passwords and usernames are case sensitive.

Edit Username or Password

To edit your account after it’s created, visit the “My Profile” section of your application by clicking the arrow next to your name at the top of the screen.

Forgotten Passwords

The PTCAS staff does not have access to your password. To retrieve your password, click the “Forgot your username or password?” link under the login and check your email for a message.

Terms and Conditions

Review and agree to the PTCAS terms of use, privacy policy, and security statement.

Start Your Application

Once you complete this section, select the “Create My Account” button at bottom to be routed to a welcome screen. Click the “Start Your Application” button to begin.