Submit Application


Payment Overview

The green status bar indicates your progress toward a completed application. Once you have entered all required items on the application, a blue “Pay and Submit this Program” button will appear. Once you have reviewed your application for accuracy and completion and have finalized your program selections, click this button to submit your application.

important icon PTCAS cannot delete program selections after you submit your application. You can continue to add programs, although all application fees must be successfully processed before 11:59 pm ET on the individual program’s deadline date in order to apply.
 Application Fees

The PTCAS application fees are automatically calculated for you on the program selection screen. The fees are $145 for the first program and $45 for each additional program, including any programs you select later in the application cycle. Your application fee is paid directly to PTCAS through the application. The PTCAS fee covers operational and system costs for the service and does not include any supplemental fees required by your selected programs. The following table calculates fees for applying to the first 10 programs.


Fees for 2017-2018 Cycle

Number of PTCAS Designations

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Add $45 for each additional program


Submitting a Fee Payment
important icon Do not send payments to PTCAS before you submit your application. Payment information must be entered via the online application. To submit your PTCAS application fee payment, click the “Pay and Submit this Program” button and follow the payment instructions. PTCAS accepts credit cards from VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. You must enter payment information into the online application; PTCAS will not accept credit card payments over the phone.
PTCAS Accepts the Following Payment Methods
  • VISA credit cards
  • VISA debit cards
  • MasterCard credit cards
  • MasterCard debit cards
  • Discover
  • American Express
PTCAS Will Not Accept the Following Payment Methods
  • Bank debit cards (no VISA or MasterCard logo)
  • VISA or MasterCard gift cards
  • Money orders
  • Cashier’s checks
  • Personal checks
  • Cash
  • Payments made over the phone
PTCAS Refund Policy
important icon PTCAS application fees are nonrefundable. PTCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines. Once payment is posted to your application, your selected programs have full online access to your application information. It is your responsibility to complete the application correctly, monitor the status of the application, ensure all required documents are received and posted to the application by their deadlines, respond to all notifications in a timely manner, and adhere to the requirements posted by programs.
Credit Card Payments

Enter your credit card information on the application:

  • Credit Card Type: Select from the list of acceptable options.
  • Exact Name on Card: Enter the name of the cardholder exactly as it appears on the card.
  • Card Number: Enter the entire credit card number. Do not enter spaces or dashes between any of the numbers.
  • Expiration Month: Select the month that the card expires.
  • Expiration Year: Select the year that the card expires.
  • Street: Enter the street address of the billing address for the credit card.
  • City: Enter the city of the billing address for the credit card.
  • State: Enter the state of the billing address for the credit card.
  • Zip: Enter the zip code of the billing address for the credit card.
  • Designations: This field presents the total number of DPT program designations you have selected.
  • Total Fee: View total amount that will be charged to the credit card.
Credit Card Payment Disputes

Applicants who issue a dispute through their credit card company to reverse a payment, known as a chargeback, that are not authorized by PTCAS will receive a bad-payment notification, and the application will be removed from consideration from all programs. Applicants will be given 10 business days to mail a money order payment for the full application fee, plus a $25 bank processing charge to reinstate their application. If PTCAS does not receive payment within the allotted time frame, the application will remain blocked, and all programs to which the applicant applied will be notified of nonpayment. If the application cycle ends with an application in a bad-payment status, the applicant will be barred from creating future PTCAS accounts until all fees owed to PTCAS from previous cycles are paid in full.

Card Holder Authorization

If you use the credit card of a parent or guardian to pay application fees, communicate with the card’s owner and ensure he or she is fully aware of all charges in advance. If a cardholder disputes a charge, your application will encounter delays, holds, and additional fees, even if the cardholder reverses the dispute. 

Supplemental Applications and Fees

Individual programs may require supplemental applications or fees in addition to the materials submitted through PTCAS. Send these directly to the program per individual program instructions. Please see the PTCAS Directory to view the supplemental requirements.