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For Future PT Students

Interested in joining the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program? Attend our annual Information Session, schedule a DPT visit, or get answers to your questions in the FAQ below. 

Students who choose to utilize recent policy changes in grading due to the disruption of Spring/Summer 2020, please be advised that pass/fail grading does not carry any GPA points. We will accept pass/fail coursework in this instance for fulfillment of prerequisites, but they will not be used in prerequisite GPA calculations, similarly to AP credits.

As of February of 2020, the APTA and PTCAS (Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service) has discontinued the Early Decision option, beginning with the next application cycle. All applicants to USC’s DPT Program will be applying by the October 1st deadline of each year.

Our program is committed to executing the most balanced and equitable admissions process, and do not foresee this change causing our applicants a disadvantage.

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